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Disasters at any Scale: The MetaArchive Cooperative’s Community-based approach to Risk Mitigation and Disaster Preparation in the 21st century

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Presentation delivered at the 2016 IFLA World Library and Information Conference

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Disasters at any Scale: The MetaArchive Cooperative’s Community-based approach to Risk Mitigation and Disaster Preparation in the 21st century

  1. 1. Disasters at any Scale: The MetaArchive Cooperative’s Community-based approach to Risk Mitigation and Disaster Preparation in the 21st century Sam Meister IFLA WLIC 2016 Sunday August 14, 2016 Columbus, Ohio, USA
  2. 2. https://www.flickr.com/photos/hagdorned/15023775762
  3. 3. Distributed digital preservation Institutions maintain control over their own content Preservation as a process, not a push-button exercise Simplicity in ingest, management Hallmarks
  4. 4. MetaArchive History ●2004 - Founded as part of NDIIPP funding and activities ●2006 - Educopia Institute founded to serve as administrative home for MetaArchive ●2007 - MetaArchive becomes initial Affiliated Community ●2014 - Celebrated 10 years of successful preservation network
  5. 5. MetaArchive is a cooperative, not a vendor: All hardware and software assets are owned by members Membership fees and storage fees go to a central pool of support for members’ co-op activities Cooperative Preservation
  6. 6. ● Auburn University ● Boston College ● Cal Poly San Luis Obispo ● Carnegie Mellon University ● Consorci de Biblioteques Universitaris de Catalunya ● Florida State University ● Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum ● Greene County Public Library ● HBCU Library Alliance ● Indiana State University ● Oregon State University ● Penn State University ● Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro ● Purdue University ● Rockefeller Archives Center ● University of Louisville ● University of North Texas ● University of South Carolina ● Virginia Tech University Membership
  7. 7. Collaborative members: $2.5K/year Preservation members: $3K/year Sustaining members: $5.5K/year Server cost: <$5K/term Storage cost: $585/TB/year Membership Levels
  8. 8. Membership Responsibilities ●Undertake a 3-year membership term ●Take responsibility for content preparation, evaluation, staging, and ingest testing ●Monitor collections to ensure accurate long-term preservation ●Host and maintain a MetaArchive cache (server) or pay in a technology support fee ●Join and contribute to Committees
  9. 9. ◼ Compatible with any repository system ▪ E.g., Dspace, Fedora, Archivalware, ETDb, CONTENTdm, BePress, Digital Commons, etc ◼ Member institutions determine their own curatorial practices ◼ MetaArchive is a community of support to help them make informed decisions Philosophy in Practice
  10. 10. LOCKSS
  11. 11. LOTS OF COPIES KEEP STUFF SAFE
  12. 12. Private LOCKSS Network =
  13. 13. MetaArchive Practices Basic processes “Producer” (OAIS) determines curation practices; brings digital content to MetaArchive
  14. 14. Member Cache Plugin:
  15. 15. MetaArchive Practices Basic processes “Producer” (OAIS) determines curation practices; brings digital content to MetaArchive Multiple copies of digital content dispersed across geographical, political, and environmental lines
  16. 16. Member Cache Member Cache Member Cache Member Cache Member Cache Member Cache
  17. 17. MetaArchive Practices Basic processes “Producer” (OAIS) determines curation practices; brings SIPs to MetaArchive Multiple copies of AIPs dispersed across geographical, political, and environmental lines Checks and repairs automated across network
  18. 18. Goal: Develop, implement, modify, and evolve technical infrastructure to support variety of digital content from multiple institution types System Integration
  19. 19. Member Cache Plugin
  20. 20. Member Cache Plugin: Digital Commons
  21. 21. Member Cache Plugin: Digital Commons Plugin: DSpace
  22. 22. Member Cache Plugin: Digital Commons Plugin: DSpace Plugin: Hydra (TBB)
  23. 23. Member Cache Plugin: Digital Commons Plugin: DSpace Plugin: Hydra (TBB) Plugin: Archival Ware
  24. 24. Member Cache Plugin: Archival Ware
  25. 25. Member Cache Plugin: Archival Ware PTFS contractor developers MetaArchive staff
  26. 26. Simplify Ingest
  27. 27. BagIt
  28. 28. BagIt: A hierarchical file packaging format for the exchange of generalized digital content
  29. 29. Member Cache BagIt
  30. 30. Big small
  31. 31. Big small small small small small small small small small small small small
  32. 32. Current Network
  33. 33. Supernode Network
  34. 34. www.metaarchive.org Thank you! www.metaarchive.org @metaarchive sam@educopia.org @samalanmeister

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