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Monday, June 28, 2010

P/T - Digitization Project Assistant - The Archives of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee

The Archives of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (in
NYC) is currently searching for a part-time Digitization Project

Interface directly with overseas digitization vendor while technicians
crop, compound, OCR, and apply basic metadata to digital images
scanned from JDC microfilm. This includes:

- Examining JDC files (on microfilm and in digital formats) to
formulate rules, find exceptions, and answer questions posed by the
- Communicating regularly with vendor to provide instructions and
answer questions;
- Keeping track of vendor's progress and delivering regular status
reports to the project manager;
- Reviewing work done and ensuring corrections are made before data
is imported into our digital asset management system;
- Coding finding aids into XML for ingestion into JDCs content
management system

- MLS or MA in history with a concentration in archives management
or substantial related work experience
- Significant experience with Photoshop, Bridge, Excel, XML and
experience with content management systems
- Relevant experience with digitization projects
- Experience encoding finding aids to EAD
- Demonstrated knowledge of digitization best practices
- Solid understanding of archival arrangement and description
- Detail-oriented

About JDC
JDC serves as the overseas arm of the North American Jewish community
by sponsoring programs of rescue, relief and renewal to Jews in need
since 1914. JDC is also a leading source of expertise and assistance
for victims of natural and man-made disasters worldwide, regardless of
faith, race, or nationality.

The JDC Archives, which documents the activities and operations of the
organization, contains over three miles of records, including:
reports, minutes, memos, correspondence, passenger lists, and
eyewitness accounts. Additionally, the collection has over one hundred
thousand photographs dating 1914 to the present, some documenting
obliterated Jewish communities in Europe and North Africa. Given the
scope and depth of JDC operations around the world, the JDC Archives
is considered to be one of the most important repositories of modern
Jewish history in the world.

To apply please send cover letter, resume and references to: Robin Salsberg