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

Our Members

  • 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

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Recent News & Publications

June 7, 2023:
MetaArchive’s Community Research Task Force is Planning for the Future of the Community

The MetaArchive Cooperative broke ground in community-based digital preservation when it was founded in 2004. Over its first decade, it grew to be one of the first international, member-owned, distributed digital preservation networks. Other digital preservation organizations, particularly in the community of LOCKSS networks, were able to learn from MetaArchive and refine on its early … Continue reading MetaArchive’s Community Research Task Force is Planning for the Future of the Community

November 28, 2022:
Announcing the 2023 MetaArchive Leadership Team Candidates

The MetaArchive Cooperative is pleased to announce the candidates for the 2023 Leadership Team election. Details about each position can be found in our Governance Procedures. Elections will be held from November 28th, 2022 to December 9th, 2022. Elected Leadership Team members will take office on January 1st, 2023. The voting representative for each Institutional … Continue reading Announcing the 2023 MetaArchive Leadership Team Candidates

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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”.