Thursday, October 23, 2014

Digital Imaging Technician Job

Digital Imaging Technician

Job Summary: 

The Digital Imaging Technician will scan and ingest image files into digital repository, perform image correction as needed, and assist the Digital Imaging Manager with digital print production.  This position is in the Photographic department of the Margaret Herrick Library.

Duties and Responsibilities

·         Create large volume of high-quality  digital images and prints
·         Ingest objects into the Academy’s digital asset management system in a timely and accurate manner
·         Judge and correct digital images for color balance, contrast, tonality, and density when compared to original objects, photographic prints, or transparencies
·         Track image production and workflow
·         Consistently and accurately name image files

Qualifications and Requirements

·         Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, with a minimum of four years in-depth experience with digital imaging technologies. 
·         Advanced skills with high-end Apple Macintosh computer platform and Mac OS
·         Advanced knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom and other processing software applications to capture, manipulate, save, and print images
·         Demonstrated ability to manage simultaneous tasks:  batch scanning, ingesting, documentation, and printing
·         Solid understanding of file-management systems and databases
·         Familiarity with a variety of photographic media and processes.  Photography skills and tradition darkroom experience helpful
·         Good knowledge of American film history helpful
·         Able to meet challenging deadlines and work within complex workflows and schedules
·         Ability to work accurately and independently in a busy environment
·         Ability to meet numerous deadlines; able to take direction
·         Have excellent organization skills and attention to details
·         Able to sit at a computer for up to 8 hours a day

To Apply:

Please send cover letter and resume to:   Indicate Digital Imaging Technician in the subject line.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Staples hit by hackers

Staples stores in NE US just hit by hackers. Welcome to the group Staples. Read more about it here

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

University of Scranton seeks an Archival and Special Collections Cataloging and Metadata Specialist (part-time)

The University of Scranton seeks an Archival and Special Collections Cataloging and Metadata Specialist (part-time). The Archival and Special Collections Cataloging and Metadata Specialist supports the work of the Special Collections Librarian, the Digital Services Librarian, and the Cataloging and Metadata Librarian, in the coordinated cataloging, description, and record-keeping necessary to the preservation, accessibility, and findability of University Archives and Special Collections materials. Working across varied Library information systems, this position creates, maintains, and enhances descriptive, administrative, structural, and preservation metadata of various types for materials of diverse formats.

Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree required along with broad subject knowledge.  A graduate degree in archives, public history, digital humanities or an ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science is preferred.

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities include:  a knowledge of library and archival procedures; the ability to perform repetitive, detail-oriented tasks and work independently in an isolated environment; and excellent record-keeping, written, oral and instructional skills.

The candidate must be able to lift at least 30 lbs., climb a step-stool, and be tolerant of different environmental conditions.  A familiarity with various software and tools related to digital asset management, i.e., word processing, spreadsheets, databases, file processing, Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, Bridge and a familiarity with standards and best practices for cataloging and metadata are preferred.

Hours:  This position requires 17.5 scheduled hours per week between the hours of 8am and 4pm, Monday through Friday. 

This position will remain open until filled.

All applications must be submitted electronically:
Click "Search Postings" on the Human Resources page ( to create an application and then apply for a position. Please note you will not be considered an applicant until you apply for a specific, open position. If you need assistance, please call Human Resources at (570) 941-7767 or e-mail your questions to Thank you for your interest in working for The University of Scranton!

Position number and title are:
Title:  Cataloger (Part-Time);  Posting Number:  6000736

The University of Scranton is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff, and student body embracing an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development, and institutional success. The University welcomes Veterans, minority persons, women, and persons with disabilities to apply. The University of Scranton is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer/Educator.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Bentley Congressional Archivist position

Two year job at the Bentley working with Congressional records.

Job Posting: Congressional Records Archivist, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan

The Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan is seeking a Congressional Records Archivist whose primary responsibility will be to lead a team of processors to arrange and describe the Congressional records of two long-standing, influential Congressmen (housed in approximately 2,150 cartons plus digital records). This is a full-time term-limited appointment for two years. The successful candidate will have experience with manuscript collection processing of government, organizational and/or personal papers, demonstrated understanding of archival description and materials, work experience with project management, familiarity with archival standards (DACS, EAD, MARC), experience in team leadership and/or supervision, and strong communication skills.
A complete job description and application directions can be found here:

BBC recordings archives now available online

Engineers and archivists are working together to provide both BBC radio and tv listings to the public via an online searchable catalog called Genome. The archivists (I love that) note that the cataloging, OCR,  and the software are not perfect. They are asking the public to help them with information. They expect Dr. Who searches will predominate. Their earliest recordings are gone as the BBC used to record over previous recordings.  Read about it here

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Changing face of Sherlock Holmes Exhibit

Through April 12th, this exhibit at the Museum of London shows how Sherlock(as we know him)  morphed over the decades and became a modern legend. There are various differences between the first story of Sherlock and Watson and what equipment they used and how they behaved and those we know today via PBS. Some of these changes evolved due to character portrayal by actors or because of evolving technology. Maybe someday there will be a Sherlock who is not a white man? read more about it here

Friday, October 17, 2014

NY St Historical Special Collections Librarian job

The New York State Historical Association/Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers’ Museum seek an innovative, creative, energetic and outgoing Special Collections Librarian to make its unique holdings accessible to a wide variety of users.  In partnership since the early 1940s, these institutions collect art and artifacts related to American fine and folk art, agriculture, technology and rural communities in New York State.  The organizations’ Special Collections consist of material related to New York State history with a particular focus on Central New York rural community life and consist of, journals, business records, correspondence, photographs, newspapers, maps, broadsides and trade catalogs among other formats.
Current strategic initiatives require the incumbent to locate connections between museum artifacts and Special Collections, make holdings searchable and accessible both digitally and physically.  Duties include: cataloging collections for inclusion in OCLC and the organizations’ catalog Pathfinder, creation and publication of finding aids, creation and management of digital assets, identifying and assisting collection users, and maintenance of corporate archives
The special collections librarian reports to the Director for Museum and Library Collections and occasionally supervises interns, grant-funded staff and volunteers.
·         MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA accredited program.
·         Knowledge of MARC format, Innovative Interfaces Millenium and Connexion Client and Archivists’ Toolkit.
·         Knowledge of Library of Congress Subject Headings, Dewey Decimal Classification System, Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, and Society of American Archivist Standards
·         Experience cataloging manuscripts and special collections, books and other library materials, familiarity with current technical processes
·         Experience providing public access to library resources.
·         Undergraduate degree or coursework in American History, American Studies, Material Culture, Humanities or related field
·         Demonstrated understanding of and receptiveness to the uses of emerging technologies in archival and special collections.
·         Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills with experience in working collaboratively with others in a team setting.
·         Strong analytical, problem-solving
·         Knowledge of and the ability to keep current with digital and media asset management standards and practices, as well as digital publishing trends.
·         Proficiency in the ability to independently research topics related to special collections
·         Demonstrated experience in cataloging special collections
·         Ability think strategically and organize work accordingly
Applicants may send a resume and cover letter to:

Barbara Fischer, Human Resources
New York State Historical Association/Fenimore Art Museum and Farmers’ Museum
PO Box 800
Cooperstown, NY 13326
Electronic applications are encouraged.