Keeping Collections offers site visits with repositories to provide individual collection assessments and targeted advice on specific matters of acquisition, management, outreach, and preservation. On-demand, personalized email and phone consultations will also be available. These services will be offered to any not-for-profit institutions in the New York City or Westchester County area working to preserve historical materials. Note that these are limited on-site assessments  (generally half-day) leading to summary recommendation/planning/guidance documents with some phone and email follow-up available.

Possible services could include:

  • Collection assessment and inventorying
  • Metadata creation and management
  • Preservation planning
  • Digitization
  • Dataset normalization and clean-up
  • CMS, DAMS, or other systems advice
  • Reformatting and format selection
  • Equipment set-up, installation, and maintenance
  • Audio-Visual management and digitization
  • Storage and rehousing
  • Disaster Planning
  • Workflow development
  • Quality control and batch processing
  • Needs assessments and recommendations

Please fill out the below form and the Keeping Collections manager from Metropolitan New York Library Council will contact you directly.

NOTE: CONSULTATIONS ARE CURRENTLY ON HOLD UNTIL THE NEXT YEARLY FUNDING CYCLE.  Please use the below form and Keeping Collections staff will follow-up with you but actual on-site consultations may be delayed. 

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