Peter Chan

Web Archivist

I work closely with Stanford librarians, archivists, and curators across all library units, including metadata specialists and other technical staff, to identify, collect, remediate, and describe web content for discovery, access and preservation. Stanford is an active participant in the international web archiving community and collaborates closely with other web archiving institutions on the development of tools, technologies, and collaborative collection efforts. I work with colleagues to advance the library’s web archiving efforts and provide guidance, oversight and support for web archiving across the Humanities, Area Studies, Social Sciences, Sciences, and Engineering collections at Stanford.

Peter Chan

Web Archivist

I work closely with Stanford librarians, archivists, and curators across all library units, including metadata specialists and other technical staff, to identify, collect, remediate, and describe web content for discovery, access and preservation. Stanford is an active participant in the international web archiving community and collaborates closely with other web archiving institutions on the development of tools, technologies, and collaborative collection efforts. I work with colleagues to advance the library’s web archiving efforts and provide guidance, oversight and support for web archiving across the Humanities, Area Studies, Social Sciences, Sciences, and Engineering collections at Stanford.

Education 

  • MLIS, San Jose State University
  • MBA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Professional activities 

  • Course instructor, Society of American Archivists Digital Archives Specialist program
  • Fulbright specialist, National Library of New Zealand, Jan. 20 - Feb. 7, 2020
  • Resident digital archivist, Computerspiele Museum in Berlin, Sep. 2017
  • Co-Chair, Personal Digital Archiving 2017 Conference 
  • Resident digital archivist, Royal Library of Copenhagen, Oct. 2015

Selected publications 

What Does it Take to Be a Well-rounded Digital Archivist?, The Signal Blog, October 2017

"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)

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

Capturing and Processing Born-Digital Files in the STOP AIDS Project Records: A Case Study, 2013

White Paper, Born-Digital Collections: An Inter-Institutional Model for Stewardship (AIMS), winter 2011 (received NDSA Innovation Award, 2012)

Processing Email Archives in Special Collections, Sudheendra Hangal, Peter Chan, Monica S. Lam, and Jeffrey Heer, In Proceedings of the Digital Humanities Conference (DH2012), Hamburg, Germany, July 2012. 

More about me 

ePADD project manager, Stanford Libraries, 2013-2019. The ePADD project received the NDSA Innovation Award in 2017, and the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) Software Sustainability Institute Award for Research and Innovation in 2018. The ePADD project received more than $700,000 external funding from NHPRC and IMLS during my tenure as project manager.

Digital archivist, Stanford Libraries, 2010-2020

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