Washington County Heritage Site Documentation

[NOTE: WCHO has recently migrated from its old software (ContentDM) to a new software platform (Omeka S). We are in the process of re-writing the documention for our contributors here. If you have questions in the meantime, please contact the Archivist at Pacific University, Eva Guggemos: guggemos@pacificu.edu]

WashingtonCountyHeritage.org (WCHO) is a collaborative project between a dozen cultural institutions in Washington County, Oregon. It brings together historic photographs and other material from our region's libraries, museums, archives and other groups, such as Centro Cultural and Community Action. This documentation site is intended to support the staff and volunteers from these partners as they manage and/or contribute new material for the site.

General directions & resources:

Scanning & other digitization instructions:

  • Scanning photographs [Page TBA, see old documentation for now]
  • Scanning documents [Page TBA, see old documentation for now]
  • Audio, video and other formats [Page TBA]

Rules for describing materials:

These pages are all in process; interim directions are on the Pacific Archives site, https://sites.google.com/site/pacificarchives/descriptive-standards

  • General rules: what principles we are using, what fields are required, etc.
  • Identifier
  • Title
  • Creator
  • Dates
  • Description
  • Place ("Spatial Coverage")
  • Subject
  • Language
  • Medium and Extent
  • Rights
  • Source