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Events Calendar

Upcoming events

    • 09 Jan 2017
    • 30 Apr 2017
    • Oregon Health & Science University, BICC Library, Portland, OR

    OHSU Historical Collections & Archives latest exhibit, "At Here and Over there: "Oregon Over There: Base Hospital 46 during WWI", on display through Spring 2017! 

    • 25 Mar 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • KBOO Station, 20 SE 8th Ave, Portland, OR

    Join KBOO, a local radio station in Portland, OR, for the KBOO Audio Archives Database Edit-a-Thon & Party! Volunteer your time and archival skills assisting in the ingest and editing of database records. Go to the KBOO Blog for more information about the event and how to RSVP! 




    • 30 Mar 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR

    Can We Do That?: Intellectual Property Rights and Visual Media, a Visual Resources Association Foundation Regional Workshop, will be held on Thursday March 30, 2017 at the Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) and co-hosted by the University of Oregon Libraries. We are fortunate to have as our workshop instructor Cara Hirsch, former Associate General Counsel at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and former Deputy General Counsel at ArtStor. Cara brings vast experience to her instructor role, having supervised the rights review and clearance process for media collections in the Artstor Digital Library, a digital image resource that makes available to nonprofit institutions over 1.7 million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences. We are certain that cultural heritage professionals, the information and educational communities, and anyone interested in visual culture will benefit from this experience, and for those of you who also plan to attend Online Northwest on Friday, March 31, joining us for Can We Do That? represents a unique opportunity to make a long weekend packed with high-level programming!

    We encourage you to share this announcement broadly with your colleagues. To learn more about and register for Can We Do That? visit http://tinyurl.com/j4slq32. The fee for this day-long workshop is $125. For more information, or if you have questions about registration, feel free to contact Betha Whitlow, VRAF Director, bwhitlow@wustl.edu. For questions about the Pacific Northwest College of Art venue, please contact Serenity Ibsen, Interim Director of Library Services at PNCA, sibsen@pnca.edu.


    • 05 Apr 2017
    • University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, OR

    Libraries “are more likely than ever to be confronted with collections containing removable storage media (e.g., floppy disks, hard drives, thumb drives, memory sticks, and CDs). These media provide limited accessibility and may endanger the electronic records housed within, due to obsolescence and loss over time. Caring for these records requires archivists to extract whatever useful information resides on the medium while avoiding the accidental alteration of data or metadata.”

    Description of fundamentals workshop (April 5, full day)

    Register by March 5 for early bird registration. 



    • 06 Apr 2017
    • 07 Apr 2017
    • University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

    Libraries “are more likely than ever to be confronted with collections containing removable storage media (e.g., floppy disks, hard drives, thumb drives, memory sticks, and CDs). These media provide limited accessibility and may endanger the electronic records housed within, due to obsolescence and loss over time. Caring for these records requires archivists to extract whatever useful information resides on the medium while avoiding the accidental alteration of data or metadata.”

    Description of advanced workshop (April 6-7)

    Register by March 6 for early bird discount. 


    • 17 May 2017
    • 19 May 2017
    • Boise, ID

    The 2017 Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists/Northwest Archivists Joint Annual Meeting will take place from May 17-19, 2017 in Boise, Idaho. At this year’s meeting we will be exploring our mutual experiences as archivists in the West and celebrating the richness and diversity of our collections with the theme: Preserving the Voices of the West.

    Consult the conference webpage often for regularly updated information about registration, conference hotel and venue, programming, and more! 


    • 18 Jun 2017
    • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Evidence-Based Practices and Assessment in Special Collections and Archives

    Presenters: Christian Dupont (Boston College Libraries) and Emile Hardman (Harvard Library)
    Registration Fee: $100.00
    Date: Sunday, June 18, 2017

    In this workshop, participants will learn about assessment techniques associated with special collections and archives with a particular emphasis on public services and instructional outreach. The workshop will suggest appropriate standardized measures and related metrics that can inform evidence-based decision making within special collections departments. Qualitative and quantitative evidence-gathering techniques specific to special collections and archives will be discussed. In addition, participants will learn practical advice about incorporating primary source literacy into special collections programs and services. This session will take a workshop approaching using in-class exercises and activities. 

    (One of the pre-conference workshops at the 9th International Evidence Based Libraries and Information Practice conference in Philadelphia on June 18th. More information about the pre-conferences and full conference is available here: http://eblip9.org/. Early-bird registration ends on April 30thRegistration is moving quite briskly, so make your plans accordingly.)

    If you have any questions about the pre-conference or conference, please get in touch at eblip9@drexel.edu.


    • 21 Aug 2017
    • 23 Aug 2017
    • Bell Harbor International Conference Center, Seattle, WA

    Join colleagues from libraries, archives, museums, historical organizations, corporate archives and libraries, and government agencies 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.

    FOR COMPLETE INFORMATION AND  TO REGISTER: http://bit.ly/n-dd17

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Past events

04 Mar 2017 Memorial Service for Elizabeth Knight
24 Feb 2017 Canadian-American Archives Conference on Archival Literacy & User Education
23 Feb 2017 Intro to Data Manipulation with Python CSV (Adam Lott)
17 Feb 2017 MIPoPS Archival Screening Night
05 Dec 2016 Labor Archives of Washington, UW Libraries Special Collections, Exhibit
15 Oct 2016 Archives Month Open House at the Oregon State Archives
08 Oct 2016 Oregon Archives Crawl
06 Oct 2016 Archives Month event: Secrets of the Archives
05 Oct 2016 Moving History: An Archival Screening Night
31 Jul 2016 Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting
28 Apr 2016 2016 NWA Annual Conference
05 Nov 2015 American Theatre Archive Project (ATAP) Training
12 Oct 2015 SAA Digital Forensics workshop
19 Aug 2015 Teaching with Primary Sources Conference
01 Jul 2015 Digital POWRR Workshop
30 Jun 2015 Digital POWRR Workshop
27 May 2015 ArchivesSpace User Group Meeting
27 May 2015 2015 Western Roundup
30 Apr 2015 Digital Forensics: What You Must Know!
27 Mar 2015 March Unconference
23 Mar 2015 Records Management for Archivists
28 Feb 2015 SAA awards deadline
25 Feb 2015 University of Washington iSchool 3rd Annual Ed Mignon Distinguished Lecture with Dr. Luciana Duranti
12 Feb 2015 #NWAchat Twitter Thursdays
29 May 2014 Annual Meeting 2014: Moving Forward: Reaching New Audiences with the Past
04 May 2013 Archivematica 0.10-beta Tutorial - 2013 AABC/NWA Joint Conference
02 May 2013 2013 Annual Meeting - Vancouver BC
23 Apr 2013 Preservation Basics Workshop
26 Apr 2012 Fertile Ground: Planting the Seeds for Restoration, Innovation and Collaboration
26 Apr 2012 Exhibitors/Sponsors/Advertisers ONLY: Fertile Ground: Planting the Seeds for Restoration, Innovation and Collaboration - Salem, Oregon April 26 - 28, 2012
06 Oct 2011 Seeking - and getting - an archives job
21 Apr 2011 Northwest Archivists Annual Meeting 2011 Registration- Tradition and Innovation: New Ideas for Old Stuff
21 Apr 2011 SPONSORS/VENDORS ONLY: Tradition and Innovation: New Ideas for Old Stuff-Helena
30 Apr 2010 Additional Reception Tickets: Western Roundup 2010
29 Apr 2010 VENDORS ONLY: Western Roundup Super Regional Meeting--Seattle
28 Apr 2010 Annual Meeting: Western Roundup Super Regional Meeting--Seattle
18 Oct 2009 Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums National Conference
01 Oct 2009 Washington State Archives Month
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