A subject heading is a word or group of words used to describe a topic or concept. Since 1898, the Library of Congress has maintained the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), a thesaurus for use in bibliographic records, to catalog materials in its holdings. The LCSH is used by most libraries and archives throughout the United States.
In DHPSNY’s most recent live webinar presentation, Lauren Lyons, Chartering Coordinator, New York State Museum, discussed the differences between consolidating and merging a museum charter in New York State, what these application processes look like, and what the best options are for different circumstances. In order to combine resources or services, museums or historical societies might decide to merge or consolidate their charters. Or, due to various causes, an institution may decide to dissolve their charter altogether.
As we head into our Summer 2021 Planning and Assessment Services Application Round and prepare for a new class of awardees, we decided to step back and reach out to some of our 2020 sites to learn more about their virtual assessment experience and its impact on their institutions.
In response, Christine Gibbons, Board member and Communications Chair of the Orchard Park Historical Society, a 2020 DHPSNY virtual Archival Needs Assessment recipient, wrote the following article. Detailing the society’s history, base in the historic Jolls House, experience with DHPSNY, and plans for the future, we hope that Christine’s words will inspire other institutions to participate in our services, which, as always, are offered free of cost to NY institutions.
In celebration of Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month we are pleased to feature projects that focus on recording the history of Asian Americans in New York State and Nationwide. This week, we offer our first guest posting from Amita Manghnani and Laura Chen-Schultz of the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at New York University.
Applications are open for DHPSNY's free Planning & Assessment Services, and the next submission deadline is Friday, July 16, 2021. If you have been thinking about applying, now is a great time to start! We are currently accepting applications for all four of our services:
The winter months are officially behind us, and SPRING has sprung. In order to make sure you have access to valuable information, helpful resources, and opportunities to develop and grow, DHPSNY is excited to provide new Online Courses—free of cost to NY institutions. A great alternative to DHPSNY’s face-to-face workshops, our hope is that you find these courses a convenient and engaging way to learn and expand your knowledge as we transition to the post-COVID-19 era.
In celebration of Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month we are pleased to feature projects that focus on recording the history of Asian Americans in New York State and Nationwide.
The DHPSNY team is continually evaluating our services to ensure we are meeting the needs of collecting institutions across New York State. We have developed this short survey for you to share your thoughts, concerns, and emerging needs with us directly. Your responses will help inform the delivery and development of our programs and services moving forward! These responses will help inform the delivery and development of our programs and services moving forward! The survey should take about five minutes to complete.
In celebration of Preservation Week, we caught up with Alison Haas, director of the Lake Placid Olympic Museum in Lake Placid, NY. Lake Placid is one of only three communities in the world to have hosted a Winter Olympics twice, and the Museum is one of the only Olympic museums in the United States. In 2017, the Museum was awarded a DHPSNY Preservation Survey.