This program was started as a successful pilot in 2022. The goal of the program is to increase the accessibility of archival materials on Long Island.
Member institutions can apply for the services of the Project Archivist by submitting a detailed application for a well defined project that could be completed within a two month period. Selected organizations will earn a site visit from the Project Archivist to process, digitize, and describe materials according to archival standards.
Depending on the proposed project, materials may be rehoused in archival quality storage containers. If so, the institution will be required to pay the costs of the materials to rehouse any collection up to $500. LILRC will cover the first year costs to incorporate finding aids in Empire Archival Discovery Cooperative (Empire ADC) or digitized content to be placed in New York Heritage Digital Collections. The project archivist will not engage in conservation methods requiring a professional conservator.
The purpose of the Accessing Archives Program is to provide an opportunity for cultural institutions on Long island to increase the accessibility of their collections. The Project Archivist's work will be reserved to the scope of materials and the project outlined in the approved application.
The project archivist will only work on materials agreed upon in the application. For these materials, the project archivist will:
The following tasks are considered out of scope for activities of the project archivist:
The institution and LILRC will sign a memorandum of understanding after the project has been approved.
INSTITUTIONAL APPLICATION & INSTRUCTIONS
QUESTIONS? Contact Nicole Menchise, firstname.lastname@example.org
Email to Tim Spindler, email@example.com
or they can be mailed to
LILRC - Accessing Archives Program
627 N. Sunrise Service Road
Bellport, NY 11713