ePADD 5.1 released!

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We are very excited to announce the release of ePADD 5.1

ePADD is free and open-source computational analysis software developed by Special Collections & University Archives and partners that facilitates screening, browsing, and access for historically and culturally significant email collections.

Read on for the latest news from the project team.

New release

ePADD v5.1 fixes a small number of bugs introduced in the previous release. ePADD 5.0, released in January 2018, introduced a number of innovations to better support appraisal and processing workflows, based on community use cases and user feedback. These include: much more robust label management to streamline taking actions across sets of messages, support for time-based embargos (relying upon email message dates), new lexicons, and many additional export options to support network visualization and digital preservation workflows.

You can download the new version and view the complete release notes on Github. Those notes include information about updating your current installation from ePADD 5.0. Supporting documentation is also available. 
 
Keeping busy

We have held a number of workshops over the past few months, including a workshop at the Getty Research Institute on March 28, sponsored by the Los Angeles Preservation Network. We have also delivered conference presentations, including a project briefing at the CNI 2018 conference in San Diego, CA on April 12.
 
We also welcomed a new team member: Sally DeBauche! Sally is the Digital Archivist, Special Collections & University Archives, Stanford University. She'll be working with the community to develop best practices in a variety of areas. Welcome aboard, Sally!
 
Our Project Manager, Peter Chan, has developed a list of 101 criteria by which to evaluate email archiving software. We welcome your comments and feedback!

Upcoming presentations

August 12-18: Our Project Director, Glynn Edwards, will be joining a panel at SAA 2018, Email Archiving Comes of Age
 
We are exploring participating at the SAA annual meeting in other formal ways, including a pop-up ePADD User Forum. We are looking for folks who would be interested in participating as part of that forum. Please contact me if you are interested! 
 
We also welcome the opportunity to touch base informally at SAA. Please send us a note if you would like to talk.
 
August 24-30: Peter will be presenting a poster at 2018 IFLA in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Provide feedback on the release

We look forward to your feedback on the 5.1 release! Please contact us if you have any questions.

Funding for ePADD development is provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and Stanford Libraries.

 

Author

Josh Schneider

Assistant University Archivist
Product & Service Manager -- Digital Library Systems & Services
ePADD Community Manager
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