Resources and Best Practices

"Your Old Books": A Primer on Rare Books and Manuscripts from the Rare Books & Manuscripts Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries.

Links to other organizations PACSCL or its members belong to or work with:



  • Philly DH: Doing Digital Humanities in Philadelphia PhillyDH is an active organization/interest group with a high proportion of library, archives, and museum members. It conducts most of its business via its Google group, which you can access here. The group archives provide an idea of the range of activities it promotes and supports.!forum/phillydigitalhumanities

    There is also a helpful page of links to organizations and projects for the digitally-minded in Greater Philadelphia on the group's website. Many of these groups offer access to information and assistance on a range of technology issues. 


Resources for Family Historians (links to members' pages on genealogical resources in their collections)

Standards and best practices: Currently, PACSCL does not maintain an independent set of standards or best practices, but many of its members subscribe to the best practices of their professional organizations, e.g., The American Library Association (and its divisions, ACRL and RBMS); The Academy of Certified Archivists, the Society of American Archivists, as well as the professional organizations for specific subdisciplines.

PACSCL has recently established a working group on diversity and inclusion. Statement on Diversity and Inclusion 

Links to the documentation (including standards) used in PACSCL projects: