The greatest threat to digital assets is not fire, flood or theft. It’s the assumption that cultural memory organizations have taken the requisite steps to preserve them. Too often, we haven’t. Which is why the MetaArchive Cooperative is fostering a community-based approach to digital preservation. Our members participate in a secure, cost-effective solution to the threat of data loss. As a community, we are building our own trustworthy digital repository and becoming skilled cultural stewards of the digital age.