This position is located in the Veteran's History Project, Collections Preservation, Access, and Analysis Section of the American Folklife Center. The incumbent works as part of a team that processes original archival materials received (such as oral history interviews, correspondence, memoirs and photographs) and enters pertinent information into a database according to established procedures.Learn more about this agency
Searches large in-house databases for duplicates of collections and to verify donor data. This includes searching newly received materials to determine which collections are already covered by entries in the database. Follows a substantial number of applicable instructions concerning the recognition and comparison of dates, names, etc and to determine collection status. Independently identifies groups of collections requiring complex data entry or cross-referencing and completes this data entry. Occasionally executes complex database queries to gather and compile statistical data for reports, and may be responsible for updating batches of records to reflect changes in data entry standards or for editing and modifying descriptive material data. Works with search request that contain inaccurate or incomplete information.
Handles original historic materials including letters, photographs, and audio/visual items, etc. Distinguishes the type of material, and separates and properly distributes all types of library collection items for processing. Completes appropriate forms for accessioning, recording, and statistical reports. Following establishes archival procedures and practice and Library processing documentation, prepares materials for permanent storage in acid free folders, Mylar sleeves, document cases and other archival housing.
Assists in the resolution of complex program or administrative issues or problems related to processing of Veteran's History Project collections. Independently resolves well-precedented issues.
Independently resoles the full range of collections maintenance issues for a library unit. Applies in-depth knowledge to complex collections maintenance issues. Develops plans to expedite sorting, arranging, and shelving of incoming collections or additions to collections. Recognizes and solves problems, inconsistencies, and errors in piece identification and labeling before such items reach final destination.
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