Event Calendar

Jan
23
Wed
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Live Online

Presenter: Amelia Parks, Archives Specialist, DHPSNY
Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2019
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Having a regular housekeeping program is essential to the preservation of collections.  Clean conditions are important for long-term collections care and for good emergency preparedness.  This webinar will address how to develop and maintain a housekeeping program for small- and medium-sized institutions, including policies, schedules, and recommended cleaning products.


Jan
31
Thu
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Live Online

Presenter: Dyani Feige, Director of Preservation Services, CCAHA
Date: Thursday, January 31, 2019
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Permanently removing accessioned materials from your holdings can be daunting. However, deaccessioning is an important collections management tool, particularly for institutions that are overcrowded or have accepted every donation that came their way. This webinar will address best practices when it comes to deaccessioning, including policies and suggested workflows.


Feb
5
Tue
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Live Online

Presenter: Lee Price, Director of Development, Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts
Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2019
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In DHPSNY’s second webinar in our funding series, learn more about crafting a successful narrative for your grant applications. With examples drawn from success stories at museums, historic sites, libraries, and archives, this webinar will explore the delicate balancing act of meeting all guideline requirements while telling a compelling story.


Feb
26
Tue
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Live Online

Presenters: Gillian Marcus, Preservation Specialist, DHPSNY; Jennifer Palmentiero, Digital Services Librarian, Southeastern New York Library Resource Council
Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2019
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Many collecting institutions have newspaper in their collections, from clippings to entire runs of publications. There are myriad issues with newspaper collections that can impede access to important information. This webinar will focus on the common problems with newspaper collections and what steps institutions can take to prevent deterioration. Presenters will also discuss the importance of digitization, microfilming and current programs that support this work for newspaper collections.


Feb
28
Thu
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Live Online

Presenter: Dacia Metes, Digital Archives Manager, Queens Public Library
Date: Thursday, February 28, 2019
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What is metadata? And why does it matter? This webinar will answer these questions and more! Intended to help those just getting started with metadata, topics covered will include best practices for item- and collection-level metadata, file naming, and systems for capturing metadata. Dublin Core and Encoded Archival Description (EAD) will also be addressed.


Mar
5
Tue
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Live Online

Presenters: David Lowry, Head, Local Government Advisory Services, NYSA; Jennifer O’Neill, Supervisor, Scheduling and State Agency Services, NYSA
Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
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Institutional records are crucial for administrative, legal, and operation requirements. A records management program allows institutions to have systematic control over the creation, use, maintenance, and disposition of their records. This webinar will cover the basics of implementing and managing a records management program at a collecting institution, regardless of size.


Mar
12
Tue
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Live Online

Presenter: Gillian Marcus, Preservation Specialist, DHPSNY
Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2019
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Providing stable environmental controls is one of the most important steps an institution can take to preserve its collections.  As strict parameters for temperature and relative humidity can be expensive and difficult to implement for many institutions, efforts should be focused on maintaining environmental conditions that are attainable, sustainable, and cost-effective over the long term.  This webinar will cover the impact temperature and relative humidity can have on collections, as well as ways to mitigate the risks posed by fluctuations or extremes.  Establishing and maintaining an environmental monitoring program will also be addressed.


Mar
21
Thu
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Live Online

Presenter: Clare Flemming, Consulting Archivist
Date: Thursday, March 21, 2019
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Collecting institutions are regularly faced with ethical decisions, from questions of access and privacy to authenticity and copyright in collections. This webinar will discuss some of the more common ethical issues and the professional codes of ethics governing archives and libraries.


Mar
27
Wed
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Live Online

Presenter: David Neary, Project Manager, Media Preservation Initiative, Whitney Museum of American Art
Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2019
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Audiovisual materials are abundant in collections - from moving images on film or video, to audiocassettes, CDs and DATs. Despite their constant presence on the shelf, the data they hold is at risk from the threats of degradation and obsolescence. Transferring to more durable formats will help ensure their preservation, but where do you start? Reformatting projects can be overwhelming, and this webinar is intended to help you get started. Topics addressed will include what you need to know before planning a reformatting project, reformatting in-house, and knowing when to seek out a vendor.

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