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Monday, October 28, 2013

F/T Temp - Web Archiv'g Prog. Coordinator, Frick (NY)

Web Archiving Program Coordinator

(Full-time/Temporary, Two Year Appointment)

Job Summary:  The New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC), consisting of
the libraries of The Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, and The
Frick Collection, seeks an experienced information professional to
coordinate a two-year grant-funded program to expand and improve its
program for collecting and archiving web content of specialist art
resources. The new program is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
and is administered by and based at the Frick Collection. Reporting to the
Primary Investigator of the grant, the Web Archiving Program Coordinator
will work closely with NYARC Directors and key staff to create and
document effective workflow procedures for a program to capture, manage,
and describe web content in five areas of focus that have been chosen to
correspond with analog collection strengths. The coordinator will be
responsible for managing subscriptions with Archive-It, Duracloud, and
other outside partners to manage the lifecycle of the NYARC web
collection, including selection, capture, quality control, description and
access, and preservation. The coordinator will train and oversee interns
associated with the program at the three NYARC libraries. Through frequent
meetings with technical consultants and collaborative partners within and
outside of NYARC, the coordinator will serve as a liaison to communicate
and implement decisions pertaining to the program. The Web Archiving
Program Coordinator will stay abreast of scholarship and trends in the
emerging field of web archiving through literature review and
participation in relevant professional organizations and meetings.

- A Master's Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA accredited
school with coursework/training in metadata and taxonomies.
- Demonstrated experience in web archiving and metadata creation in a
research library or comparable environment. Demonstrable knowledge of
descriptive and structural metadata standards e.g. MARC, Dublin Core, EAD,
etc. and data content standards, e.g. RDA, AACR2, etc.
- General knowledge of software applications supporting integrated access
to online collections and associated technologies as well as knowledge of
web technologies, including HTML, CSS, and CMSs. Managerial or supervisory
experience. Must have knowledge of current trends and emerging
technologies in web archiving.
- Demonstrable organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills with
the ability to work both independently and collaboratively with other team
members in a consortia environment.
- Excellent interpersonal skills, with a demonstrated ability to
communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
-  Ability to meet deadlines.
- Preferably one to two years' experience working in a web archiving
program with knowledge of scholarly literature in art history.

Please send resume with salary requirements/history to:
(include "Web Archive" in subject line of email)

Chief, Collections Management and Access

Inquiries without cover letter and salary requirements will not be considered

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