When we pulled up to the Oswego County Historical Society's Richardson Bates House Museum in 2018 to conduct an Archival Needs Assessment, we were struck by the majesty of the building and, upon entering, the well-displayed period rooms and exhibits of the history of the Richardson Bates family and Oswego region. From our first meeting, the enthusiasm of the board and staff was palpable, and their dedication to preserving the space, as well as seeking new solutions for ongoing care of the collections, was impressive.
Deadline Extended--send us your Mission Statements and Collection Development Policies by Friday, July 19! Your participation will be a key part in the development of a statewide strategic plan for documentation of under-represented population groups and topics.
The deadline for our Summer 2019 Planning & Assessment Services application round is one week from today! Applications must be submitted by Friday, July 12.
In January, we invited you to take Part I of our Documentation Planning Project, Collections & Community: A Survey for New York State Collecting Institutions. We’re asking for your help in the next phase of the project—collecting and analyzing Mission Statements and Collection Development Policies from collecting institutions across the state.
In 2017, we conducted a Preservation Survey for the Hudson River Maritime Museum (HRMM) and were thoroughly impressed by their dedication to preserving the Hudson River's maritime history. It was no surprise that HRRM was awarded a New York State Archives Documentary Heritage Program Grant this past May to support their work.
We're excited to announce a new round of DHPSNY's Mentorship Program! The current application is for cohorts that will meet from September 2019 – February 2020. Applications for this round must be submitted by July 19, 2019. The DHPSNY Mentorship Program is designed to create a community that supports those who care for the unique library research materials and archival collections in the state of New York, including volunteers, interns, students, and both emerging and seasoned professionals.
Do you work with an organization dedicated to preserving NY State’s history such as a museum, library, archive, or historical society? Join our community of the volunteers, professionals, students, and experts to ask questions, share events, learn about cutting edge techniques, and engage with like-minded people. This is where the people behind the vast network of organizations that safeguard New York’s records can unite to support each other, share learnings, and develop a network of peers.
We concluded our Spring 2019 Planning & Assessment Services Application Round earlier this season, and the response was amazing! From a competitive pool of applicants, our field reviewers selected 20 organizations to receive free Archival Needs Assessments, Preservation Surveys, and Strategic Planning assistance.
The deadline for our summer Planning & Assessment Services round is Friday, July 12. If you have been thinking about applying, now is time to start! If you're unsure which service to apply for or whether your institution is ready, we encourage you to reach out to us. DHPSNY staff is here to answer your questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-545-0613
The deadline to register for our first two sessions of Care and Preservation of Audiovisual Materials has been extended until next week. You must register by Tuesday, May 21 for sessions at Binghamton University – State University of New York on Tuesday, May 28 and the Crandall Public Library on Wednesday, May 29. There is also only one week left to register, and just a few spaces remaining, for our upcoming presentation at The Strong National Museum of Play on Wednesday, June 5.