Unique & Local Content (ULC)

The Unique & Local Content Program provides for development, stewardship and dissemination of unique and local content. The Alliance values flexible, scalable approaches in support of new modes of scholarship, publication across the research lifecycle, and traditional and new uses of hidden collections in teaching and learning. The program supports solutions for unique content needs, recommends consortium-wide practices, and supports an integrated approach for publishing, storing, discovering and preserving resources in our special collections, archives, and digital repositories.

The program is advised by the ULC Team, which charges ULC working groups, and holds scheduled open calls with members.

Services under the Unique & Local Content Program include:

  • Archives & Manuscript Collections, which provides enhanced access to thousands of archival and manuscript collections in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, and Washington through the Archives West website, and support for archival collection management.
  • Digital Collections, which supports the creation, maintenance, and aggregation of unique digital content held by Alliance libraries. 

Need tech support for Archives West, ArchivesSpace, or Digital Collections? Submit a help request.

Team Members

Kat Lewis

Chair, Unique Materials in the SILS Standing Group

University of Washington

Term: July 2022 – June 2023

Robert Perrett

Chair, DUX DEI Standing Group; Chair, Archival Collection Discovery & Management Standing Group FY23

University of Idaho

Term: July 2022 – June 2023

Pronouns: he/him

Zach Welhouse

Chair, OER Standing Group FY23

Oregon State University

Term: July 2022 – June 2023

Institutional Representatives

Kirsten Hostetler

Central Oregon Community College

Marty Blackson

Central Washington University

SD DeWaay

Clackamas Community College

Sergey Kachenkov

Clark College

Sarah Rowland

Eastern Oregon University

Rose Sliger Krause

Eastern Washington University

Dustin Kelley

George Fox University

Stephanie Plowman

Gonzaga University

Ian Coronado

Lane Community College

Hannah Crummé

Lewis & Clark College

Rich Schmidt

Linfield University

Mark Peterson

Mt. Hood Community College

Maria Cunningham

Oregon Health & Science University

Alla Powers

Oregon Institute of Technology

Cara Key

Oregon State University

Eva Guggemos

Pacific University

Maria Wagner

Portland Community College

Cris Paschild

Portland State University

Tracy Drake

Reed College

Kael Moffat

Saint Martin’s University

Kristen Hoffman

Seattle Pacific University

Mary Linden Sepulveda

Seattle University

Jan Juliani

Southern Oregon University

Shana Sandor

Southern Oregon University

Liza Harrell-Edge

The Evergreen State College

Dulce Kersting-Lark

University of Idaho

Julia Simic

University of Oregon

Philip Vue

University of Portland

Jane Connelly

University of Puget Sound

Ann Lally

University of Washington

Mark Copsey

Walla Walla University

Jeff Barnhardt

Warner Pacific University

Trevor Bond

Washington State University

Sue Kunda

Western Oregon University

Beth Joffrion

Western Washington University

Ben Murphy

Whitman College

Nancy Bunker

Whitworth University

Susan Irwin

Willamette University