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
  • Case Western Reserve 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

December 12, 2023:
Celebrating the MetaArchive Technical Team

MetaArchive is a distributed digital preservation system, relying on members to host caches, volunteer time and energy to committee work, and exchange knowledge within and outside of the Community. However, a common pain point felt by many digital preservationists is a lack of technical support dedicated to preservation infrastructure long-term. MetaArchive provides a low-barrier entry … Continue reading Celebrating the MetaArchive Technical Team

November 3, 2023:
Announcing the 2024 MetaArchive Leadership Team Candidates

The MetaArchive Cooperative is pleased to announce the candidates for the 2024 Leadership Team election. Details about each position can be found in our Governance Procedures. Elections will be held from November 6th, 2023 to November 29th, 2023. Elected Leadership Team members will take office on January 1st, 2024. The voting representative for each Institutional … Continue reading Announcing the 2024 MetaArchive Leadership Team Candidates

October 10, 2023:
MetaArchive Concludes Project Mycelium

In February 2022, MetaArchive announced a research and development project to create a next-generation distributed digital preservation solution that later became known as Project Mycelium. The project was a multi-phase effort to leverage commercial-sector infrastructure advancements to simplify digital preservation and increase sustainability. Phase 1 focused on documenting requirements and conceptualizing the design, it was … Continue reading MetaArchive Concludes Project Mycelium

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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”.