Submitted by Kristin Gall: Description:
Under the direction of the Special Collections Processing Manager, this
position is involved in a variety of archival arrangement and description
activities within the Processing Program of the Special Collections Description
& Access Department (SCDA) at Ohio State University Libraries (OSUL); working
as a member of a highly collaborative team, contributes to archival description
creation, migration, and cleanup, quality control projects, accessioning, and
processing (with emphasis on the More Product, Less Process (MPLP) model);
coordinates the regular ordering of archival supplies for all Special
Collections units and for SCDA; determines appropriate shelving for archival
materials stored on-site and maintains accurate documentation of shelving
locations for materials; collaborates in the supervision of several student
assistants; assigns and reviews their work; works under the general supervision
of the Special Collections Processing Manager, in consultation with the Head of
Special Collections Description & Access, and in daily collaboration with
several other Processing Program staff members; consults and collaborates with
others throughout the library as appropriate. May perform other duties as
assigned. Please be aware that travel reimbursement and relocation assistance
will not be offered with this position.
Works occasionally in archival storage conditions where
temperatures are approximately 62 degrees F; must be able to lift 40 lbs. and
push a cart weighing up to 80 lbs.
Required qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent
combination of education and experience; two years of full-time experience in
position(s) with primary or significant focus on archival arrangement and
description tasks (such as processing, accessioning, or writing/revising
archival description) two years of experience writing and editing finding aids
following DACS. Strong organizational skills and high level of attention to
detail; ability to work effectively in a highly collaborative environment;
strong oral, written, and interpersonal skills.
Desired qualifications: Diverse archival arrangement and
description experience, including experience working with collections of many
sizes, formats, and complexities; experience processing and/or describing
collections according to MPLP guidelines with strong comprehension of MPLP
principles; thorough knowledge of DACS rules; demonstrated ability to follow
complex guidelines with a high degree of accuracy; experience using an archival
collection management system (especially Archivists’ Toolkit); previous
experience working in a collaborative archival setting.
Cassie has concluding her work on MI Supreme Court Justice Weaver's Campaign series. The series is 2 boxes (.75 cu.ft.) processed documenting Weaver's first campaign for MI Supreme Court. During this campaign, Weaver was a judge in the Appellate Court.
Now Cassie is beginning to process three dimensional objects related to Leonard Oil Co. There are glasses, dishes, a sewing kit, and other, varied materials. Much of this was featured in our Leonard Oil exhibit a few years ago. Cassie has experience and training working with objects, so she is a great choice to process the object collection.
The Clarke also has a historical collection of of the company, not the official records of the company, about 20 cubic feet which is processed and cataloged. For more information on the collection please see the finding aid here https://quod.lib.umich.edu/c/clarke/ehll--leonardhistorical?byte=5003348;focusrgn=summaryinfo;subview=standard;view=reslist
A female Chilean biochemistry graduate student experienced grad science labs in her university which lacked sufficient equipment for all college students to conduct scientific experiments. She added sensors to smart phones to provide students with equal access to conduct scientific experiments using the phone. Her program, created with a software engineer, is called Lab4U. Initially used in Chile, the use of Lab4U is spreading internationally. It helps provide access to students in poorly funded countries or schools to conduct scientific experiments. Lab4U is democratizing teaching and learning science and increasing access to scientific learning, and it allows students to easily repeat and relive the experiments. It doesn't require a lot of explanation, nor a lot of equipment. To see the brief, inspiring video click here https://paidpost.nytimes.com/toyota/mothers-of-invention-presented-by-women-in-the-world.html?tbs_nyt=2017-march-nytnative_hpmod&cpv_dsm_id=3002438#lab4u
I am very delighted to just receive a Panasonic DV (digital video) camcorder from Jason Kiley in our IT unit. They do not use it anymore. With its cords hooked to a tv I can view DVs. I have 240 micro DVs from CMU. University Communications. I don't have the time to view all of them, but I can't trust the labels. I'm not sure until I sample view some of them how long they are and which are worth retaining in the archives. Then I need to figure out which format to retain them in which will be accessible in the future, how much storage it will take to store them, and whether they should go on a server.