Portico (http://www.portico.org) is pleased to announce that more than 150 academic libraries in Brazil have begun participation in the Portico archive. These libraries joined Portico as part of a digital preservation initiative directed by the ‘Coordenacao de Aperfeicoamento do Pessoal de Nivel Superior’ (CAPES).

CAPES is a governmental foundation affiliated to the Ministry of Education in Brazil, that supports and sponsors research initiatives and the scientific development of Brazilian researchers and professors.

The Brazilian libraries join more than 460 libraries from 13 countries in supporting Portico and digital preservation. The complete list of participating libraries is available at http://www.portico.org/about/participating_libraries.html.

For more information about Portico participation, please contact us. More information about CAPES is available at http://www.capes.gov.br.