Past Working Groups

Discovery Working Group


ePADD provides a standalone module to publish redacted email collections online to enable discovery. This module displays entities, correspondents, and redacted header information from email messages. It does not display the full text of email messages. While any institution that uses ePADD to process their email collections can establish their own independent discovery site, there was a need for a shared, multi-institutional version of the discovery site. The ePADD Discovery Working Group collaboratively designed new interface elements for the website as well as supporting documentation.


The ePADD Discovery Working Group comprises professionals from across the Library, Archival communities who have volunteered their expertise to support collaboration to design the ePADD Discovery website.

  • Sally DeBauche, Stanford University

  • Callum McKean, British Library

  • Alix Norton, UC Santa Cruz

  • Michael Olson, Stanford University

  • Christina Velazquez Fidler, UC Berkeley

  • Tricia Patterson, Harvard University

  • Jonathan Pledge, British Library

  • Jessica Smith, University of Manchester

Lexicon Working Group


ePADD supports thematic keyword searching of email archives using lexicons, aiding the user in screening email for potentially sensitive information, as well as offering new ways to analyze and visualize the archive. The Lexicon Working Group explores the potential of lexicons to improve workflows in ePADD. Although ePADD currently ships with several lexicons, and they are fully customizable, there is room to both improve the current offerings, as well as generate and provide public access to additional lexicons geared towards meeting community needs. The Lexicon Working Group group was created to identify and help meet those needs and created a set of Lexicon Libraries for ePADD users.


  • Bethany Anderson, UI Urbana-Champaign

  • Seth Anderson, Museum of Modern Art

  • Elvia Arroyo-Ramirez, Princeton University

  • Amy Benson, Harvard University

  • Stefana Breitwieser, Canadian Centre for Architecture

  • Heidi Elaine Dowding, Indiana University

  • Mary Elings, The Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley

  • Matthew Farrell, Duke University

  • Laura Uglean Jackson, UC Irvine

  • Tracy Jackson, Duke University

  • Susan Malsbury, New York Public Library

  • Loren Moulds, University of Virginia

  • Kevin Schlottmann, Center for Jewish History

  • Josh Schneider, Stanford University

  • Kari Smith, Massachussetts Institute of Technology

  • Kate Tasker, The Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley

  • Svetlana Ushakova, Shoah Foundation, USC

  • Stanley Zilch, Organization for Balanced Tables