Assistant Visual Resources Curator– School of Visual Arts

DATE AVAILABLE: May 2014
JOB TITLE: Assistant Visual Resources Curator
DEPARTMENT: Visual Arts Library
REPORTS TO: Visual Resources Curator
STATUS: Exempt

POSITION OVERVIEW: Assists Visual Resources Curator in the daily operation of the Visual Resources Collection.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and provide access to digital image collection.
  • Provide support to faculty and student in the Visual Resources Collection.
  • Assist the curator in the daily operation of the Visual Resources Collection.
  • Maintain image database, organize and manage electronic images.
  • Oversee image processing (scanning of digital material, creation of metadata, and uploading of images and metadata to our local database).
  • Assist with ongoing digital image conversion projects; familiarizing faculty with MDID2, ARTstor, and other image resources.
  • Assist with inquires regarding scanning, Photoshop, PowerPoint and other VR related software and equipment as needed.
  • Troubleshoot image databases and working with Library Systems staff and campus IT to resolve technical issues.
  • Supervise and train student staff.
  • Occasional general maintenance of analog collection.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Art History, Fine Arts, Design, or other relevant field.
  • Knowledge of contemporary art–or be able to demonstrate an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Strong knowledge of digital imaging technologies, scanning, FileMaker Pro, PhotoShop, Excel, PowerPoint, PC and Mac Platforms
  • Mature and professional demeanor.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work well with a diverse group of people.
  • High organizational aptitude and attention to detail.
  • Previous visual resources, library, art history, or gallery experience; working knowledge of data standards used for cataloging works of art and/or general office experience a plus.

School of Visual Arts has been a leader in the education of artists, designers, and creative professionals for more than six decades. With a faculty of distinguished working professionals, dynamic curriculum, and an emphasis on critical thinking, SVA is a catalyst for innovation and social responsibility. Comprised of more than 6,000 students at its Manhattan campus and 35,000 alumni in 100 countries, SVA also represents one of the most influential artistic communities in the world. For information about the College’s 31 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, visit sva.edu.

Find out what it’s like to work at SVA visit: www.sva.edu/about-sva/working-at-sva .

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to working@sva.edu. No walk-ins please.

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

Full post here.


P/T Database Entry Coordinator– chashama

Location: New York

Employment Type: P/T

chashama Arts, an NYC based arts non-profit that nurtures artists by transforming unused property into affordable work and presentation space, is seeking a Database Entry Coordinator to add, update and organize existing information using Filemaker Pro.

Efforts will be focused on:  transferring years of company data into the organization’s Filemaker Pro database;  streamlining internal data entry procedures;  providing user support and suggesting improvements to the database; and ongoing maintenance of record accuracy.

Qualifications:

The Database Entry Coordinator must be a professional with at least 1-2 years of experience implementing and/or using Filemaker Pro, or equivalent  cross-platform (Mac & Windows) relational database software, with preferable experience in: Cataloging and metadata management, data entry coordination, user interface interaction, mail list and data management.

  • Able to identify inefficiencies, address issues that arise during data transfer, and advise staff on how to correct errors and make necessary modifications to entry methods/processes.
  • Organized, extremely detail orientated, focused, with excellent skills in communication, multi-tasking, time management, and problem solving.
  • Able to work independently as well as collaboratively. A strong sense of initiative and independence is a must.
  • Proficiency in Mac OS X, Windows, Microsoft Office Suite (especially Excel) is required. Familiarity with Adobe Acrobat, Outlook and Google Apps a plus.
  • Has an understanding and familiarity with cultural institutions and non-profits.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements, with subject line “Database Entry Coordinator” to jobs@chashama.org


Library Collections Technician– Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

For those of you who are interested in photographic archives…

 

Position Summary:

The department manages a circulating collection of slides, videos, 16mm films, and pictures/clippings and
an archival collection of bookplates, photographs, and design drawings. Under moderate supervision and
with moderate latitude for independent judgment, the employee holding this position participates in the
preservation, maintenance and acquisition of these collections.

Position Duties:

- Participate in the evaluation, scanning, inventory, and de-accessioning of the department’s circulating
slide, video, 16mm, and picture collections.
- Participate in maintenance of archival still and moving image collections including inventorying,
rehousing, and scanning projects.
- Assist Curator in maintaining digital image production work flow and tracking deadlines.
- Oversee filing, shelving, labeling, and repair of circulating departmental collections.
- Participate in acquisition of digital images and videos including entering and tracking orders and
preparing items for circulation.
- Oversee circulation statistics of departmental collections.
- Participate in providing public service as needed, including relaying policies, receiving image orders and
video purchase requests, assisting patrons locate images in ARTstor and the Picture Collection,
circulating slides, videos, and 16mm film.
- Participate in the hiring, scheduling, training, and supervising of student workers and graduate
assistants.
- Propose policies and procedures associated with department services
- Perform all other related duties as assigned

Education:
High school diploma or equivalent; and relevant associate’s degree or minimum 2 years related college
required. Bachelor’s degree or minor in film or photo-related field preferred.

Experience:
Must have experience handling rare or fragile materials, especially slides, photographs, and film.
Experience working with cataloguing and databases preferred.

Other:
Excellent organizational, interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills required.

To Apply: Please submit your cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three
professional references.

PRATT INSTITUTE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND RECOGNIZES AND
VALUES THE BENEFITS OF A DIVERSE WORKFORCE.
Position Type – Full-Time/Regular
Salary – 39,400.50 USD
Tracking Code – 1386

 

From VRA Job Opportunities.


Digital Asset Manager– Detroit Institute of Arts

GENERAL SUMMARY

The Digital Asset Manager will be responsible for developing and maintaining a system to effectively store and retrieve digital assets, chiefly imagery.  Duties include setting up asset catalogs and systems, organizing images, creating and enforcing naming taxonomies and metadata schema, tagging files with relevant and accurate metadata, enforcing asset file standards, ensuring application documentation is up-to-date and distribution of assets to internal users and external partners.

- See more at: http://aam-us-jobs.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=8712&job=16478000#sthash.88WH0Lby.dpuf

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Set up and configure new DAM system
  • Transfer image assets to the DAM system
  • Organize asset catalog structures
  • Create effective metadata schema
  • Enter and validate metadata
  • Generate naming taxonomies and glossaries
  • Create workflow for the use of assets within the DAM system
  • Train and support users on system
  • Ensure dependable and rapid access and distribution of assets
  • Enforce security procedures

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS

  • B.A in information technology, information science, or related field
  • 2–4 yrs. experience in setting up and maintaining enterprise-scale asset management systems, Piction preferred
  • Previous museum experience preferred
  • Highly detail-oriented and accurate
  • Able to meet deadlines while juggling many projects and priorities
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to organize information at a high level
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced work environment, and to work effectively with cross-disciplinary teams

- See more at: http://aam-us-jobs.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=8712&job=16478000#sthash.88WH0Lby.dpuf

Full post here.


Library Assistant III- The Getty

Overview:
Working under the supervision of the Digital Library Specialist and the Head of Digital Services, the Digital Library Assistant: participates in the creation and maintenance of digital collections; works closely with staff in Digital Services, Special Collections Cataloging, Information Systems, and other Getty Research Institute units; converts audio-visual digital master copies to streaming media formats; creates derivatives of digital images, video, and audio; analyzes, maps, extracts, and transforms existing cataloging data into usable metadata for digitized materials using Excel, Perl, XSL; creates ingest packages for the digital repository and performs ingest procedures. Knowledge of data modeling, metadata schemas, and controlled vocabularies and thesauri preferred. Knowledge of archival and library descriptive practices helpful.
Responsibilities:
* Utilizes solid understanding of digital imaging, audio, and video best practices, capture devices, and file formats* Applies digital library policies, industry standard software applications and production methodologies to create streaming audio and video files* Manages fulfillment of Digitization on Demand requests in a timely manner

* Performs regular troubleshooting and quality control of digital assets, filenames, and database functionality

* Demonstrates ability to learn and employ processing scripts and style sheets to transform files and metadata

* May work with born-digital materials and participate in discussions regarding their preservation and access

* Maintains awareness of current trends and developments in the field

* Applies advanced knowledge of libraries, online systems, and records

Qualifications:
* Bachelor’s degree in art history or related discipline; Master’s degree preferred* Minimum 4-5 years related experience* Familiarity with digital repository functionality, digital preservation issues and metadata standards

* Demonstrated understanding of audio visual preservation and access file formats such as Motion JPEG2000, WAV, MPEG, MP4 and MP3

* Experience using software such as Adobe Premiere and SONY SoundForge for AV editing

* Ability to work independently, exercise good judgment, discretion, and initiative

* Excellent written and verbal skills; attention to detail

* Reading knowledge in at least 1-2 foreign languages preferred

Apply here.


Library Assistant II- The Getty

Overview:
Working under the supervision of the Digital Library Specialist and the Head of Digital Services, this position participates in the creation and maintenance of digital collections. Works closely with staff in Digital Services, Special Collections Cataloging, Information Systems, and other Getty Research Institute units. Creates derivatives of digital images, and may occasionally create derivatives of video and audio files as well. Troubleshoots and reconciles errors (e.g. data orphans, malformed files) before ingest package is created. May create ingest packages for the digital repository and performs ingest procedures. With guidance from the Digital Library Specialist, maps, extracts, and transforms existing cataloging data into usable metadata for digitized materials. Familiarity with data modeling, metadata schemas, and controlled vocabularies and thesauri preferred. Knowledge of archival and library descriptive practices helpful.
Responsibilities:
* Applies knowledge of libraries and online records to assignments of moderate complexity * Competent to work with and answer questions regarding library information resources * Assists in development and maintenance of databases and operating procedures * Tolerance for detail-oriented, high-volume, and, at times, repetitive work * Familiarity with digital imaging best practices, capture devices, file formats * Familiarity with digital repository metadata standards helpful
Qualifications:
* Bachelor’s degree in art history or related discipline
* Minimum 2-3 years related experience
* Reading knowledge in at least one modern foreign language preferred
* Good written and verbal skills; attention to detail

Apply here.


Special Collections Manager- The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Duties
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago is currently seeking a detailed oriented professional that will participate in and support the curatorial, instructional, access, and preservation functions of the Flaxman Library?s Special Collections program.  This individual will assist the Special Collections Librarian in all aspects of collections management. In the absence of the Librarian, the Special Collections Manager will assume responsibility for daily operations, including management of facilities and collections (both physical and digital) and interactions with students, faculty, staff, researchers, and other visitors to the collections.Under the supervision of the Special Collections Librarian, the Special Collections Manager will represent the School and the Flaxman Library in presenting our resources to all types of visitors, on site and online. As directed, will work with colleagues throughout the campus and the external art, library, and archival communities to develop, maintain, and promote our collections and programs, in furtherance of the School?s goals and interests.  Assist with care of irreplaceable collections and materials, in a high-use educational environment. Contribute significantly to assigned digital library and cataloging projects, working in close cooperation with relevant staff at the School and the Museum, as necessary to complete assignments.

Qualifications
THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL HAVE: Bachelor?s degree in an art- or design-related field; advanced degree preferred. One or more years of relevant work experience in a library, archive, museum, gallery, or other collection-based setting. Demonstrable knowledge of contemporary art practices based in artists? books, archives, exhibitions, and/or publishing. Understanding of basic principles of preservation and handling for works of art and archival materials; Understanding of basic cataloging and metadata standards.  Good organizational and communication skills.  Proficiency using standard office software and hardware, web services, and networked environments. Ability to work effectively within a team or independently.  High commitment to customer service;  Must be able to routinely lift up to 50 pounds.Preferred
Teaching, curating, and/or publishing experience;
Experience with digital library workflows and standards;
Experience with scanning software and digital scanners, and related peripheral devices;
Experience with widely-used library systems and software such as OCLC, CONTENTdm, Voyager, or others;
Involvement in planning and execution of (on site and/or online) exhibitions;
Supervisory experience.

Apply here. Job ID: 7990.


Project Archivist– Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UC Santa Barbara

Summary of Job Duties
(Note: This summary will be used for keyword search)
Under the direction of the Curator of the Architecture and Design Collection, the Museum Scientist will serve as the Project Archivist for a one-year grant funded archival project.
Minimum Requirements Candidate should have an M.L.I.S. degree or equivalent experience in archival cataloguing. Must be well organized and able to prioritize work to meet quarterly goals. Ability to write clearly and concisely is required. Must have some experience with collection management systems or online library catalogues.
Desirable Requirements Knowledge of cataloguing rules (AACR2, DACS), controlled vocabularies, and authority control is highly desirable. Experience with Archivists’ Toolkit is desirable. Background in art and or architecture, cultural history is desired. Ability to read architectural plans will be an asset. Some knowledge of XML is desired.

Please visit the full posting for more information.


The Menil Collection/Jasper John Drawings Catalogue Raisonne – Internship

The Catalogue Raisonné of the Drawings of Jasper Johns, The Menil Foundation, New York Office seeks an Archival Intern.

The Menil Foundation seeks a Winter/Spring intern/volunteer to work the their New York office, on the initial phase of the digitization of the Jasper Johns Drawings Catalogue Raisonné records for the Menil’s Drawing Institute collection.

The qualified applicant will work alongside the Senior Project Associate to develop the digitization project’s foundation by surveying and re-organizing existing digital assets and images files. Tasks will include surveying existing digital files to assess quality and eliminate duplicates; implement file-naming standards; and metadata creation.

Qualifications and Requirements
Currently pursuing a Masters in Library and Information Science, or equivalent.
Familiarity with records management and digitization standards.
Proficiency with Acrobat and Filemaker Pro.
Ability to work independently.
An interest in Post-Modern and Contemporary Art is a plus.

This is an unpaid internship that offers invaluable learning experiences and opportunity for individual research, fieldwork, and course credit. The position calls for at least 8-16 hours per week (schedule is flexible) and is open to students who will receive academic credit. Volunteers are also invited to apply.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resumé to: jasperjohnswork@gmail.com. Please include in the subject heading of your email that you are applying for the Archival Internship.


BOMB Magazine Internships

INDEXING/TAXONOMY PROJECT INTERNSHIP, DIGITAL ARCHIVE

BOMB Magazine, a 31-year-old nonprofit art and culture publication, is seeking highly motivated, detail-oriented interns to assist with its website expansion, archive completion, and social media outreach. Join a fun, creative group of artists, writers, musicians, and filmmakers committed to celebrating BOMB’s print legacy. Interns will use a full range of editorial talents, including copy writing, fact checking, and proofreading, while exercising skills specific to library science implementing our site’s new index and taxonomy. Attention to detail and ability to follow project guidelines area a must. The ideal candidates will be able to meet deadlines  and work independently but function as a team when needed. All interns will get to write original posts for the blog and participate in strategic social media initiatives. On the job training of software and web coding available.

Internships require a three-to-four-day-week minimum commitment. Hours are from 10:30 AM–6:00PM.

BOMB Magazine is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and although there is no stipend available, as an intern at BOMB, you will have the opportunity to write for the magazine’s blog and contribute to other projects as needed, as well as help out at launch events, art fairs, literary readings, and auctions.

It’s an exciting time to join the BOMB team, as new opportunities for growth are emerging.

Please apply to internships@bombsite.com specifying the internship to which you are applying for in the subject line. Do include a cover letter and CV.


Free Digital Asset Management Webinars in January and February 2010

This sounds like an interesting webinar series for anyone working with visual / image resources and other digital assets in library, museum, and nonprofit / corporate settings.  And the series is FREE!

*****

Earley & Associates presents a free 4-part Jumpstart webinar series dedicated to the strategic, organizational and technological challenges of Digital Asset Management (DAM). The series of 90-minute weekly webinars begins with laying the groundwork for building the business case for DAM, and subsequent sessions tackle marketing resource management, optimizing creative workflows, and the impact of taxonomy on asset reuse. We will close with an overview of the DAM vendor landscape, including tool selection considerations and the vendor selection process.

Dates: Thursdays, January 14-February 4, 2010
Time:  1:00-2:30pm Eastern
Cost: Free

For session details and registration, please visit: http://bit.ly/63jfhn


PhotoMetaData.org Expression Media Metadata Tutorial

“This tutorial covers how to add photo metadata, such as captions and keywords to digital images using Expression Media from Microsoft. This video is part of a series prepared by David Riecks, for the Stock Artists Alliance PhotoMetadata website – photometadata.org/ – created in partnership with the Library of Congress, Adobe and other project partners. The Stock Artists Alliance developed the Photo Metadata Project to promote industrywide use of standardized photo metadata in every digital file.Other tutorials in the series include Adobe Photoshop File Info for CS3 & CS4, Camera Bits Photo Mechanic, Adobe Bridge and Adobe Lightroom. See the full series at photometadata.org/META-Tutorials “

more about "PhotoMetaData.org Expression Media Me…", posted with vodpod


Automated Image & Video Metadata

Facial recognition software has been seen as one way to automate tagging.  Picassa has been using facial recognition software since last fall to suggest tags to users.  Polar Rose

employs a browser plugin to allow users to tag people in photos anywhere on the web. The startup uses those photos to construct a 3D image of the person, and then make educated guesses as to who is in untagged photos. The new version of Polar Rose will notify that friend on Facebook who has been tagged in a Flickr photo that they’ve been named in your photos. Your friends can decide if they want their name in public or not (until they sign up and decide for themselves, Polar Rose keeps their identity them private).

Megan Macken (Univ. of Chicago) conducted an interesting interview with Marshall Breeding last year.  Towards the end of the interview, Breeding discusses his involvement with automated metadata in the realm of video.

Via: TechCrunch

Spotted by: Dilvie


Image Metadata Crowdsourced via Tagcow

Tagcow which utilizes Amazon.com’s Mechanical Turk provides users metadata for their image collections. Prices stare at $9.95 for 250 photos.

Hmm…

Via: Springwise


HELP! Quick Sample of Questions for Student CCO Project…

Hi all,

De-lurking here. Finishing up my semester at Pratt, student project due on Cataloging Cultural Objects. If you can take a few minutes to answer as many of the questions as you can, maybe even add some comments, I’ll be very grateful. (Any responses you wish kept off the record will be honored.)

Thanks, Louis in Brooklyn.

1-Do you/your institution use CCO? If so, for how long? If not, any particular reasons?

2-If you don’t use CCO, how familiar are you with it? Self-study, or from other work/interests?

3-How effective are the CCO content standards? Also, do you find it easy to use/implement?

4-What are your favorite/least favorite features? (What do you like best/least about it?)

5-BIG one for my project: Have you seen users’ image searches improve with CCO? Why or why not?
(Any anecdotes, examples, will be extremely appreciated.)

6-CCO: Wave of the future? Or not enough to achieve goals?

7-How easy is CCO to use with other descriptive standards tools & metadata element sets?

8-Whether you use CCO or not, does your work entail more of documenting cultural objects or describing images of objects?

If there is anything you’d like to add that I haven’t addressed, please feel free to include.

Thanks in advance for everyone’s help! Hope I can either return the favor and/or pay it forward, and have a great holiday season, all!

Louis Munoz
louismunoz@yahoo.com


Upcoming Workshops: Metadata for You and Me

Metadata for You & Me workshops address the needs of library, museum and cultural heritage professionals in the creation, development and use of interoperable or shareable descriptive metadata. The content of workshops is based on the Best Practices for Shareable Metadata, an initiative of the Digital Library Federation and the National Science Digital Library, that provides guidance for creating metadata that can be easily understood, processed and used outside of its local environment.

Registration is now open for the following dates:
Sept. 5 – Oct. 10
A 5 Week Online Course
$150/person

September 20 or 21st
CDP@BCR – Denver, CO
$130/person (includes lunch)

October 5
Emory University – Atlanta, GA
$130/person (includes lunch)


steve.museum update

Jennifer Trant writes that the second phase of the steve.museum tagging experiment has been deployed at

http://tagger.steve.museum

The steve tagger (a piece of open-source software) is a key tool in the IMLS-funded study of the contribution social tagging and folksonomy can make to on-line access to art collections. Throughout the experiment the tagger interface will vary; the results of tags will also be studied to see if they are:

- real words (by using word net)
- terms from the discipline (by using the AAT and ULAN)
- new to the museum (by comparing to museum documentation)
- appropriate to the work of art (by doing term-by-term review).

The results of the study will be shared with the community. If you’d like to participate, please come by. [it's ok if you don't work in an art museum -- and ok if you do!]

Go to http://tagger.steve.museum
- create an account [this is important for the research]
- Tag Art


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