Partnership for New York’s Cultural Heritage New York’s IMLS Connecting to Collections Planning Project A statewide survey of New York cultural heritage community to determine preservation needs and challenges
Partnership for New York’s Cultural Heritage New York’s IMLS Connecting to Collections Planning Project History of investment in preservation The Office of Cultural Education (OCE: State Museum, State Library, and State Archives) have granted 100 million dollars over the past 25 years for preserving collections and provided countless preservation workshops, site visits, surveys, and disaster aid
Partnership for New York’s Cultural Heritage New York’s IMLS Connecting to Collections Planning Project Leadership/Partnership • OCE will take the lead • We will partner with regional cultural and professional organizations • New York State Council for the Arts • Museum Association of New York • Lower Hudson Conference/Greater Hudson Heritage Network • New York Archives Conference • New York Library Association • Upstate History Alliance
What is Partnership for New York’s Cultural Heritage? • Survey • Preservation Plan
Who We SurveyedApproximately 4,000 Institutions • Public Libraries • Academic Libraries • Local Governments • Museums • Historical Societies
Don’t know Yes 5% 11% Yes, but it is not up-to-date 15% No, but one is being developed 9% No No, but 51% preservation is addressed in institutional plan 9% Does your institution have a written, long range plan?
Does your institution have a Disaster Plan that has been updated in the last 3 years?
Collections types needing preservation training • Unbound Sheets 67% • Books and Bound Volumes 67% • Digital Material & Electronic Records 58% • Art Objects 47% • Historic & Ethnographic Object 47%
Preservation topics for training • Disaster Preparedness & Recovery 74.6% • Digitization/Imaging 74% • Collections Conservation 69% • Preservation Mgmt. 69.9% • Written Policies & Procedures 68%
Top three preservation services from New York State • Preservation Grants • Workshops • Site Visits by a Preservation Professional
Statewide Preservation PlanGoals • Sustainability • Ability to Measure Progress • Identify Other Sources of Funding
Priorities • Training • Disaster Preparedness • Build Infrastructure
Training • Design a Cohesive Curriculum • Identify top training topics • Identify delivery techniques • Identify existing models
Disaster Preparedness and Recovery • Identify existing best practices • Promote collaboration • Support the development of regional consortia/capacity • Planning • Response and Recovery • Risk Assessment and Mitigation • Mapping of Hazards
Build Infrastructure • Stronger Preservation Programs Across the State • Regional Capacity/Leaders • Sustainable Partnerships • Advocacy • Communication • Statewide Contracts • Use of Technology
Link to Connecting to Collections Statewide Preservation Survey • http://www.oce.nysed.gov/imls08/survey.pdf