Our Advisory Board convened on January 21st in order to review our progress over the past 6+ months and to plot strategy for the next phase of the project. We explored ongoing funding options, brainstormed methods of promoting the digital newspaper resource to the public, and began the process of selecting the next group of titles that will be queued for future digitization.
We are also saying “goodbye” to a couple of Board members who were instrumental in helping us to get this project off the ground in the early stages: George Vogt is retiring from his position as Director of the Oregon Historical Society in Portland, and historian William Robbins is withdrawing from outside obligations in order to devote his full attention to finishing an important book project. Thank you George and Bill, for all you’ve done, from all of us!
We are happy to report that we Geoff Wexler of OHS has agreed to fill one of the open seats on our Board. Geoff brought us a gift: original issues of Abigail Scott Duniway’s New Northwest. We are planning to re-film this title for digitization, and OHS should be commended for loaning us their set of originals.
ODNP management will be seeking candidates to fill the other open seat on the Board; expect an announcement here in the upcoming months.