Partners and Projects
Princeton Theological Seminary Library's memberships, partnerships and other collaborative endeavors demonstrate its commitment to the issues of theological librarianship, digital libraries, data preservation, scholarly communications, and expanding access to scholarly material worldwide.
Library Association Memberships
The American Theological Library Association (ATLA) is a professional association providing support of theological and religious studies libraries and librarians.
ATLA's ecumenical membership represents many religious traditions and denominations.
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Theological Library Association (SEPTLA) fosters and supports cooperative endeavors among theological libraries in eastern Pennsylvania and the adjacent mid-Atlantic area. SEPTLA member libraries may borrow from the Princeton Theological Seminary Library. Learn more about borrowing
The New York Area Theological Library Association (NYATLA) is a group of specialized libraries in metropolitan New York who support interlibrary cooperation in the field of religion and theology. Formed in 1977 the associations meets regularly and conducts its affairs under a constitution and bylaws.
The American Library Association (ALA) is an organization of librarians and library workers, trustees, friends and advocates dedicated to promoting library services, funding and library use. ALA is active nationally in a number of places, particularly intellectual freedom, equity of access to information, and 21st century literacy. Follow @alanews
The Australian and New Zealand Theological Library Association Limited (ANZTLA) fosters the study of theology and religion by enhancing the development of theological and religious libraries and librarianship.
Digital Library, Data Preservation, and Scholarly Communications Organizations
Archive-It is a subscription web archiving service from the Internet Archive that helps organizations to harvest, build, and preserve collections of digital content. Sites in the Princeton Theological Seminary Web Archive are harvested through this service.
For more information and to propose a website for inclusion, please contact the PTS Digital Archivist.
ArchivesSpace is the open source archives information management application for managing and providing web access to archives, manuscripts and digital objects. Built for archives by archivists.
The Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) is an organization dedicated to supporting the transformative promise of digital information technology for the advancement of scholarly communication and the enrichment of intellectual productivity.
The Internet Archive is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building and maintaining a free and openly accessible online digital library. Princeton Theological Seminary shares in the vision and mission of the Internet Archive and is contributing books. Additionally, the library provides space for the Internet Archive's regional scanning center operation in Princeton. Follow @internetarchive
The Princeton Theological Seminary Library is a member of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance which is a collaborative effort among government agencies, education institutions, non-profit organizations, and business entities to preserve a national collection of significant digital content. Follow @NDSA2
The Digital Library Federation (DLF) is a robust and diverse community of practitioners who advance research, learning, and the public good through the creative design and wise application of digital library technologies. DLF serves as a resource and catalyst for collaboration among its institutional members, and all who are invested in the success of libraries, museums, and archives in the digital age. Follow @CLIRDLF
The Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) is a consortium which collectively develops and maintains a standard for the representation of texts in digital form. Its chief deliverable is a set of Guidelines which specify encoding methods for machine-readable texts, chiefly in the humanities, social sciences and linguistics. Since 1994, the TEI Guidelines have been widely used by libraries, museums, publishers, and individual scholars to present texts for online research, teaching, and preservation. Follow @TEIconsortium
Library Collaborations and Consortia
The Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) is a worldwide library cooperative, owned, governed and sustained by members since 1967. Our public purpose is a statement of commitment to each other—that we will work together to improve access to the information held in libraries around the globe, and find ways to reduce costs for libraries through collaboration. Follow @OCLC
LYRASIS partners with member libraries to create, access and manage information, while building and sustaining collaboration, enhancing library and technology operations, and increasing buying power.
WALDO is a membership organization supporting the procurement and administration of electronic information services for libraries since 1982.
The Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC) was established in 1986 to develop resource-sharing relationships among the libraries of private academic institutions. Follow @scelc
The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) is an international consortium of university, college, and independent research libraries. Founded in 1949, CRL supports advanced research and teaching in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences by preserving and making available to scholars the primary source material critical to those disciplines.
The VALE Consortium (Virtual Academic Library Environment) was developed in 1998 as a grass root organization to develop inter-institutional information connectivity and collaborative library application projects among New Jersey academic libraries.
VALE’s mission is to help institutions meet the demands of students and faculty for access to scholarly materials.
Library Partners and Projects
The Princeton Theological Seminary Library works with the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam on the Abraham Kuyper Bibliography, the Digital Library of Abraham Kuyper, and the development of a comprehensive Abraham Kuyper Collection.