DHPSNY: An Introduction to the EmpireADC Tool


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CCAHA is committed to providing universal access to our programs. Advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs; please contact Liyah Desher, by email at ldesher@dhpsny.org or by phone 215-545-0613 ext. 317, at least seven days prior to the start of this event to make specific arrangements.


Empire Archival Discovery Cooperative (EmpireADC) compiles finding aids (descriptions of archival collections) to help connect people with the resources they need and the organizations that have them. New York State collecting organizations of all types and sizes are welcome to contribute finding aids to EmpireADC. The service is administered by Empire State Library Network (ESLN; www.esln.org), This webinar will introduce attendees to the EmpireADC service and provide an overview of the technology and tools used to support the contribution — and discoverability — of finding aids. A Q&A session will be held at the end.

About the Speaker: 

Jen Palmentiero is the Digital Services Manager at Southeastern New York Library Resources Council (Southeastern), one of the nine multi-type library systems that together form the Empire State Library Network (ESLN). Jen serves on the leadership team steering the development of EmpireADC.

About Documentary Preservation & Heritage Services for New York (DHPSNY)

The Documentary Heritage and Preservation Services for New York (DHPSNY) program is a five-year initiative providing free planning and education services to New York State's collecting institutions. The program is overseen by the New York State Education Department's Office of Cultural Education, with services administered by CCAHA.

The DHPSNY team delivers education programming, Archival Needs Assessments, Preservation Surveys, Condition Surveys, and Strategic Planning Assistance to organizations in every corner of New York State. They serve the libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, and other institutions that safeguard New York's heritage.

Visit the DHPSNY website to learn more about their free programs and services.