Recent News Items
This week's webinar, Digital Preservation for Small Repositories, is now available to view here and on our Resources page. Bonnie Weddle, coordinator of the Electronic Records unit at the New York State Archives, guided viewers through the practical first steps they can take to establish a digital preservation program. Key terms and core activities were discussed, and Bonnie left viewers with a wealth of additional resources.
We're happy to introduce eleven new members of DHPSNY's Planning & Assessment Services class from our final round of 2017. Site visits for this group began this month with a trip the Hudson River Museum in Kingston (pictured) and will continue throughout the spring.
Since fall 2016, DHPSNY has awarded Archival Needs Assessments, Preservation Surveys, Condition Surveys, and Strategic Planning assistance to over fifty organizations. With this year's first Planning & Assessment application deadline coming up on Friday, March 16th, we are highlighting each of these services and how they can benefit your organization. Today, we’re focusing on Archival Needs Assessments.
This week's webinar, Legal Issues: Old Loans and Unknown Sources, was a very detailed look at the steps New York-based institutions must legally take to deal with holdings such as abandoned property and materials "found in collection." Thanks to Erin Richardson for an informative presentation! You can view a recording and download the handouts here, and all DHPSNY webinars are archived on the Resources page.
If you missed last week's webinar, Housing Material Basics, a recording is available here and on our Resources page. DHPSNY Preservation Specialist Gillian Marcus led this presentation, which defined common terminology and professional standards, as well as presented many specific examples and recommendations for housing paper and book collections.
Since fall 2016, DHPSNY has provided Archival Needs Assessments, Preservation Surveys, Condition Surveys, and Strategic Planning assistance to over fifty organizations. With our first Planning & Assessment application deadline coming up on March 16th, we wanted to take a moment to highlight each of these services and how they could benefit your organization. Today, we’re focusing on Strategic Planning assistance!
In DHPSNY’s first Planning & Assessment round of 2017, we received an archival needs assessment application that particularly caught our eye. The name at the top was the Empire State Aerosciences Museum, and the Museum’s website raised our hopes for the possibility of a very interesting site visit. Now, a few months since ESAM received its survey report, we reconnected with Donna Esposito, Director of the Museum’s Vander Veer Research Center. She talked to us some more about the Museum’s collections, upcoming programs, and how to stay focused at work while WWII fighter planes drop in to refuel outside your window.