METRO is currently seeking interested member institutions to conduct user testing on ePADD, an open-source software package that supports archival processes around the appraisal, ingest, processing, discovery, and delivery of email archives. Interested institutions will test ePADD performance and suggest critical functional improvements.
METRO has partnered with Stanford University Libraries on a new IMLS-funded project to expand the program’s scalability, usability, and feature set. The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Harvard University, and University of California, Irvine will also contribute to the project. METRO's role is to work with our member institutions to identify the varied needs of donors, curators, archivists, public services staff, and researchers that work with email archives and to conduct user testing on new releases
This is a unique opportunity to play a critical role in the development of an open-source solution to the significant challenge of administering email collections. If you are interested in becoming a test user for ePADD, please contact Margo Padilla at mpadilla [at] metro [dot] org by November 11, 2015.