Announcing the DHPSNY Summer 2023 Planning & Assessment Deadline

Thu, 05/11/2023 - 10:51

We're excited to announce that applications are open for DHPSNY Planning & Assessment Services, and the next submission deadline is Friday, July 7, 2023! Conducted in-person or virtually, each DHPSNY service aims to improve adherence to preservation best practices and can be utilized to obtain additional funding, increase the accessibility and use of your collections, and more.

We are accepting application materials for the following services to be considered for the summer 2023 application review period:

• Archival Needs Assessments: An excellent way to examine your archival program holistically through an external lens. DHPSNY Archival Needs Assessments cover Administration, Collections Management, and Collections Care.

• Preservation Surveys: A general evaluation of your institution's preservation needs, pinpointing areas of concern and recommendations for improvement in Preservation, Administration, Building Conditions, Environmental Conditions, Security and Emergency Preparedness, and Collections Care and Storage.

• Strategic Planning Assistance: This service helps organizations think proactively about their future and shape a three-year plan to serve as a road map for future decision-making under a trained facilitator.

• Condition Surveys: A tool for institutions that have previously undergone a Preservation Survey (through DHPSNY or another program) and are now interested in evaluating the conditions of collection materials on a more granular level.

Visit our Planning & Assessment page to learn more about each of our services and determine which is right for your organization's needs. Our website features helpful tools for navigating the application process, including frequently asked questions and sample applications.

If you're unsure which service to apply for or whether your institution is ready, we encourage you to reach out to us! DHPSNY staff is available to answer your questions at or 215-545-0613 ext. 337.

Application materials for DHPSNY's Planning & Assessment Services are accepted year-round and reviewed three times a year. DHPSNY Foundational Planning Assistance is accepted on a rolling basis.

Image: Sites selected for surveys and assessments will receive a document box filled with archival goodies, including mylar sleeves, pest control strips, a blue wool test card, and an Abbey PH pen! Items are excellent for collections care (maybe not pet care). Puppy not included.

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