Northwest Archivists, Inc.

Events Calendar

Upcoming events

    • 14 Dec 2017
    • 10 Jun 2018
    • Oregon Historical Society, Portland, OR

    "The Oregon Historical Society is proud to present Birds on the Wire, a gallery of bird photography featuring the work of William L. Finley and his childhood friend Herman T. Bohlman" which runs December 14, 2017 through June 10, 2018. 

    More Details:

    • 30 Mar 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA

    "This course covers the details involved in expressing archival description in the MARC bibliographic format. Learn about the various aspects of the MARC bibliographic format and the application of DACS in the MARC format.

    Your instructor will address all aspects of the MARC format, including fixed fields, main and added entries, subject added entries, and descriptive fields. The course includes hands-on exercises and the construction of a MARC record, discussion of the utility of MARC in the descriptive framework, and identification of resources available for assisting in the construction of MARC records."

    15 registrants needed by early-bird deadline, February 28th, to hold the workshop.

    Full details here.

    • 25 Apr 2018
    • 27 Apr 2018
    • Warm Springs, Oregon

    The 2018 Northwest Archivists Annual Meeting will take place April 25-27, 2018 in Warm Springs, Oregon. This will be the first conference in recent years held in a federally-recognized Tribal nation. This year’s conference theme, Stewarding Collections, Engaging Communities, speaks to the role of archives within the larger ecosystem of cultural resource management. On a broader level, the theme asks us to consider how we, as archivists, care for collections to the benefit of present and future generations.

    Call for Proposals:

    • 25 Apr 2018
    • 27 Apr 2018
    • Kah-Nee-Ta Resort and Spa, Warm Springs, OR
    2018 NWA Annual Meeting Information

    Exhibit spaces, sponsorship, and advertisement opportunities are available.

    • Questions? Contact Bryce Henry by email at or by phone at 503-725-5854.
    • 25 Apr 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Kah-Nee-Ta Resort and Spa

    Instructor: Dr. Jean E. Dryden

    Registration for this workshop is separate from conference registration. The registration fee is $199 for SAA members registering by March 25. Enrollment is limited to 35 participants.

    This course covers copyright legal issues specific to archives of digital material. You'll examine the impact of electronic technologies on the long-held law and tenets of copyright, including digital rights management and acquiring and advising on the use of rights in records. You'll look at the basic text of relevant federal statutes and significant case law as well as examine case studies. A very brief review of copyright essentials will be provided to ground the discussion. The focus of the day will be on how to think through and identify options for resolving the most commonly encountered copyright issues.

    To obtain the A&D certificate, you must take either Copyright Issues for Digital Archives or Privacy and Confidentiality Issues in Digital Archives; this course also fulfills a Tactical and Strategic credit for the DAS certificate program.

    Register Now!

    • 28 Apr 2018
    • 29 Apr 2018
    • Warm Springs, Oregon

    A message from the Sustainable Heritage Network:

    Apply NOW to the Digital POWRR Digital Preservation Professional Development Institute!
    The Digital POWRR team invites applications for the second of five 2-day institutes. Sponsored by the The Sustainable Heritage Network, the institute will be held on April 28-29, 2018 in Warm Springs, OR at the Kah-Nee-Ta Resort and Spa, in conjunction with the Northwest Archivists 2018 Annual Meeting. The institute is free to attend (no registration fee) and scholarships are available to help defray travel expenses, courtesy of IMLS grant funding.
    For more details on the POWRR Institutes, please visit the following page:

    Apply here:
    (Note: we are collecting responses via Google Forms. Because we have the upload feature enabled, it will ask you to sign in to Google. If you do not have a Google account, please contact Stacey Erdman at for a copy of the application)

    Application deadline: February 2, 2018
    Applicants will be notified of application status by the end of February 2018.

    • 10 Jun 2018
    • 22 Jun 2018
    • San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

    Deadline to apply is February 16!

    The 32nd annual Western Archives Institute (WAI) will be held at San Diego State University from June 10-22, 2018. WAI is an intensive, two-week program that provides integrated instruction in basic archival practices to individuals with a variety of backgrounds, including those whose jobs require a fundamental understanding of archival skills, but who have little or no previous archives education; those who have expanding responsibility for archival materials; those who are practicing archivists but have not received formal instruction; and those who demonstrate a commitment to an archival career.

    • 11 Jun 2018
    • 14 Jun 2018
    • University of Washington Libraries, Seattle, WA

    Interested in earning your Digital Archives Specialist certificate in record time!? Sign up for the DAS Bootcamp held at the University of Washington, sponsored by the Labor Archives of Washington and the Seattle Area Archivists, June 11-June 14, 2018. This will enable you to earn the majority of your DAS certificate in person that week and complete the rest of the required courses online! 

    Learn more and register here:

Past events

11 Feb 2018 MIPoPS: Moving History- Taking Seattle's Past from Tape to Terabyte
08 Feb 2018 SAA Teaching With Primary Sources: How to Design for Active Learning Course
31 Jan 2018 Music Library Association 2018 Portland: #mlatechcamp
21 Aug 2017 Digital Directions: Fundamentals of Creating and Managing Digital Collections
28 Jul 2017 NWA 40th Anniversary Reception at The Society of American Archivists Conference 2017
25 Jul 2017 Teaching With Primary Sources Unconference
23 Jul 2017 Society of American Archivists 2017
18 Jun 2017 Evidence-Based Practices and Assessment in Special Collections and Archives
17 May 2017 Preserving Voices of the West: CIMA/NWA 2017
06 Apr 2017 SAA DAS Advanced: Digital Forensics for Archivists
05 Apr 2017 SAA DAS Fundamentals: Digital Forensics for Archivists
30 Mar 2017 Can We Do That?: Intellectual Property Rights and Visual Media
25 Mar 2017 KBOO Audio Archive Database Edit-a-Thon & Party
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
09 Jan 2017 OHSU Historical Collections & Archives Winter/Spring 2017 Exhibit
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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