Hello, 2018! It's chilly this week at DHPSNY HQ—not quite as bad as conditions in this photo, but close. Despite the low temperatures, our spirits couldn't be higher as we look ahead to all that we have in store. We ended 2017 having awarded free Planning & Assessment Services to nearly 50 collecting institutions in New York State and with more than 1,000 attendees of DHPSNY's free education programs. We look forward to connecting with even more of you in the coming year.
Earlier this month, we began a new series of brief conversations with library, museum, and archives professionals and volunteers from around New York State. In our latest installment, we caught up with Jamie Quinn, Executive Director at the Firemen's Association of the State of New York (FASNY) Museum of Firefighting in Hudson, New York. Jamie has been at the Museum for 12 years and overseen the continued expansion of an archival collection of handwritten journals, service manuals, photographs, and other items that document the history of firefighting, from the lives of the firefighters themselves to the evolution of its tools and its depiction in popular culture and fine art.
With yesterday's Collection Management Policies webinar, this year's schedule of education programs officially drew to a close. As we wrap up 2017, more than 1,200 people from collecting institutions throughout New York State have taken advantage of DHPSNY's free educational webinars and workshops, and we're excited to carry that momentum into the New Year! Thanks again to everyone who joined us yesterday, and thanks to DHPSNY Archives Specialist Amelia Parks for a very informative presentation!
Thanks to everyone who joined us for yesterday’s webinar, Risk Assessment for Collecting Institutions. Samantha Forsko, Preservation Specialist at CCAHA, led our next-to-last session of 2017, which laid out all of the components of a thorough risk assessment, including guidelines for identifying risks and helpful mitigation strategies.
At DHPSNY, we love to learn as much as we can about collecting institutions of all kinds around the State, and we also enjoy meeting the people behind the scenes who work to carefully document and preserve the State’s rich history. This month, we’re launching a new series of brief conversations with library, museum, and archives professionals and volunteers from around New York. Our first chat is with Josh Vogel, Gallery Manager at the Skyscraper Museum in New York City.
The deadline to complete DHPSNY's annual Statewide Survey has been extended one last time to Friday, December 3rd, and we want to hear from you! This important survey was developed to identify urgent collections care needs in New York State, and your responses will directly shape future programs. Don't miss your final chance to write email@example.com and participate.
The deadline to complete DHPSNY's annual Statewide Survey has been extended to Friday, November 17th! This important survey was developed to help identify urgent collections care needs in New York State, and your responses will directly shape the scope and content of DHPSNY's programs and services. To participate, write firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a personalized link to complete the survey.
Our annual statewide survey helps identify urgent collections care needs in New York State and guide the content of DHPSNY's free programs and services. The latest survey was emailed to collecting institutions across the State on Monday, November 6th, and is open through Friday, November 10th. If you would like to participate but didn't receive an email invitation, you can request one by emailing email@example.com.
Earlier this month, we began a busy period of conferences with the Greater Hudson Heritage Network's Annual Conference & Awards for Excellence. This week, we're in Buffalo for the annual Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC), where today at 3:45 PM, DHPSNY Program Coordinator Anastasia Matijkiw will chair a panel discussion on the DHPSNY program, featuring Archives Specialist Amelia Parks and representatives from the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History, Lily Dale Assembly, and Lincoln Center, who have all taken part in DHPSNY's Planning & Assessment Services.
We're excited to announce the publication of our first annual newsletter! The centerpiece of this issue, "Looking Back: Highlights from Our First Year," is a detailed rundown of all that we've accomplished since we went online in the fall of 2016, including a look back at our educational workshops, conference presentations, and Planning & Assesment site visits.