Under the direction of the Sound Archives Librarian and the Head of Music Metadata Services, the Project Archivist is responsible for organizing and creating intellectual access to archival collections held by the Archive of Recorded Sound. This will include but is not limited to processing analog and digital media formats in order to eliminate the arrearage of materials in the archive by leveraging auxiliary library locations as effectively as possible.
Arranges, describes, and prepares finding aids for archival collections of sound recordings and materials related to sound recordings using more product, less process principles.
Establishes the series for each collection according to accepted archival standards and arranges folders or materials into series
Writes sections of the EAD finding aids using ArchivesSpace including the collection descriptions, terms of access, biography, administrative history and provenance of the collection, collection scope, subject headings or index terms, and the container lists
Creates collection-level MARC records for the collections
Creates finding aids for each collection to be placed in the Online Archive of California
Determines the appropriate housing for the collections and determines if special preservation treatment is required for badly damaged or deteriorating items
Pages materials from storage and arranges for delivery, and then prepares processed collection for the Stanford Auxiliary Library (SAL 3) including bar-coding, labeling, and entering item-level records attached to the collection level MARC record as necessary
Prepare audio and video for reformatting/preservation and coordinate this effort with Stanford's Media Preservation Lab.
Coordinate special re-housing efforts with Preservation/Conservation Department.
Work independently and make judgments and recommendations about content appraisal, especially with consideration for future digitization efforts.
Reports progress regularly to the Sound Archives Librarian and Head of Music Metadata Services. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Education & Experience:
Advanced Degree in Library Science or a relevant academic discipline with demonstrated understanding of academic libraries or a combination of education and relevant experience.
Bachelor's degree in music preferred
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of classical music history preferred
Experience working with archival time-based media preferred
Experience with ArchivesSpace or similar software is desirable
Ability to create archival finding aids to accepted standards including DACS and local policies and procedures is required
Knowledge of digital object metadata such as MODS preferred
Knowledge of MARC and ability to create bibliographic records according to RDA, with knowledge of LCSH
Ability to complete projects on-time and on-budget
Strong analytical, organizational, and interpersonal skills
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
Flexibility and adaptability; ability to think creatively
Constantly sit, perform desk-based computer tasks.
Frequently twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasps lightly/fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 40 pounds.
Occasionally stand/walk, reach/work above shoulders, writing by hand, kneel/crawl, climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other).
Rarely use a telephone, operate hand controls.
Must be able to push and maneuver a fully loaded cart weighing up to 650 pounds that requires an initial push force up to 50 pounds.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
May work in confined spaces and at heights 4-10 feet; be exposed to dust and mold.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
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