We are excited to offer three new workshops for 2019, presented in 15 locations throughout New York State. As always, DHPSNY's education programs are presented free of charge for New York institutions.
We're excited to announce the new class of Planning & Assessment Services sites from our latest application round! We look forward to beginning site visits for the following institutions in the coming weeks. Application materials for DHPSNY's Planning & Assessment Services are accepted year-round and reviewed three times a year. The next application review deadline is Friday, March 15, 2019. Visit our Planning & Assessment page to learn more and apply.
In DHPSNY’s second webinar in our funding series, Lee Price, Director of Development at CCAHA, spoke from his experience to explain how to craft a successful narrative for grant applications. With examples drawn from success stories at museums, historic sites, libraries, and archives, he explored the delicate balancing act of meeting all guideline requirements while telling a compelling story and provided many useful tips from the grant reviewer perspective.
Yesterday’s webinar, Policies and Procedures for Deaccessioning, is now available to view here and on our Webinars page. CCAHA Director of Preservation Services Dyani Feige guided viewers through the reasons to deaccession, deaccession policy, mechanisms for disposal, and legal & ethical considerations. Key terms were discussed, and Dyani left viewers with a wealth of additional resources.
In yesterday's webinar Good Housekeeping, DHPSNY Archives Specialist Amelia Parks gave a great overview of how and why institutions should develop and maintain a housekeeping program, including the 10 agents of deterioration and how to prevent them, housingkeeping policy best practices, and down and dirty tips and tricks for cleaning collections.
DHPSNY has extended the deadline of Collections & Community: A Survey for New York State Collecting Institutions to Friday, January 25! Help us to understand how your communities, organizations, and institutions collect and share the stories that are our collective history.
Thanks to everyone who joined us for our first webinar of 2019, Accessioning! Consulting Archivist Clare Flemming led an informative presentation, discussing the importance of accessioning and the best practices for institutions to follow while undertaking this important step in acquiring new collection materials. She provided illustrative examples and answered some really great questions including how to handle tricky situations with “found in collection” items. You can view a recording of yesterday’s presentation and download the slideshow at the links below.
DHPSNY needs your help!
The story of your community is the history of New York State, and DHPSNY wants to learn about your collections and your community. Help us to understand how your communities, organizations, and institutions collect and share the stories that are our collective history by completing Collections & Community: A Survey for New York State Collecting Institutions. DHPSNY asks that you please complete this survey by Friday, January 18th, 2019.
As winter officially begins with the New Year right around the corner, we are excited to announce a full season of DHPSNY educational opportunities!
In last weeks webinar, Emergency Preparedness Basics: Getting Started, DHPSNY Archives Specialist Amelia Parks pulled from her experiences as a born-and-raised West Coaster—always on guard for a variety of unforeseen natural events—as she explained the steps institutions should take to safeguard their collections. The webinar is packed with helpful information for collecting institutions, including advice on how to conduct a thorough risk assessment, detailed tips for compiling emergency and disaster plans, funding and emergency services resources, and much more.