Our institution came to MetaArchive because it is community based, affordable, and allows us to be curators of our own content. I love the community aspect of membership. It is so valuable to hear different perspectives on preservation issues, and as one of the only people working in digital preservation in my department, it makes the job seem less lonely. Since content is managed locally by each member institution, the decision-making power rests with those closest to the community generating the data and digital objects, increasing its value and sustainability.
~ Carly Dearborn, Purdue University Libraries