Recent News Items
In our latest Q&A, we traveled to the New York Museum of Transportation in Rush (Monroe County) where archivist Jim Dierks answered our questions about this volunteer-run organization. In addition to fourteen full size trolley cars, a steam locomotive, and other assorted antique vehicles, the Museum is home to a rich archive of photographs, maps, and other historic documents of Upstate New York’s transportation history.
For our latest chat, we reached out to the Erie Canal Museum in Syracuse. DHPSNY staff had a wonderful visit there in early 2017 when the Museum hosted one of our Essential Policies and Procedures workshops, and we’ve since wanted to dig deeper into the Museum’s history and collections. Ashley Maready, Curator of Collections & Exhibitions, and Amie Flanigan, Project Archivist, teamed up to answer our questions.
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.