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Answerland Advisory Committee Meeting 10/7/22 - 09/29/22

 

Contact:    Wendy Cornelisen

State Librarian

503-378-4367

 

October 4, 2022 9:00-10:15am 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Salem, Ore - The Answerland Advisory Committee (AAC) will meet on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 from 9:00am to 10:15am Pacific Time online. This is a public meeting; those who would like to attend should contact Jennifer Cox (971-600-4992 or jennifer.cox@slo.oregon.gov).

The AAC advises the State Library and the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Advisory Council on Answerland, and its membership is drawn from all areas of the state and representing the public, school, academic, and special libraries that use or provide service for Answerland. 

Questions or concerns can be addressed to Jennifer Cox (971-600-4992 or jennifer.cox@slo.oregon.gov).

Sign language interpretation will be provided for the public if requested 48 hours before the meeting; notice 72 hours before the meeting is preferred. Handouts of meeting materials may also be requested in alternate formats 72 hours before the meeting. Requests may be made to Jennifer Cox (971-600-4992 or jennifer.cox@slo.oregon.gov).

 

AGENDA 

9:00      Welcome

9:10      Review agenda, approve minutes, and review action items 

9:30      Open Forum*

9:40      Updates from the Coordinator    

10:00    Quality Team updates

10:10    Wrap up and action item review

10:15    Adjourn

 

*Any person may address the Answerland Advisory Committee at this meeting on any topic. 

NOTE: The times of all agenda items are approximate and subject to change.


 

 

LSTA Advisory Council Meeting 10/07/22 - 09/27/22

 

Contact:   Buzzy Nielsen

Program Manager for Library Support & Development

buzzy.nielsen@slo.oregon.gov, 971-375-3486

 

September 27, 2022

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Salem, Ore - Oregon’s Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Advisory Council will meet virtually, Friday, October 7, 2022. The online meeting will begin at 11:00 a.m. This is a public meeting; those who would like to attend should contact Tamara Ottum (tamara.ottum@slo.oregon.gov, 971-375-3543).

The Council will use this time to conduct Council business and review grant reports. Questions or concerns can be addressed to Buzzy Nielsen (buzzy.nielsen@slo.oregon.gov, 971-375-3486).

Sign language interpretation will be provided for the public if requested 48 hours before the meeting; notice 72 hours before the meeting is preferred. Handouts of meeting materials may also be requested in alternate formats 72 hours before the meeting. Requests may be made to Tamara Ottum (tamara.ottum@slo.oregon.gov, 971-375-3543).

 

LSTA Advisory Council

Online

October 7, 2022, 11:00 a.m.

 

AGENDA 

11:00 am         Welcome and introductions

11:15 am         General Business

  • Review agenda
  • Approve minutes from previous meeting
  • Select chair elect for upcoming year 
  • Volunteers for ad hoc committee to update bylaws

11:45 am         Open forum

 

12:00 pm         Reports

  • LSTA Program
  • Statewide Database Licensing Advisory Committee 
  • Answerland Advisory Committee 

12:45 pm         Grants review

  • FY21 grant reports 
  • FY23 Competitive Grant program updates

 1:45 pm          Wrap up

 

  2:00 pm         Adjourn

 

New Northwest Digital Heritage Portal Eases Access to Half a Million Historic Records - 09/23/22

Contact:   Wendy Cornelisen

State Librarian

503-378-4367

 

September 23, 2022

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Salem, Ore - Northwest Digital Heritage, a collaboration between the State Library of Oregon, Oregon Heritage Commission, and Washington State Library, is proud to announce its latest update: a DPLA Local web portal. The portal provides easy access to over half a million records from over 150 institutions in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. Anyone can browse the site for historic documents, photos, maps, oral histories, and more, and can narrow their search results across a variety of categories. The site also features highlights on specific topics in Northwest history and culture, from tribal fishing rights to the Mount St. Helens eruption to the Vanport Flood. 

“DPLA Local is a platform representing a unique, regional slice of the nationwide Digital Public Library of America portal,” says Evan Robb, project co-coordinator at the Washington State Library. “Researchers can discover online historical materials and government documents from a variety of sources, some of which don’t rank prominently, or display at all, in search engine results.”

The DPLA Local platform was designed and developed by the Digital Public Library of America. Content for the portal is provided by the Northwest Digital Heritage hub in partnership with the Orbis Cascade Alliance service hub, University of Washington, and Oregon Digital. Northwest institutions interested in participating in the DPLA should visit: www.northwestdigitalheritage.org

“We look forward to this new interface helping to make Oregon and Washington’s unique cultural heritage collections accessible to researchers, the public, and other organizations,” says Katie Henry from the Oregon Heritage Commission. 

For questions or more information, contact Ross Fuqua at ross.fuqua@slo.oregon.gov