Webinar: Email archives

Co-presented with CAUL

Email is the correspondence of our day and personal correspondence continues to inform and enrich the archival collections of significant individuals. However, taking email into an archive or collection presents challenges and will require new skills and solutions if we are to retain personal correspondence for future research.


  • Collecting COVID-19 Email Ephemera – Flora Feltham, Digital Archivist and Rhonda Grantham, Acting Legal Deposit Librarian, National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa
  • Collecting emails: Challenges and complexities – Matthew Burgess, Digital Collections Analyst, State Library of New South Wales
  • Pre-implementation planning of ePADD at the State Library of Western Australia: crawling before walking –  Simone Barnes, Librarian and Michelle Collier Liaison Librarian, Collection Services at the State Library of Western Australia

Copies of the presentations are available on the CAUL website.

The presentations were followed by an opportunity for participants to discuss their organisation’s experience with email archives in small groups. Following these discussions, participants resolved to form an ongoing email archives community of practice, jointly managed by CAUL and State Library of Western Australia.