Events, Grants, and More from New York State's Documentary Heritage Program

What follows is a round-up of events and key deadlines for those of who are interested in and/or manage the preservation of key documents from New York State history. Presented to you by the Documentary Heritage Program from New York State Library.


Webinar, Money Talks: How to Discuss Financial Information with Your Board
February 5, 2015, 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

This webinar presents simple techniques that make budgets and financial reports more meaningful and accurate, and provides examples of important questions board members should ask when reviewing these documents.

Presented by: American Association for State and Local History
More information: http://resource.aaslh.org/view/steps-lab-2-money-talks-how-to-discuss-financial-information-with-your-board/


Live Online Class, Managing Oversized Materials: Care, Handling and Preservation of Posters, Maps, and Other Large Pages in Our Collections
February 17, 2015, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This class reviews the basics of preservation for paper collections including agents of deterioration, collections care priority setting, handling, storage, and digitization as a tool for display, access, and preservation. Designed for those who care for and manage collections containing unbound oversized paper artifacts and large bound volumes. Registration Deadline is February 10, 2015.

Presented by: LYRASIS
More information: https://www.lyrasis.org/Pages/Events.aspx


Webinar: Writing the Grant: What’s the Process Like?
February 11, 2015, 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Proposal-writing is not rocket science. It’s a skill that anyone can learn. This webinar covers how to make your case and choose the best examples, what to do and what not to do when writing a proposal, how to help yourself over writing-blocks, and how to get an application in on time.

Presented by: American Association for State and Local History
More information: http://learn.aaslh.org/event/webinar-writing-the-grant-whats-the-process-like/


Live Webinar, Fragile Imaging: Lantern Slides, Glass Plate Negatives and Daguerreotypes
February 19, 2015, 2:00 pm- 4:00 pm

This webinar lays the basic groundwork needed to evaluate the condition of fragile 19th century materials and plan for their digitization. Best practices for image capture and preservation of originals are discussed. Registration Deadline – February 12, 2015

Presented by: LYRASIS
More information: www.lyrasis.org/Pages/Events.aspx


Live Webinar, Caring for Oversized Paper Artifacts
February 17, 2015, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This webinar covers the preservation of large works on paper and other supports commonly found in archival collections, some history of production and materials, and strategies for safely handling, transporting, and storing these works. Designed for those with limited training in this subject and those who are interested in a refresher. Registration Deadline – February 16, 2015

Presented by: Northeast Document Conservation Center
More information: www.nedcc.org/preservation-training/training-currentlist


Live Online Course: Preservation of Photographic Materials
March 10 and 12, 2015, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

This course deals with the unique challenges of preserving and caring for photograph collections. Participants learn to identify major historic photographic processes, understand the ways that photographs deteriorate, apply proper handling guidelines for photographs, and design safe storage environments for photographic materials. Designed for librarians, archivists, and collection care specialists with little to no experience with photographs. Early Bird Deadline: February 16, 2015

Presented by: Amigos Library Services
More information: www.amigos.org/node/306


Live Online Course: Protect Your Collection from Mold and Pests
February 17 and 19, 2015, 12:30 - 2:30 PM

This course consists of two two-hour sessions that provide basic information about mold and pests and how to stop mold growth and control pests in collections. Participants will learn how to recognize when collections are experiencing a mold outbreak or pest infestation, develop and carry out an initial response to these occurrences, implement recovery efforts of damaged materials, and identify ways to prevent these incidents from happening. Designed for librarians, archivists, and individuals responsible for collections care with little to no experience with mold and pest issues.

Presented by: Amigos Library Services
More information: www.amigos.org/node/306


Live online Class: Digitization for Small Institutions
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The class is based on a series of units: Getting Started; Digital Capture and Quality Control; Hardware, Software, Metadata, and Web Interface; Practical Planning Decisions: In-house or Outsourced?; Staffing and Budgeting; and Collaborative Digitization. Participants learn to define criteria for project planning, identify challenges and solutions to digitization in a small institution, and recommend digitization workflow and planning solutions when starting a digital program. Registration Deadline - February 17, 2015

Presented by: LYRASIS
More information: www.lyrasis.org/Pages/Events.aspx


Call for Proposals: Uncommon Approaches to the Common Core Conference

Proposals for interactive labs in one of six curriculum areas (The Arts, English Language Arts, Math, Science, Languages Other than English, or Social Studies) are invited. Lessons must be aligned with the Common Core Learning Standards and the topic should be aligned with the 2014 Social Studies Framework. The two-day conference is scheduled for August 11-12, 2015 in Albany. The deadline to submit a proposal has been extended to February 13, 2015. Submission Deadline – February 13, 2015

Presented by: NYS Education Department Office of Cultural Education
More information: http://goo.gl/IMUcFq


Grant: 2015 Event and Festival Sponsorship Program

Support for cultural, heritage, and recreational events within the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor is being offered. Events should be designed to have a cultural, heritage, or recreational theme that is connected to the waterway and to deliver significant tourism and economic benefits to communities. February 13, 2015 – Grant Deadline

Presented by: Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor and NYS Canal Corporation
More information: http://www.eriecanalway.org/get-involved_grants-fund.htm


Grant: MANY Mini Grants

Mini-Grants of up to $5,000 are available to support modest planning or implementation projects. Projects may involve, but are not limited to: board, audience, membership, or program development; strategic or long-range planning; and staff training, marketing, exhibitions, collections, or museum education. Traditional consultancies as well as mentoring relationships are welcome. Applicants must be able to articulate why this project is a current priority for their museum and how it moves the organization forward. February 16, 2015 – Grant Deadline,

Presented by: Museum Association of New York (MANY) and New York State Council on the Arts
More information: http://www.manyonline.org/grants-and-awards/mini-grants