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Digital Directions Conference – Fundamentals of Creating and Managing Digital Collections
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Northeast Document Conservation Center
Dates: 8/21-23/2017

Whether you are just getting started on a digitization project, need a refresher on updated best practices, or are developing an action plan to help make the case for a digitization project with your administration, this unique program will give you the big picture. Here is the agenda for the Digital Directions conference:

Please register by August 10. The Digital Directions conference is geared toward practitioners at libraries, archives, museums, historical organizations, town and city clerks and other government agencies, tribal libraries and archives, corporate archives and libraries, and other organizations that steward digital collections. Our participants come from across the US, Canada, and internationally. Students and independent professionals welcome. Make long-lasting connections with colleagues who share your challenges.

The Conference venue is the Bell Harbor International Conference Center, located at 2211 Alaskan Way, Pier 66, in downtown Seattle. The first day of the Conference is also the day of the solar eclipse. (Seattle will will experience a 92% eclipse.) Expect a special eclipse activity during the morning break!

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Window of Opportunity – window restoration learning lab
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Historic Seattle
Date options: 8/6, 8/13, or 8/27/2017, 9 AM – 5 PM

Historic Seattle presents a new opportunity to learn one of the essential skills of historic preservation – window restoration. This is a hands-on workshop for homeowners, DIY enthusiasts, preservationists, handy people, and anyone looking to learn a new skill. In this daylong session at Seattle’s historic Washington Hall, you’ll learn the fundamentals of repairing and rebuilding wood windows from experts. Representatives from Bear Wood Windows, a veteran-owned company, will teach these day-long courses, providing each participant with hands-on, comprehensive knowledge of standard wood framed windows.

Workshops are open to residents of King County. Tuition is $50/person, with scholarship opportunities available for veterans.

To learn more about this workshop, visit Historic Seattle online.

To learn more about tuition assistance for veterans, contact Candice Corey, King County Veterans’ Program at 206-477-6989. 


Energy Conservation in Mid-Century Modern Buildings
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Date: 9/16/2017, 10 AM – 5 PM

More than any historic structure, Mid-Century Modern buildings have pushed researchers to find alternatives to resolving code, preservation, and contemporary use patterns and aesthetics. Famous for vast expanses of glass, experimental building materials, and notoriously energy-inefficient systems, MCM buildings are particularly vulnerable to the wrecking ball. 

Jointly presented by DoCoMoMo_Oregon and the Northwest Chapter of the Association for Preservation Technology, this Energy Conservation symposium explores these issues, educating participants on strategies and technical preservation issues involved through presentation of case studies, research, and practice. 

The Symposium will take place in Loucks Auditorium of the Salem Library, 645 Liberty Street SE, Salem, Oregon.  More information here



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AKCHO was established in 1977 to encourage cooperation among historical organizations; promote and encourage the study and preservation of the history and heritage of King County through member organizations, individual members, and the community they serve; and support such preservation efforts through public awareness and understanding of legislative issues.

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