In our most recent live webinar presentation, Andrew Marietta, VP, Regional Development, New York Council of Nonprofits, presented an overview on the role of insurance, the various types and considerations for risk management, and the steps you can take to protect your organization. This webinar addressed how organizations can protect themselves against financial loss from exposure to certain risks, how best to manage organizational risks, and how to do so with limited resources.
The deadline to apply for DHPSNY’s Summer 2021 Planning & Assessment Services Round has been extended! We will now be accepting applications until midnight EST on Friday, July 23. Applicants will be notified of their application status by September 2021. Our next application deadline will be in November 2021.
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In our most recent live webinar presentation, Chloe Houseman, Paper Conservator at the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts, explored the importance of managing the environment in collections spaces and offers guidance on how to do so. This presentation answered questions such as—What should you think about when establishing an environmental monitoring plan? What is a datalogger and how do you select the right one? What are the basic tools needed to implement an environmental monitoring plan?
This week, we offer a guest post from our colleague Maggie Downing, Manager of Digital Imaging at the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts.
In our most recent live webinar presentation, Julia Novakovic, Archivist at the Strong Museum of Play, discussed caring for endangered media formats such as floppy disks, u-matic tapes, and data tapes, which pose difficult preservation questions for collecting institutions. These increasingly obsolete media formats are sometimes pushed to the side when organizing and preserving archival collections, simply because we often don't know what to do with them.
Since the language we use to describe archival materials has such manifold effects on the way those materials are discovered, accessed, and used, inclusive descriptive practices are an important tool in making collections equitable and accessible. Conscious editing initiatives have taken hold in many institutions, and constitute a set of considerations to evaluate previous and future descriptive practices. The University of North Carolina’s University Library is one such institution grappling with ways to include conscious editing in their daily work.
In celebration of Pride, we are pleased to feature projects that focus on recording the history of LGBTQ+ people. This week, we offer a guest post from Dan DiLandro at SUNY Buffalo State on The Dr. Madeline Davis Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBTQ) Archives of Western New York.
The summer of 2021 is officially here and COVID-19 restrictions are lifting—what’s in store for your institution? An excellent way to fast-track your program goals and become even better stewards of the collections in your care is to take part in one of our free Planning & Assessment Services!
DHPSNY Planning & Assessment Services can help your organization:
Date: Thursday-Friday, October 21-22, 2021
Archivists Roundtable of Metropolitan NY invites session proposals for the 2021 New York Archives Week Symposium. This year’s New York Archives Week Symposium theme is RESILIENCE to acknowledge our struggles, celebrate our successes, and explore how we can continue to move forward.
As we approach the summer of 2021 and start settling into the new normal, an excellent way to get your institution on a fast track to reaching program goals is to take part in one of DHPSNY’s Planning & Assessment Services! Offered free of cost to New York institutions, each of our services are tailored to fit your organization’s needs and can be utilized to obtain funding, increase the accessibility and use of your collections, and more!
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To help you get started, we've outlined each of our services below with links to more information and application materials. Our website also features helpful tools for navigating the application process, including frequently asked questions, sample applications, and our recent webinar DHPSNY's Planning & Assessments: A Crash Course.