Email and Institutional Archives

Presenter: Andrew Waugh Description: This presentation will describe the results of email appraisal experiments the Public Record Office Victoria ran as an archive tasked with preserving government records. The intended audience is institutional repositories and tool developers. We will cover: * The difference between preserving email of individuals and preserving institutional email. We highlight that […]

Love the Words: Preserving the Email Collection of 92Y’s Unterberg Poetry Center

Speakers: Sally DeBauche, Marian Clarke Description: A current count puts the 92nd Street Y’s Unterberg Poetry Center’s email archive at almost 3 million messages. The email collection offers a look into the day-to-day activities and program planning of what many consider to be the preeminent place for writers and poets to share their work with […]

Archiving mailboxes at the Archives nationales (France): overview and perspectives

Speakers: Emeline Levasseur, André Falut Description: The Archives nationales (France) have been collecting mailboxes in PST and Mbox format since 2017, and have ingested 40 of them in their digital repository, based on the Vitam software and the SEDA standard, since its opening in 2018. In order to do so, they came up with a […]

Preserving Email Attachments with Attachment Converter

Presenters: Matt Teichman, Nathan Mull Description: Opening old email in whatever software formats are available today is easy enough on the computers we currently have.  But what happens when the technology moves on? Will we still be able to read the word processing documents, spreadsheets, PDFs, or graphics files of the past? Even today, there […]

Creating Email Archives from PDFs – The Covid-19 Corpus

Presenter: Benjamin Lis, Columbia University Description: This talk will discuss the technical aspects of an EABCC-funded project to build a Python library that extracts individual email metadata and text from PDFs. We will also report our experiences using it to enhance a corpus of FOIAed documents, some thousands of pages long, from the early days […]

EMCODIST: Introducing the ‘Digitally Curious’ to Email Archives for Organizational Research and History

Presenter: David Kirsch Description: This project focuses on how users — of various types, but especially what Talboom & Underdown (2019) call the “digitally curious” — discover and interact with responsive content in large-scale, organizational email corpora. We have tested our prototype tool EMCODIST (E-Mail COntext DIScovery Tool) with several groups of users, including an […]

Email in French, Nlp and Pêlé-mél project

Presenters: Grailles Bénédicte, Université Angers Aït El Mekki Touria, Université Angers Description: The Pêle-Mél project, supported by the French Ministry of Culture and led by the University of Angers, has tested strategies for exploring corpora of French emails in order to promote their evaluation and exploitation. The Pêle-Mél project addressed the issue of electronic mailboxes […]

Be Prepared: CoSA’s Email Processing Capacity Building

Presenter: Nick Connizzo Description: Managing and preserving email in government has been a herculean task that 50 states, 6 territories, and the District of Columbia have been dealing with for decades. Questions about proper use of email, separation of personal and public information, handling of protected and sensitive information, and access methodologies continue to challenge […]

ePADD Plus: Integrating Preservation Functionality into ePADD

Presenters: Tricia Patterson, Harvard University Stephen Abrams, Harvard University Sally DeBauche, Stanford University Paul Carlyle, University of Manchester Description: This briefing will cover the objectives and outcomes of the EA:BCC-funded project “Integrating Preservation Functionality into ePADD” (or ePADD+ project, for short). From 2021-2022, Harvard University, the University of Manchester, and Stanford University collaborated to enhance […]