Gale, part of Cengage Learning, and Portico, a part of the not-for-profit organization ITHAKA, announced that Gale will be preserving three additional digital historical collections with Portico. This follows the completed adoption of 10 Gale Digital Collections, including 19th Century U.S. Newspapers, The Making of Modern Law: Primary Resources and Eighteenth Century Collections Online. The collection represents over 80 million files, which doubled the size of the Portico archive in just one year.
The three additional Gale collections being committed to the Portico archive comprise more than one million files, and include Dictionary of Literary Biography, Something About the Author Online, and Literature Criticism Online. With the addition of these collections, the total number of files being preserved from Gale in the Portico archive will reach over 82 million
In accordance with Portico's D-Collections Service model, Portico will make the content available to Gale's customers under specifically defined circumstances called "trigger events." If the content becomes no longer available through the Gale system or from other sources, or if Gale were to experience an extended service interruption, Portico would make the content preserved in the archive available to Gale's customers. There is no charge from Gale to its customers for this service.