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Great news! The deadline to apply for a travel grant to attend NYAC 2017 in Utica has been extended to Thursday, May 4th at 5 PM. The New York Archives Conference, John A. Woods, and Larry Naukam will offer multiple $125 professional development grants to enable archives students, archivists, librarians, and others with archives or records management responsibilities to attend the conference.
Yesterday's webinar, Introduction to Integrated Pest Management, was not for the insectophobic, but it did contain tons of valuable information for those in charge of safeguarding archival collections. DHPSNY Preservation Specialist Gillian Marcus took us on a guided tour of the various pest species that inhabit New York State and supplied viewers with comprehensive strategies to identify pest activity and mitigate damage.
Thanks to everyone who attended today's Security for Collections webinar. DHPSNY's Preservation Specialist Gillian Marcus introduced us to the basics of security for libraries and archives, with many helpful examples of common security risks and strategies to assess and mitigate them.
Join us this year as we deliver three new workshops on a range of collections management topics, presented at fifteen locations across New York State! Always free of charge, DHPSNY’s programs address the needs of professionals and volunteers responsible for the care and handling of historical records. The registration deadline for all workshops is two weeks before each program date.
Due to the major snowstorm forecast to impact parts of the East Coast throughout the day tomorrow, our Security for Collections webinar has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 21, at 10 AM. If you have already registered, we apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your flexibility! If you haven't registered, there's still space available.
The first DHPSNY workshop of the year, Essential Policies and Procedures for Cultural Institutions, is coming up next week on Tuesday, March 7, at New York's Explorers Club. Space is limited, and registration closes at the end of the day on Tuesday, February 28. If you're unable to join us in New York City, there's still time to register for upcoming presentations of the same workshop in Binghamton and Syracuse. Registration for those dates closes on Wednesday, March 15. For more details and to register, visit our workshops page.
There are just a few days left to apply for the current round of DHPSNY's free Planning & Assessment Services! Applications must be postmarked or received via email by Wednesday, March 1, 2017. DHPSNY awards services to a limited number of institutions in three areas: Archival Needs Assesments, Preservation & Conservation Surveys, and Strategic Planning assistance. Visit our Planning & Assessment page to learn more about each and determine which is right for your organization.
Thanks to everyone who joined us Wednesday afternoon for our latest webinar, Know Your Collections: Collections Management. Special thanks to Dyani Feige, CCAHA's Director of Preservation Services, for giving such a comprehesive presentation on a broad range of important collections management topics, such as acquisition, appraisal, documentation and deeds of gift, inventory, and deaccessioning.
On January 23, we launched our first annual survey to help identify urgent collections care needs in New York State, and the response so far has been tremendous! We have received surveys from institutions in 45 counties, each providing details that will help us better develop future services and programs for the nearly 4,500 New York institutions that we serve.