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Glynn Edwards

Head, Technical Services
Manager, Born-Digital Program
Director, ePADD Project


  • (650) 521-2255
Green Library, Bing Wing 220

Glynn's role in the library

I am responsible for managing the Manuscripts Division in the Department of Special Collections & University Archives which takes in an average of 1,800 linear feet - or 2.5 million documents - a year. This means that I direct the accessioning, cataloging and processing of incoming material in any format - from papyrus fragments to artifacts and computer media. I plan and direct special large processing/digitization projects in collaboration with subject specialists and our digital group on campus.

I also manage the departments' Born-Digital Program in collaboration with Digital Libraries Systems and Services. The program has one digital archivist, who is responsible for helping to develop and test new tools and workflows for both Manuscripts and University Archives. We are launching a two-year project, funded by NHPRC, to develop an email processing and delivery program in July 2013.

Professional activities

I was a participant of the AIMS Born-Digital project and one of several authors of the AIMS Project's White Paper on stewarding born-digtial materials and best practices. The project ended in the fall of 2011 and the White Paper was published in January 2012. The four-institution collaboration comprised - the University of Virginia, Yale University, and the University of Hull - and was funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Society of American Archivists (SAA)

Society of California Archivists (SCA), Program Committe for annual meeting in Berkeley, CA in 2013

American Library Association (ALA), ACRL & RBMS (Rare Book and Manuscripts Section)

Pacific Center for Book Arts (PCBA)

Northern California Technical Processes Group (NCTPG)

Selected publications

AIMS Born-Digital Collections: An Inter-Institutional Model for Stewardship, January 2012. [] (AIMS Project received an NDSA Innovation Award, 2012)

Hobson, Charles, Glynn Edwards, and Becky Fischbach. Experiments In Navigation: The Art of Charles Hobson. Stanford, CA: Department of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries. (Exhibit catalog received a Loeb Award from ALA, 2009)

Edwards, Glynn, "Born-Digital Material at Stanford," SAA Technology and Science Newsletter, summer 2010. 

More about Glynn

I came to Stanford in 2006 from the Schlesinger Library for the History of Women, Radcliffe Institute, at Harvard University where I worked since 1995. 


MLIS, Archives Management, Simmons College
MA, History, Simmons College
AB, Classics, Brown University