In late 2016, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Digital Preservation Coalition announced the formation of the Task Force on Technical Approaches for Email Archives. The task force is charged with assessing current frameworks, tools, and approaches being taken toward email as critical historical sources.
Through a set of working groups, the task force will construct a working agenda for the community by focusing on three issues: (1) articulating this technical framework, (2) suggesting how existing tools fit within this framework, and (3) beginning to identify any missing elements. A final report is expected by December 2017.
For more information:
- Press release from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Digital Preservation Coalition (November 2016)
- Task force members
- Task force charge
- Working groups
- Project timeline