Upcoming DHPSNY Webinars

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 11:13

A new season of DHPSNY webinars begins on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, with Managing Your Digital Collection, an overview of the essential skills and strategies for collecting institutions to best manage digital collections. But that’s not all—throughout March and April, we’re offering opportunities to learn about internal advocacy, collections processing, and space management! Reserve your spot today by registering below.

Presented free of charge, DHPSNY’s education programs address the needs of professionals and volunteers responsible for the care and handling of historical records. DHPSNY’s webinars discuss emerging issues and best practices, with content scaled to apply to small- to medium-sized organizations with limited resources.

Keep an eye on for more programming announcements, coming soon!


Managing Your Digital Collection
Presenter: Maggie Downing, Manager of Digital Imaging, Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts
Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Time: 1:00- 2:00 PM
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This webinar will focus on the basics of managing digital collections and will address born-digital material as well as items that have been converted to digital format. Maggie Downing, Manager of Digital Imaging at the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts, will discuss scalable strategies that can be implemented by institutions of all sizes.


Internal Advocacy
Presenter: Dyani Feige, Director of Preservation Services, Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts
Date: Thursday, March 12, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM - 12: 30 PM
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Advocacy is not only external—it is crucial for collecting institution staff to be able to advocate internally as well, to co-workers, board, and administration, in order to assure that resources are best allocated. This webinar will explore routes for both external and internal advocacy with a focus on collections care: securing time and funding for preservation initiatives and conservation treatment. It will also discuss opportunities for incorporating information about preservation into all advocacy efforts.


The Process of Processing: Creating and Implementing Processing Plans
Presenter: Kate Philipson, Archives Specialist, DHPSNY
Date: March 18, 2020 
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM
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Processing archival collections, which is the work of arranging, describing, and housing materials, can sometimes feel overwhelming. Creating an initial processing plan helps to make these activities more manageable, as it proposes a clear guide to understanding any given collection and the resources that are necessary to make it accessible. This webinar will address the reasons for utilizing processing plans in your workflows, as well as the details of how to write one and implement it effectively. 


Space Planning: Getting Started
Maria Holden, Preservation Officer, New York State Office of Cultural Education
Date: Thursday, April 16, 2020
Time: 2:00 - 3:30 PM
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Archives, libraries, and museums of all sizes face challenges when considering how to make the most of collections storage spaces, particularly when space is limited. The presenter will discuss strategies for making the most of precious storage space as well as ways to prioritize best practices and current standards for housing and storing institutional collections.


Image: The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Print Collection, The New York Public Library. "The strong man of the Republican party, Judge, May 30, 1891." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1891.

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