Save the Date! SAA 2015 — Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Unconference & Workshops
What it is: An informative and fun day, with a variety of workshops and attendee-driven conversations, covering all aspects of Teaching with Primary Sources. Join your colleagues and like-minded professionals from the Society of American Archivists (SAA), the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section of ACRL, and archivists across the profession. Hosted by the wonderful folks at Cleveland Public Library and organized by the SAA’s Reference, Access and Outreach Section’s Committee on Teaching with Primary Sources.
Date: Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Time: 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: Cleveland Public Library (Main Library, 325 Superior Ave., N.E.), a 5-minute walk from the Cleveland Convention Center (home of the SAA 2015 Conference) – MAP
Free Registration coming soon »
Open to individuals from all institutions and with all levels of experience who use primary source material for instruction/classroom setting. Registration will be a separate process from the Society of American Archivists 2015 Conference registration — you can attend this event without attending the conference.
For rolling details on the event, including potential workshop and discussion topics, visit bitly.com/SAA15TPS
The New York State Archives is pleased to announce its Documentary Heritage Program (DHP) grants for 2015-2016. DHP Grant Guidelines and Application for 2015-2016 are now available on the New York State Archives website.
Postmark deadline is Friday, April 24, 2015 for projects to be carried out from July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016.
We are writing to let you know of changes that are planned for the regional services portion of the New York State Archives Documentary Heritage Program (DHP). Our aim is to move the DHP in a direction that will bring the best quality and most comprehensive services to New York’s historical records community with the resources available to us.
DHP Regional Services
For over 25 years the DHP regional services have provided technical assistance and training through contracts between the New York State Education Department (SED) and nine regional providers, which have included seven 3Rs library councils, the Museum Association of New York, and the Greater Hudson Heritage Network. We thank the organizations that have contributed to the success of this program and advancements in preservation and access for New York’s heritage.
When the contracts between the SED and these agencies expire on June 30, 2014, there will be changes to the contractual process for operating this part of the program. The DHP competitive grants program will not change and will continue to be operated from the New York State Archives’ central offices.
Service Delivery Changes
Instead of nine separate DHP contracts, the SED will seek a single, statewide five-year contract to deliver a set of supports and educational services for eligible archives, libraries, historical societies, museums, and other institutions that hold historical records and/or library research materials and operate programs to preserve them and make them accessible. The contract will cover DHP services and also incorporate elements of the New York State Library’s Conservation/Preservation Program.
Until the new statewide contract is in place, the State Archives will provide basic support to the historical records community through email and phone communications and delivery of on-line resources. Repositories in need of archival assistance may contact Pamela Cooley at the New York State Archives (firstname.lastname@example.org, (518) 474-5393) starting July 1 and until further notice. For preservation-related assistance, organizations may continue to contact Barbara Lilley at the New York State Library (email@example.com, (518) 486-4864).
Christine W. Ward
New York State Archivist and
Chief Executive Officer of the Archives Partnership Trust
Cultural Education Center
Empire State Plaza
Albany, New York 12230
CAA launches new website June 1, 2014, link.