PUL Archive Team Wins Finding Aid Award

Posted: Monday, 6 May 2013 - 11:40pm

Princeton University Library is very pleased to announce that the PUL's Archival Description working group has been awarded the 2012 Frederic M. Miller Finding Aid Award by the Mid Atlantic Regional Archives Conference(MARAC). The award recognizes outstanding finding aids and finding aid systems in the Mid Atlantic region. Submissions are evaluated in the areas of content design, innovation, and adherence to descriptive standards. 

Example Page from New FInding Aid Site

Princeton’s archival descriptive working group includes two Mudd staff members: Maureen Callahan and Dan Santamaria, who serves as chair of the group. Former Mudd staff member Regine Heberlein is also a key mem­ber of the group, as are Don Thornbury and John Delaney from Firestone Library’s Department of Rare Books and Special Collections and Jon Stroop and Shaun Ellis of the library’s digital initiatives group.

The group was awarded first prize in the 2012 com­pe­ti­tion for findingaids.princeton.edu, the redesigned find­ing aids inter­face for descrip­tions of Princeton’s archives and man­u­scripts col­lec­tions. The new inter­face was the result of more than a year of close col­lab­o­ra­tion between Depart­ment of Rare Books and Spe­cial Col­lec­tions and Dig­i­tal Ini­tia­tives staff.