The Documentary Heritage and Preservation Services of New York has lined up a series of presentations designed specifically with the needs of small to medium-sized collecting institutions in mind. Learn more and get a head start on registration below!

Introduction to Emergency Planning and Preparedness
Presenter: Samantha Forsko, Preservation
Specialist, CCAHA
Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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One of the most important steps any cultural institution can take to safeguard its collections is to be prepared in the event of an emergency or disaster. This webinar will provide a “big picture” overview of emergency planning and preparedness. Terminology of emergency planning, the basic components of an emergency preparedness and response plan, and the importance of risk assessment will be covered.

Know Your Collections: Collections Management
Presenter: Dyani Feige, Director of Preservation Services, CCAHA
Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 PM
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This presentation will cover key collections management topics such as acquisition, appraisal, documentation and deeds of gift, inventory, and deaccessioning. Issues in collections management such as “found in the collection” items and abandoned property will also be addressed as a part of the webinar.

Security for Collections
Presenter: Gillian Marcus, Preservation Specialist, DHPSNY
Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Time: 10:00 – 11:30 AM
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Providing a secure environment for your collections is key to preventing theft and vandalism, potentially devastating events. This webinar will provide an overview of collections security with a focus on protection from theft and vandalism. Topics will include secure storage, protection of materials while in use, and policies and procedures for security.