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Job Announcement: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (St. Louis, MO, USA)
The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis seeks a tech-savvy librarian, archivist, or information professional who can bring energy and experience to help drive the success of the Federal Reserve’s archives program by providing support for FedPreserve, our on-premise instance of Preservica.Federal Reserve System Careers (myworkdayjobs.com) Feel free to dm me if you have any questions about the position.
Job Alert! National Theatre
We are looking for a Digital Preservation Assistant, to join our Archive Department at the National Theatre.The National Theatre Archive aims to actively document and preserve the history of the National Theatre and its ongoing activities while interpreting and sharing that history widely. The Digital Preservation Assistant will work with the Head of Archive to ensure that full and accurate records of National Theatre functions and activities are created, that they are maintained and managed for as long as they are required to support archive and business needs, and that their final disposition takes place in a planned and consistent manner. Digital Preservation Assistant · National Theatre Jobs website
Job Alert! Derbyshire Record Office
Derbyshire Record Office, MatlockDerbyshire Record Office is a combined archives and local studies service based in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales, just outside the Peak District National Park. We are looking for an enthusiastic and confident archivist to join our friendly team and take responsibility for establishing digital preservation at the Record Office for the first time. As well as dealing with digital records, you will also spend one week in four in the archive searchroom, dealing with the full range of archival records and enquiries. Archivist (derbyshire.gov.uk)
Introduce yourself to the communityChat
Hi Community! I’m David, Starter Marketing Manager and part of the Community Hub team. It’s a pleasure to be here with you and have a chance to create this space for our global user community to connect, collaborate and share best practice and knowledge with each other. Feel free to introduce yourself here in the thread – you could share where you work, live, your role, and even how you are using Preservica at your organization. (Share your bigger Preservica story here). Why not add other interesting information about yourself or even a fun picture with your pet. This is the best way for all of us to get to know one another! I haven’t got any pets but my daughters keep me busy, so that’s the picture I’m sharing (hat strategically placed by my oldest ) I look forward to connecting with you all on the Community Hub! DavidDavid Portman
Seeking Presenters for Digital Records & Collection Management Webinar
Sharing the following call for participants from the SAA Electronic Records Section listserv. There are certainly some experienced folks out there in this Community Hub who could speak to all these topics. I hope some of you throw your name in the hat:The Collection Management Section will be hosting a webinar this spring on the theme of digital records and collection management, and we are actively seeking presenters!Do you have clever workflows for managing electronic (or hybrid) records and collections? What information are you tracking, and what tools are you using? What are some of the challenges or hurdles that you've encountered in implementing a system for managing electronic records? How do you distinguish between born-digital and digitized records (or do you)? How do you distinguish between donor-digitized materials and originals in a collection management system? If any of this sounds like something you are excited to present about, we would love to hear from you!We are look
iPres 2023 - Call for Contributions
With the theme “Digital Preservation in Disruptive Times” iPRES 2023 will be held in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. Topics include Digital Accessibility, Inclusion, and Diversity; Sustainably: Real and Imagined; We’re all in this together; From Theory to Practice; and Immersive Information. Deadline for proposals is March 10, 2023. Good luck!https://ipres2023.us/call-for-contributions/
Recap of the 2022 Best Practice Exchange/CoSA (un)conference, Tennessee State Library and Archives Commission
The Best Practices Exchange (BPE) is one of those conferences that slips my radar until I need information about how the archives community is thinking about X (insert electronic records, born digital archives, digital preservation, etc. here). Inevitably my google search will return a presentation title from a previous BPE (un)conference that seems to perfectly answer my question. And I’m reminded once again that I forgot to mark this event on my calendar and I’ve missed it for another year! So, imagine my delight when CoSA partnered with BPE for their 2022 conference. As a former archivist at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, the Council of State Archivists (CoSA) will forever be on my radar. And Preservica has long had a supportive and collaborative relationship with CoSA. This was finally my year for BPE/CoSA! Thank you TSLA!Tennessee State Library and Archives, Image courtesy of TSLA Facebook pageThe (un)conference was hosted at the Tennessee State Library and Archi
[In the News] Library of Birmingham's awesome archival project 👻
Have you heard the history of the three “ghost” playgrounds from postwar Birmingham? Now with the recently archived "Let Us Play Project" from the Library of Birmingham, future generations can learn about this unique history. 👉Read the full story here Congrats on this important project, @Michael Hunkin 👏! I loved these pictures from the article including one with digitized cine film footage, Booth Street Adventure Playground, as it appears in Preservica.
Best Practices Exchange and Council of State Archivists (CoSA) Joint (un)Conference 2022: Community Approaches to Digital Initiatives
Shout out to Preservica users @cbirch, @KariLMay, and @bthomas who are presenting at the BPE/CoSA Joint (un)Conference in Nashville in September 2022. These sessions are sure to inform, excite and inspire: Crawling into the Collection: Aligning Web Archiving with Traditional Archival Practice. Caitlin Birch, Assistant Archivist for Digital Collections, Dartmouth CollegeEarly stages of web archiving initiatives are often driven by urgency. Web-based material is at high risk of loss due to the ephemerality of the internet and this risk, combined with an overwhelming volume of websites and the limited resources available to many institutions, often leads to abandonment of traditional archival methods when collecting the web. Archivists opt for broadly scoped captures of top-level domains, leaving behind the appraisal, arrangement, description, and discovery work applied to collections in more familiar formats. In this session, a Dartmouth College archivist makes the case for aligning web
Preservica Users - meet up at iPres?
Hi all,I will be attending iPres in September and wondered (if we can fit it in during the programme!) if any other Preservica users would be interested in having an informal catch up whilst there? Always great to meet and talk with other product users! ThanksLaura
iPres 2022 Glasgow - Say hello!
Hi everybody, I’m looking forward to my first iPres as a Preservica employee!Many of us from the Innovation, Product, and Marketing teams will be in attendance and we’ll be having an extremely busy iPres – including discussing File Format Registries on the morning of Monday 12 September, delivering five(!) lightning talks on Tuesday 4-5:30pm, and participating in the ‘Bake-Off’ sessions throughout Wednesday to demonstrate features such as Auto-Preservation.I’m excited to meet Preservica users – many of you I know already, but many more I’m sure I don’t, so please feel free to say hi! I’m especially keen to hear about how I can help with any challenges relating to file formats, from identification, through migration, to rendering and anything else in-between.The full programme can be found here: ipres2022 (eventsair.com), and more detail about Preservica’s involvement can be found here: iPres 2022 Glasgow, Mon, 12 Sep. 2022 at 09:00, Europe/Dublin | Community (preservica.com).I hope to
Job Alert! Digital Archiving Success Manager, Preservica (Remote West Coast, US)
Position: Digital Archiving Success ManagerLocation: Remote West Coast, US To help reach more Preservica customers via our Accelerated Success program, we are hiring a technically minded digital archivist or digital preservation professional to join the Customer Experience team on the West Coast. Come work with librarians, archivists and information professionals from around the globe who are using Preservica to reach their digital preservation goals! Find out more information and how to apply on our Careers page:Careers at Preservica Please share this announcement with anyone who might be interested.
Job Alert! Project Archivists, Exile Productions Belfast
https://www.suehill.com/job/project-archivist-1 PROJECT ARCHIVIST Location: Belfast Sector: Knowledge & Information Management Job ref: BEL 25947 Job type: Permanent Contact: Lee Seymour Contact email: email@example.com Posted: 19/01/22 Project Archivist - Belfast, Northern Ireland - Permanent or FTC if preferredAn entertainment company in Belfast has an urgent job opportunity for an Archivist with digital collections management expertise to ensure the efficient response to internal requests relating to the archive and collection of sound recordings, film, paper archives and objects.Key job responsibilities include: Manage, catalogue and ingest into the collection Advise on digital collection management procedures. Advise on preservation of digitised and born digital content. Enhance existing metadata where appropriate Scope, recommend, and help implement new digital preservation system alongside IT colleagues; manage migration of content into new system. Define
Job Alert! Digital Preservation Manager at the University of Sheffield
Vacancy for Digital Preservation Manager at the University of Sheffield Are you highly motivated and collaborative? Do you have expertise in digital preservation? If so, we would be delighted to hear from you.The University of Sheffield’s mission is to deliver life-enhancing research, innovation and education and these activities generate much information. The University Library and University Archives hold extensive cultural, research and administrative collections that are available for the University and the wider community. The University Library’s mission is to enable the University to access and use the information universe, and this requires preservation of these unique assets for the future.We are seeking an individual with a high level of proven experience operating within the digital preservation community. Your knowledge, experience and leadership in digital preservation will enable you to work with others across the University to develop an Institutional Digital Preservatio
Job Alert! BBC Lead Curator - Written Archives & Corporate Records BBC Archives
https://careerssearch.bbc.co.uk/jobs/job/Lead-Curator-Written-Archives-Corporate-Records/56367 Job IntroductionArchives Technology & Services is responsible for the management and storage of the BBC’s catalogue of content, this includes stores of physical material and a range of systems and products which make BBC content accessible to our audiences, programme makers and partners. The BBC’s Archive grows on a daily basis , as well as looking after nearly 100 years of heritage we also develop and design new products and systems to capture and make accessible a huge variety of content. This is a significant senior role and is the subject matter expert on the development, management and use of our archive collections. The role is responsible for the BBC’s Written Archives and Records Management archives and teams who preserve and maintain documents and records from all areas of the BBC and make them available. This role will develop policy and high standards of curatorial practi
Job Announcement: Archivist, Digital Preservation, Gates Archive (Seattle, WA)
Job Title: Archivist, Digital Preservation Department: Archive Solutions FLSA Status: Exempt Summary: Gates Archive is the private archive of the personal and philanthropic collections of the Gates family. Committed to creating a culture of learning and belonging, we are a team working to build a next generation archive with a focus on digital-forward processes. Gates Archive is seeking an Archivist focused on Digital Preservation to develop, implement, and refine plans and activities for born-digital and digitally reformatted document, photographic, and audiovisual materials. The Archivist will be part of the Preservation team and will focus on preservation of digital materials across their lifecycle. The Archivist will regularly collaborate with other programs including Donor Relations, Acquisitions, Processing, Production, Asset Management, Access, and Outreach. The Archivist will also contribute to physical preservation initiatives as needed. Core Responsibilities:To
Job announcement: Archivist for Digital Initiatives, Loyola Notre Dame Library (Baltimore, MD)
Loyola Notre Dame Library is hiring an Archivist for Digital Initiatives: https://www.lndl.org/about/employment-opportunities Please share this announcement with anyone who might be interested. Thanks!Jenny KinniffHead of Archives and Special CollectionsLoyola Notre Dame Library
Service Owner: Digital Preservation: The UK National Archives
Service Owner: Digital PreservationThe National ArchivesApply before 11:55 pm on Thursday 27th January 2022 Return to search results Reference number179206Salary£62,000GradeGrade 6Contract typePermanentBusiness areaTNA - Digital - Digital ArchivingType of roleDigitalSenior leadershipOtherWorking patternFlexible working, Full-time, Job share, Part-timeNumber of posts1LocationRichmond upon Thames, London (region), TW9 4DUAbout the jobSummaryAbout us:Archives matter. Without records, we could not hold government to account, carry out pioneering research or learn from the past. Whether they are websites, the evidence heard by inquiries or the algorithms which support official decision-making, preserving our digital public records is vital.The National Archives is the archive of UK Government and the courts and one of the world’s leading digital archives. We preserve and provide access to the UK’s public records. Our strategy sets out our ambition to be an inclusive, entrepreneurial and di
Meet the Team - Laura CookInterview
Name: Laura Cook I've been with Preservica for… 3 months The thing I like most about my job is… As a Product Owner, you spend a great deal of time on discovery and planning, so seeing all of these details come to life is really satisfying. If I could meet any historical figure it would be… Something I’d enjoy would be an afternoon cut outs workshop with Matisse. I’d bring my daughter and her crayons along, and see if he wanted to swap collages at the end. When I'm not working, I like to... Spend time with my daughter. She’s one and a half, so this mostly involves slides, painting, hobby horses, and cake. Luckily, we have a lot in common :) Something that would surprise people about me… I can make relatively good clothes.
Job Alert! Digital Preservation Manager Vacancy with Tate
Post: Digital Preservation Manager Salary: £33,010 per annum (inc. £2,500 p/a Market Rate Allowance) Contract: Permanent, Full-time Location: Millbank, London Closing date: Thursday, 6 October 2016 at 17.00Learn more about this opportunity on the DPC website here
User Spotlight - Brad HoustonInterview
Name: Brad Houston Organization: Milwaukee Municipal Research Center My role involves managing records and records management for the City of Milwaukee, including large numbers of microfilm/digital records, and preparing physical records for transfer to the City Archives at Milwaukee Public Library. I also manage the City Mailroom (a holdover from the City Records Center’s time as Milwaukee Printing and Records). My proudest digital preservation achievements include starting a digital preservation program from the ground up at my former place of work, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Library, Archives Department. I did a lot of self-teaching, experimentation with various tools and approaches and created what I described in many professional presentations as “the duct tape/baling wire approach to digital preservation”. In the end I had a reasonably robust preservation process, if not an integrated system, and I laid the ground for my successor to improve on my work. My top tips for oth
User Spotlight - Amy LundellInterview
Name: Amy Lundell Organization: Maryville College My role involves all aspects of archival work from every stage of archival processing (physical and digital) to providing access to our collections. I work closely with students, faculty, and staff of Maryville College as well as alumni, local community organizations, external academic researchers, family historians, and other members of the general public. I also oversee a small, dedicated group of alumni who volunteer weekly in the Archives. My proudest digital preservation achievements include simply starting! Being a part-time lone arranger with a 200+ year backlog of physical material, simply having the opportunity and means to get started no matter how small is a big step. My first collection was just 6 files: three scanned early 19th century letters written by our first college president and the three corresponding transcriptions. My top tips for other Preservica Starter users are: (1) Make a test folder to play around with the s
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