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Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 10:55
Jason

Our first round of applications for Planning & Assessment Services closed on October 18, 2016, and the response was fantastic! After receiving applications from every corner of New York State, DHPSNY, with the support of our advisory committee and field reviewers, awarded services to 18 organizations. Congratulations to the following institutions, and thanks again to everyone who applied!

Monday, December 19, 2016 - 11:20
Jason

If you missed last week's Documentary Heritage Program webinar, don't worry! You can view a recording at the link below. This instructional webinar features helpful tips for writing a DHP grant proposal in the areas of Arrangement & Description and Documentation. DHP recommends beginning the prequalification registration process immediately if you are considering applying. The 2017-2018 deadline is Tuesday, January 17, 2017.

Click here to view the webinar.

Monday, December 12, 2016 - 09:38
Jason

There's still time to register for this week's free Documentary Heritage Program grant information webinar on Thursday, December 15, at 10:00 AM. Our partners at the New York State Archives wil guide participants through the application for Arrangement & Description and Documentation Projects.

Email dhs@nysed.gov to register.

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 16:44
Jason

This afternoon we concluded DHPSNY's education programming for 2016 with Introduction to Digitization, a webinar packed with helpful information to guide you through the essentials of digital preservation. Tamara Talansky, Preservation and Imaging Project Coordinator at the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts, offered insights on a range of topics, from the basics of scanning and storage to equipment and software recommendations, copyright compliance, metadata best practices, and more. Thanks again to everyone who attended and joined in for the Q&A!

Monday, December 5, 2016 - 13:00
Jason

Last week marked the year's third and final presentation of the DHPSNY workshop Understanding Archives: An Introduction to Archival Basics. We anticipated a much colder, potentially snowy journey to Niagara County in late November, but the weather cooperated, and we had a smooth trip and another great turnout.

Friday, November 18, 2016 - 13:39
Jason

A special thanks to everyone who attended this week's workshops in Highland and Glens Falls! This was our first time taking DHPSNY's education programming on the road, and it was a great success by all accounts. It was nice to spend time with so many archives, museum, and library professionals and volunteers from institutions throughout the state, and we're looking forward to a third presentation of Understanding Archives: An Introduction to Archival Basics at SUNY Buffalo State on November 29.

Monday, November 14, 2016 - 14:23
Jason

If you missed our November 10 webinar, Collections Care Basics: Agents of Deterioration, you can view a recording at the link below! In the latest installment of DHPSNY's webinar series, Program Coordinator Anastasia Matijkiw provides an overview of the essentials of collections care through a discussion of the ten agents of deterioration: physical force; theft and vandalism; fire; water; pests; pollutants; light; incorrect temperature; incorrect relative humidity; and custodial neglect.

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 11:36
Jason

DHPSNY's first workshop of the season, Understanding Archives: An Introduction to Archival Basics, begins next week on Tuesday, November 15, at the Southeastern New York Library Resource Council in Highland. From there, we'll head to Crandall Public Library in Glens Falls for another presentation on Thursday, November 17, and SUNY Buffalo State on Tuesday, November 29. There's still plenty of time left to register for all three installments!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 12:13
dhpsny@dmin

For all of our friends at institutions in northwestern New York, we're excited to announce a third presentation of our fall workshop, Understanding Archives: An Introduction to Archival Basics, at SUNY Buffalo State (Buffalo State College) on November 29. This will be the same workshop as presented earlier in the month at locations in Highland and

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 15:17
dhpsny@dmin

The deadline has passed for the fall 2016 round of DHPSNY's Planning & Assessment Services, and as postmarked applications continue to roll in, we want to take a moment to thank everyone who took the time and effort to apply! It's been exciting to see such a diverse pool of strong applications from institutions small and large representing every area of the state. We have received applications in each of DHPSNY's three service categories from historical societies, museums, public and academic libraries, and more.

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