ePADD 7.0 beta 1 now available

The ePADD development team is thrilled to announce the release of ePADD 7.0 beta 1.

ePADD is free and open source software developed by Stanford Libraries' Special Collections & University Archives that uses natural language processing and machine learning to support archival appraisal, processing, discovery, and delivery for email of potential historical or cultural value.

The software has been produced and supported for the past three years with funding provided by an IMLS National Leadership Grant for Libraries. Our website  provides more information about our funders, partners, and user community.

As a beta for the final release of our current grant, this release follows a complete code review and includes the following updates:

  • Code optimization and precomputation of tables, resulting in significantly shorter loading times throughout the application.

  • Major improvements to the factoring and resolution of correspondent names

  • Major UI refresh providing a much more intuitive and polished user experience.

  • In-app help is now available on most screens.

The v7 production release (which will include additional UI updates and other fixes discovered through community testing) will be shared next month.

Complete release notes can be viewed on Github. Please see the installation and user guide for support getting up and running with this beta release.

Author

Josh Schneider

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