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.
We're pleased to announce that the deadline to apply for DHPSNY's free Planning & Assessment services has been extended to Tuesday, October 18. DHPSNY offers valuable services in three areas—Archival Needs Assessments, Preservation and Conservation Surveys, and Strategic Planning assistance. These services are designed to help small- to medium-sized collecting institutions throughout New York State improve and advance program efforts while forming strategies for future growth and development. The review process to award these free services will be competitive, and we hope this extension gives your institution the extra time needed to ensure that sure your application is as strong as possible for our advisory committee of library, archives, and conservation professionals.
This morning we wrapped up our second webinar, Funding for Collections Care, presented by CCAHA Director of Development Lee Price. Thanks to everyone who attended! We had a number of thoughtful questions during the Q&A session, and the presentation was packed with valuable information, including advice on how to develop a funding strategy, detailed grant writing tips, and specific leads for funding sources. Of course, an important point of today's presentation was encouraging you to leverage DHPSNY's free Planning & Assessment Services as a part of your organization's overall strategy.
Our complete fall webinar schedule is now available! Head to our webinars page today to learn more and register for upcoming sessions, including our next webinar, Funding for Collections Care on Thursday, October 6, at 10 AM.
We're excited to announce the first of our educational workshops! Join us Tuesday, November 15, in Highland or Thursday, November 17, in Glens Falls for Understanding Archives: An Introduction to Archival Basics, a discussion of archival fundamentals led by DHPSNY Program Coordinator Anastasia Matijkiw. Stay tuned for a third location to be announced shortly.
Thanks to everyone who attended both presentations of our first webinar, Introducing DHPSNY. For those who missed it, we're making all of the material available for download. Due to technical difficulties with our September 22 presentation, we are only making available the September 15 recording.
DHPSNY's webinar series continues Thursday, October 6 at 10 AM with Funding For Collections Care. Join Lee Price, Director of Development at the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts, as he offers guidance on how to be competitive in the race for public and private funding.
Due to overwhelming interest and enrollment in the first installment of our webinar series, we've added a second presentation of Introducing DHPSNY on Thursday, September 22, at 11 AM. There are still spots left for both dates, so please register for the time that works best for you. If you can't make either presentation, remember that all webinars will be recorded and archived for download from DHPSNY’s Resources page.
DHPSNY is excited to announce the first in our series of instructional webinars. Join us Thursday, September 15, at 2 PM for Introducing DHPSNY, an overview of the Documentary Heritage and Preservation Services for New York initiative.
Documentary Heritage and Preservation Services for New York (DHPSNY) is a statewide program established to support the vast network of non-government, unique library and archival repositories that safeguard New York’s historical records. With the launch of DHPSNY’s website, dhpsny.org, qualifying New York organizations can apply for free training and services, including archival needs assessments, preservation and conservation surveys, and strategic planning guidance. Applications are now available, and recipients of DHPSNY’s planning and assessment services will be selected by a competitive review process led by an advisory committee of library, archives, and conservation professionals.