Josh Schneider is University Archivist at Stanford University, where he partners with community members to collect, preserve, and make accessible Stanford administrative records, faculty papers, and materials documenting campus and student life. His case study on appraisal of electronic records appeared in a recent volume of the Society of American Archivists’ Trends in Archival Practice series. He is a member of the Lighting the Way project, a year-long project led by Stanford University Libraries focused on convening a series of meetings focused on improving discovery and delivery for archives and special collections. Josh previously served as Community Manager for ePADD, open source software that uses named entity recognition to support the appraisal, processing, discovery, and delivery of email archives. He also served on the editorial board of The American Archivist, Journal of Western Archives, and the blog of SAA’s Electronic Records Section (BloggERS!). He received an MLIS from Simmons College and a BA in Philosophy from Brown University.

Current Role at Stanford

University Archivist, Department of Special Collections & University Archives, Stanford Libraries

Professional Affiliations and Activities

  • Co-Chair, SCC History in Community Roundtable (2022 - 2022)
  • Co-Chair, Archiving Sub-Group, International Image Interoperability Framework (2018 - 2021)
  • Editorial Board member, The American Archivist (2016 - 2021)
  • Co-Chair, Personal Digital Archiving Conference (2017 - 2017)
  • Nominations Committee member, Society of California Archivists (2015 - 2017)
  • Chair, Publications Committee, Society of California Archivists (2008 - 2016)
  • Editorial Board member, Journal of Western Archives (2009 - 2016)
  • Member, Society of California Archivists (2005 - Present)
  • Member, Society of American Archivists (2003 - Present)

All Publications

  • Appraising, processing, and providing access to email in contemporary literary archives ARCHIVES AND MANUSCRIPTS Schneider, J., Adams, C., DeBauche, S., Echols, R., McKean, C., Moran, J., Waugh, D. 2019; 47 (3): 305–26
  • ePADD: Computational Analysis Software Facilitating Screening, Browsing, and Access for Historically and Culturally Valuable Email Collections D-Lib Magazine Schneider, J., et al 2017; 23 (5/6)
  • Case Study: Stanford University Archives Schneider, J., Hartwig, D. Society of American Archivists. Chicago, Ill.. 2016 ; Appraisal and Acquisitions Strategies, Collecting Digital Manuscripts and Archives
  • The Stanford Alumni Legacy Project: Documenting the Student Experience ReMix: The Stanford University Libraries Newsletter Schneider, J. 2014
  • Thesaurus for Use in College and University Archives Bowers, K., et al Society of American Archivists. 2008