11:00am – 11:30am Stanford University Libraries: ePADD Project in the Baltimore Ballroom

Peter Chan, Stanford University, USA, Glynn Edwards, Stanford University, USA

Stanford University Libraries Special Collections has received a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission to develop a software program to process email archives and make them discoverable. The two-year project will start on July 1, 2013 and conclude on June 30, 2015.

The end goal is to produce an open-source tool that will allow repositories and individuals to interact with email archives before and after they have been transferred to a repository. It would consist of four modules, each based on a different functional activity: Processing (arrangement and description), Appraisal (collection development), Discovery (online via the web), and Delivery (access). The software is built on MUSE (Memories Using Email) which is an active research project in the Mobisocial lab at Stanford University.

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