DHPSNY has extended the deadline of Collections & Community: A Survey for New York State Collecting Institutions to Friday, January 25! Help us to understand how your communities, organizations, and institutions collect and share the stories that are our collective history.
Thanks to everyone who joined us for our first webinar of 2019, Accessioning! Consulting Archivist Clare Flemming led an informative presentation, discussing the importance of accessioning and the best practices for institutions to follow while undertaking this important step in acquiring new collection materials. She provided illustrative examples and answered some really great questions including how to handle tricky situations with “found in collection” items. You can view a recording of yesterday’s presentation and download the slideshow at the links below.
DHPSNY needs your help!
The story of your community is the history of New York State, and DHPSNY wants to learn about your collections and your community. Help us to understand how your communities, organizations, and institutions collect and share the stories that are our collective history by completing Collections & Community: A Survey for New York State Collecting Institutions. DHPSNY asks that you please complete this survey by Friday, January 18th, 2019.
As winter officially begins with the New Year right around the corner, we are excited to announce a full season of DHPSNY educational opportunities!
In last weeks webinar, Emergency Preparedness Basics: Getting Started, DHPSNY Archives Specialist Amelia Parks pulled from her experiences as a born-and-raised West Coaster—always on guard for a variety of unforeseen natural events—as she explained the steps institutions should take to safeguard their collections. The webinar is packed with helpful information for collecting institutions, including advice on how to conduct a thorough risk assessment, detailed tips for compiling emergency and disaster plans, funding and emergency services resources, and much more.
Last week's webinar, Social Media: Instagram and Facebook, is now available! Sharing from his experience managing social media accounts at nonprofits, Jason Henn, Manager of Marketing & External Relations at the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts, gave an amazing overview of the platforms, including tips, tricks, stats, and great resources.
DHPSNY’s webinar season is officially in full gear with the much-anticipated webinar Duties & Responsibilities of Non-Profit Boards recorded this past Tuesday and Social Media and Emergency Preparedness webinars just around the corner.
The deadline to complete DHPSNY's annual Statewide Survey has been extended to Friday, November 30! This important survey was developed to help identify urgent collections care needs in New York State, and your responses will directly shape the scope and content of DHPSNY's programs and services. To participate, write firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a personalized link to complete the survey.
Registration is currently open for our Tuesday, November 27 webinar Duties & Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards. This session provides a broad overview of the fiduciary, ethical, and policy making responsibilities of the board. It covers the key functions of the board and provides practical guidance and an overview of best practices for board members to individually and collectively achieve excellence in governance performance.
The New York State Archives is pleased to announce the availability of the guidelines and application for the 2019-2020 Documentary Heritage Program (DHP) grants. DHP grants support improved access to historical records in New York State by funding arrangement and description projects and documentation projects. Click here for detailed information about these projects and the DHP Grants.