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Josh Schneider

University Archivist

As University Archivist, I partner with Stanford community members to collect, preserve, and make accessible Stanford administrative records, faculty papers, and materials documenting campus and student life.


  • MLIS, Library and Information Science, Simmons College (2004)
  • BA, Philosophy, Brown University (2000)

Professional activities 

Society of American Archivists (SAA)
Editorial Board member, The American Archivist, 2016 - 2020
Editorial Board member, BloggERS! 2015 - 2017
Facet Editor, Thesaurus for Use in College and University Archives, 2008
Member, College and University Archives Section, 2005 - Present

Lighting the Way
Forum Facilitator, 2020

International Image Interoperability Framework
Co-Chair, Archives Community Group, 2019 - Present

Personal Digital Archiving (PDA)
Member, Program Committee, 2018 - 2020
Co-Chair and Facilitator, PDA Conference & Hackathon 2017

Advisory Board Member, BitCurator NLP, 2016 - 2018

Society of California Archivists (SCA)
Member, Code of Conduct Committee, 2018
Chair, Publications Committee, 2008 - 2015
Elected member, Nominations Committee, 2015
Editor, SCA Newsletter, 2005 - 2007

Journal of Western Archives (JWA)
Editorial Board member, 2009 - 2017

National Historical Publications & Records Commission (NHPRC)
Peer Reviewer, Grant Applications, 2016

Selected Publications 

"Appraising, processing, and providing access to email in contemporary literary archives," Archives & Manuscripts (2019)

"ePADD: Computational Analysis Software Enabling Screening, Browsing, and Access for Email Collections," iPRES Proceedings, Kyoto, Japan (2017)

"ePADD: Computational Analysis Software Facilitating Screening, Browsing, and Access for Historically and Culturally Valuable Email Collections," D-Lib (June 2017)

"Case Study: Stanford University Archives," “Appraisal and Acquisitions Strategies,” Collecting Digital Manuscripts and Archives (Module 15), Society of American Archivists (2016)

"Let the Entities Describe Themselves," BloggERS!, SAA Electronic Records Section (2016)

"Viewing Email through a New Lens: Screening, Managing, and Providing Access to Historical Email using ePADD," BloggERS! SAA Electronic Records Section (2016) 

"Landmarks and Vestiges: Unearthing Stanford’s Maps and Architectural Drawings," ReMix: The Stanford University Libraries Newsletter (2015)

ePADD: A New Platform for Conducting DH Research on Email Correspondence, Stanford Digital Humanities Website (2015)

"The Stanford Alumni Legacy Project: Documenting the Student Experience," ReMix: The Stanford University Libraries Newsletter (2014)

Thesaurus for Use in College and University Archives, Bowers, K., et al., Society of American Archivists (2008)