Featured Posts for February 2015
The Aura of Materiality:
Digitization as Preservation
Visual Arts Research Data Management Kristin MacDonough on the
Audiovisual Artifact Atlas
Interview:
Kim Collins,
Art Librarian at Emory University

Please welcome your new ArLiSNAP Social Media Liaison, Ralph Baylor!

2014-11-21 15.59.04ArLiSNAP is a great community of new professionals and students, when I saw the opportunity to join in the conversation as the Social Media Liaison, I had to take it.  I am a recent graduate of Pratt Institute where I earned my MLIS and Masters in Art History.  I am currently the Assistant Librarian for Public Services at the Frick Art Reference Library.  There I oversee the Library’s Interlibrary Loan services and assist researchers at the Reference Desk.  In addition I moonlight as the Collections Manager for the Center for Book Arts, where I am the librarian/registrar of The Center’s permanent collection of about 3,000 artist’s books and fine prints.  I am passionate about Reference Services in Museum and Academic Libraries and the potential of web applications to assist in Humanities research.

As the Social Media Liasion I look forward to reaching out to the active community of ArLiSNAP-ers. Expect to find me facilitating on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and the other channels ArLiSNAP has a presence in (but not Secret — too soon?)! Lets share networking stories, the post-graduation job hunt, advice, and worries.

If you run into me on the New York City subway you’ll see that I love to read science-ficition (hard sci-fi, cyberpunk, nano-punk), always with a large cup of coffee in my hand. I am also an avid runner and participate is 4 or 5 half-marathons a year.


Job Postings: Digitization Project Manager, Baruch College

Baruch College, a senior college of the City University of New York, is currently seeking applicants for a Digitization Project Manager position in its Archives and Special Collections Department. The Digitization Project Manager will assist with a year-long grant-funded project (July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016) to digitize and provide access to print materials in the Institute of Public Administration Collection. The Institute of Public Administration (IPA) was an educational and consulting organization with roots going back to 1906, whose aims were the creation of an efficient, honest and professional government.

The successful candidate will work in collaboration with the Digital Initiatives Librarian to create a work plan for the digitization project.  Duties include establishing, implementing, and documenting workflows for the capture and storage of digital objects; inputting metadata; training and supervising two scanning technicians and student workers; and providing quality control on scans.

Experience: supervisory role managing digital projects, working knowledge of metadata and archival description standards (DACS, EAD, MODS, METS, and Dublin Core); knowledge of best practices for preservation of, and access to, digital collections; and experience generating checksums.

Requirements: The successful candidate will have a Master’s in Library Science (MLS) or closely related discipline.  This position requires at least two years of experience working on digitization projects and managing workflows.

Full time, Temporary from July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016. Compensation: $50,000. Application Deadline: May 20, 2015. Please send resume/CV and letter of recommendation to Professor Jessica Wagner, Digital Initiatives Librarian at Baruch College, Jessica.Wagner@baruch.cuny.edu.


Newsletter

arlisnapThe new issue of the ArLiSNAP Newsletter is here once again to catch you up on all the news and posts from the last week.

Receive our newsletter in your inbox every Monday by subscribing via the link below. Nominate yourself or an associate to be highlighted; keep up with ARLIS news and exhibits from around the world; jot down important events and upcoming deadlines; say your piece in one of the ArLiSNAP discussions; or view and apply for jobs you might have missed. Thanks for reading!

Newsletter 043: Apr. 27 – May 3, 2015

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Please welcome your new ArLiSNAP Chapter Liaison, Melissa Coulston!

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Hello ArLiSNAP! I am an MLIS student at the University of South Carolina and an employee in the library at USC Upstate. I’ve lived in the Upstate for two and a half years, but I am originally from Kentucky. While in Kentucky, I completed a master’s in Art History, a bachelor’s in Classics, and worked in the main library at the University of Kentucky. Between the Latin I studied and my semester abroad in Perugia, it was basically a given that I would study art of the Italian Renaissance for my MA. My thesis was about the Sistine Chapel altarpiece that was destroyed for Michelangelo’s Last Judgment, which in turn involved a lot of papal, Reformation, and Marian history. It was so much fun to research and write. Although I am only halfway through the MLIS program, I already know that I am very interested in art librarianship, visual literacy, digital preservation, and visual resource management. I’m excited for this opportunity to get more involved with ArLiSNAP and ARLIS/NA as the new Chapter Liaison.


Job Postings in Canada: YCW edition, part ???

Summer Librarian / Curatorial Assistant, Norfolk Historical Society/Eva Brook Donly Museum & Archives, Simcoe, ON

http://www.rcip-chin.gc.ca/emplois-jobs/voir-view/detailler-detail-eng.app?id=3190&p_nav_perpage=10&p_nav_from=21

http://www.rcip-chin.gc.ca/emplois-jobs/voir-view/detailler-detail-eng.app?id=3188&p_nav_perpage=10&p_nav_from=21

The Summer Librarian will assist the Curator in the care, cataloguing, and record keeping of the museum’s extensive local history and genealogy reference library and rare books collection including data entry in the collection database and physical storage optimization. The Summer Librarian will also assist Archives and Library staff with research requests. They will compile finding aids, indexes, and book listings for upload to the Norfolk Historical Society website.

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The Curatorial Assistant will assist the Curator in the care, cataloguing, and record keeping of the museum’s collections including data entry in the collection database and physical storage optimization. They will research, design, and install temporary displays using the museum’s reference library and collections. The Curatorial Assistant will also research historical letters and journals from Norfolk County for the upcoming autumn exhibit.

Curatorial Assistant / Collections Assistant, the McLaren Art Centre, Barrie, ON

http://www.rcip-chin.gc.ca/emplois-jobs/voir-view/detailler-detail-eng.app?id=3195&p_nav_perpage=10&p_nav_from=11

http://www.rcip-chin.gc.ca/emplois-jobs/voir-view/detailler-detail-eng.app?id=3194&p_nav_perpage=10&p_nav_from=11

The MacLaren Art Centre seeks a summer student to assist with various curatorial duties. Working closely with the Curator/Registrar, the student will be exposed to a range of tasks, including: organizing an exhibition of Carl Beam prints from the MacLaren’s collection, assisting with exhibition installations and dismantlements, assisting with circulating exhibitions, and researching and drafting justifications for proposed acquisitions.

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The MacLaren Art Centre seeks a summer student to assist with various collections duties. Working closely with the Curator/Collections Manager, the student will be exposed to a range of duties, including: researching and writing justifications for new acquisitions, cataloguing books into the internal research library, updating location tags in Mimsy and curating a virtual exhibition on women in the Soviet Union from the Sovfoto Archive at the MacLaren.

Curatorial Assistant, Gallery 1C03, The University of Winnipeg, MB

http://www.rcip-chin.gc.ca/emplois-jobs/voir-view/detailler-detail-eng.app?id=3150

Programming: Working under the supervision of Gallery 1C03’s Director/Curator, the Intern will assist with the organization and presentation of a University of Winnipeg faculty, staff, and student exhibition. Tasks include assisting with promotion via social media and other means, assisting with exhibit installation, creating artwork labels, attending the exhibition during public hours of operation, assisting with de-installation of exhibit. The Intern will also organize and carry out a two-day, off-site, educational art workshop or other public program during the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival as part of a city-wide art gallery public program project.

Collections Management: Working under the supervision of Gallery 1C03’s Director/Curator, the Intern will conduct an inventory of selected works in the collection and carry out on-campus artwork loan requests. Through this process the intern will help the Art Curator identify and prioritize selected pieces for conservation treatment as the University’s budget allows. The Intern will also input appraisal values for those works where that information had not been entered but for which there exist paper records. If time allows, the Intern will assist in the development and distribution of exhibition and copyright release forms for selected works in the collection.

Curatorial Research: The Intern will conduct research on selected artworks in the collection identified by the Director/Curator in preparation for a forthcoming conservation and/or exhibition projects.

Art Collection Library Management: Gallery 1C03 also oversees a small library of publications on contemporary and historical Canadian art. The Intern will accession new titles into the library collection database, and participate in the distribution of the Gallery’s publications to other institutions to make them available to researchers.

 


Job Posting: Project Archivist (Photos), History Colorado, Denver

https://archivesgig.wordpress.com/2015/04/27/denver-co-project-archivist-for-colorado-20th-century-photography-collections-history-colorado/

Job Opening Title: Project Archivist, Colorado 20th-Century Photography Collections Project
Institution/Organization Name: History Colorado
Job Location (City, State, Province, Country): Denver, CO
Application Deadline: May 4, 2015
Years of experience required: 1

This position reports to the Curator of Photography and is a full-time, two-year position funded by an NHPRC Access to Historical Records grant. The Project Archivist will be responsible for completing the goals and results of the “Colorado 20th-Century Photography Collections Project” by processing, arranging, describing, digitizing, and publicizing four of History Colorado’s most important collections of twentieth-century photography: the David DeHarport collection; Winter Prather collection; Aultman Studio collection; and Fred Payne Clatworthy collection. In order to meet NHPRC grant deadlines and outcomes, this work must be completed within the time-frames outlined in the grant project work plan.

Responsibilities:

-Research, arrange, and describe the David DeHarport, Winter Prather, Aultman Studio, and Fred Payne Clatworthy photograph and manuscript collections, in accordance with institutional procedures.
-Rehouse photographs and manuscripts in the project collections as needed, in accordance with professional and institutional preservation standards. Assess and provide appropriate physical care and storage of these materials.
-Produce EAD finding aids and MARC catalog records to project collections using Archivists’ Toolkit or ArchivesSpace.
-Digitize 600 selected photographs from the project collections and write metadata for them, in accordance with institutional procedures, for inclusion in the “History Colorado Online Collection” Argus.net database.
-Provide regular public updates on the progress of the grant project and actively engage audiences with photographs from and stories about the project collections through Facebook, Wikipedia, blog posts, journal articles, conference poster sessions, and public talks.
-Supervise, as needed and under the direction of the Curator of Photography, project volunteers and interns.
-In order to meet NHPRC grant deadlines and outcomes, these responsibilities must be completed within the time-frames outlined in the grant project work plan. The Project Archivist therefore must be attentive to planning, time-management, and the scope of work for the grant project and to strictly adhere to the deadlines set by the Curator of Photography.

Read the full announcement and apply at the Open Competitive Job Opportunities option at Colorado Div of Human Resources.


Job Posting: Digital Archives / Media Management Intern, Preservation Maryland, Baltimore

https://archivesgig.wordpress.com/2015/04/27/baltimore-md-paid-digital-archivistmedia-management-intern-preservation-maryland/

Preservation Maryland

Digital Archivist/Media Management Intern

Summer 2015, 10 week term, 30 hours/week, $4500 stipend

Preservation Maryland is recruiting an intern to process its digital and physical media collections for current and future use. Digital collections include an estimated 12,000 digital images; physical collections include over 6,000 slides, 1,000 photographs, and 100 CDs. The project will include building knowledge on media archiving strategies, including inventory, metadata, organization, rights, workflow development, and media migration strategies.

Project Goals

· Inventory and organize the digital image collections at Preservation Maryland so they are secure and can easily be found and used by staff members.

· Assess, stabilize, and plan for the digitization of legacy physical media content at Preservation Maryland so they can be preserved and used now and into the future. Collections include slides, photographs, CDs, and related ephemera.

Project Tasks

· Inventory and assess the digital photo collections held at Preservation Maryland (estimates at 12,000 digital assets), including documentation of technical specs, current metadata, organizational structure, rights concerns and use requirements.

· Make recommendations on establishing file naming conventions and organizational directory structure for internal masters.

· Build an embedded metadata process for the collection by establishing consistent fields and content standards. Build a controlled vocabulary of keywords to tag the collection.

· Process the collection, adding embedded metadata, bulk editing file names, and uploading them to Flickr for access and use. Develop consistent process for uploading images to Flickr for ease of searching the collection and retrieval.

· Working with Preservation Maryland staff, establish workflows for use and access of the internal collection by various staff members,

· Create accession workflows for new images added to the collection so they can be processed and added to the collection properly.

· Review and assess inventory of physical collection items.

· Migrate CD content and process with developed digital collection strategies.

· Research estimates for outsourcing digitization of slide and photo collection, and ephemera.

Qualifications

Training in media archiving and processing strategies is required, including metadata standards, file naming conventions, workflow development, and rights management. Digital archiving and preservation knowledge is a plus. Past experience with Adobe Bridge, file inventory tools, Flickr and Creative Commons is a plus.

About Preservation Maryland

Since 1931, Preservation Maryland has worked to protect the places, stories and communities in Maryland that matter. As a non-profit organization, it works with partners across the state to accomplish this important mission and protect the Best of Maryland.

How to Apply
Send your resume, a cover letter specific to relevant work or academic experience, and two references to Meagan Baco, Director of Communications, mbaco@presmd.org. Contact 410-685-2886 for more information. Applications will be acknowledged, and reviewed on a rolling basis.


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