Records Manager/Digital Archivist, Brown University

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Full-Time
Providence, RI

Brown University Library seeks an experienced, innovate, collaborative, and service-oriented individual for the new position of Records Manager/Digital Archivist.

Reporting to the University Archivist and Assistant Director of the John Hay Library, the Records Manager/Digital Archivist will develop and implement a records management program for institutional records in both analog and digital formats. The incumbent is expected to take a proactive approach in establishing close working relationships with departments across campus with a focus on the academic administration of the University.   Continue reading

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Digital Repository Specialist, The David Booth Conservation Department, Museum of Modern Art

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Full-Time
New York, NY

Manages and operates the Museum’s Digital Repository for Museum Collections (DRMC), one of the first digital repositories for art at a major US museum. Manages the day-to-day operation of an OAIS-compliant repository ecosystem to support the ingest, storage, preservation, discovery, and distribution of the Museum’s digital art collection. Prepares art materials for ingest; examines SIP transfer and ingest status; resolves errors; ensures quality control over the ingest process from submission to storage at the object level; tracks support tickets with vendors; and liaises with programmers, IT staff, media conservation, and outside partners as needed. The Museum’s repository ecosystem includes software applications: Archivematica and AToM/Binder by Artefactual Systems, The Museum System (TMS) by Gallery Systems, and NetX. These are supported by NoSQL document-oriented databases (Elasticsearch, MongDB, Solr, etc), REST, and JSON. Metadata standards used are primarily Dublin Core, METS, and PREMIS. All development is largely written in PHP, Javascript, and Python. Works with internal and external partners on the ongoing development of the DRMC, which incorporates Archivematica and the application “Binder.” Works closely and collaboratively with Information Technology (IT) on the development, maintenance, and internal management of the core technical infrastructure of the DRMC. Works closely with Media Conservation, Registrar, curatorial, and Collection and Exhibition Technology teams on DRMC improvements and workflows. Evaluates and tests new digital-preservation technologies, tools, and protocols. Leads discussions with diverse stakeholders on the development of digital-preservation strategy, policy, and procedures for the DRMC. Creates and maintains documentation and training materials. Works with the Conservation department and the Archives on the sustainability of digital records and data pertaining to artworks in the Museum’s collection. Actively participates in open-source development community forums and working groups related to aspects of the DRMC. Reports to the Agnes Gund Chief Conservator. Continue reading

Digital Media and Archives Coordinator, San Francisco Symphony

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Full-Time
San Francisco, CA

The San Francisco Symphony, one of America’s most forward-looking arts organizations, presents over 220 concerts each year, creates leading edge media initiatives such as Keeping Score on PBS television and its own Grammy-winning record label SFS Media, and serves its community with one of the most extensive education and community programs of any orchestra in the country. Led by its innovative Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas, the SFS continues to set the highest possible standard for excellence in orchestral performance and to shape the cultural life of the Bay Area.

JOB SUMMARY

This position reports to the San Francisco Symphony Archivist and coordinates the preservation of the Orchestra’s digital heritage and A/V media. The Digital and Media Archives Coordinator works closely with the Archivist and is responsible for migration of obsolete media into archival formats, digitization projects that promote access and use of analog text and image collections, and long term preservation of born-digital heritage in all formats. This position will work across departments to preserve the Symphony’s Library of Recorded Sound Collection, SFS Media Collection, and other department-generated content of enduring value to the Symphony and the public. The Digital and Media Archives Coordinator will be the key figure in creating and implementing digital preservation and curation strategies for born-digital content created across the organization. Continue reading