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February 10, 2015

For the first installment of our Staff Spotlight series, we sit down with Public Services Assistant Taja Jones to learn about her roles at PHS and what makes her tick. 

What do you do at PHS?

I draft letters for the Reference Archivists and retrieve materials for visiting researchers. I also conduct many of the Genealogy Research Service requests and manage the Facebook page. 

Tell us a little about yourself?

I’m a native Philadelphian and avid concertgoer (I’m...

January 12, 2015

Say you've decided to adopt DigiByte's 2015 New Years Resolutions or to follow our recommended best practices for filenaming once and for all. Implementing these new strategies effectively within your organization will take more than your personal involvement. That will require the support of a majority of your colleagues.

Many...

December 7, 2014

As we move through the course of our day or week creating content--consciously or as a by-product of the work we do--we rarely have the chance to stop and organize our files. We're particularly apt to forget about our digital legacy, as we're often too busy creating the next spreadsheet or document or status update to take stock.

As this wonderful post outlines, there's no time like the present to start thinking about your digital ghosts of Past,...

October 5, 2014

Not all of us are able to tour Scotland to visit John Knox's homeland or spend hours in libraries or archives reading up on his most important works. Fortunately, the great reformer is well-represented on the internet. As we commemorate Knox's 500th birthday in 2014, here are some resources to explore to find out more about his works, life, and ultimate resting place.

Writings by or about John Knox

A selection of...

August 18, 2014

Say you decided to encapsulate your church's history in a single container. What items would you choose to show future generations, and where would you store it all? Most challengingly, how would you protect the items from air, water, animals, and forgetfulness--the four horsemen of failed time capsules?

Alex Denson of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Durham, NC, contacted me months ago to ask if PHS had any advice on the process. As Alex said, "everyone who does a time capsule is a novice, because you only do one in...

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