This course WILL count towards the in-person requirement for the DAS program.
This class will provide participants with knowledge of contemporary developments in the area of email archiving, introduce and build familiarity with the ePADD software, and provide participants with the experience and tools to advocate for and implement ePADD at their own institutions to appraise, process, and support discovery and access for email archives.
It will include a brief lecture and discussion focused on the context and motivation for development of the software. Technical concepts will be introduced and explicated. The remainder of the class will be devoted to demonstration and hands-on exercises taking users through specific ePADD modules and functionalities.
The conclusion of the course will end with a discussion on overcoming potential implementation challenges, as well as a review of opportunities to learn more and participate more fully in the email archiving community. The workshop will be beneficial for all those with a responsibility or interest in appraising, processing and/or supporting discovery and access for email archives.
Upon completion of this course, you will understand:
- How to instruct a donor on using ePADD to appraise and transfer their email to a repository
- How an archivist can use browse and search features within ePADD to screen for sensitive email messages and attachments; and how to create, modify, and use labels to restrict access to that content
- How to support researcher use of ePADD to discover, browse, and search messages, including reviewing email and requesting specific messages and attachments
- How to support social network analysis, topic modeling, and other digital humanities research using available export functionality within ePADD
- What resources are available to overcome potential implementation challenges, participate in the user community, and join in the software’s development
Who should attend?
Practitioners, museum professionals, and managers.
About the Instructor:
Sally DeBauche is a Digital Archivist in the Department of Special Collection at Stanford University Libraries. She is responsible for creating policy and workflows related to born digital archiving and processing born digital collections, with a particular focus on email. She also managed the most recent cycle of development for the ePADD software in 2020. Sally received a BA in History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MSIS from the University of Texas at Austin.
DAS Tier: 1 Tools and Services
If you intend to pursue the DAS Certificate, you will need to pass the examination for this course.
Fees: Advance / Regular
SAA Members: $199/$249
Employees of SAA Member Institutions: $239/$299