At a glance

Special Collections & University Archives

ePADD Project

Project overview

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). 

Useful links

Beta site for ePADD: Discovery Module - for online discovery of processed email archives

ePADD funcational requirements - final draft for initial development phase

ePADD: Plan of Work - plan of work for grant project (revised Aug. 2013)

Revive precious Memories USing Email (MUSE) - original program designed by Sudheendra Hangal

Apache OpenNLP  library - a machine learning based toolkit for the processing of natural language text

Collaborators

New York University Libraries

  • Donald Mennerich

Bodleian Library, Oxford University

  • Susan Thomas

Smithsonian Institution Archives

  • Riccardo Ferrante
  • Lynda Schmitz Fuhrig

Columbia University

  • Terry Catapano
  • Stephen Davis
  • Dina Sokolova

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Project Director

Head, Technical Services--Manuscripts
Manager, Born-Digital Program
(650) 521-2255

Project Advisor

Sudheendra Hangal
Associate Director
MobiSocial Lab
Stanford University Computer Science Dept.
hangal@cs.stanford.edu

User Documentation

Daniel Hartwig
University Archivist
Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford University Library
dhartwig@stanford.edu

Josh Schneider
Assistant University Archivist
Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford University Library
josh.schneider@stanford.edu