Email is a type of born-digital record, and its preservation poses a variety of technical and philosophical challenges. This paper reports on an effort to scan the field of email preservation projects that have been initiated among nonprofit and public sector entities in the United States over the past ten years. We hope that our analysis of the challenges faced and successes achieved by these projects will help to identify opportunities for further work in this critical sub-field of digital preservation.
Kristen C. Ratanatharathorn, Susanne Pichler, "Archiving Email: Relevant Business Models and Drivers of Preservation" in Proc. IS&T Archiving 2016, 2016, https://doi.org/10.2352/issn.2168-3204.2016.1.0.70