Audio Preservation Engineer, Northeast Document Conservation Center

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Andover, MA

The Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) has expanded its digital audio preservation service for libraries, archives, and museums.  The new service builds upon the Center’s successful implementation of “IRENE,” the IMLS-funded optical scanning technology developed by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the Library of Congress for digitizing grooved audio carriers.  NEDCC now also reformats audio content on magnetic and other obsolete media using more traditional approaches.  NEDCC acknowledges the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for the expanded audio preservation service.

Position Summary
NEDCC is seeking an experienced audio preservation professional to join its Audio Preservation Services team.  The additional Audio Preservation Engineer will use both the IRENE technology and traditional methods for digitally reformatting obsolete audio carriers, such as analog tapes, digital audio tapes, discs, cylinders, and unusual formats (e.g., tin foils, Dictabelts, etc.).  NEDCC’s service is helping to fill a much-needed niche of providing 100% attended transfers with 100% quality control, particularly for significant collections that demand a higher level of skill and care.  Because NEDCC is a conservation center, its service will also place emphasis on the preservation of the carrier as well as its audio contents. In addition to digitization, NEDCC offers collection- and item-level surveys, cleaning, treatment, and re-housing using vetted and transparent (i.e., non-proprietary) approaches.  Continue reading


Recording and Archive Internship, StoryCorps

Internship (Fall/Winter 2017)
Brooklyn, NY

Most people know StoryCorps from the 3-minute clips heard on NPR every Friday morning, or perhaps the animations seen on POV and PBS. Few realize that StoryCorps has a robust archival collection that is carefully maintained by the Recording and Archive Department.

The StoryCorps Recording & Archive Department maintains the in-house archive, coordinates transfers of materials to the Library of Congress, and manages the upkeep of recording venues and equipment. The Recording & Archive team is looking for interns to assist with the management of its archive, database, and audio recording equipment. Continue reading

Head of Sound Archive Technical Services, The British Library

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London, England
£39,000 per annum
Closing Date: July 26, 2017

This is a fantastic opportunity to lead the British Library’s Technical Services experts, responsible primarily for the digitisation and preservation of the Library’s sound and moving image collections, and support for and maintenance of the underpinning audio-visual (AV) technology Continue reading

Archives Internship, WNYC

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Fall 2017 Internship (paid)
New York, NY

Interns at New York Public Radio (NYPR) are given a robust internship program with hands-on responsibilities.  The goal of our internship program is to provide our interns with a substantive, meaningful work experience so that each intern concludes the internship period with demonstrable skills in his/her area of interest, plus knowledge of public radio, in general.   Continue reading

Training and Dissemination Manager, British Library

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Full-Time (5 year term)
London, England
Salary £39,000
Requires work eligibility in UK
Applications close: May 18, 2017

Join us as we embark on an exciting five-year project, Unlocking Our Sound Heritage.  The project is part of the British Library’s wider Save Our Sounds programme, and will digitally preserve almost half a million rare and unique recordings, establish a network of audio archive preservation centres across the UK and improve the skills base so we are better able to care for and improve access to audio archives. Continue reading