[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2012-02-03

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Fri Feb 3 15:32:40 PST 2012

In this issue:
1.  Capitol history center, Century Farm groups seek input
2.  OHS converts card catalog into online data
3.  Poster proposals sought for Heritage Conference
4.  Grant highlights McKenzie River heritage in video


The Oregon State Capitol Foundation invites input on how history will
be presented and experienced in the Oregon State Capitol building.  Go
to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/orheritage to complete a survey. The
deadline for participating is Feb. 10.

The Oregon Century Farm & Ranch Program Board is looking for better
ways to serve its honorees, friends and the public.  It would like you
to answer some questions about its plans. To take the survey, visit
http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cNFvZ7sATfm7jPS by Feb.
17. Contact Sharon at 503-400-7884 or cfr at oregonfb.org if you have
questions about this project.  More than 1,100 farms and ranches in
Oregon have been designated as Century Farms or Century Ranches since
the program was established more than 50 years ago.


The Oregon Historical Society  legacy data ranging from the
hand-written Pioneer index to typed inventory sheets for the vast motion
picture collection.  Efforts are now underway to convert this legacy
data into standard electronic form.  Thus a substantial proportion of
OHS holdings are now available worldwide in the library’s online
catalog http://librarycatalog.ohs.org/eosweb/opac/, in OCLC’s
WorldCat, and also in the Northwest Digital Archives.  

Recently, the manuscript card catalog made it online with help from a
grant from the National Historic Publications and Records Commission (a
program of the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration).
Project cataloger Sara Stroman has been working since the fall of 2010
at creating MARC records from the printed cards.  She has now completed
the conversion of the entire catalog. And with the help of Interim
Library Director Geoff Wexler, an additional 600 unprocessed accessions
have also found their way into the online system.  These electronic
records now appear in the library’s online catalog and in WorldCat.

The final phase of the project, which will end in June 2012, will be
the conversion of all these MARC records into files in Encoded Archival
Description, which will be uploaded into the Northwest Digital Archives.


The program committee for the joint Northwest Archivists/Oregon
Heritage Conference seeks proposals for a session dedicated to poster
displays created by both archives and cultural heritage professionals
and students. 

The session will showcase research that is completed or underway;
discuss interesting collections with which professionals or students
have worked; report on archives, records projects, or exhibits that
submitters have contributed to or are currently working on (e.g.
historic preservation, outreach projects, multi-disciplinary projects,
collaboration, successful internship project). Posters should be
designed as an inspiring visual exploration of work or research related
to the archival and cultural heritage fields.
Posters will be presented on April 27 during the morning and afternoon
breaks. Participants will be expected to register for and attend the
conference. A half-price registration fee is available for full-time
students. The conference theme is “Fertile Ground: Planting the Seeds
for Restoration, Innovation and Collaboration.” 

To submit a poster presentation proposal, submit a description of the
poster or attach a draft copy with explanation by Feb. 24 to Joshua
Zimmerman at  joshua.zimmerman at seattlearch.org 


Grant McOmie, who produces Grant's Getaways, highlighted the cultural
and natural heritage of the McKenzie River during a recent program. It
features Belknap Hot Springs and has both historic and current footage.
To view it, visit
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