TOMES Project Resources

As part of the TOMES project we plan to produce an array of resources, including documentation of our work, reports, presentations and meeting materials. As these materials are developed, they'll be made available on this page.

Click on a category tab title to see the resources of that type that are currently available.

Project Documentation

Project Documentation

The State Archives of North Carolina has created documentation for the appraisal and transfer of email using a Capstone appraisal approach, as well as reports documenting the processing of state government email using the TOMES software tool.

Email Appraisal and Transfer Documentation

TOMES Software Processing Documentation


Please visit for technical documentation of the TOMES project.

Reports Presentations


Best Practices Exchange, October 20, 2015 "Three States Take on the Digital Preservation Challenge"

North Carolina Chief Information Officer Meeting, April 28, 2016

Society of American Archivists, August 4, 2016 "One Year Into the NHPRC State Electronic Records Grant Program"

Best Practices Exchange, November 1, 2016, "Transforming Online Mail with Embedded Semantics (TOMES)"

Society of American Archivists, July 27, 2017, "Technology and Tools: Transforming Archives in the 21st Century"

Best Practices Exchange, November 7, 2017, "Email Archiving and Year Two of Transforming Online Mail Using Embedded Semantics (TOMES)"

National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators webinar, March 1, 2018, "Managing and Accessing Archival Email: The TOMES Project"

Society of American Archivists, August 16, 2018, "Email Archiving Comes of Age"

The TOMES software tool was also presented as a live demo at the Email Tutorial Workshop at iPres 2018 in Boston, MA.

Technical Resources

Technical Resources

View technical resources related to this project on our GitHub account page.

Other Email Preservation Sites

Other Email Preservation Sites