Showing posts from February, 2018

Arctic seed bank

The seed bank in the Arctic now totals over one million seeds. Today the seed bank is 10 years old. This ensures the diversity of the seed bank in the future against drought, climate change and other issues. Recent donations include "Cereal staples, unusual crops like the Estonian onion potato, and barley used to brew Irish beer". Donations are only allowed in twice annual (Today, Monday, is one of those days). Today's new donations include various rices, wheats, maizes, black-eyed peas and Barnbara groundnut (a drought tolerant African crop). Read more about it here

call for papers

Call for presentationsis open for the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives
49th Annual IASA Conference from1-4 October 2018, at the Institute of African Studies (IAS), University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana. Conference theme: Access and Accessibility - Archival Policies and Barriers in the Age of Global Information Exchange Open and equal access to information is in high demand, yet may be impeded by social, cultural, and economic barriers. The question of access at the same time encourages discussions on the technical, legal, and practical modes of accessibility. The program committee for the IASA 2018 conference invites proposals focused on the prospects and limitations of global and local access and accessibility to audiovisual archives, as well as on issues of discovery, care, preservation and dissemination of our sound and audiovisual heritage. Possible sub-themes include: Connecting users, materials, and communitiesUsing semantic technologies to aid descri…

Digital archivist posting in Texas

This is quite a week for archival job postings. Here's another at U Texas=Arlington Digital Archivist

Manager, Ford Corporate Archives. job posting

Two more digital job postings today, both at Western MI U.

Two more digital jobs today, both at Western MI U.

Friday in the archives

Everyone who works today is very busy. I have 7 students and everyone is working on a different collection or series.  Earlier this week we got rid of 29.5 cu.ft. of withdrawn material just from this term so far. We already have another 12 cu.ft. of withdrawn.

digital job postings today

Two digital job postings today:
 Assist. Dir for Digital Archives at the New School Libraries and Archives, NY City

 Assist. Prof-Metadata Library
Oregon St. U.

Special Collections Archivist job posting

Special Collections Archivist The Georgia Tech Library seeks a collegial, innovative archivist to spearhead strategies for preserving and providing access to physical and digital materials in Special Collections and Archives. The successful candidate for this position will also support the Archives' digitization and digital production strategies, engage in the arrangement, description and access of physical and digital materials, and provide instruction and reference services. The Special Collections Archivist will participate actively in library-wide initiatives through committees, taskforces, and projects that are in line with the Library's strategic mission. Applicants should be eager to shape change and define user-centered services for the Archives. Candidates should have an interest in the evolving roles of research libraries and archives in the changing landscape of higher education, as reflected in the Georgia Tech's Library Next initiative (http:…

Special Collections Librarian at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg job posting

Special Collections Librarian The Nelson Poynter Memorial Library at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg seeks an innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented Special Collections Librarian to manage and provide oversight for the special collections and university archives. This is a full-time library faculty position (12-month appointment), with professional responsibilities in librarianship, service, and scholarship. The Special Collections Librarian will promote a positive work environment, communicate effectively, and collaborate with library and faculty colleagues as well as with external partners and donors to advance library goals and initiatives. Reporting to the Dean of the Library, the Special Collections Librarian oversees activities related to organization, development, preservation, and outreach activities for the special collections and archives. She/he will remain well-informed about trends in the areas of special collections, archives, and sc…

archivist posting in Hawaii

Title: Librarian II (Archivist for University Records)
Position Number: 0083582
Hiring Unit: UHM Library Services
Location: Mānoa, Hamilton Lib, Univ Archives & Manuscripts Department
Date Posted: February 05, 2018
Closing Date: Continuous - application review begins March 12, 2018
Salary Information: Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Monthly Type: 11 Month
Tenure Track: Tenure
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Temporary/Permanent: Permanent
Funding: General
Other Conditions: To begin approximately July 2018, pending position clearance and/or availability of funding.

The University Archives & Manuscripts Department of the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa Library provides primary source material for research to the students, faculty, and staff of the Mānoa campus, campuses within the university system, and national and international researchers. The holdings include non-circulating materials related to the management of the Univer…

The Olympics has an Archives, museum, and research library

The Olympics Studies Center in Lausanne, Switzerland,includes a research library, archives and museum. It includes digital collections and links to related, external collections.
The research library contains is "a source of reference for Olympic knowledge, The Olympic Studies Centre offers access to unique collections covering all the main subject areas linked to the Olympic Games and the Olympic Movement, and their place in society." Materials are mainly in French and English. Materials include published materials (paper, digital) such as reports, facts, the IOC historical archives, thesis, memoirs. The IOC archives 1894-present documents its "relations with international organisations,national organisations, the media, national and continental federations, individuals, relations with commercial firms, sports organisations for people with disabilities, The Olympic Museum." The Museum includes materials from ancient times to present. No specifics given. For…

Kansas Special Collections Cataloging position


Disabled Beauty exhibit opens at Clarke Feb. 8th at 7pm.

I'm really excited about our new exhibit “(dis)ABLED BEAUTY: the evolution of beauty, disability and ability,” which opens Thrs this week at 7pm. It's still being installed, but here are some interesting images.

 The images below are from the small hall exhibit