DHPSNY’s workshops promote interactive learning, networking, and collaboration. 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.

Presented throughout the state, workshops emphasize hands-on learning exercises and provide supplemental resources. See below for descriptions and registration for upcoming workshops.

Upcoming 2019 Workshops

Care and Preservation of Audiovisual Materials
Rebecca Chandler, Senior Consultant, AVP
Times: Registration: 9:15 am – 9:30 am; Program: 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Click here to register.

Identifying the materials in archival collections and understanding how to prioritize preservation is an integral part of collections care and management. Audiovisual materials can present particularly challenging issues and require specialized skills for appropriate care. This workshop will address the different types of audio, video, and film media most frequently found in collections, discuss each format’s associated preservation risks, and introduce methods of prioritization. In addition, the steps that drive a successful audiovisual digitization project from start to finish will be outlined and discussed. Hands-on activities will give participants the chance to use what they have learned, and will provide opportunities for discussion of real-life challenges faced by those responsible for the stewardship of audiovisual materials.

Tuesday, June 18 Register by 6/4
St Joseph’s College New York
Kings County – Brooklyn, NY

Friday, July 19 Register by 7/8
State University of New York at Fredonia
Chautauqua County – Fredonia, NY

Understanding Archives: An Introduction to Archival Basics
Anastasia Matijkiw, Program Manager, DHPSNY
Times: Registration: 9:15 am – 9:30 am; Program: 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
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While proper archival procedures help ensure safe and effective management of collections, the individuals who care for collections also play a key role. However, volunteers, historians, and other professionals at collecting institutions may find themselves in the position of "archivist" without formal training in the profession. Topics covered during this workshop will include the fundamentals of archival appraisal, acquisition, and access; proper storage materials; and the most common preservation problems found within paper-based archival collections. This workshop will also touch briefly on processing, arrangement, and description.

Wednesday, September 25
The Farmers’ Museum and Fenimore Art Museum

Otsego County – Cooperstown, NY

Tuesday, October 1
Huntington Public Library

Suffolk County – Huntington, NY

Friday, October 11
Richard F. Brush Art Gallery & Permanent Collection, St. Lawrence University

St. Lawrence County – Canton, NY

Wednesday, October 23
Chautauqua Institution

Chautauqua County – Chautauqua, NY

Friday, October 25
Holland Land Office Museum

Genesee County – Batavia, NY






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