The M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives at the University at Albany, SUNY is excited to announce the start of the Mailbag Project, which aims to draft a specification and create an open source tool for preserving email archives using multiple formats.
Currently there is no single effective preservation format for email archives, so the Mailbag approach is to preserve multiple formats, such as MBOX, PDF, or WARC, in a stable and computer-actionable package based on the BagIt specification. The project is funded by the University of Illinois Email Archives: Building Capacity and Community project.
The Mailbag Project website has more information. The project aims to adopt an open design process and further details will be available soon!
M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives
University at Albany, SUNY