Over the past several months we’ve been working hard to put more of our finding aids online for our users. Until recently, we had approximately 45 finding aids online. Now there are about 110 finding aids online that are fully searchable. We have never had a complete inventory of our named collections available online for users, but now we do, with over 370 viewable alphabetically or by collection number. We will continue to add links to more finding aids in the coming weeks and months. Recently departed Digital Collections Librarian, David Conners, and David’s interim replacement, Anne Moore, as well as several dedicated students, deserve thanks for putting our new finding aids and inventory online.
In related news, the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries (PACSCL) Finding Aids Page has gone live at the University of Pennsylvania. Containing finding aids recently processed as part of the CLIR-funded “Hidden Collections in the Philadelphia Area: A Consortial Processing and Cataloging Initiative,” the site includes finding aids for 14 collections from Haverford and will continue to grow.