A Glimpse into Library History: Digitizing OLA's 50th Anniversary Slideshow
From Daniel Mick
The Oregon Library Association's 50th Anniversary Slideshow, produced by Richard C. Forcier of Western Oregon State College, was presented at the Oregon Library Association (OLA) conference held on March 29, 1990. The slideshow provides a unique look at the formation of OLA and the historical events surrounding its development. The 35mm slide reels and audiocassette tape recording was digitized by Ray Zill in 2018, with help from the State Library of Oregon and the Digital Production Lab at Willamette University. This presentation will comprise of a screening of the digitized slideshow, a discussion of the notes and history surrounding its development, and a look at how it was digitized.
Ray Zill is the Electronic Resources Librarian at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. Before moving to Washington, she worked as a cataloger at Oregon State University, as a digitization specialist at the State Library of Oregon, and was an active member of OLA. Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, Ray moved to the West Coast to pursue her dream job, be close to the ocean, and wander the forests. Ray specializes in metadata manipulation, digital preservation, and electronic resource management. During her free time, she loves to write and print via letterpress.