Register Now for Upcoming Red Flag Workshops

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 15:05

DHPSNY's first workshop series of the year begins in two weeks! There are a few spots remaining for our upcoming session at the Crandall Public Library in Glens Falls on Wednesday, April 18th. The last day to register is tomorrow, Tuesday, April 3rd. The deadline is also approaching to register for our upcoming presentation at the Northern New York Library Network in Potsdam on Wednesday, April 25th. Registration for the Potsdam session closes on April 11th.

DHPSNY's workshops are presented free of charge for New York institutions, and space is limited. Visit our Workshops page for a complete schedule of upcoming programs.

Red Flag! Identifying Preservation Needs While Processing Collections
Amelia Parks, Archives Specialist, DHPSNY
Time: 9:15 AM - 3:30 PM
Click here to register.

Gaining intellectual control over collections is just one aspect of processing and cataloging. This workshop will focus on developing a system for identifying and prioritizing the collections care needs of items (archival materials, maps, photographs, moving images, etc.) during the accessioning, processing, and cataloging phases. Common degradation issues encountered in collections and methods for assessing condition will be discussed. This session will also present procedures for assigning conservation and housing priorities and will suggest potential “red flags” to alert staff when a conservator should be consulted. Participants will have the opportunity to assess the condition of items in a study collection and assign conservation and housing priorities to each item using the procedures presented in the workshop.

Monday, April 16th - Registration closed
North Shore Historical Museum
Nassau County | Glen Cove, NY

Wednesday, April 18th - Deadline April 3rd
Crandall Public Library
Saratoga County | Glens Falls, NY

Wednesday, April 25th - Deadline April 11th
Northern New York Library Network
St. Lawrence County | Potsdam, NY

Tuesday, May 1st - Deadline April 18th
Livingston County Emergency Management Center
Livingston County | Mt. Morris, NY

Thursday, May 3rd - Deadline April 18th
Roberson Museum and Science Center
Broome County | Binghamton, NY

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