Added on 18 August 2021

The Information and Records Management Society invites the DPC community to attend 'IRMS IM Tech - The ePADD Initiative' on Wednesday 22nd September 2021, 1500 - 1630 BST.

About the Event:

Winner of the Digital Preservation Award for Research and Sustainability in 2018, ePADD is the free and open-source software developed by Stanford University's Special Collections & University Archives that supports the appraisal, processing, discovery, and delivery of historical email archives. ePADD incorporates techniques from computer science and computational linguistics, including machine learning, natural language processing, and named entity recognition to help users access and search email collections of historical and cultural value.

This is a knowledge sharing event on the ePADD initiative. Sally DeBauche will discuss Stanford University’s development of the ePADD project and the recent launch of a collective email metadata discovery platform. Jessica Smith and Paul Carlyle will introduce the University of Manchester’s Palladium project, an Arts Council England-funded project on email archives at The University of Manchester, focusing on using ePADD for appraisal, management and access and follows on from their own Digital Preservation Award Winning email project in 2014. Tricia Patterson and Stephen Abrams, Harvard University, will provide an overview of the new ePADD+ initiative, which united the three institutions in their common aims and interests to build email preservation functionality into the open-source tool.

This event complements the DPC's own Email Preservation Training workshop: Foundations and Methods of Archiving Email Records on 8th - 9th September 2021.

Speakers (alphabetically):

  • Stephen Abrams, Head of Digital Preservation (Harvard University)
  • Paul Carlyle, Carcanet Project Archivist (The University of Manchester)
  • Sally DeBauche, Digital Archivist (Stanford University Libraries)
  • Tricia Patterson, Senior Digital Preservation Specialist (Harvard University)
  • Jessica Smith, Creative Arts Archivist (The University of Manchester)


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