Resources

DHPSNY staff has compiled an extensive list of online resources to support learning and program growth for New York’s collecting institutions. These include links to academic articles, sample policies and guidelines, digital records, and other resources on a range of important topics. This page also features an archive of DHPSNY webinar recordings and a calendar of upcoming events for New York's heritage community.
 

Contents

Administration
Archives
Born Digital and Digitized Records
Disaster Preparedness
Education and Outreach
Exhibition
Grants
Podcasts
Preservation
Regional Resources
Webinar Recordings
Other Resource Aggregates

 

Administration

          POLICIES & PROCEDURES

TEMPLATES & EXAMPLES:

 

Archives

TEMPLATES & EXAMPLES:

Born Digital and Digitized Records

Disaster Preparedness

Education and Outreach

Exhibition

Grants

  • Foundation Center – Provides information on grants and grant makers, searches 990s, and has information on many small grants and grant makers who do not have an online presence. The online database requires a subscription but the resources at several brick and mortar locations in New York State are free.
  • New York State Archives – Grant funding for categories such as emergency funding, archival record management, and research.
  • Regional Bibliographic Databases (RBDB) – Funding administered by New York State Library to benefit regional resource sharing and information technology. Some of New York's Library Resources Councils (see Regional Resources) use a portion of their RBDB funds for grants to member libraries in areas such as digitization, metadata, and retrospective conversion, etc.

Podcasts

  • More Podcast, Less Process – “Podcast featuring interviews with archivists, librarians, preservationists, technologists, and information professionals about interesting work and projects within and involving archives, special collections, and cultural heritage. Topics include appraisal and acquisition, arrangement and description, reference, outreach and education, collection management, physical and digital preservation, and infrastructure and technology.”
  • Dewey Decibel Podcast – “A podcast series from American Libraries, the magazine of the American Library Association. Each month, you host and American Libraries Associate Editor Phil Morehart will be your guide to conversations with librarians, authors, thinkers, and scholars about topics from the library world and beyond.”
  • HiFi History – A podcast that “explores how saving places, memories and objects from the past (aka "historic preservation") improves your life and your community.”
     

Policies & Procedures

TEMPLATES & EXAMPLES:

Preservation

Regional Resources

The following organizations provide support to collecting institutions in specific regions throughout New York State. Empire State Library Network is comprised of nine regional library resource councils, each providing a range of support services that include continuing education, digitization services, access to electronic resources, services to the health care community, consulting, information technologies, and advocacy. ESLN provides similar services to the entire state, such as continuing education and discounted electronic resources.

The following are additional regional organizations providing support to New York collecting institutions.

Webinar Recordings

DHPSNY's webinars address emerging issues and best practices for collecting institutions, with content scaled to apply to small- and medium-sized organizations with limited resources. To learn more and register for upcoming programs, visit our webinars page. All of DHPSNY's education programs are presented free of charge for New York institutions. Webinar recordings are made available here within one week of the original webcast. Click the links below to visit GoToWebinar and fill out the registration form. You will then be directed to the video.

    Other Resource Aggregates

    • Society of American Archivists (SAA) – This website provides a wealth of information on archival topics, standards, education, and other archival, international and regional associations. Other useful pages include the glossary of archival terms, grant information, and guides to writing policies.
    • New York State Archives (NYSA) – Provides a variety of guidelines and resources on records management, education and outreach, grants, and professional standards. Click here for the list of publications.
    • New York State Archives List of Services for Historical Records Repositories –  An extensive list of additional resources compiled by NYSA.
    • American Alliance of Museums (AAM) – The Collections Stewardship section provides standards and guidelines applicable to any institution holding historic or archival material. Guidelines include topics on collection care, collection assessment, ethics, loans, and more.
    • Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) – Resources on a variety of topics including preservation of various collection material, disaster and emergency preparedness, collection handling, and finding specialists.
    • The Sustainable Heritage Network (SHN) – “An answer to the pressing need for comprehensive workshops, online tutorials, and web resources dedicated to the lifecycle of digital stewardship… The SHN is part of a network of individuals, communities, and institutions who work together to provide each other with digital tools and preservation assistance. We call this: Collaborative Stewardship.”
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