Josh Schneider

Acting University Archivist

As Acting University Archivist, I am responsible for the  acquisition, preservation, and provision of access to Stanford University records and faculty papers, as well as materials documenting campus and student life.


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

Professional activities 

Society of American Archivists (SAA)
Editorial Board member, The American Archivist, 2016-2020
Editorial Board member, BloggERS! 2015 - 2017
Facet Editor, Thesaurus for Use in College and University Archives, 2008
Member, College and University Archives Section, 2005 - Present


Advisory Board Member, BitCurator NLP, 2016 - 2018

Personal Digital Archiving (PDA)

Co-Chair and Facilitator, PDA Conference 2017
Co-Chair, PDA Hackathon 2017

Journal of Western Archives (JWA)
Editorial Board member, 2009 - 2017

Society of California Archivists (SCA)
Chair, Publications Committee, 2008 - Present
Elected member, Nominations Committee, 2015
Editor, SCA Newsletter, 2005 - 2007

Selected Publications 

"Appraising, processing, and providing access to email in contemporary literary archives," Archives & Manuscripts (2019)

"ePADD: Computational Analysis Software Enabling Screening, Browsing, and Access for Email Collections," iPRES Proceedings, Kyoto, Japan (2017)

"ePADD: Computational Analysis Software Facilitating Screening, Browsing, and Access for Historically and Culturally Valuable Email Collections," D-Lib (June 2017)

"Case Study: Stanford University Archives," “Appraisal and Acquisitions Strategies,” Collecting Digital Manuscripts and Archives (Module 15), Society of American Archivists (2016)

"Let the Entities Describe Themselves," BloggERS!, SAA Electronic Records Section (2016)

"Viewing Email through a New Lens: Screening, Managing, and Providing Access to Historical Email using ePADD," BloggERS! SAA Electronic Records Section (2016) 

"Landmarks and Vestiges: Unearthing Stanford’s Maps and Architectural Drawings," ReMix: The Stanford University Libraries Newsletter (2015)

ePADD: A New Platform for Conducting DH Research on Email Correspondence, Stanford Digital Humanities Website (2015)

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

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

More about me 

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.