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
  • Williams College

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Recent News & Publications

July 19, 2018:
Member Deanna Ulvestad to present at CONTENTdm Users Group Meeting 2018

Deanna Ulvestad, archivist at member institution Greene County Public Library, will be presenting during a panel on “Digital Preservation: Case Studies in Preserving Master Files” at this years’ CONTENTdm Users Group Meeting in Columbus, Ohio on Thursday, August 2nd. Deanna will share her successes implementing workflows to preserve master files with MetaArchive from the perspective of a … Continue reading Member Deanna Ulvestad to present at CONTENTdm Users Group Meeting 2018

October 23, 2017:
Let’s talk collaborative digital preservation networks at #digipres17!

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:
New member-authored article on digital preservation and failure

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

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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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Big congrats to @mattgschultz @gvsulib on receiving #IMLSGrant funding for their The Statewide & Regional Stepping Stones to the National Digital Platform project!

Deanna from Greene County Public Library shares her experience with @metaarchive Cooperative.

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