Harvard Library is pleased to announce that we will begin an open-source project for EAS in the summer of 2017. EAS—Harvard’s Electronic Archiving System—was released in May 2015 to provide the initial set of development partners at Harvard with a means to process email and attachments according to archival practices, and then to automatically deposit them into our preservation repository.
The objective of the open-source project is to enable Harvard archivists and the broader cultural resource heritage community to work interoperability with multiple tools and to be able to contribute to ongoing development for the common good. Harvard Library is a partner on Stanford University’s IMLS-funded grant to develop the ePADD email archiving tool—one of the tools that might contribute to the complete stewardship lifecycle for email.
More information about this exciting new effort will be forthcoming. See this link for future updates.
By Wendy Gogel
Published on April 5, 2017