MetaArchive Member Profile: Purdue University
In our latest member profile, the Purdue University Research Repository team talks local workflows, upcoming projects, and the value of community-owned digital preservation.Read the Profile
Award-winning Digital Preservation
The MetaArchive Cooperative was bestowed the 2017 George Cunha and Susan Swartzburg Award for its commendable work in the digital preservation field. Member representatives Cinda May, Martin Halbert, and Deanna Ulvestad graciously received the award at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony at ALA 2017.
Greene County Public Library
As the first public library to join MetaArchive, the local history department of the Greene County Public Library has been a preservation member since 2012. After preserving 3.5 TB of digital assets with more on the way, digital preservation has become an integral part of collecting local history.
Newsflash: Preserving Born-Digital News at Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech began acquiring born-digital newspapers (campus, state, and international) in the 1990s. In the mid-2000s, their born-digital news collection likely became the world's first to be preserved in a digital preservation network.
Indiana Digital Preservation (InDiPres)
Indiana Digital Preservation assists small to mid-sized cultural memory organizations with the long term preservation of digital content. InDiPres is a community-based organization governed by its members, who share the expense of its collaborative membership in the MetaArchive Cooperative.
Decade of Digital Preservation
From its origins as a grant-funded initiative of Southeastern U.S. academic libraries, during the past ten years the MetaArchive Cooperative has modeled a successful, sustainable independent membership community focused on preserving digital assets, expanding to include archives, museums, public libraries, and library consortia in Europe, South America, and across the United States.
- 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
- 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
Recent News & Publications
January 14, 2020:
By: Sandi Caldrone and Michael Witt Tell us a bit about the digital preservation program at your organization? The Purdue University Research Repository, also known as PURR (insert cat joke here), is one of a couple of Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies repositories which utilize MetaArchive for preservation storage. PURR is a … Continue reading MetaArchive Member Profile: Purdue University
February 27, 2019:
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:
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
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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