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Josh Schneider

Assistant University Archivist


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Josh's role in the library

As Assistant University Archivist, I share responsibility for the acquisition, preservation, and provision of access to Stanford University records and faculty papers, as well as materials documenting the University's founders, and campus and student life.

Professional activities

Journal of Western Archives (JWA)
Editorial Board member, 2009 - Present

Society of California Archivists (SCA)
Chair, Publications Committee, 2008 - Present
Editor, SCA Newsletter, 2005 - 2007

Society of American Archivists (SAA)
Facet Editor, Thesaurus for Use in College and University Archives, 2008
Member, College and University Archives Section, 2005 - Present

Selected publications

"The Stanford Alumni Legacy Project: Documenting the Student Experience," ReMix: The Stanford University Libraries Newsletter (2014)

"ePADD: Live Demonstration of Appraisal and Processing Modules," Presentation, National Digitial Stewardship Alliance Email Interest Group (2014)

"ePADD: Project Overview and Recent Developments," Presentation, Manuscript Repositories Section, Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting, Washington, DC (2014)

"ePADD: Overview of the Appraisal Module," Presentation, Acqusitions and Appraisal Section, Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting, Washington, DC (2014)

"Stanford University Archives Collections pertaining to the Human Genome Project," Presentation, Human Genome Project Exploratory Meeting, Cold Spring Harbor, NY (2014)

“Managing Born-Digital Materials,” Presentation, Society of California Archivists Annual General Meeting, San Jose, CA (2011)

Thesaurus for Use in College and University Archives, Bowers, K., et al., Society of American Archivists (2008)

More about Josh

Before joining the staff of the Stanford Libraries, I served as Archivist for Insititutional Collections at the University of California, Berkeley (2005-2013), where I was responsible for the arrangement and description of campus archival records in all formats.


MLIS, Library and Information Science, Simmons College (2004)
BA, Philosophy, Brown University (2000)