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ART Annual Business Meeting and June Programming Event: American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) Research Library

  • Tuesday, June 19, 2012
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), New York City
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  • For current ART members.

ART Annual Business Meeting and June Programming Event, co-sponsored by American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) Research Library


Board elections will be held at the Annual Business Meeting on Tuesday, 19 June 2012 at American Museum of Natural History (AMNH). Ballots for election of next year’s Board positions will be accepted in person at the meeting until 7:15 pm or by email proxy. Ballots will be sent under separate cover prior to the Annual Business Meeting. If you vote in person at the Business Meeting, ballots will be on hand.


Tuesday, 19 June 2012


American Museum of Natural History (AMNH)

Central Park West at 79th Street

New York, New York 10024


6:30 - 7:15 pm   ART Social


7:15 - 8:30 pm   ART Business Meeting &

                        AMNH Program: “The American Museum of  Natural History Archive Project”


$5.00 ART Members (This event is only for ART Members, no guests are allowed)

Online registration is required by midnight Sunday, 10 June 2012. There are no exceptions after this date as ART must have final head count to AMNH on 11 June. There are no refunds – your registration dollars help support ART work and programs. 

This ART Programming Event is for ART Members only and will include the Annual Business Meeting.  You must be a current ART Member to attend.


Glass blower Herman O. Mueller and photographer Charles H. Coles,

photographing radiolarian at the American Museum of Natural History

Photo by Thane L. Bierwert. October 1942


The American Museum of Natural History Archive Project

Barbara Mathé, Iris Lee and Rebecca Morgan are pleased to share a presentation to the professional archives community in the New York metropolitan area about two grant funded projects awarded to American Museum of Natural History (AMNH). Faced with the enormity of the task of identifying and managing its vast archival collections, AMNH Research Library solicited support from the Council for Library and Information Resource’s Hidden Collections program to create minimal level records for its manuscripts, department records, photographic print and photographic slide collections. About the same time, AMNH Natural Science Conservation and the Library applied to IMLS for funding for a risk assessment project for the libraries and archives in the Science Departments, the first phase of which was to identify and catalog these archives, held outside the Library. Both projects were funded.  


The Museum Archivist and the two Project Archivists will present their methodology that uses student teams to gather, batch and repurpose data to allow online discovery of the resources. So far, over 1300 records for archival collections in AMNH Science Departments have been created. This is in addition to the 1400 documented in the Library. Currently, the extent of AMNH archives is estimated at 25,000 linear feet. Both projects will be completed this year. The next step is to create complex authority records for individual and expedition names to facilitate linked open data to connect archival records to specimen, publication and field book records.


See the project blog:  http://images.library.amnh.org/hiddencollections/

Questions? communications@nycarchivists.org

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