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DHPSNY Archives Specialist Kate Philipson gave a compelling case for utilizing processing plans in last week’s presentation The Process of Processing: Creating and Implementing Processing Plans. After giving an overview of archival processing, Kate explained what a processing plan is, why you should want to create one, and how to approach writing your own. She also answered a lot of thoughtful questions from the audience and provided a wealth of additional resources.

Click here to view the recording.

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We are sharing the following guidance from the New York State Department of Health regarding public gatherings, public spaces and private sector organizations in order to keep the community of NYS collecting institutions informed about efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. We appreciate this is a rapidly changing situation and will continue to provide relevant and accurate updates that impact our community.

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Thanks to everyone who joined us for our second webinar of 2020, Internal Advocacy! In last week’s presentation, CCAHA Director of Preservation Services Dyani Feige guided viewers through different routes of advocacy and strategies for collecting institution staff to secure time and funding for preservation initiatives and conservation treatment, including how to utilize collections in advocacy efforts. View the recording and download the slideshow at the links below as well as on our Webinars page!

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As we closely monitor the evolving COVID-19 outbreak and its effect on New York communities, we will continue to accept applications for DHPSNY’s Planning & Assessment Services. To help offset recent disruptions to your schedule, the deadline to submit applications for our Spring 2020 Planning & Assessment Services Round has been EXTENDED to Friday, March 27.

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DHPSNY has been closely monitoring the evolving situation around COVID-19 over the past week. Based on recommendations being set by state, federal, and international health organizations, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the following spring programs:

Essential Policies and Procedures for Collecting Institutions 

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Dear DHPSNY Community,

We wanted to assure you that DHPSNY is closely monitoring the evolving situation around COVID-19 and implications for our upcoming programs, include the Spring Workshop Series, Essential Policies & Procedures for Collecting Institutions, and our series of Conversations on Local History. The health, safety, and well-being of our community are top priorities.

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Whose identities are represented within our collections? Who is missing from the historical record? The DHPSNY Statewide Documentation Planning project aims to address these questions and to create clear strategies for broadening historic representation throughout New York State’s collections. Your voices are essential to our success and we need to hear from you!

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This week’s webinar, Managing Your Digital Collection, is now available to view here and on our Webinars page! In Tuesday’s presentation, Maggie Downing, Manager of Digital Imaging at the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts, discussed digital preservation basics, including the unique challenges that come with caring for digital collections and scalable strategies that can be implemented by institutions of all sizes. 

Click here to view the recording.

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Since 1987, the United States has formally recognized March as National Women’s History Month. The month is set aside to honor women’s contributions in American history. Each year, The National Women’s History Alliance selects and publishes a theme. The 2020 Women’s History Month theme is “Valiant Women of the Vote”— honoring "the brave women who fought to win suffrage rights for women, and for the women who continue to fight for the voting rights of others."

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The deadline is approaching to register for our first two workshop sessions of Essential Policies and Procedures for Cultural Institutions. Sessions begin on Thursday, March 26 at the Niagara County Historical Society and Friday, March 27 at The Corning Museum of Glass. Learn more and register below!

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