Josh Schneider Web Archivist Assignment

June 13, 2019
Robert G Trujillo
Josh Schneider

Josh Schneider has a new assignment as Web Archivist for Stanford Libraries

Stanford Libraries has been engaged in web archiving for over a decade with an emphasis on collecting the “” and federal, state and local government domains and has determined that we need to have a more strategic and purposeful initiative.  Accordingly Special Collections has reassigned Josh Schneider from his current role as Assistant University Archivist, to this new role as Stanford’s first full time Web Archivist. 

This is a new position for the Stanford Libraries and Josh will report to the Director of Special Collections  and will 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. Josh will be working 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.

Josh has been with the Stanford Libraries since 2014 and as the Assistant University Archivist has been involved in the appraisal, processing, and access to archival content documenting university administration, faculty, staff, and campus and student life.  Josh has served as a curatorial stakeholder for a variety of projects incorporating donor relationships, appraisal and acquisition, digitization, archival description, digital accessioning, and provision of access.  Josh has been engaged both in local and global communities to advance University Archives’ service mission through participation on committees and strategic projects and initiatives.  Josh has served as a Special Collections & University Archives liaison to DLSS and as the ePADD Community Manager [ePADD is free and open source software developed by Stanford University's Special Collections & University Archives that supports the appraisal, processing, preservation, discovery, and delivery of historical email archives].

Josh is a member and active in the Society of American Archivists and the Society of California Archivists and he has traveled extensively to both present and teach on the various aspects of his work at Stanford.

Josh will begin his new assignment with the Stanford Libraries & Special Collections on September 1, 2019.

Roberto G. Trujillo
Associate University Librarian
& Director of Special Collections

June 13, 2019