Ethnic Heritage Council
The University of Washington Libraries and the Ethnic Heritage Council have partnered to create We Are History Keepers! – an ongoing series of workshops on archiving the cultural and historical records of ethnic communities and families in the Pacific Northwest. The free, day-long workshops will be hosted virtually this spring.
March 27 – Caring for and Digitizing Legacy Audio-Visual Materials
Learn tips and strategies for the preservation of audiovisual collections such as cassette tapes and home movies. Topics will include advice for storage and playback and methods/issues to consider when digitizing materials (or working with born digital media).
April 17 – Conducting Family History Research Using Archives & Special Collections
Discover resources that local libraries, historic organizations and museums hold that can give context and perspectives on your community’s history. Find out what local newspapers, photograph collections, census records, and even academic sources can bring to your history.
May 22 – Records Management for Organizations
This session will cover the basics of managing and preserving your organization’s records. Topics include what types of materials to save, how to appraise records, how and where to store records, and preservation of digital files. Learn about ongoing records management programs, cost considerations, and project management models. We will also talk about supplies that will help you get started.
For more information on the Ethnic Heritage Council, click here.