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  • Tuesday, March 05, 2013 10:27 PM | Deleted user



    This event is designed to provide Records and Information Management Professionals of all levels (Students, Analysts, Attorneys, IT Professionals, Records Managers, Executive Management and Vendors) with the latest information, trends and skills to provide more value to their organizations. To view the Agenda, Session descriptions, speakers and sponsors, just click on the appropriate tab found on the main page.


    Our Exhibit Areas will give you an opportunity to meet with a number of local, national and global vendors, solution providers and RIM experts. Visit each exhibitor to have your raffle card stamped, and then submit your completed entry for a chance to win one of several prizes.Winners will be announced at the end of the event and must be present to win.

    We are offering three tracks of learning, so please review the sessions map and choose your destination. As a reminder, please select only one session per time period.

    All registrants and sponsors are invited to attend a Networking Reception, sponsored by Gimmal and Iron Mountain, from 5:30-7:30 PM at SD26, located at 19 East 26th Street, just a short walk from New York Life.

    Please join us for food, drinks, raffle prizes and catch up with your colleagues and friends at this very upscale venue. This is a great way to unwind after a day of learning. I look forward to seeing you there.

    Jason C. Stearns, CRM
    President, ARMA Metro New York City Chapter

    For more information please visit the ARMA NYC website: http://www.armanyc.org/
  • Thursday, February 21, 2013 9:25 AM | Anonymous

    Stewardship of Digital Assets
    A two-day workshop on sustaining digital collections
    April 1 - 2, 2013 at The Morgan Library & Museum, New York, NY

    The Morgan Library & Museum and the Northeast Document Conservation Center are pleased to announce a two-day workshop focusing on managing digital collections. A faculty of digital experts will teach the essentials of digital collections care, emphasizing strategies for collaboration. The program will include opportunities for discussion and consultation with workshop faculty.

    Topics covered will include:
    Digital Curation
    Organizational Concepts (OAIS, TRAC, DRAMBORA)
    Sustainable File Formats
    Developing Relationships with IT
    Standards and Best Practices
    Options for Discovery and Access
    Digital Preservation Policy Development
    Metadata for Management, Access, and Preservation
    Email and Electronic Records Management
    Preservation of Video and Recorded Sound
    Building a Digital Repository

    Who Should Attend?
    Staff from libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural institutions - anyone eager to learn the basics about managing digital collections.
    Both days: $175
    One day: $125
    Student rate: $50

    Note: Enrollment is limited to 70. Registration is first-come, first-served.

    For complete information and to register, visit: http://www.nedcc.org/education/2013soda/2013soda.php
  • Wednesday, February 20, 2013 11:02 PM | Anonymous

    Call for Nominations: SAA Archival Innovator Award

    The Archival Innovator Subcommittee of the Society of American Archivists seeks nominations for the 2013 award.

    Established in 2011, this award recognizes the role of innovative practices in the archival profession.

    Key areas of innovation are outlined by the criteria below, with preference given to nominees who have clearly demonstrated the greatest impact on the profession or their communities through the use of groundbreaking strategies, approaches, and/or technologies. 

    •Creativity or innovation in approaching professional challenges.
    •Demonstrated ability to think outside of professional or institutional norms.
    •Ability to translate creativity, innovation, and new thinking into working solutions.
    •Development of an archives program or outreach activity that has an extraordinary impact on a community.
    •Commitment to the advancement of professional knowledge through traditional or emerging information-sharing media.

    Presented to an archivist, group of archivists, repository, or organization for work undertaken within the past three years. The work need not be completed, but it must be sufficiently advanced to demonstrate results.

    Application Deadline:
    All nominations shall be submitted to the Awards Committee by February 28, 2013. Applications are available at http://www2.archivists.org/sites/all/files/Archival-Innovator-Award-Form_0.rtf.

    A certificate and complimentary registration for one individual to the 2013 joint SAA/CoSA Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA.

    Announcement originally posted to the Archivists Round Table LinkedIn page by Brittany Turner on February 5, 2013.

  • Sunday, February 17, 2013 5:07 PM | Anonymous
    Posted on behalf of Stephanie Dueno and the Museum of the City of New York.


    Dear Colleague:

    I write today to ask you to serve as a judge for New York City History Day 2013.  For the past twenty-three years, the Museum of the City of New York has sponsored this educational program that teaches middle and high school students to do original research projects for evaluation.  This year’s contest will be held on Sunday, March 10, 2013, followed by an Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, March 13, 2013.


    New York City History Day engages students in the discovery and interpretation of historical topics.  Students analyze primary and secondary sources, hone their research skills, and show their findings through multimedia documentaries, dramatic performances, imaginative exhibits, historical papers, and websites.  Winners move on to the state and possibly national competition. 


    Projects are evaluated primarily for historical content, and constructive feedback from the judges is essential to the students’ learning process.  Judges work in small groups when interacting with the students.  A major component of the evaluation is the student interview.  For the students, the experience of having a conversation with a judge is invaluable. 


    History Day will once again follow a two day model with one full day for competing/judge evaluation and a separate evening for an awards ceremony later that week. This format will give judges more time to evaluate student work and to determine which projects will advance to the state level. Judging on March 10th will begin with an orientation at 9:30 A.M. followed by interviewing the students from 10:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Once you have agreed to participate, specific information about March 10th will be sent to you. 


    The success of New York City History Day depends largely on the participation of talented volunteers like you.  Generous support for New York City History Day is provided by Susan and Roy Glaser, and the Susan and Elihu Rose Foundation. The Museum is also grateful to the New York State Historical Association.


    To accept this invitation, please send the Judging Request Form no later than February 22nd to Stephanie Dueño,  New York City History Day Coordinator at the Museum of the City of New York. If you have any questions you may contact me at sdueno@mcny.org or (212) 534-1672, ext. 3410.  Due to an anticipated increase in student attendance, procedures for judges may be slightly different this year.  A prompt response to this invitation will allow us to plan a smooth and successful event for you and the students.  We thank you for your consideration.


  • Sunday, February 17, 2013 3:10 PM | Anonymous

    An earlier version of this announcement was posted on the METRO site on Thursday, February 14, 2013 and adapted below:

    ARLIS/NY Presents a Professional Organizations Open House for Students and New Professionals; ART, METRO, Others  to Participate


    The New York Metropolitan Chapter of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NY) will host an open house for "students and recent graduates interested in learning about professional organizations in the arts and book arts." Taking place on Thursday, March 7, 2013 from 3:30 - 5:30, participants are invited to join the event in the Sacerdote Hall, Uris Education Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

    As ARLIS/NY states in their press release:

    Becoming active in professional organizations is one of the most valuable steps a student or new professional can make in building his or her career. Professional organizations provide opportunities to network with like-minded individuals, to exercise leadership roles, and to keep current with the latest trends in a field. Many also provide exclusive opportunities for professional development through travel grants, conferences, and support for scholarship.

    This open house introduces students and new professionals with interests in the arts, book arts, and cultural heritage to the rich opportunities for professional development offered by organizations in the New York metropolitan area. Throughout the evening, representatives will be on hand to answer questions, hand out promotional materials, and discuss their organizations in detail. At the beginning of the event, participants will give brief introductions to their organization’s constituency, mission, and activities.

    Participants in the open house include:

    ACRL/NY: The Greater New York Metropolitan Area Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries

    ARLIS/NY: New York Metropolitan Chapter of the Art Libraries Society of North America

    ART: Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc.

    BSA: The Bibliographical Society of America

    METRO: The Metropolitan New York Library Council

    NYTSL: The New York Technical Services Librarians

    RBMS: The Rare Books and Manuscripts Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries

    SLA NY: The New York Chapter of the Special Libraries Association

    VRA-NY: The Greater New York Regional Chapter of the Visual Resources Association 

    Registration is required. More information can be found on the ARLIS/NY website.


  • Saturday, February 16, 2013 7:36 PM | Anonymous
    Originally published in the Heritage Preservation Update Winter 2013 Issue.

    Heritage Preservation Assists With Sandy Recovery

    Photo of Cultural Recovery Center by Cindy Albertson

    In November 2012, Heritage Preservation was awarded $15,000 by the New York Community Trust to assist Superstorm Sandy recovery efforts in coordination with Alliance for Response New York City. Funds are being used to purchase supplies for the Cultural Recovery Center in Brooklyn, a temporary salvage space launched by the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation in cooperation with a consortium of organizations that includes Heritage Preservation. Conservators and collections care professionals are volunteering their time to help artists, galleries, collectors, and cultural institutions stabilize artwork damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

    Full article available in the
    Heritage Preservation Update Winter 2013 Issue:
  • Saturday, February 16, 2013 7:20 PM | Anonymous
    Posted on behalf of the Meetings Coordinating Committee of the
    Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC).

    Call for workshop proposals- MARAC Fall 2013 conference

    The Meetings Coordinating Committee of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC)
    is currently soliciting proposals for workshops at the Fall 2013 conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    Workshops will be held on Thursday, November 7, 2013.  Workshops may be either a half-day or a full-day and may focus on any topic of interest to MARAC's constituency, for example: Appraisal, Arrangement & Description, Records Management, Donor Relations, Disaster Planning, Digitization, Electronic Records, and Reference.  This year we are especially interested in workshops related to management topics and also digital/electronic records. Workshop leaders will be provided with a monetary stipend.

    Please complete the workshop proposal form: https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFptdkJVVVd2V0p5R0k0bFppNDB4OGc6MQ&ndplr=1

    Deadline is March 25, 2013.

    Interested parties may also specify a preference to be considered for the Spring 2014 conference in Rochester, New York.

    Thank you,
    Susan Kline - smkline@syr.edu
    David Ranzan - DARANZAN@salisbury.edu
    Workshop Coordinators
  • Saturday, February 16, 2013 8:18 AM | Anonymous

    This event is co-sponsored by METRO and Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York.

    The Archivists Round Table is pleased to announce that it is co-sponsoring SAA’s Appraisal of Electronic Records class with METRO on June 10, 2013. Eighteen $100 partial scholarships to this workshop are available as part of METRO's Keeping Collections (http://keepingcollections.org) project, which is funded in part by the New York State Archives Documentary Heritage Program (http://www.archives.nysed.gov/a/records/mr_hrecords_dhp.shtml).

    Eligibility: These scholarships are intended to provide assistance "to the not-for-profit organizations that hold, collect and make available the state's historical records" in New York City and Westchester County. Thus, scholarships will be limited to those working in organizations that meet those requirements. Visit the application page for more information: (http://bit.ly/Xoxmnj).

    Timeline: The deadline for applications is February 28, 2013. Scholarship winners will be notified by email by March 11, 2013 and must confirm attendance by March 15, 2013. Upon selection, scholarship recipients will then be given a special code to receive the $100 discount when registering for the workshop. The workshop is also open for public registration at normal pricing. Eighteen spots are being held for scholarship recipients.

    Registration Fees: Early-Bird / Regular SAA Member: $185 / $235 Employees of Member Institutions: $210 / $260 Nonmember: $235 / $285. The workshop will be open for public registration on March 15, 2013 via the SAA website.


    Workshop Details:

    After a review of the fundamental principles of archival appraisal and appraisal policies, you’ll be introduced to the unique issues that need to be addressed when appraising electronic records. Case studies will highlight the practical aspects of appraisal when dealing with electronic records.

    Upon completion of this course you'll be able to:

    Workshop Objectives:

    Develop an appraisal policy for your archives; Include electronic records on records retention and disposal schedules; Appraise electronic records for your archives. Address technical issues (such as metadata, software dependence, etc.) that arise when appraising electronic records; and, Appraise electronic records for your archives.

    Who Should Attend?

    Archivist Practitioners, Records Managers. Anyone responsible for the archival appraisal of electronic records.

    What Should You know?

    Archival appraisal of records, as well as some basic knowledge about digital preservation and electronic records. This course is one of the Foundational Courses in the Digital Archives Specialist (http://www2.archivists.org/prof-education/das) (DAS) Curriculum and Certificate Program and builds on others including Basic Electronic Records. If you intend to pursue the Certificate, you'll need to pass the examination for this course. Please follow "Procedures for DAS webinars" (http://www2.archivists.org/prof-education/das/FAQs/17) to access exam information.


    Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York

  • Saturday, February 02, 2013 7:09 PM | Anonymous
    Posted on behalf of the National Archives at New York City. 

    The National Archives at New York City is officially opening to the public on Monday, February 4th, at its new location at the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House at One Bowling Green in Lower Manhattan.
    Our hours will be Monday-Friday, 10am to 5pm.  We will also be open the first Saturday of the month from 10am to 4pm for microfilm and computer research.
    We look forward to greeting our patrons and researchers in our new beautiful space!

    Please visit our website for additional information: http://www.archives.gov/nyc/

    A copy of the full press release is available at the following link: http://www.archives.gov/nyc/press/2013/custom-house-opening.pdf

  • Wednesday, January 30, 2013 9:54 AM | Deleted user

    The Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York Inc. is pleased to announce the release of the proceedings for the New York Archives Week symposium, “Artists Records in the Archives,” held on October 11, 2011 at the New York Public Library, and on October 12, 2011 at the Fashion Institute of Technology.

    The proceedings are available for download: http://www.nycarchivists.org/proceedings.

    The symposium was dedicated to investigating and broadening the discussion surrounding artists’ recordsundefineddocuments created by artists that bear witness to the creative process, often including sketches, doodles, and other notations. Eight sessions featuring twenty-seven presenters addressed the relationships among artists’ records, artwork, and artists; the significance of artists’ records in archives for scholars and curators; and how archivists and special collections librarians manage artists’ records in their repositories.

questions? communications@nycarchivists.org

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