Job Requisition Number: 26383. The mission of the Archaeological Research Facility (ARF) is to encourage and carry out archaeological field and laboratory research conducted by U.C. Berkeley archaeologists and related specialists engaged with the human past. As a field of research, archaeology is inherently interdisciplinary and collaborative; not only are there intimate research collaborations among natural scientists, social scientists and/or humanities scholars, but archaeology is practiced by scholars who expectedly hold faculty and/or research positions in a variety of departments, ranging from Classics to Earth and Planetary Science.
This position seeks to construct a digital finding aid for the microfilm of the Archivo General de Centroamerica, a collection documenting approximately 150,000 hand-written colonial documents in 3250 microfilm reels. The Project Cataloguer will contribute to the review of this collection of microfilms, representing the Spanish colonial archive of Central America from ca. 1700-1822 AD, correcting data in a basic database, and identifying keywords for the construction of entries in a finding aid under construction. The Project Cataloguer will track the microfilms being processed and when needed return completed microfilms and request new ones for processing.
• Maintains inventory of microfilms under review by all project staff. • As needed, returns microfilms to main library and acquires new microfilms to catalogue for self and project Student Assistants. • Compares microfilmed documents to basic data for completeness of existing records and corrects any inaccurate data in existing records. • Identifies place and person keywords for each microfilmed document by reviewing hand-written Spanish text, following written protocols for project. When needed, consults with project directors to resolve ambiguities. • Creates catalogue entries in Spanish in development database for finding aid, based on identified keywords.•Familiarity with the operation of digital scanning microfilm reader equipment. •Reading knowledge of Spanish. •Familiarity with relational database software. •Work well as a team member. •Ability to work independently and solve problems, set priorities and take initiative in defining and executing tasks with attention and accuracy. •Must use originality and judgment in applying established project principles and practices to new and unusual problems. •Ability to maintain the integrity of database records This position is governed by the terms and conditions in the agreement for the Clerical & Allied Services Unit (CX) between the University of California and Teamsters Local 2010. The current bargaining agreement manual can be found at: http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/labor/bargaining-units/cx/index.html
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