The Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) launched the Keeping Collections project to ensure the sustainability and accessibility of New York State’s archival collections as part of the New York State Archives Documentary Heritage Program. Keeping Collections provides a variety of free and affordable services to any not-for-profit organization in the metropolitan New York area that collects, maintains, and provides access to archival materials. Services include:
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Working in conjunction with AudioVisual Preservation Solutions and the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Keeping Collections works to improve the collection, preservation, and availability of records of historical importance, including those of New York’s under-documented communities.
AVPS and METRO Release the AVCC Cataloging Toolkit
Check out the AVCC Cataloging Toolkit page for more information on this free set of guidelines and forms to help catalog audio, video, and film collections.
Keeping Collections 2012-2013 Program Wrap-Up
While some of our Keeping Collections activities are on-going (specifically, our archives podcast), the 2012-2013 funding cycle of the Keeping Collection program has ended. Some stats and accomplishments are in order. Working with our partners at AudioVisual Preservation Solutions and Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, in the last year we provided for local archives and collecting institutions:
- 6 extensive consultations (including collection assessments, policy development, standards recommendations, grant-writing assistance, and more)
- 3 technical consultations (including equipment recommendations, infrastructure assistance, and more)
- 8 free and low-cost full-day and half-day workshops attended by over 200 archivists, librarians, collection managers, and archives students
- 6 low-cost Tools for Digital Collection workshops
- AVCC Cataloging Toolkit
- Archives podcast
- Multiple special events and meetings