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  • MentorCorps gives free assistance to collecting organizations

    A new statewide network of volunteer mentors trained in collections care and emergency management works directly with Oregon museums, libraries and archives to improve collections care and prepare for emergencies. Funded in part by the Institute of Museum Services and the Oregon Cultural Trust, this service is available for archives, libraries and museums for free.

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Oregon Heritage Commission Meeting
The Oregon Heritage Commission will hold its next meeting from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Friday, October 18 in Salem. The first half of the meeting will be a joint session with other OPRD heritage committees. From 1- 4 p.m. the Commission will convene independently and the agenda will include reports about education and tourism, and an opportunity for public comment on the proposed 2020 Oregon Heritage Plan.


DRAFT July Meeting Minutes

DRAFT 2020 Heritage Plan

2020 Oregon Heritage Plan Feedback Wanted
The Oregon Heritage Commission is seeking feedback on proposed goals for the 2020-2025 Oregon Heritage Plan. In the past, the Heritage Plan has set internal goals for the Commission. In 2020, the Heritage Commission is proposing four statewide goals and asking individuals and organizations to participate in working toward them.
Read about the proposed goals and why to participate here.
Provide feedback in the following ways:
  • 1) Submit written comments through an online survey
  • 2) Provide public comment at the Oct. 18 Commission Meeting. See agenda.
2018 Digital Heritage Collections Survey Results
Over 178 organizations responded to the 2018 digital heritage collections survey. Results show that 114 heritage organizations are actively digitizing their collections and 42 collections are available online.

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New Oregon Heritage Tradition Designation
The Oregon Country Fair recognizes its 50th year with an Oregon Heritage Tradition Designation.
Digitization recommendations made
A regional summit hosted by the Oregon and Washington state libraries has made recommendations for digitization and digital projects. Shared standards, collaboration and training are among six recommendations. A follow-up summit will take place.
Heritage Plan gives directions to all 
The Oregon Heritage Plan contains strategies for the Oregon Heritage Commission and organizations throughout the state.
History, archaeology library supports research

Examine hundreds of the studies about historic Oregon communities and sites, as well as use direct links to other research resources and find significant books.
Support from Cultural Trust 
The Oregon Heritage Commission is a recipient of funds from the Oregon Cultural Trust. Support heritage and receive a tax credit by donating to the Oregon Cultural Trust.

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