Scholars Portal preserves and gives access to licensed digital content on behalf of our members. Our platforms make content available to licensed users while ensuring that it is properly preserved for the long term.
In 2013, the Scholars Portal Journals Service was certified as a Trustworthy Digital Repository by the Center for Research Libraries. As a key contributor to the global preservation community, we make all of our documentation openly available and contribute our holdings records to the Keepers Registry. Our members value our services as their core preservation strategy.
Our content platforms ensure that preserved materials are available when licensed users need them most. Scholars Portal’s user-friendly content platforms enable an efficient access experience.
Scholars Portal staff conduct regular audits and checks for vulnerabilities and abnormal use that are key to ensuring the long-term viability and security of hosted content.
Participants recognize that using Scholars Portal as a unique Canadian site for preserving their content means that they are contributing to a diversified archive of their digital assets.
Reliable digital preservation is hard to do alone. Content providers and members who work with Scholars Portal recognize the advantage of having a partner with staff expertise in digital preservation and Trustworthy Digital Repository certification.
Content platforms devoted to journals and books content make for a smooth search and discovery experience for licensed users. Knowledge base updates ensure access is seamless.
Secure authentication and entitlement processes can restrict usage down to individual journal issues or articles.
Our data is continuously verified by our users, making for a high-quality archive. And our documentation is available for all to see—what we preserve and how we do it is no secret.
COUNTER-compliant usage statistics for the platform are provided to publishers and libraries on a regular basis.