Recently released: libratom 0.3.0

We’ve released libratom 0.3.0, which introduces a new CLI command to inspect locally installed spaCy models and install specific versions of models as desired. This release includes additional minor bug fixes and dependency updates.

You can download this release on PyPI, or read detailed instructions on installation and usage on GitHub.

RATOM Activities in Review

You can track our development progress on GitHub – our core email processing library and tools, our Jupyter notebooks, and our web-based selection and appraisal tool deployment, server, and UI repositories.

Community needs and workflows drive our development efforts, and we work with a wide range of practitioners and organizations to refine the tools as the project advances. A selection of groups we’ve presented to or conducted workshops with recently is listed below.

Open Preservation Foundation Webcast (November 13, 2019)
“Review, Appraisal, and Triage of Mail Project” (Slides) (OPF link and member recording)

BitCurator User Forum 2019 (October 24-25, 2019)
“NLP and Machine Learning for Digital Curation – Part 2 (Email Analysis)” (Slides)

NSDA Digital Preservation 2019 (October 16-17, 2019)
“Tackling Archival Email with Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning” (Slides)

Learn@DLF 2019 (October 13, 2019)
“NLP and Machine Learning for Born-Digital Materials Part 2 (Collections Containing Email)” (Slides)

iPRES 2019 (September 16-20, 2019)
“RATOM: Review, Appraisal, and Triage of Mail Project” (Slides)

Archival Education and Research Institute 2019 (July 8-12, 2019)
“Review, Appraisal, and Triage of Mail Project: Early Development Demos” (Slides)


ML4ARC Registration is Now Open!

Registration for Project RATOM’s User Forum, ML4ARC is now open!

Please visit the registration page to register for the event. Note the registration categories.

For more information about the speakers and the schedule, visit the event page.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact Anusha Suresh (

We look forward to seeing you on July 26th!

-RATOM Project Team

Find us at Best Practices Exchange 2019: New Digital Directions

Join team members Cal Lee and Jamie Patrick-Burns in Columbus, Ohio from April 29th to May 1st. They will lead a conference session about RATOM as well as a Birds of a Feather (BOF) Meeting on Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing for Digital Curation.

BOF Meeting Info:

 April 30, 2019
Office 7: Birds of a Feather Group: Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing for Digital Curation. Cal Lee & Jamie Patrick-Burns, facilitators. Room 1B.

Conference Schedule: 

Save the Date ML4ARC

The RATOM Project will host “ml4arc – Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and Natural Language Processing Applications in Archives” July 26, 2019, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Wilson Library, Pleasants Room on the campus of UNC Chapel Hill. The event will focus on applications of machine learning, deep learning, and natural language processing to support use, access, and analysis of digital primary source materials.

The day will include a series of talks by internationally-recognized experts, followed by a set of participant-driven discussions.

For more information and updates on registration click here!