Award-winning Digital Preservation
The MetaArchive Cooperative was bestowed the 2017 George Cunha and Susan Swartzburg Award for its commendable work in the digital preservation field. Member representatives Cinda May, Martin Halbert, and Deanna Ulvestad graciously received the award at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony at ALA 2017.
Greene County Public Library
As the first public library to join MetaArchive, the local history department of the Greene County Public Library has been a preservation member since 2012. After preserving 3.5 TB of digital assets with more on the way, digital preservation has become an integral part of collecting local history.
Newsflash: Preserving Born-Digital News at Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech began acquiring born-digital newspapers (campus, state, and international) in the 1990s. In the mid-2000s, their born-digital news collection likely became the world's first to be preserved in a digital preservation network.
Indiana Digital Preservation (InDiPres)
Indiana Digital Preservation assists small to mid-sized cultural memory organizations with the long term preservation of digital content. InDiPres is a community-based organization governed by its members, who share the expense of its collaborative membership in the MetaArchive Cooperative.
Decade of Digital Preservation
From its origins as a grant-funded initiative of Southeastern U.S. academic libraries, during the past ten years the MetaArchive Cooperative has modeled a successful, sustainable independent membership community focused on preserving digital assets, expanding to include archives, museums, public libraries, and library consortia in Europe, South America, and across the United States.
- Auburn University
- Boston College
- California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo
- Carnegie Mellon University
- Consorci de Serveis Universitaris de Catalunya
- Florida State University
- Greene County Public Library
- Historically Black Colleges and Universities Library Alliance
- Indiana State University
- Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
- Ohio University
- Oregon State University
- Penn State University
- Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro
- Purdue University
- Rockefeller Archive Center
- University of Louisville
- University of North Carolina Greensboro
- University of North Texas
- University of South Carolina
- Virginia Tech University
- Williams College
Recent News & Publications
October 23, 2017:
MetaArchive is in Pittsburgh for the NDSA Digital Preservation 2017 conference! Our community manager, Sam Meister, will be talking about collaboration and digital preservation with Stephen Patton of Indiana State and William Knauth of Indianapolis Public Library. We hope to see there (and on Twitter at #r2e and #digipres17)! #r2e | Thursday, October 26 | … Continue reading Let’s talk collaborative digital preservation networks at #digipres17!
August 29, 2017:
We are excited to announce the forthcoming publication of a new article co-authored by Carly Dearborn (Purdue University) and Sam Meister (Educopia/MetaArchive) titled “Failure as process: Interrogating disaster, loss, and recovery in digital preservation”. This article will be published in the upcoming special digital preservation focused issue of Alexandria: The Journal of National and International Library … Continue reading New member-authored article on digital preservation and failure
July 5, 2017:
Since 2007, the MetaArchive Cooperative has preserved the digital collections of more than 60 archives, museums, public libraries, and library consortia in Europe, South America, and across the United States. It has done so in a network run by members, for members. In celebration of our first decade milestone as a membership organization, our community … Continue reading Celebrating over 10 Years of Community-based Digital Preservation
A Distributed Digital Preservation Network
MetaArchive is an extensive distributed digital preservation network that currently includes 15 secure, closed-access preservation nodes and more than 200TB of content. These preservation nodes are hosted by libraries in different geographical regions across three continents. The MetaArchive network actively preserves content for more than 60 member libraries, archives, and museums. This content is maintained for preservation only, not for access by members of the network.
Collectively, the Cooperative’s members have developed a stable, affordable, and geographically dispersed digital archive that has safely and securely preserved content since 2004 without the loss of a single “bit”.
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