[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2013-01-24

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Thu Jan 24 08:53:43 PST 2013

In this Issue: 
1. Heritage Commission to Meet in Salem, Jan. 28 
2. OH Conversation Project Seeks Scholars, Innovators, Leaders
3. 2013 List of Oregon’s Most Endangered Places Nominations Open 
4. NISO Webinar on Metadata for Preservation Set for Feb. 13
5. Sustainable Preservation Practices Webinar Series Offered 
6. National Trust / ACHP Partnership Award Nominations Sought
The Oregon Heritage Commission will meet at 11 a.m., Jan. 28, in Room
124 of the North Mall Office Building, 725 Summer St. NE, Salem. A work
session will begin at 9 a.m. Agenda items include issues related to
Oregon heritage sites, organizations and activities. 
The Heritage Commission is comprised of nine people representing
Oregon’s heritage and geographical diversity, appointed by the
Governor. There are nine advisory representatives from state agencies
and statewide organizations. The mission of the Oregon Heritage
Commission is to secure, sustain, and enhance Oregon's heritage by
ensuring coordination of heritage initiatives by public and private
organizations; advocacy on its behalf; education of the public about its
extent and value; and promotion and celebration of its diversity.
The meetings are accessible to people with disabilities. Arrange for
special accommodations up to 72 hours in advance by calling (503)
More information about the Heritage Commission is available at
www.oregonheritage.org or by contacting Commission coordinator Kyle
Jansson at 503-986-0673.
The Historic Preservation League of Oregon (HPLO) is accepting
nominations for its 2013 list of Oregon’s Most Endangered Places. Is
there a historic property, barn, bridge or local landmark of
significance that is at risk of being lost in your community? These
cultural resources tell the story of Oregon, and often restoration and
repurposing brings tremendous economic opportunity. Download nomination
forms (
) from the HPLO website. The nomination deadline is March 1.
Every year historic properties across Oregon are rehabilitated and
reused, enriching neighborhoods, revitalizing Main Streets, conserving
resources, and attracting tourists. Anyone may nominate an endangered
property. The property can be residential or commercial, urban or rural,
public or private. Those selected will receive rehabilitation support
from the HPLO and the opportunity for a seed grant to address urgent
needs and develop a plan for long-term viability. 
HPLO will announce the 2013 Oregon Most Endangered Places on May 30.
For more information, call the HPLO at (503) 243-1923 or visit
www.HistoricPreservationLeague.org (
http://www.historicpreservationleague.org/ ).
The Oregon Humanities’ (OH) Conversation Project offers
humanities-based public discussion programs about provocative issues and
ideas. OH is seeking scholars, community leaders, innovators,
provocateurs, artists, academic all-stars, and other engaged thinkers
who want to help Oregonians think broadly, ask questions, and talk with
each other about timely and relevant ideas that affect our daily lives
and decisions. 
OH encourages applications from individuals who are smart, passionate
about ideas, and curious – who understand the role of the humanities in
the public sphere, value listening as much as speaking, and possess a
willingness to step out from behind the podium and lead an active
conversation among participants.
Visit oregonhumanities.org to read the full Request for Proposals and
apply online. The application deadline is March 8. For questions,
contact Jennifer Allen by phone at (503) 241-0543 or (800) 735-0543,
ext. 118 or email at j.allen at oregonhumanities.org.
The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) will hold a
webinar titled “Metadata for Preservation: A Digital Objects Best Friend”
from 4 – 5:30 p.m., Feb. 13. Registration closes at noon the same day. 
As the reliance on electronic content increases, preservation-related
digital repositories grow. In 2003, the Online Computer Library Center
(OCLC) and Research Libraries Group (RLG) established an international
working group called PREMIS (Preservation Metadata: Implementation
Strategies) to develop a common core set of metadata elements for
digital preservation. PREMIS issued the most recent version of its Data
Dictionary for Preservation Metadata in July 2012. It is widely
implemented in preservation repositories throughout the world in
multiple domains.
Visit the NISO website (
http://www.niso.org/news/events/2013/webinars/preservation ) for further
information or for webinar registration.
The Image Permanence Institute (IPI) is offering a series of nine
webinars titled “Sustainable Preservation Practices for Managing Storage
Environments”. The next webinar, “Dealing with Winter Dryness” will take
place on Feb. 6 from 4 – 5:30 p.m.  The webinars, which began in January
and run through September, provide information on a variety of topics
from recent preservation research to tips for dealing with broad
environmental challenges such as summer heat and humidity and winter
The webinars will provide useful tools and information that will allow
participants to make informed decisions and to initiate successful
environmental management practices at their own institutions.
Collections care, facilities management, and administrative staff
will benefit in viewing the webinars as a team. 
Past webinars are available for viewing at the IPI website on the
webinar information page (
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPe4H7HzAHE&feature=youtu.be&hd=1 ). For
a complete schedule of dates and topics, visit the IPI website (
http://ipisustainability.org/webinar-info-series2/ ). 
The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) and the National
Trust for Historic Preservation are seeking nominations for the 2013
National Trust/ACHP Award for Federal Partnerships in Historic
Preservation. A category of the Richard H. Driehaus National
Preservation Awards, this joint award honors outstanding federal
partnerships that advance the preservation of important historic
resources. The deadline for nominations is March 1.
Federal activities have a profound impact on our nation’s cultural
landscape. This national awards program provides an opportunity to
highlight an agency’s commitment to a preservation ethic and gain public
awareness of its accomplishments and requires a demonstrated partnership
with a federal organization. Partners may include Indian tribes and
Native Hawaiian organizations, not-for-profit organizations,
individuals, businesses, state and local governments, and other
non-federal persons or organizations. Nominated projects or programs can
include one or more non-federal partners and more than one federal
A jury of preservation professionals from the National Trust and the
ACHP will review the nominations and select a winner who will receive
the honor in November at the National Preservation Conference in
Indianapolis, Indiana. The National Trust website (
) provides a complete description of eligibility and nomination
requirements as well as an online application.
For more information, visit
http://www.preservationnation.org/take-action/awards or contact Patricia
Knoll, at (202) 606-1385 or pknoll at achp.gov.


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