Recent News Items
This month, we checked in with the Staten Island Museum, an alum of DHPSNY's Planning & Assessment Services that was awarded a preservation survey in our fall 2016 round. Audrey Malachowsky is the Museum’s Registrar and Collections Manager. She chatted with us about the impact of DHPSNY’s site visit, the Museum’s wide-ranging archive of photographic materials, and more.
This week's webinar, Digital Preservation for Small Repositories, is now available to view here and on our Resources page. Bonnie Weddle, coordinator of the Electronic Records unit at the New York State Archives, guided viewers through the practical first steps they can take to establish a digital preservation program. Key terms and core activities were discussed, and Bonnie left viewers with a wealth of additional resources.
We're happy to introduce eleven new members of DHPSNY's Planning & Assessment Services class from our final round of 2017. Site visits for this group began this month with a trip the Hudson River Museum in Kingston (pictured) and will continue throughout the spring.
Since fall 2016, DHPSNY has awarded Archival Needs Assessments, Preservation Surveys, Condition Surveys, and Strategic Planning assistance to over fifty organizations. With this year's first Planning & Assessment application deadline coming up on Friday, March 16th, we are highlighting each of these services and how they can benefit your organization. Today, we’re focusing on Archival Needs Assessments.
This week's webinar, Legal Issues: Old Loans and Unknown Sources, was a very detailed look at the steps New York-based institutions must legally take to deal with holdings such as abandoned property and materials "found in collection." Thanks to Erin Richardson for an informative presentation! You can view a recording and download the handouts here, and all DHPSNY webinars are archived on the Resources page.
If you missed last week's webinar, Housing Material Basics, a recording is available here and on our Resources page. DHPSNY Preservation Specialist Gillian Marcus led this presentation, which defined common terminology and professional standards, as well as presented many specific examples and recommendations for housing paper and book collections.