Online Courses

Presented virtually, DHPSNY’s online courses promote collaborative learning and networking. Free for New York institutions, DHPSNY’s programs address the needs of professionals and volunteers at institutions that manage unique library research materials and historical records, including libraries, archives, and museums.

DHPSNY’s online courses are presented through Canvas LMS. Canvas LMS is an open and reliable web-based software that allows institutions to manage digital learning, educators to create and present online learning materials and assess student learning, and students to engage in courses and receive feedback about skill development and learning achievement. Participants will receive instructions on how to join their Canvas Classroom upon registration. 

See below for descriptions and registration for upcoming online courses.


Upcoming Online Courses

Archives 101
 Dyani Feige, Director of Preservation Services, CCAHA; Anastasia Matijkiw, Program Manager, DHPSNY; Amanda Murray, Preservation Specialist, DHPSNY; Kate Philipson, Archives Specialist, DHPSNY
Dates: Tuesday, June 8 – Friday, July 2, 2021
Click here to Register.

Archives 101 is a 4-week, asynchronous course intended for individuals who manage cultural collections, with a focus on individuals who are new to working with archives, who may not have had formal archival training, or who are looking to refresh their knowledge of archival management basics. Topics covered in this online course include essential archival policies and procedures; fundamentals of appraisal, acquisitions, and accessioning; basic processing techniques and considerations; and access to collections. 

With a flexible learning environment, this course combines the convenience of on-demand, virtual education with the benefits of interactive learning. Each week, content will be released focusing on a different sub-topic of archives management, and participants will then be able to work through this content at their own pace while interacting with instructors and fellow classmates throughout the week. Each weekly module will include the following:

  • Series of brief, pre-recorded, lectures presented by DHPSNY staff 
  • Mini-quiz checkpoints to test your knowledge 
  • Interactive discussion boards 
  • Comprehensive resource guides

Register by Tuesday, June 1, 2020.


DHPSNY has hosted programs on a range of topics. Past topics have included:

  • Archival Basics
  • Preserving Photographic Collections 
  • Fundraising for Preservation and Conservation
  • Audiovisual Preservation
  • Preservation Planning
  • Mold Prevention
  • Collections Processing
  • Disaster Response and Recovery
  • Paper Collections Care
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