DHPSNY: Managing Your Records Management and Archives Projects


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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.


Maintaining programs for managing records and archives can involve a myriad of short and long-term projects undertaken with or without grant funds. Common projects include inventories, digitization to improve access, preserve originals or create an online exhibit, and arrangement and description of archival records. Project management and planning is essential for projects of any size and when preparing an application if a grant is involved. For a good outcome, projects should begin with a well-defined plan and assign a project manager to oversee the work and anticipate and address any issues that may arise to ensure project goals are accomplished on time and within an established budget. This joint DHPSNY and NYSA webinar will provide key considerations for planning and managing records management and archives projects.

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.