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Position at Stanford

From: Walter Henry <whenry>
Date: Thursday, May 3, 2001
Media Preservation Coordinator
Preservation Department
Stanford University Libraries

Description: Plans, implements, and manages, in consort with Head,
Media Preservation, projects to preserve, by reformatting or other
means, non-print materials including but not limited to: sound
recordings, videotape, motion picture film, and computer media. This
includes estimating and tracking costs. Success of projects is
determined by this incumbent's effectiveness as a project manager.
Because s/he operates with minimal oversight, errors in judgment
have a major negative impact on clients' programs, could require a
significant expenditure of resources to correct, and could cause a
failure to meet grant responsibilities. Plans, implements, and
manages, in consort with Head, Media Preservation, digital imaging
projects to preserve library and archive materials. Performs digital
imaging and image processing of considerable technical complexity.
This involves using independent judgment and sophisticated image
manipulation techniques to reproduce precisely the visual qualities
of unique and diverse library and archival materials and to produce
digital images meeting any appropriate archival imaging
specifications. Performs complex problem solving relating to unit's
functions. Creates interoperable solutions in a continuously
evolving technical environment. Oversees all aspects of reformatting
of non-print materials, including consultation with curators and
vendors. Works, negotiates, and troubleshoots with vendors: makes
contact, corresponds, negotiates, performs quality control, and
gives feedback directly to vendors. Maintains current awareness of
leading edge technical developments in a broad range of arenas that
impact program planning and purchasing specifications, including
software, emerging technical trends, operating systems, and
preservation developments. Supervises students and hourly employees
and oversees foreign-language specialists from other units working
on reformatting projects. Recommends hardware and software
purchases. Provides technical input in support of project planning
and grant writing both within the Preservation Department and to
other units.

Qualifications: Demonstrated excellent technical skills in area of
digital imaging, including but not limited to operation of digital
cameras and scanners, and photography. Demonstrated mastery of Adobe
Photoshop; proficiency with other Adobe imaging products and other
imaging systems. Knowledge of at least one programming language
desirable. Experience with database analysis and design desirable.
Sufficient networking knowledge to implement systems integration in
an heterogeneous hardware/software environment, including local and
remote image, audio, and video capture devices; storage devices; and
other hardware. Experience administering NT and Unix systems
desirable. Ability to absorb technical and engineering literature
concerning audio and video formats, image compression, etc.
Knowledge of standards pertaining to preservation of electronic
materials. Substantial understanding of preservation issues involved
in reformatting print and non-print materials. Willingness and
ability to learn new programming languages, database systems,
sophisticated computer applications, etc. Demonstrated ability to
communicate effectively orally and in writing as well as possess
strong interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to work
independently and as part of a team. Demonstrated ability working
with all levels of staff, vendors, and consultants. Broad
understanding of preservation theory and practice and its
application in a research library desirable. Experience in a
research library desirable.

Please send vita to

    Walter Henry
    Acting Head, Media Preservation
    Preservation Dept.
    Stanford University Libraries
    Stanford CA 94305-6004
    Fax: 725-0547

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