This February will see two new Oregon collections added to Northwest Digital Heritage: Weston Public Library and Harney County Library.
Visitors to Northwest Digital Heritage will soon be able to search the Digital Historic Archives Collections of Harney County Library. Harney County has a diverse collection of records that includes images and documents from the Basque community as well as the Burns Paiute Tribe. Adding these archives to Northwest Digital Heritage will improve overall accessibility, allowing more people a chance to discover, access, and view the records.
Northwest Digital Heritage seeks to enhance access to collections at Oregon’s smaller libraries and museums through digitization, collection hosting and migration services, metadata harvesting, and building local skills and capacity.
Northwest Digital Heritage is a partnership between the State Library of Oregon, Oregon Heritage, and the Washington State Library. To date, Northwest Digital Heritage has added over 200,000 unique items related to Northwest history and culture, and has recently worked with the Orbis Cascade Alliance, Oregon Digital, and University of Washington Libraries to create a distinctly Northwest portal of over a half million unique items available at nwdh.dp.la.
For questions and inquiries about Northwest Digital Heritage, please contact Ross Fuqua, Data & Digital Projects Consultant, State Library of Oregon, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Harney County Library and Harney County Historical Museum historical archives are also searchable online through our own local Digital Collections website. Explore hundreds of photos, oral history interviews and more. Contact Karen in the Claire McGill Luce Western History Room with questions or for additional research help.
Authored by the staff at Harney County Library!