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Subject: Position at Image Permanence Institute

Position at Image Permanence Institute

From: Doug Nishimura <dwnpph>
Date: Thursday, April 26, 2001
Preservation Research Position
Image Permanence Institute (IPI)

The Image Permanence Institute (IPI) <URL:>
has now completed the nine training sessions required for the first
phase of the Preservation Environment Monitor (PEM) and Climate
Notebook (CNB) software field trial. There are 184 institutions
participating from 40 states. Roughly 17% are archives, 28% are
libraries, and 55% are museums or historic houses. Response has been
good so far. We are now preparing to enter the second phase:
creating database records for a large number of materials considered
to be important by the field. The remainder of this project and
future spin-offs will require a permanent conservation or
preservation professional. Collection objects will range from
natural history specimens to paintings and microfilm so applicants
from any area of specialty are welcome.

Preservation Research Position. The Image Permanence Institute
(IPI), a non-profit, university-based reservation research
laboratory at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY, is
seeking a conservator, preservation specialist, or conservation
scientist to work full time on issues related to storage
environments in libraries, archives, and museums. The successful
candidate will have a major role in developing new concepts and
software to assist institutions in managing collection storage and
display environments. The position requires knowledge of collections
preservation, institutional practices, and computers. Major
responsibilities will be to help develop a database of environmental
parameters for a broad range of collection objects, communicate with
over 180 participant institutions in a field trial of IPI's hardware
and software, and perform advanced research on institutional
preservation management. A variety of experiences is a plus, and
good people skills are necessary. The successful candidate will join
a team of applied preservation scientists, will have the opportunity
to travel, and will enjoy good benefits and a salary commensurate
with experience. Contact

    James Reilly, IPI Director
    Fax: 716-475-7230
    jmrpph [at] rit__edu.

Inquiries held in confidence.

James M. Reilly
Director, Image Permanence Institute
Rochester Institute of Technology
70 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623-5604
Fax: 716-475-7230

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