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

Our Members

  • Auburn University
  • Boston College
  • California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Consorci de Serveis Universitaris de Catalunya
  • Greene County Public Library
  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities Library Alliance
  • Indiana State University
  • 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
  • University of North Carolina Greensboro
  • University of North Texas
  • University of South Carolina
  • Virginia Tech University
  • Washington Research Library Consortium
  • Williams College

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Recent News & Publications

February 27, 2019:
New Steering Committee Chair – Carly Dearborn

Below is a message from Carly Dearborn, Digital Preservation and Electronic Records Archivist at Purdue University Libraries, who became Chair of the MetaArchive Steering Committee in January 2019. When Purdue University joined the MetaArchive Cooperative in 2013, I was not aware of how  valuable to my professional life this community and its members would be. … Continue reading New Steering Committee Chair – Carly Dearborn


December 11, 2018:
Message from the Steering Committee on DPN Sunset Announcement

Digital preservation is all about the long game. For the institutions and individuals working to ensure long-term access to our collective digital scholarly and cultural record, there is a shared understanding that our efforts today are part of a continuum that will continue well beyond our current contributions and participation. But understanding and recognition of … Continue reading Message from the Steering Committee on DPN Sunset Announcement


December 4, 2018:
MetaArchive Quarterly Newsletter Launch!

The MetaArchive Cooperative is delighted to announce and share our first quarterly newsletter! In it, you’ll find a wealth of information on our most recent activities, including an brief overview of our SuperNode Pilot Project, plus member snapshots and new publications from community members. If you’d like to receive future editions of the newsletter and … Continue reading MetaArchive Quarterly Newsletter Launch!


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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”.

Twitter Feed

@metaarchive @CarlyDearborn @samalanmeister Do you have any particular pain points around building documentation for your programs? Tips to keep documentation active and used, not stale or something that becomes a forgotten artifact?

Hey #digipres and #dplafest friends, working on a presentation for #bpe2019 with @metaarchive colleagues @CarlyDearborn and @samalanmeister. How do you localize community created documentation like https://t.co/iw855eVRyT or https://t.co/Sxxx1YOAkb for your organizations?

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