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Subject: Position at NARA

Position at NARA

From: Doris Hamburg <>
Date: Friday, November 30, 2007
Audio Video Preservation Specialist
Special Media Preservation Division
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)

The National Archives and Records Administration Special Media
Preservation Division seeks qualified applicants for several
openings for Audio Video Preservation Specialist

Major Duties: Perform the duties associated with digitizing original
archival audio and video records using computer hardware and
software technology as well as tape based analog and digital
recorders/reproducers.  Produce digital audio and video files as
well as produce physical media for preservation and access.

Perform audio and video processing on these files and produce
hard-copy output (tape, optical discs, etc) from these files.
Utilize manual dexterity and knowledge of appropriate handling
methods to prevent damage or further deterioration to the records
and expertise in operating a wide range of audio video equipment so
as not to cause further harm or deterioration to the audio video

Utilize knowledge of specialized techniques including the use of
microscopic examinations to match grooves in transcription discs to
the correct stylus and to evaluate track configurations of many
different types of analog audio tapes to ensure that the most
accurate copy of the original is made, selecting the most suitable
materials and equipment, and adjusting or modifying equipment to
meet the requirements necessary to accomplish the tasks at hand.
Create administrative and technical metadata documenting the
digitization process and enter audio video files and metadata into
the digital asset management system used in the audio and video lab.

Job announcement #CP 08-009

Last date to submit applications: Dec 14, 2007  For complete
information on application process and vacancy announcement see:


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For further information contact:

    Jason A. Love
    Supervisory Audio-Video Preservation Specialist
    Special Media Preservation Division
    National Archives and Records Administration, Room B-810
    8601 Adelphi Rd.
    College Park MD 20740-6001
    301-837-1922 [at] nara__gov

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