In this Issue
1. Collaborative projects lead to collections’ preservation, access solutions
2. New Heritage Bulletin discusses digital stewardship, curation
3. Digital Collection Webinar set for March 25
4. Historic Highway Advisory Committee to meet in The Dalles
5. NEH Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions seeking reviewers
6. Society of Architectural Historians seek papers for 2014 conference
7. SHPO seeks preservation specialist; recruitment closes March 25
COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS LEAD TO COLLECTIONS’ PRESERVATION, ACCESS SOLUTIONS
Museums and archives find it challenging to balance between public access and preservation. Long-term preservation concerns often lead to restrictive public access policies and the loss of life-enriching opportunities. Learn about two noteworthy collaborative digitization projects that have offered solutions to this issue on Heritage Exchange.
NEW HERITAGE BULLETIN DISCUSSES DIGITAL STEWARDSHIP, CURATION
Oregon Heritage has released Heritage Bulletin 23: “Digital Stewardship and Curation”. This new Bulletin explores the meaning of digital curation and stewardship. It also provides tips for dealing with the effects of rapid changes in technology on digital collections and their long-term sustainability. Heritage Bulletin 23 and 22 other Bulletins are available to read online, or to download:
DIGITAL COLLECTION WEBINAR SET FOR MARCH 25
The Connecting to Collections Online Community will hold a “Digital Collections: A Future for Small Museums” webinar at 10 a.m., March 25. This is an opportunity to learn about digital collections and a few ways to create them. Amanda Shepp will review the process creating a digital museum and present ideas for small organizations. To attend the webinar, go to the Connecting to Collections website and click on the Access Meeting Room button at the lower right-hand side of the page. Enter your name and location, click enter and the website will redirect you to the webinar. If you experience difficulties, visit the Tech Check page. If you miss the webinar, you can still access an archive of the event through the Online Community.
HISTORIC HIGHWAY ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO MEET IN THE DALLES
The Historic Columbia River Highway Advisory Committee will meet from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., March 25 at the Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discover Dr., The Dalles. The meeting agenda includes discussion about the Historic Highway State Trail – Wyeth to Starvation Creek Visual Resource Assessment and design elements; an update on the “Hub” planning in the Gorge; and 2016 Celebration. For furthering information email Kristen Stallman or visit the Historic Columbia River Highway Advisory Committee website.
NEH PRESERVATION ASSISTANCE GRANTS FOR SMALLER INSTITUTIONS SEEKING REVIEWERS
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Division of Preservation and Access is seeking knowledgeable individuals willing to evaluate applications for Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions. Preservation Assistance Grants help small and mid-size institutions – such as libraries, museums, historical societies, archival repositories, town and county records offices, and colleges – improve their ability to preserve and care for their humanities collections.
If you are an academic museum professional (curator, collections manager, conservator, or administrator) who is interested in joining the roster of potential reviewers, e-mail email@example.com by April 25. NEH will form panels in early May and will contact interested parties before the end of that month if they match the proposals received.
Panel service involves reading approximately 20 five-page applications and the submission (via the NEH web site) of written comments and ratings for each application. This work will take place during June, with comments due by mid-July. Panelists will receive an honorarium for their service. For more information, review the grant program guidelines on NEH's website. For questions about the process, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (202) 606-8570.
SOCIETY OF ARCHITECTURAL HISTORIANS SEEK PAPERS FOR 2014 CONFERENCE
The Marion Dean Ross/Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH MDR) is seeking papers for its 2014 annual conference, set to take place in Seattle, October 3 – 5. This year's theme is "Museums: Building Collections, Building Community”. This year also marks the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Marion Dean Ross / Pacific Northwest Chapter.
Paper abstracts are due May 31. Those with selected submissions will receive notification by June 11. Completed manuscripts are due August 12 for presentation at the conference. For conference updates and further information visit the SAH MDR website.
SHPO SEEKS PRESERVATION SPECIALIST; RECRUITMENT CLOSES MARCH 25
The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) is seeking a Preservation Specialist for the Salem office. Click on the attached link and follow to “Program Analyst 1 – Preservation Specialist.” Recruitment closes on March 25.
The successful applicant will provide assistance to the Special Assessment tax benefit program for historic properties in Oregon and the Federal Tax benefit program; provide assistance to the Review and Compliance program; and provide assistance to the Archaeological Services program under the direction of archaeological staff.
Qualified applicants will possess a Bachelor's Degree in business or public administration, behavioral or social sciences, or a related degree; or any combination of experience or education equivalent to three years technical-level experience with professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning work.
To review the complete job description and apply for the position, search using the term Program Analyst 1- Preservation Specialist at www.oregon.gov/oprd/JOBS/pages/jobs.aspx.
Now is the time to register for the Oregon Heritage Conference April 23-25, 2014!
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