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Subject: Position at American Museum of Natural History

Position at American Museum of Natural History

From: Lisa Kronthal <kronth>
Date: Monday, March 20, 2006
Project Manager, Collections Catalog Duplication
American Museum of Natural History

The American Museum of Natural History seeks a project manager to
oversee the day-to-day operation of a grant-funded project to
duplicate historical data and information held in the Museum's
collection catalogs for purposes of long-term preservation.  The
collection catalogs contain close to 750,000 primary catalog cards
and 130,000 pages in ledgers many of of which only exist in hard
copy format within the Museum.  The information contained within
these catalogs is vital to the mission of the Museum in that they
act to list the objects/specimens in the collection and identify
what it is, where it came from and when it was collected.

The goals of this project are:

    *   Convert the primary catalog records and ledgers into digital

    *   Transfer digital images to microfilm (COM) for archival

    *   Store the microfilm and a copy of the digital images in a
        secure, off-site location

In collaboration with the Project Team, the Project Manager will:

    *   Develop and monitor the conversion workplan and timeline.

    *   Assist in development of detailed scanning specifications

    *   Identify potential vendors; prepare and evaluate RFPs

    *   Coordinate on site set-up with appropriate museum personnel

    *   Coordinate delivery of materials to scanning area from
        scientific departments; ensure adequate security before,
        during and after scanning

    *   Work with vendor to ensure proper handling of source
        documents and that digital images meet specification

    *   Monitor throughput and costs; prepare regular reports on
        project progress

    *   Develop and coordinate post-scanning workflow for digital
        images post-scanning, including quality control, transfer to
        COM vendor, transfer to Museum network


    ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent experience
    Demonstrated knowledge of digital imaging practices and standards
    Good oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
    Supervisory or project management experience


    Ability to develop or implement automated routines to facilitate
    project tasks

    Knowledge of library preservation issues and experience handling
    rare and fragile materials

Please send letter of interest and CV by April 17, 2006 to
projectmanager [at] amnh__org

Lisa Kronthal
Conservator of Natural Sciences Collections
Office of the Associate Dean of Science for Collections
American Museum of Natural History
79th Street at Central Park West
New York, New York 10024
Fax: 212-769-5239

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