Don't Forget: DHPSNY Planning & Assessment Applications Due Friday, July 12!

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 16:15

The deadline for our Summer 2019 Planning & Assessment Services application round is one week from today! Applications must be submitted by Friday, July 12.

To help guide you through the process, our website features helpful tools including lists of Frequently Asked Questions and sample applications. You can learn more about each of our services and download application materials at at the links below.

DHPSNY staff is also here to help you every step of the way. For assistance, questions about eligibility, or additional information, contact DHPSNY Program Manager Anastasia Matijkiw at (215) 545-0613 extension 338 or

Preservation Surveys

DHPSNY's Preservation Surveys assess an institution's preservation needs, focusing on preventive care and mitigating deterioration and damage. A preservation survey is an important early step in establishing and maintaining a preservation program for your institution. Having a current survey report is also a valuable tool in fundraising for collections care, as it is often a prerequisite for grants and other funding opportunities.

Click here to learn more and download the application.

Condition Surveys

A Condition Survey is a valuable 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. Since a condition survey is designed to evaluate the materials in a discrete collection, this service will be offered only after an overall preservation survey has been conducted, and the major environmental and policy recommendations have been addressed by the institution. 

Click here to learn more and download the application.

Archival Needs Assessments

DHPSNY's Archival Needs Assessments thoroughly examine an institution's archival program, identifying and addressing specific organizational needs, facility and storage concerns, and collections management issues. The assessment pinpoints problems, recommends solutions, sets priorities, and guides the development of your archival program. Our assessments are conducted by an experienced archivist with needs assessment expertise, and the entire process includes a site visit, a detailed report, and follow-up services, as appropriate.

Click here to learn more and download the application.

Strategic Planning Assistance

Our Strategic Planning curriculum was developed in partnership with the New York Council of Nonprofits (NYCON) and is designed to assist small- and medium-sized institutions. At the end of the process, your organization will have completed a three-year strategic plan, a document unique to your institution, identifying key goals to support and strengthen your organization with milestones to gauge your success along the way. 

Click here to learn more and download the application.

Photo: from our Instagramaccount, " In case you needed another reason to apply for DHPSNY’s free Planning & Assessment Services...

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). Pomeranian not included."

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