[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2017-01-27

INFO Heritage * OPRD Heritage.Info at oregon.gov
Fri Jan 27 15:21:40 PST 2017

1. Historic Cemeteries Commission meets Feb 3 via conference call
2. Oregon Quilt Project & Quilt Index event Feb 18
3. Nominations open for Oregon Travel and Tourism Awards
4. 2017 Digitizing Hidden Special Collections Awards
5. Intellectual Property Rights Seminar March 31
6. Google Mapping and Language Workshop Feb 22 & 23
7. Willamette Heritage Center invitational exhibit open through April 15


The Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries will meet at 1 p.m. February 3 via conference call. Agenda items will include grant program, current projects and upcoming plans. The commission will invite public comments. For a meeting agenda and access information visit the historic cemeteries page of www.oregonheritage.org<http://www.oregonheritage.org>.

State law established the seven-member Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries to maintain a listing of all historic cemeteries and gravesites in Oregon; promote public education on the significance of historic cemeteries; and obtain financial and technical assistance for restoring, improving and maintaining their appearances. More information about commission activities and the meeting may be obtained from coordinator Kuri Gill at 503-986-0685 or by e-mail: Kuri.Gill at oregon.gov<mailto:Kuri.Gill at oregon.gov> .


Talk by Beth Donaldson, Coordinator of the Quilt Index
Saturday, February 18, 2017
First United Methodist Church
SW 18th & Jefferson St., Portland
1:30 pm-3 pm
Free Parking
RSVP: mcquilt at web-ster.com<mailto:mcquilt at web-ster.com>

The Quilt Index, housed at Michigan State University in Lansing, now has 70,000 quilts and their histories on-line. A project of the Quilt Alliance, the Index is a rich resource for collectors, makers, and museums. The Quilt Index can:

  *   Help you identify quilt patterns and their many variations;
  *   Assist in dating quilts (by fabric, pattern, technical details);
  *   Increase your knowledge of quilts as textile documents of history;
  *   Uncover the stories of “ordinary” individuals, especially women;
  *   Allow comparison studies between similar quilts;
  *   Increase awareness of area quilt collections and increase visitors;
  *   Demonstrate how you can care for and display quilts;

Learn about the Oregon Quilt Project at (www.oregonquiltproject.org<http://www.oregonquiltproject.org>). Individuals and museums can add their quilts to the Project and gain access to the Quilt Index through the OQP portal.


Do you know someone making a difference in the travel and tourism industry? Did your organization exceed its marketing goals last year? Take a few minutes to submit a nomination for an Oregon Travel & Tourism Industry Achievement Award<https://t.e2ma.net/click/9mrys/pv851c/lsnslh>.

Tourism organizations, businesses, communities, regions and individuals are all eligible to be nominated for work done in the 2016 calendar year. Recognition will be awarded in the areas of: heritage tourism, partnership, volunteerism, tourism development, international sales, PR, advertising, social media, marketing, and enhancing Oregon’s natural beauty and/or outdoor recreation. Submitting a nomination is quick and easy. Help us recognize worthy recipients for their exceptional work.  Awardees will be recognized at the 2017 Oregon Governor’s Conference on Tourism<https://t.e2ma.net/click/9mrys/pv851c/1koslh> in May.


The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is now accepting applications for 2017 Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives<https://t.e2ma.net/click/6omwq/2p8ufs/qwh1fe> awards. The national competition, funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, supports digitizing collections of rare and unique content in collecting institutions.
Grants of between $50,000 and $250,000 for a single-institution project, or between $50,000 and $500,000 for a collaborative project, may be sought for projects beginning between January 1 and June 1, 2018.

The Digitizing Hidden Collections program coheres around six core values:

  *   Scholarship: The program is designed to maximize its impact on the creation and dissemination of new knowledge.
  *   Comprehensiveness: The program supports digitization projects that will provide thorough coverage of an important topic or topics of high interest to scholars, in ways that help those scholars understand digitized sources’ provenance and context.
  *   Connectedness: The program supports projects that make digitized sources easily discoverable and accessible alongside related materials, including materials held by other collecting institutions as well as those held within the home institution.
  *   Collaboration: The program promotes strategic partnerships rather than duplication of capacity and effort.
  *   Sustainability: The program promotes best practices for ensuring the long-term availability and discoverability of digital files created through digitization.
  *   Openness: The program ensures that digitized content will be made available to the public as easily and completely as possible, given ethical and legal constraints.

The application process has two phases. The initial proposal round is open, and proposals are due by 5 pm Eastern time on April 3, 2017. The final proposal round is by invitation. Only those applicants whose initial proposals have been approved by the program's review panel will be able to submit a final proposal. Information for applicants, including a link to the online application form, is available at http://www.clir.org/hiddencollections/applicants<https://t.e2ma.net/click/6omwq/2p8ufs/6oi1fe>. CLIR will hold webinars for prospective applicants on Thursday, February 2, and Thursday, March 2, from 2:00-3:00 pm Eastern time. More information is available here<https://t.e2ma.net/click/6omwq/2p8ufs/mhj1fe>.

The Council on Library and Information Resources<https://t.e2ma.net/click/6omwq/2p8ufs/29j1fe> is an independent, nonprofit organization that forges strategies to enhance research, teaching, and learning environments in collaboration with libraries, cultural institutions, and communities of higher learning.

The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF)<http://www.vrafoundation.org/> is pleased to announce that Can We Do That?: Intellectual Property Rights and Visual Media, will be held in on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at this Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA). This workshop will be co-hosted by the PNCA and the University of Oregon Libraries, and is open to cultural heritage professionals, the information and educational communities, and to anyone interested in visual culture. Can We Do That? is one of four workshops being offered in the second year of the VRAF Regional Workshop Program.  The VRAF is grateful to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation for their continued support of this exciting opportunity to partner with cultural heritage and educational institutions. ​
A thorough understanding of intellectual property rights can be a challenge for lawyers, let alone for information, academic, and cultural heritage professionals, and the application of copyright restrictions on visual media can induce a sense of alarm and uncertainty dependent upon specific circumstances.  This workshop will provide a clear focus on U.S. copyright law, intellectual property rights, and fair use as they pertain to the use of visual media (e.g., images and moving images) within the academic, archival, library, gallery, and museum environments.  Educational usage, securing publication rights, creative reuse, rights statements, licensing, and the public domain will be explored within the context of case studies, including those provided by participants in advance of the workshop.  Participants will also be introduced to tools and resources to help them and their constituents in making appropriate decisions regarding appropriate use and dissemination of visual media.
Registration for Can We Do That? will open in early January 2017. The fee for this day-long workshop is $125.  For more information, visit http://tinyurl.com/j4slq32. If you have questions about registration, feel free to contact Betha Whitlow, VRAF Director, bwhitlow at wustl.edu<mailto:bwhitlow at wustl.edu<mailto:bwhitlow at wustl.edu%3cmailto:bwhitlow at wustl.edu>>. For questions about the Pacific Northwest College of Art venue, please contact Serenity Ibsen, Interim Director of Library Services at PNCA, sibsen at pnca.edu<mailto:sibsen at pnca.edu<mailto:sibsen at pnca.edu%3cmailto:sibsen at pnca.edu>>. ​


Geospatial technologies can help you illustrate the close relationship between your indigenous communities and your land, enabling you to tell your own stories, in your own language, from your own perspective. Workshop led by Dr. Cynthia Annett, Google Earth Outreach Trainer and Dr. Tyler Peterson, University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Feb. 22 & 23, 2017
Cayuse Technologies – Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR)
Pendleton, OR

Early Bird registration deadline – Feb. 3
Regular rate deadline – Feb. 13
Special hotel rate deadline – Jan. 30

For more information visit http://aildi.arizona.edu/oregon-workshop.


The 7th Annual Heritage Invitational Exhibit – Nature and Community – explores the complex ecological systems and natural characteristics of the Mid-Willamette Valley, and the relationship humans have had with it throughout history.  This exhibit is put on in partnership with:  Albany Regional Museum,  Bush House Museum, Deepwood Museum & Gardens, Forest History Center, Frank Lloyd Wright Gordon House, Hoover-
Minthorn House Museum, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, Oregon State Hospital Museum, Oregon State University Herbarium, Polk County Historical Society, Silverton Country Historical Society Museum, and the Willamette University Archives and Special Collections.

For more information visit www.willametteheritage.org<http://www.willametteheritage.org>.

Share your photos of Oregon’s heritage on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using #oregonheritage.

Oregon Heritage News is a service of Oregon Heritage, a division of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. The news editor can be contacted at heritage.info at oregon.gov<mailto:heritage.info at oregon.gov>.

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