The project titled “Infrastructures for Digital Arts Teaching and Research in Higher Education” (LeFo) funded by the BMBWF between 2020 and 2024 is being carried out at the University of Continuing Education Krems, the University of Arts Linz and the University of Applied Arts Vienna. In addition to the expansion of the Archive of Digital Art (ADA) for research and teaching at universities and the development of innovative New Media Art documentation with VR and mixed-reality experiences, the project supports the establishment of a global network of New Media Art archives. This paper focuses on the (pre)history, special challenges and selected solution approaches of the initiative to date.