The archives of the magazines that will be preserved with Portico are:
African Business (IC Publications) - First issue in 1982, still publishing
New African (IC Publications) - First issue in 1977, still publishing
New African Woman (IC Publications) - First issue in 2008, still publishing
The Middle East Magazine (TME Media) - First issue in 1974, stopped publishing in 2014
Each of these magazines is available to purchase as a complete, continuously growing, archive with a one off fee, as well as being available on an annual subscription basis. Digital preservation is particularly important for research libraries when purchasing Perpetual Access rights, says Exact Editions, guaranteeing the long term availability of the resource and ensuring that the content will be available to future researchers.
Daryl Rayner, Managing Director of Exact Editions, said about the partnership: “Exact Editions has a unique and valuable expertise in building and maintaining magazine archives. They are costly to build and sustain and libraries that invest in them, rightly wish to know that they will be there for the long term. Exact Editions are committed to offering librarians the very best service as providers of digital editions and archives.”