Fellowship: Manuscripts Archival Fellowship, Princeton

The Manuscripts Division, a unit of Princeton University Library’s Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, is proud to offer the inaugural Manuscripts Division Archival Fellowship to one graduate student or recent graduate this year. This fellowship provides a summer of work experience for a current or recent graduate student interested in pursuing an archival career. For more information about the Manuscripts Division visit: http://rbsc.princeton.edu/divisions/manuscripts-division Fellowship Description: The 2017 Fellow will gain experience in technical services, with a focus this year on description and management of born-digital and audiovisual materials. The Fellow will work under the guidance of the of the Manuscripts Division processing team, which includes the Lead Processing Archivist, Latin America Processing Archivist, and General Manuscripts Processor. Projects for 2017 may include: Processing one or more paper-based or hybrid format manuscript collections; Conducting a survey of legacy audiovisual materials and assisting in the writing of a grant proposal for an audio digitization project; Assisting with processing and analysis of...
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Conference: Festival of Original Theatre, 2017

The 2017 Festival of Original Theatre: Sounding the Inner of Performance February 2-5, 2017 The Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies (University of Toronto) You’re invited to attend four dynamic and chock-full days of sonic celebration and inquiry at the 2017 Festival of Original Theatre (FOOT)! FOOT is both an annual academic conference and performance festival that brings together scholars and artists alike for cross-disciplinary exploration and exchange. This year FOOT celebrates both its 25th anniversary as a festival, and the 50th anniversary of the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies (CDTPS). This year’s theme — Sounding The Inner Ear of Performance — offers an interdisciplinary investigation into the history and evolution of sound and aural experience in theatrical and performative cultures. Festival events will include lecture ­presentations, panel discussions, audio essays, ‘collage concerts’, interactive installations, a blindfolded walking tour and mask workshop. We invite all theatre enthusiasts, artists, educators, students and scholars to join us for a fascinating and diverse exploration of...
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Call for Proposals: American Society for Theatre Research, 2017 – Atlanta

November 16-19, 2017 Proposal Deadline for Plenary Papers, Working Sessions, and Curated Panels – February 1, 2017 Grand Hyatt Atlanta Buckhead 3300 Peachtree Rd NE Atlanta, GA 30305 Extra/Ordinary Bodies: Interrogating the Performance and Aesthetics of “Difference” Historically, bodies have been divided into categories that separate the normal from the abnormal, the natural from the monstrous. In Generatione Animalium, Aristotle describes terata (monsters) as defective beings because they disrupt the order of nature. Subsequent approaches to defining our world, and by extension the human body, continued throughout the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Enlightenment, and into our present understanding of scientific, racial, and moral difference. These “extraordinary bodies,” as Rosemarie Garland-Thomson calls them, have persistently been understood as aberrations that produce either fear or marvel. She says, “Because such bodies are rare, unique, material, and confounding of cultural categories, they function as magnets to which culture secures its anxieties, questions, and needs at any given moment.” A focus on extraordinary bodies also provides an entryway into a discussion of...
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Job Posting: Audio Preservation Engineer at NEDCC

The Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) seeks an experienced audio preservation professional to serve on its expanded Audio Preservation Services team. NEDCC’s expanded audio preservation service builds upon the Center’s successful implementation of “IRENE,” the IMLS-funded optical scanning technology developed by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the Library of Congress for digitizing grooved audio carriers.  NEDCC is investing in the additional facilities, equipment, and staffing to offer reformatting of audio content on magnetic and other obsolete media using more traditional approaches. NEDCC acknowledges the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for the expanded audio services.  NEDCC’s service will help fill a much-needed niche of providing 1:1 transfers with 100% quality control, particularly for those highly significant collections that deserve a specialized (rather than high-throughput) workflow.  In addition to digitization, NEDCC will offer collection- and item-level surveys, cleaning, treatment, and re-housing using vetted and transparent (i.e., non-proprietary) approaches. FOR COMPLETE POSITION DESCRIPTION, qualifications, and application information, visit: https://www.nedcc.org/about/employment-opportunities   LEARN MORE about NEDCC's Audio...
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Call for Proposals: Digital Public Library of America, 2017

DPLA is seeking session proposals for DPLAfest 2017, an annual conference that brings together librarians, archivists, and museum professionals, developers and technologists, publishers and authors, educators, and many others to celebrate DPLA and its community of creative professionals. Proposals should be related to digital libraries, broadly defined. This year, we are particularly interested in proposals at the intersection of digital libraries and: Social justice Copyright and rights management Public engagement Analytics, assessment, and impact Metadata/data quality Collaboration across types of institutions and sectors Training, professional development, and technical literacy Open educational resources Open access content, including use and reuse Technical infrastructure of interoperability including International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) integration ResourceSync Linked Open Data Repository systems Aggregation technologies Search and discovery We also encourage proposals that highlight digital library work being done in and/or focusing on our host city – Chicago! The deadline to submit a session proposal is Tuesday, January 17, 2017. You will be notified by early February whether or not...
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Research Fellowships: University of Illinois, Chicago Library

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Library is now offering Short-Term Fellowships to further research using the holdings of Special Collections and University Archives. Special Collections at the Richard J. Daley Library houses manuscripts, rare books, photographs, and artifacts on the social, political, and cultural history of Chicago. The Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago Special Collections documents the city’s rich history as a center for the education and practice of the medical arts. Premier collections include the papers of Richard J. Daley, the Chicago Urban League, the Century of Progress, exemplars of 21st century design, the Chicago settlement house movement, and the Chicago Board of Trade. Special Collections also holds the Sierra Leone collection, 1792-1825. More information is available atlibrary.uic.edu/home/collections/special-collections-university-archives. ELIGIBILITY: The award is open to individual researchers, teachers, and writers of any nationality, in any academic discipline. Preference is given to applicants who plan to use UIC political manuscript collections. Applicants must live outside of the Chicago metropolitan area and more...
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Job Posting: Assistant Archivist, Center for Popular Music (Murfreesboro, TN)

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Assistant Archivist, Center for Popular Music, Middle Tennessee State University Serve as archival assistant for a research collection in the Center for Popular Music that contains over one million archive items, including over 100,000 pieces of sheet music, 230,000 sound recordings, over 20,000 books, photographs, posters, trade catalogs, and related materials. Provide reference assistance to onsite and remote patrons, particularly in areas related to American traditional and roots music genres. Assist the CPM Coordinator – Archivist with processing and maintenance of special collections. Assist the CPM Librarian with cataloging of books, sheet music, sound recordings and other items as needed. Provide reference services to students and other researchers locally and remotely. Assist with the Center’s social media accounts and general promotion. Assist with the general operations of the Center and perform other related tasks and special projects as assigned. Master’s degree from an accredited institution in an area relating directly to the Center’s mission. Required Year(s) and Type of Work Experience: ...
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News: Recording Posted for Seminar on the Abbey Theatre Digital Archive

The James Hardiman Library at National University of Ireland, Galway, hosted a seminar on Tuesday 4 October which told the story of the Abbey Theatre Digital Archive, created by one of the largest theatre archive digitisation projects undertaken worldwide. It reflected on challenges faced, lessons learned, new opportunities and impact on academic mission, library and archives. All talks have been recorded with audio podcasts available at the following link: https://digital.library.nuigalway.ie/islandora/object/nuigalway%3Aabbeydigitalseminar  Slides from many of the presentations are available here: http://library.nuigalway.ie/about/events/past/digitisingtheabbeytheatrearchive/   PROGRAMME 1100    Welcome and Introduction (John Cox, University Librarian, NUI Galway) 1110    A brief history of the Abbey Theatre archive (Mairéad Delaney, Archivist, Abbey Theatre) 1140    Digitising the archive (Martin Bradley, Archives Consultant, and Aisling Keane, Digital Archivist, NUI Galway Library) 1210    The Abbey Theatre Early Minute Books Project (Cillian Joy, Digital Library Developer, NUI Galway Library, and Patricia O’Beirne, Abbey Digital Archive PhD Fellow, Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance, NUI Galway) 1340    The academic impact of the Abbey Theatre Digital Archive (Professor Patrick Lonergan, Centre for...
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Job Posting: Production Art Cataloger, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Los Angeles)

The Margaret Herrick Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is hiring for a part-time Production Art Cataloger. This position is based in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills. The Production Art Cataloger is responsible for creating production art database records. This is a part-time (20-24 hours per week) position in the Graphic Arts Department of the Margaret Herrick Library and reports to the Production Art Librarian. Duties and Responsibilities The Production Art Cataloger's duties include organizing and processing new collections and small gifts as well as backlogged collections: creating original catalog records in the Inmagic Production Art db; foldering and boxing collections; assessing materials for conservation; updating Location Manager records; managing the transfer of materials between the Graphic Arts department offices at the library and at the Pickford Center; and assisting with the processing of requests for reproductions; pulling material for weekly conservation photography orders. For more information and to apply: https://www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=1439520&B_ID=56&fid=1&Adid=0&ssbgcolor=FFFFFF&SearchScreenID=1670&CountryID=3&LanguageID=2&InternalJobCode=111460...
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