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  • 07 Nov 2018 9:03 AM | Janet Olson (Administrator)

    LAC Group seeks an Overnight Archives Assistant for an ongoing project with our client, located in Chicago, IL.  The Archives Assistant will help the archives team to ingest print materials into the necessary research databases.  This is a full-time, benefited position, with the hours being from 10:00pm - 6:30am, Tuesday through Saturday. 

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    · Compare electronic copies of archive stories and picture captions to make sure they match those in the printed editions, using both the printed newspaper and PDF versions of the newspaper pages;

    · Add and check metadata of archive stories, including assigning keywords, add memo information and check edition names, column names and source information;

    · Copy and convert text from printed graphics into meaningful formats for the text archives;

    · Copy and reformat stories and captions from PDF pages into a format compatible with the text archives, when stories are not available on the archive system;

    · Correct stories for which there are published and unpublished corrections;

    · Work with team to digitally archive deadline sensitive materials;

    · Monitor content feeds to vendors and compile/maintain documentation for archiving standards.


    QUALIFICATIONS:

    · Minimum of 2 years print archives experience required;

    · Ability to handle multiple tasks and changing priorities;

    · Must be able to work independently as well as part of a team;

    · Previous experience in the physical processing of print materials preferred;

    · Some knowledge in the use of Lexis-Nexis, Factiva, and ProQuest.

    To apply, please visit: https://goo.gl/daSpFt


  • 30 Oct 2018 2:53 PM | Janet Olson (Administrator)

    Rotary is reopening this position that was recently posted. 

    Video Asset Specialist

    Full Time, Temporary position (one year)

    Rotary International is undertaking a project to organize and manage its born-digital video assets for preservation and access. Preserving these assets is of increasing importance given the risk of losing content due to inconsistent storage and backup. The video backlog project will address born-digital media created from approximately 2012-2016, creating a comprehensive inventory of assets and ensuring centralized organization, preservation, and access.

    The Video Asset Specialist will work with a range of file types, including video and audio formats, creating preservation and access files. The position entails creating an inventory of our backlog of video assets, following a predetermined workflow process that involves digital file organization, implementation of naming standards, and file quality assurance.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Under supervision of Heritage Communications team and in collaboration with the Visual Media team, the Video Asset Specialist will:

    • Create and clean up inventory lists, documenting details related to video shoots and productions
    • Find and organize born-digital video assets per established workflow
    • Create preservation and access files where needed
    • QC file quality and file naming
    • Delete duplication and assets no longer needed per Rotary’s retention policy
    • Centralize production documents, including contracts and model releases; work with team to fill in gaps
    • Document rights restrictions
    • Assists with revising and documenting workflow processes

    Qualifications

    • BA/BS or MA (preferred) in library and information science, multimedia arts, or related field; or equivalent experience in archives, digital asset management, or multimedia arts-related disciplines.
    • Demonstrated experience with born-digital video assets and video archives
    • Knowledge of video and audio file types and codecs; and related preservation challenges
    • Experience with digital asset management systems and metadata best practices for video a plus
    • Experience with video production software a plus (Premiere, Final Cut Pro, EditReady/Renamer, and similar)
    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
    • Ability to work quickly and efficiently and to meet project goals and deadlines. 
    • Ability to establish strong working relationships with a collaborative and creative approach

    Work will take place at Rotary headquarters in Evanston, IL.

    The position is now listed on Rotary's careers page, and you can apply there. If you previously applied and still want to be considered, please submit an application through the careers page

    Questions: Stephanie.Giordano@ROTARY.ORG

  • 26 Oct 2018 12:24 PM | Janet Olson (Administrator)

    The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Library seeks an experienced and innovative leader to head its Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) department.

    This is an exciting opportunity to lead the SCUA department of eight faculty, three civil service staff and several student employees in expanding collections, instructional services and outreach.  UIC is among the top five most diverse campuses in the nation and a national leader among urban, public higher education institutions in providing access to underrepresented students. 

    Some of the department’s strategic areas of focus include diversifying its collections to reflect UIC and Chicago communities, expanding capacity to store physical materials, improving stewardship of digital materials and strengthening collaborative relationships to increase researchers' access to materials. 

    For more information on the position, UIC collections and some of the current initiatives in the  department, please see the full job description at:  https://tinyurl.com/ycgc2xrm

    Information about the UIC Special Collections department can also be found at: https://library.uic.edu/special-collections-university-archives

    For fullest consideration, apply by November 4, 2018 with cover letter, resume or C.V., and contact information for at least three references. The position close date is November 19, 2018.  Questions can be directed to Jennifer Bordy, Library Human Resources, at jbordy@uic.edu.

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