Background The New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC), consisting of the libraries of The Frick Collection, The Brooklyn Museum, and the Museum of Modern Art, seeks a student in a graduate program of information science, art history, or related discipline to become a Technician in a web archiving program that collects, captures, describes, and archives web content of resources for the study of art. The NYARC web archiving program is administered by The Frick Collection. Reporting to the Head, Web Archiving Program, the Technician will work on relevant web-based collections in areas of focus that correspond with analog collection strengths.
Using Archive-It and other tools, the Technician will build and refine web-based collections, perform quality control, and participate in development of descriptive metadata practices.
Duties and Responsibilities • Use Archive-It and other tools to create web collections defined by NYARC Directors • Perform Quality Control of WARC (Web ARChive format) files • Participate in development of descriptive metadata practices • Create and update administrative records • Provide written reports and evaluations as requested • Assist with interviews of curators and scholars at NYARC and elsewhere to identify current and potential uses of web content and archives in scholarly research
Requirements • Must be enrolled in an accredited Master’s Degree program in Library/Information Science, Art History, or related discipline • Demonstrated interest in web archiving and metadata creation in a research library or comparable environment • General knowledge of software applications supporting integrated access to online collections and associated technologies • Knowledge of current trends and emerging technologies in web archiving • Demonstrated organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with other team members in a consortial environment • Excellent interpersonal skills, with a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing • Ability to meet deadlines
Preferred Qualifications: Experience in library or archives; knowledge of web archiving tools and techniques; knowledge of scholarly literature of art history; coursework/training in metadata
$13/hour during academic semesters
New York, NY
Send resume and cover letter, include “Web Archiving Technician” in subject line of email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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