MetaArchive Cooperative is a digital preservation network created and hosted by and for memory organizations.

Our Members

  • Auburn University
  • California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Consorci de Serveis Universitaris de Catalunya
  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities Library Alliance
  • InDiPres
  • 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
  • Virginia Tech University
  • Washington Research Library Consortium

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Recent News & Publications

February 1, 2022:
MetaArchive Explores Next-Generation Digital Preservation Solutions

The MetaArchive Cooperative has begun a multi-phase research and development project to create a modern distributed digital preservation system. The primary goal is to leverage technical infrastructure advancements in the commercial sector to simplify digital preservation systems and make them more sustainable. These advancements include software defined storage, self-healing file systems, and functions-as-a-service. MetaArchive Technical … Continue reading MetaArchive Explores Next-Generation Digital Preservation Solutions


November 15, 2021:
Announcing the MetaArchive 2021 Leadership Team Candidates

The MetaArchive Cooperative is pleased to announce the candidates for the 2021 Leadership Team election. Details about each position can be found in our Governance Procedures. Elections will be held from November 22nd, 2021 to December 10th, 2021. Elected Leadership Team members will take office on January 1st, 2022. The voting representative for each Institutional … Continue reading Announcing the MetaArchive 2021 Leadership Team Candidates


July 27, 2021:
MetaArchive’s New Mission, Vision, and Values

The MetaArchive Cooperative is pleased to introduce the community to MetaArchive’s newly revised Mission, Vision, and Values Statement. MetaArchive Mission: “To engage in sustainable digital preservation through community collaboration.” MetaArchive Vision: “Preserving the past, harnessing the present, preparing for the future” Revising and developing our Mission and Vision began in 2019 as part of the … Continue reading MetaArchive’s New Mission, Vision, and Values


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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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Process for "Preparing" digital assets for @MetaArchive.
"Member institutions work at their own pace to prepare their content for preservation, producing packages of content according to their local needs and workflows."
#digitalpreservation #archive #darkarchive

InDiPres is a community-based organization governed by its members, who share in the expense of secure, geographically #distributedstorage. InDiPres achieves this through its collaborative membership in the @MetaArchive Cooperative #Preservation Network (http://metaarchive.org).

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