Due to the major snowstorm forecast to impact parts of the East Coast throughout the day tomorrow, our Security for Collections webinar has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 21, at 10 AM. If you have already registered, we apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your flexibility! If you haven't registered, there's still space available. Learn more and register below. For more on DHPSNY's upcoming April and May webinars, click here.
We just added three new webinars to our spring education schedule! Read more and register below or visit our webinars page for more information. Free for New York institutions, DHPSNY’s education programs promote interactive learning, networking, and collaboration while addressing the needs of professionals and volunteers responsible for the care and handling of historical records.
The first DHPSNY workshop of the year, Essential Policies and Procedures for Cultural Institutions, is coming up next week on Tuesday, March 7, at New York's Explorers Club. Space is limited, and registration closes at the end of the day on Tuesday, February 28. If you're unable to join us in New York City, there's still time to register for upcoming presentations of the same workshop in Binghamton and Syracuse.
There are just a few days left to apply for the current round of DHPSNY's free Planning & Assessment Services! Applications must be postmarked or received via email by Wednesday, March 1, 2017. DHPSNY awards services to a limited number of institutions in three areas: Archival Needs Assesments, Preservation & Conservation Surveys, and Strategic Planning assistance.
Thanks to everyone who joined us Wednesday afternoon for our latest webinar, Know Your Collections: Collections Management. Special thanks to Dyani Feige, CCAHA's Director of Preservation Services, for giving such a comprehesive presentation on a broad range of important collections management topics, such as acquisition, appraisal, documentation and deeds of gift, inventory, and deaccessioning.
On January 23, we launched our first annual survey to help identify urgent collections care needs in New York State, and the response so far has been tremendous! We have received surveys from institutions in 45 counties, each providing details that will help us better develop future services and programs for the nearly 4,500 New York institutions that we serve.
Thanks to everyone who attended our first webinar of 2017! We had a great turnout, and it was a nice start to DHPSNY's new season of education programming.
Applications are now open for DHPSNY's free Planning & Assessment Services! DHPSNY awards services to a limited number of institutions in three areas: Archival Needs Assessments, Preservation & Conservation Surveys, and Strategic Planning assistance.
This is shaping up to be a busy year for DHPSNY, and we're ready to get back on the road in March to present our next series of workshops! Archives Specialist Amelia Parks will lead the daylong presentation Essential Policies and Procedures for Cultural Institutions at three locations in New York City, Binghamton, and Syracuse beginning March 7. You can read more and register below or at our workshops page.
We hope everyone had a happy and festive holiday season! We're excited to be back and ready to announce a new slate of programs for 2017. Last fall, DHPSNY's webinars helped New York's institutions develop and implement new funding strategies, rethink the way they house and maintain their collections, and establish best practices for digital preservation. For the New Year, we've lined up another series of free presentations catered to the needs of small- to medium-sized collecting institutions.