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.
This year DHPSNY will be attending the 2019 Joint Annual Meeting of the Council of State Archivists (CoSA) and theSociety of American Archivists (SAA) on July 31– August 6in Austin, Texas. The theme of this year's conference isTRANSFORMATIVE! with the goal to bring issues of inclusivity, accountability, creating space for underrepresented voices, and challenging the status quo to a wider arena.
Our second workshop series of 2019 begins next month with sessions at Binghamton University – State University of New York on Tuesday, May 28 and the Crandall Public Library on Wednesday, May 29. Learn more and register below! As always, DHPSNY's workshops are presented free of charge for New York institutions, and space is limited. Visit dhpsny.org for a complete schedule.
As we head into our summer Planning & Assessment application round and prepare for another class of awardees, we decided to take a step back and catch up with the Fort Ticonderoga Association, a DHPSNY alum who received a Preservation Survey from us in 2018. We spoke with Miranda Peters, Fort Ticonderoga's Director of Collections. Chatting with Miranda, we learned about the institution’s aspirational new mission, it’s expansive collections, and more.