The deadline to register for our next workshop has been EXTENDED to Wednesday, October 18th! Sign up to join us in Erie County on October 25th at the Western New York Library Resources Council in Cheektowaga for our final workshop of the year, Fundamentals of Caring for Paper Collections. This session is scheduled to take place the day before this year's Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC), just up the road in Buffalo!
A new season of free educational webinars kicked-off this morning with Spreading the Word, an overview of marketing and promotion strategies aimed at small- and medium-sized collecting institutions. Lee Price, Director of Development at CCAHA, provided a broad overview of the evolution of media and the role of storytelling in an instuitution's marketing strategy. Amy Heuer, CCAHA's Manager of Marketing and Engagement, followed that up with many concrete examples of ways to use social media and other tools to engage and expand your instituti
Join DHPSNY staff as we hold "office hours" to answer all of your questions about our free Planning & Assessment Services and help guide you through the application process. This special information session starts Wednesday, October 18th, at 1:00 PM.
We're excited to announce a new schedule of free educational webinars for the fall and winter, with additional spring 2018 presentations to be announced shortly. This season, we'll cover a range of new topics, from marketing and fundraising strategies to the basics of cold storage, selecting housing materials, and mold prevention. Presenters for upcoming sessions include DHPSNY staff, as well as trained conservators and staff from the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts.
We're excited to help announce a fantastic grant opportunity for museum/object collections in New York State! The NYSCA and Greater Hudson Heritage Network's new Collection Needs Assessment Program offers supplies grants up to $750 for collections management supplies such as storage boxes, artifact trays, dividers, Tyvek sheeting, environmental monitors, and more! The application portal opens Friday, September 1st. Deadline to apply is Sunday, October 1st, 2017.
DHPSNY's educational workshops continue this fall with five presentations of Fundamentals of Caring for Paper Collections. Some dates are filling up fast, and it's never too early to reserve your spot!
DHPSNY has made a slight change to its free Planning & Assessment Services categories, with a separate application now available for condition surveys (formerly offered as conservation surveys).
Thanks to everyone who submitted applications for our summer 2017 Planning & Assessment Services round! Earlier this year, DHPSNY began accepting applications on a rolling basis, with application materials always available for download and three review periods scheduled throughout the year. The summer 2017 deadline just passed last week, and applications for our fall 2017 round are now open. Applications for the next round must be postmarked or received via email by Friday, November 17th.
DHPSNY is always interested in improving the programs and services that we offer to New York's cultural heritage community. We are soliciting your input on topics for future workshops and webinars, as well as convenient dates and locations. Please take a moment to complete our survey. Your responses will directly impact next year's schedule!
The annual meeting of the Society of American Archivists is coming up later this month, and DHPSNY staff will be in attendance! This year's meeting takes place July 23-29 in Portland, Oregon, at the Portland Convention Center. As always, the conference will feature a variety of informative education sessions, workshops, special events, exhibits, and tours of local repositories. Click here for a complete schedule of events.