[metadataLibrarians] Position Annoucement: Project Cataloger: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Tue Mar 13 10:33:25 PST 2007
Project Cataloger: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian
The Smithsonian Institution is offering a 12 month term contract for a
project cataloger in the National Anthropological Archives. The
contractor shall provide professional, technical, non-personal services
to the Smithsonian Institution by creating MARC-formatted catalog
records for unpublished manuscripts, sound recordings, and moving images
relating to endangered languages. The NAA maintains accession records,
stand-alone collection databases, finding aids and inventories for its
archival collections. Contract assistance is sought to create item-level
and collection-level catalog records, based on these original sources,
in the Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS), a
automated library information system.
Required Qualifications: Prospective contractors should have an
ALA-accredited MLS or MLIS degree; a minimum of 1-2 years of cataloguing
experience and experience with automated library system software,
preferably Dynix Horizon; and knowledge of Anglo-American Cataloging
Rules, 2nd Rev.
Ed., USMARC Format for Bibliographic Data, and Describing Archives: A
Content Standard (DACS). Preference will be given to prospective
contractors with experience cataloguing linguistic materials, sound
recordings, and/or moving images.
The Smithsonian Institution follows federal government requirements with
respect to contract bids. Bids should include the following information:
(1) Contractor hourly rate; (2) Current CV; and (3) Names and contact
information for three references. Applications must be received as Word
email attachments by March 26, 2007.
Please contact Dr. Robert Leopold
(leopold at si.edu) to receive the official Request For Quotation (RFQ),
which includes the complete Statement of Work for this contract
The NAA collects and preserves historical and contemporary
anthropological materials that document the world's cultures and the
history of anthropology. Its collections represent the four fields of
anthropology - ethnology, linguistics, archaeology, and physical
anthropology - and include manuscripts, fieldnotes, correspondence,
photographs, maps, sound recordings, film and video created by
Smithsonian anthropologists and other preeminent scholars. The NAA is
located in the Smithsonian's Museum Support Center in Suitland, MD.
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