It’s been a rewarding experience, both professionally and personally, to complete work at the first of the project’s four academic institutions in Oregon. We’ve worked together to implement updated procedures and learn to use new tools, such as Archivists’ Toolkit and Oxygen XML editing software. When they join NWDA on July 1st, Concordia University will be uploading 46 collection finding aids to the database. The collections cover a broad range of topics that should be valuable for many researchers, from students to family historians; it will be interesting to track usage statistics for the remainder of the grant period.
All project documents will be finished by the end of the day and posted to the project website: http://orbiscascade.org/index/nhprc-grant . As always, comments and suggestions are welcome.