This November, join us for a 2-week immersive learning experience that will set your institution up for success in times of crisis. Participants will not only learn the essentials of emergency preparedness, but also have the opportunity to put their knowledge to task in an interactive exercise simulating a real collections emergency.
We are excited to announce that the deadline to apply to our fall 2023 Planning & Assessment Services round has been extended — we will now be accepting applications until midnight EST on Friday, November 17. If you and your institution have been thinking about applying, now is the perfect time to start an application.
DHPSNY services connect your organization with our expert team to discuss your current practices, offer valuable recommendations, and establish personalized goals aligned with your unique needs.
Why Apply for DHPSNY Services?
Each October, the Society of American Archivists leads the celebration of American Archives Month, emphasizing the significance of preserving historical documents and records. This observance serves as a poignant reminder of the vital role that archives and archivists play in safeguarding our collective heritage and making it accessible. It’s a popular time for institutions to increase awareness about their collections.
Processes and approaches are one of the most efficient ways for our organizations to shift our practices and culture to an antiracism lens. On September 14, our antiracism education series facilitator, Aria Camaione-Lind, was joined by Jordan Jace of the Archives Partner Trust and Lavada Nahon of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation for the DHPSNY webinar Antiracist Approaches to Collections Accessibility.
Strengthen your organization's preservation capacity with DHPSNY Planning & Assessment Services. DHPSNY services connect your organization with our expert team to discuss your current practices, offer valuable recommendations, and establish personalized goals aligned with your unique needs. Whether you are a library, archive, museum, or historical society, DHPSNY can provide the guidance and resources you need to ensure the long-term preservation of your collections.
Why Apply for DHPSNY Services?
We concluded our Summer 2023 Planning & Assessment Services application review period this past July, and we're pleased to announce our independent field reviewers have selected seven collecting institutions to receive DHPSNY services.
We commend these organizations for their dedication to enhancing their preservation programs and practices, and it is with great honor that we embark on this journey alongside them.
It’s once again that time of year when the DHPSNY team is asking you to share your thoughts, concerns, and emerging needs through our short annual survey. DHPSNY staff use this data to plan programming and services, and to determine what resources are most needed by New York’s cultural heritage community. Your input is essential to ensure that our work is continually useful!
Providing environmental controls is one of the greatest single steps an institution can take in preserving its collections. From mitigating environmentally-driven deterioration to understanding mechanical systems, DHPSNY's webinar, Back to the Basics: An Introduction to Environmental Monitoring, explored the importance of managing the collections environment and covered the steps needed to implement an environmental monitoring program.
Applications are open for DHPSNY Planning & Assessment Services, and the next submission deadline is Friday, November 3, 2023. Planning & Assessment services pair accepted organizations with DHPSNY staff to discuss current practices and set recommendations and goals specific to your capacity and needs. Final reports can be utilized to obtain additional funding, increase the accessibility and use of your collections, and more.
Applications for the following services will be reviewed in November 2023:
Back in July, DHPSNY and antiracism program partner Aria Strategies co-presented a facilitated dialogue to talk and learn about effective strategies for describing our organization’s collections. So many of our object descriptions, exhibit labels, and metadata center the experiences and perspectives of white museum, library and archive volunteers and professionals. How, then, can we navigate a shift to centering the perspectives, knowledge, and understanding of directly impacted groups of people?