[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2017-05-05

INFO Heritage * OPRD Heritage.Info at oregon.gov
Fri May 5 15:01:04 PDT 2017


In this issue:
1. Free photographic process identification webinars
2. Online course featuring preservation of paper and media collections
3. NEDCC Digital Directions Conference Aug. 21-23
4. Preservation Month events across the state

FREE PHOTOGRAPHIC PROCESS AND IDENTIFICATION WEBINARS

This webinar series, funded by The National Endowment for the Humanities<http://www.neh.gov/>, and presented by the Image Permanence Institute is free and open for all to attend. The first three webinars will discuss the various materials and technologies of photographic prints. The next two will teach a methodology and controlled vocabulary for process identification, as well as a demo of how to use Graphics Atlas<http://www.graphicsatlas.org/>. The last one will include an overview of collections care for prints and photographs including proper storage, handling and display methods, and guidelines for the storage environment. Watching the webinars as a series is encouraged but not required. Recordings of the webinars will be made available.

Register here: https://www.imagepermanenceinstitute.org/process-id-webinars

ONLINE COURSE FEATURING PRESERVATION OF PAPER AND MEDIA COLLECTIONS

Perseveration 101: Preservation Basics for Paper and Media Collections
Registration Deadline:  May 12, 2017

The interactive online course presents a series of 10 webinars and includes self-paced study between sessions, using assigned readings and other resources to supplement the "classroom" discussions.  The course is designed to provide a foundation for effective collections stewardship by guiding participants through preservation topics such as environmental management, deterioration of materials, and emergency preparedness.

The updated course features expanded coverage of audiovisual and digital formats, prepares participants to complete a preservation needs assessment, and provides structured guidance on developing an institutional disaster plan.

WHEN:
A two-hour session, once a week, starting June 1, 2017, and ending August 24, 2017.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
-  Staff and volunteers at cultural institutions
-  Town clerks, county commissioners, and other municipal records holders
-  Corporate archivists and records managers in need of preservation training
-  Students or graduates of library and information science

(Certificate of Completion provided, and 20 Archival Recertification Credits (ARCs) for eligible certified archivists.)

For information and to register:  http://bit.ly/pres1017

NEDCC DIGITAL DIRECTIONS CONFERENCE AUG 21-23

NEDCC Presents
DIGITAL DIRECTIONS: Fundamentals of Creating and Managing Digital Collections
August 21-23, 2017
Bell Harbor International Conference Center, Seattle, Washington

Early-bird Discount Deadline: May 26, 2017!
Registration Deadline: August 10, 2017

Guided by a faculty of national experts, join colleagues from institutions large and small for two and a half days of instruction on best practices and practical strategies for the creation, curation, and use of digital collections. Network with colleagues who have similar challenges, interact with faculty one-on-one, and gain a comprehensive introduction to digitization and digital preservation. Topics Will Include: International Standards and Best Practices; Digitizing Images and Audiovisual Media; Planning Digital Storage; Metadata ; Basics of Information Security; Planning for Users ; Managing Digital Collections for Access; and more topics to help you create and manage digital collections. For Complete Information and to Register:  http://bit.ly/n-dd17

PRESERVATION MONTH EVENTS ACROSS THE STATE

Here are some Preservation Month related events happening in Oregon this month:

Deschutes County: Celebrate the heritage of Deschutes County during May, a month dedicated to engaging in historic preservation. The Deschutes County Historical Society, Deschutes County Historic Landmarks Commission, City of Bend Landmarks Commission, City of Redmond Landmarks Commission, and the Deschutes Land Trust partner to celebrate the myriad of ways that historic preservation enhances our quality of life. With a full schedule of events, it is easy to understand why This Place Matters. A full list of events is available on the Deschutes Historical Museum website at www.deschuteshistory.org/historic-preservation-month/<http://www.deschuteshistory.org/historic-preservation-month/>

Lake Oswego: Your House Matters Expo, Sunday, May 7, 1pm-4pm. Oswego Heritage House, 398 10th Street, Lake Oswego, OR 97034. An afternoon of helpful information to make your house more livable for today while maintaining the character of your house and neighborhood. The event will begin with guest speaker, Rachel Verdick, local building designer and preservationist. She will discuss why your older home is significant, not just to you personally and financially, but also to your neighborhood and community. Afterwards, an open house with vendors will provide examples, demonstrations, and help answer your questions. Come with photos and/or questions about your house. Partners include the Lake Oswego Historic Resources Advisory Board, Lake Oswego Preservation Society, and Oswego Heritage Council. Oswego Heritage Council will also be having a historic home tour on May 20, 10am-4pm. For more information or to purchase tickets visit http://www.oswegoheritage.org/historic-home-tour-1/.

Corvallis & Benton County: May is Historic Preservation Month, and in Corvallis, Oregon, that means an entire month full of tours, presentations and more. Join us and celebrate the history of Corvallis and Benton County! Most events are free and open to the public. Some require reservations. For a list of preservation month events visit http://visitcorvallis.com/signature-events/historic-preservation-month-corvallis-oregon/.

Albany: Albany has long been synonymous with history and heritage. From their concentrated "collection" of Victorian Era architectural wonders to their seasonal tours of historic sites, graveyards, and living history displays, the city is passionate about retaining its roots to the past. National Preservation Month is an opportunity to celebrate Albany's historical treasure with events (most of them free) throughout May. For more information and for a list of events visit http://albanyvisitors.com/2017/05/03/celebrating-2017s-national-historic-preservation-month/.

Multnomah Historical Association: This organization is dedicated to preserving the history of Portland's southwest neighborhoods. There will be a Historic Preservation meeting on May 7 and displays at the Multnomah Art Center. For more information visit http://multnomahhistorical.com/.

Eugene: "Bodies of Work: Art in the Cemetery" is the theme of this Memorial Day Weekend Celebration at the Historic Eugene Masonic Cemetery and Hope Abbey Mausoleum, 25th and University, Eugene. The cemetery gates will be open from 11:30am to 5pm on Saturday, May 27th, Sunday, May 28th, and Monday, May 29th. Taps will be played at noon each day at the Public Square and flags will fly over veterans' graves. Tours of the cemetery will be offered on Saturday and Monday after taps..The Plein Air Painters of Lane County will have paintings displayed in Hope Abbey, and they will also be seen creating their work in the cemetery during the weekend.  "Before" and "After" pictures, which will provide visual evidence of the progress the Eugene Masonic Cemetery Association has made in improving the appearance and condition of the cemetery, will be displayed in Hope Abbey where cake and coffee will be served every afternoon. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, email emca1859 at gmail.com<mailto:emca1859 at gmail.com>.

Restore Oregon: Willamette Valley Pioneer-Era Home Tour, Saturday, May 20, 2017, 11am-4pm. Pioneer-era structures are endangered, today just a mere 5% still stand. Enjoy a self-driving tour of three of the remaining 236 rare gems of Oregon's history: Keil House (1870), Brown House (1856-8), and the Delaney House (1845). For more information or to purchase tickets visit https://restoreoregon.org/event/upcoming-tour-showcases-pioneer-era-homes-of-the-willamette-valley/.




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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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