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ART Monthly Programming Event: New York City Department of Records and Information Services

  • Wednesday, September 12, 2012
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • NYC Department of Records and Information Services, 31 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10013
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  • For current ART members.
  • For those who are not current members of ART and for guest registrations.
  • For the first 25 NYC DORIS staff members and associated Municipal Government employees. Show DORIS or other authorized I.D. at door or pay accordingly. After first 25 free registrations, NYC DORIS community can use regular Member or Non-Member registration as applicable. Use REGISTRATION CODE: DORIS

The Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (ART) Programming Committee is pleased to announce the September 2012 event, Co-Sponsored by the New York City Department of Records and Information Services (DORIS):


Wednesday, 12 September 2012


NYC Department of Records and Information Services

31 Chambers Street (Surrogate’s Court Building)

New York, NY 10013


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm Social

6:30 pm – 7:15 pm Presentations

7:15 pm – 8:00 pm Access to New Visitor Center, Renovated City Hall Library, and Conservation Lab


Online registration required:  www.nycarchivists.org


It’s been quite a year for the NYC Department of Records and Information Services (DORIS).  In April, amidst floods of national and even international publicity, the Department unveiled its new Online Gallery of over 800,000 digitized items from the NYC Municipal Archives, including photographs, maps, motion-pictures and audio recordings (http://www.nyc.gov/html/records/html/gallery/home.shtml).  The Online Gallery received so many visits upon its launch that it crashed during its first week of use, such was the level of world-wide interest in accessing the Municipal Archives’ vast trove of images from New York City’s past.  Following up the acclaim for its digital efforts, the Department held a grand opening ceremony in May to mark the completion of its brand new Visitor Center, comprised of a media and exhibitions room adjoining the recently-renovated City Hall Library.  (For a glimpse of what’s on view at the new Visitor Center, visit the DORIS YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/nycdeptofrecords.)


Now that some of the much-deserved clamor has subsided, DORIS is pleased to co-sponsor this event with ART to share its laudable achievements with the NYC archives community.  The opening social in the DORIS building’s beautiful marble lobby will be followed by presentations on the collections of the Municipal Archives and the new Online Gallery, delivered by Leonora Gidlund, Director of the Municipal Archives, and Michael Lorenzini, Curator of Photography.  Presentations will be followed by informal tours of the DORIS Visitor Center and City Hall Library.  Conservator Ellen Chin will also be offering two 15-minute tours of the DORIS Conservation Lab at 7:15 and 7:45*.


No food or drink is allowed in the Visitor Center, Library, or Conservation Lab; all food/drink must be consumed in the designated social area.

Online Registration Required: www.nycarchivists.org

ART Members: $5.00

Non-Members: $10.00

NYC DORIS Community (DORIS Staff and associated City Government employees): Free (only the first 25 DORIS Community registrants will be admitted for free)

Please register by Friday, 7 September 2012 at midnight.  There are no exceptions after this date as ART must have final head count to DORIS by the morning of 8 September. There are no refunds – your registration dollars help support ART work and programs.

Complete location details will be provided with registration confirmation.  PLEASE NOTE: you do not have to have a Pay Pal account to pay online, simply choose "Online" to pay by Credit Card or Pay Pal account.  (You have to close the Pay Pal window to continue with Credit Card.)

Please do not contact the host venue for any reason.  All inquiries for this ART Monthly Programming Committee Event should be sent to: programming@nycarchivists.org

Your presence at this ART event grants permission for ART or NYC DORIS to photograph the event.

*Due to limited space, each tour of the DORIS Conservation Lab can only accommodate a maximum of 20 people.  The tours will be first come, first served!

Questions? communications@nycarchivists.org

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