Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 13, No. 335.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
 From: "David L. Gants" <email@example.com> (171)
Subject: Position Available: AMICO
 From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <firstname.lastname@example.org> (89)
Subject: Call for Applications for the American Memory Fellows
Date: Sun, 09 Jan 2000 21:09:50 +0000
From: "David L. Gants" <email@example.com>
Subject: Position Available: AMICO
>> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
AMICO LIBRARY EDITOR
DEADLINE: This competition has been reopened. Applications will be=20
reviewed on a rolling basis, and accepted until the position is=20
A PDF version of this file is available at=20
AMICO Library Editor: Responsibilities
The AMICO Library Editor is responsible for the application of data=20
standards to the
compiled AMICO Library, for the identification and implementation of=20
in the documentation of cultural artifacts, and for the coordination=20
of the development
of the AMICO Library.
1. Data Standards and Quality Control
Staffs Editorial Committee
Provides support and assistance to by the AMICO Editorial Committee in the
specification of data standards, controlled vocabulary and authority files.
Documents Editorial Committee decisions.
Identifies items for Editorial Committee consideration.
Analyzes the implications of implementing Editorial Committee decisions.
Where necessary, completes research on data standards, and reports=20
on the result to
AMICO and the Editorial Committee.
Maintains the AMICO Data Specification, documenting the technical=20
syntax, data structure and data values required and recommended for the AMI=
Enhances documentation to record recommended practice.
Develops guidelines for the application of other art documentation=20
standards (such as
the AAT and ULAN) in the AMICO Library.
Develops examples of the application of the AMICO Data=20
Specification, on a field, and
record level. Maintains a selection of sample records illustrating catalogi=
problems, and highlighting the depth and breadth of the AMICO Library.
Maintains maps between the AMICO Data Specification and other art=20
standards and specifications, such as the VRA Core and the Categories for t=
Description of Works of Art, the Dublin Core and in-house=20
Implements Data Standards and Best Practices
Develops strategies to implement of data standards and consistent indexing.
Maintains and develops AMICO's Artists Authority (biographical) file.
Designs and conducts indexing and authority development projects to provide
additional and consistent access points to the AMICO Library.
Works with AMICO Technical Staff to specify and supervise Library-wide data
cleanup and standardization projects.
Supervises interns in the execution of indexing and authority=20
Collaborates across Communities
Serves as liaison to data standards activities in the field.
Works with professional organizations such as ARLIS, CAA, CIMI, MCN,=20
and VRA to
develop common strategies for cultural documentation and networked access.
Works with users of the AMICO Library to determine most effective=20
means of meeting their access needs.
Prepares and presents papers and reports on the construction and use=20
of the AMICO
2. AMICO Library Development
Assists members in their regular contributions to the AMICO Library, includ=
assisting with maps between local systems and the AMICO Data Specification,
supporting the contribution process, providing help with the=20
Management System, analyzing error reports, and debugging files.
Manages the validation and correction of new contributions to the=20
following up with Members where required to ensure necessary corrections ar=
Works with AMICO Technical staff to ensure the integrity of the=20
AMICO Library as
delivered to AMICO's distribution partners.
Develops and implements methods to characterize the AMICO Library=20
its breadth and depth.
Identifies and develops subsets of the AMICO Library that meet=20
or user requirements.
Recommends (and if possible implements) web-based features=20
highlighting aspects of
the AMICO Library and its possible use.
Identifies areas of strength and weakness in the content of the AMICO Libra=
Works with AMICO Members to define areas of content contribution.
Develops programs and strategies for content development.
Prepares funding applications for the support of specific content=20
3. AMICO Library Editor: Qualifications
Graduate degree in art history, cultural studies, history or library=20
science or related field.
Subject knowledge of art history and familiarity with arts education=20
Multiple Languages an asset.
Several years hands-on work with online cultural documentation.
Familiarity with existing and developing art documentation standards.
Knowledge of the communities that create and use online cultural=20
Independent, self-directed and highly motivated.
Facility working with teams and building consensus.
High degree of comfort in extremely automated environment.
HTML and Web-based programming and/or specification highly desirable.
Reports to the Executive Director of AMICO.
Collaborates with Technical and Client Services Staff.
Salary commensurate with experience (30-45,000 $US); this is a=20
The AMICO Offices are in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
4. AMICO Library Editor: Application Details
Written Applications for this position, outlining professional experience a=
expertise, should be addressed to:
Art Museum Image Consortium (AMICO)
Applications MUST Include:
Cover letter highlighting relevant experience
A full R=E9sum=E9
A list of Publications and presentations and URLs of any web sites
An Email address where we can reach you.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY
EMAIL TO JTRANT@AMICO.ORG
Include cover letter in the body of the message
Append Resume and publications list as attachments to your email message
List attachments and corresponding file names at the end of your cover lett=
Name your attached file with your last name, and number them=20
DEADLINE: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis;=20
applications accepted until the
position is filled.
The Art Museum Image Consortium is an independent, not-for-profit membership
association of institutions with collections of art. Incorporated in=20
June of 1998, AMICO is an innovative collaboration, not seen before=20
in museums, that shares, shapes and standardizes information=20
regarding cultural collections and enables its educational use. The=20
AMICO Library is a multimedia archive compiled by the Art Museum=20
Image Consortium, and distributed, under license for educational use.=20
AMICO partners with not-for-profit distributors, to make the AMICO=20
Library available over secure networks to institutional subscribers,=20
including universities, colleges, libraries, schools and museums.=20
Designated users include faculty, students, teachers, staff and=20
researchers. See http://www.amico.org for full background information.
J. Trant 2008 Murray Ave, Suite D
Executive Director Pittsburgh, PA 15217 USA
Art Museum Image Consortium
http://www.amico.org Phone: +1 412 422 8533
email@example.com Fax: +1 412 422 8594
Date: Sun, 09 Jan 2000 21:10:28 +0000
From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Call for Applications for the American Memory Fellows Institute
News on Networking Cultural Heritage Resources
from across the Community
January 5, 2000
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: YEAR 2000 AMERICAN MEMORY FELLOWS INSTITUTE
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
>Date: Thu, 06 Jan 2000 08:40:16 -0500
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>Organization: Library of Congress
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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
YEAR 2000 AMERICAN MEMORY FELLOWS INSTITUTE
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
American Memory Fellows Program
The American Memory Fellows Program is an exciting opportunity for
outstanding teachers, librarians, and media specialists to work with the
Library of Congress in better understanding how primary sources can
enrich grades 4-12 curricula. This is a yearlong professional
development opportunity, the cornerstone of which is the summeri
nstitute, held this year in Washington, DC, at the Library of Congress,
in two sessions: July 16-21 or July 23-28, 2000.
The American Memory Fellows Institute
The American Memory Fellows Institute sponsors 24 two- person-teams of
exemplary grade 4-12 educators to come to Washington for a summer
institute. Each six-
day session will accommodate 12 teams of 24 Fellows. Teams will not
attend both sessions; however, to be eligible to apply, teams must be
available for both
sessions. To apply, use the application found on-line at
Applications must be postmarked by February 28, 2000.
During the 6-day institute, Fellows will work with Library of Congress
staff and consultants, examine both actual and virtual primary source
artifacts-photographs, maps, graphic arts, video, documents, and texts -
plus learn strategies for working with these electronic primary source
materials, and develop sample teaching materials that draw upon the
American Memory online materials.
The Fellowship Year
Following the Institute, Fellows will continue to develop, refine, and
'road test' their teaching materials with other colleagues and
students. These teacher-created materials are then edited for
presentation on the Library of Congress Learning Page at
the school year, Fellows
participate in on-line discussion groups as this process evolves.
American Memory Fellows, as mentors to their professions, are also asked
to share their knowledge with other
colleagues throughout the nation at workshops and seminars, or in
The Library is seeking applications from 2-member teams of humanities
teachers, librarians, and media specialists who:
*Have frequent access to and a high level of comfort using the World
Wide Web, e-mail and other technologies;
*Have experience using primary sources to motivate students, promote
critical thinking, and help students connect history to their own lives;
*Are active leaders in their fields, and/or have the ability to
disseminate their expertise to teachers and/or librarians in their
community and region;
*Work with student populations that are diverse (e.g. by region, income,
race and ethnicity, language, disability, etc.).
If you meet these criteria, please print out and complete our online
/amfp/intro.html. You may
make copies of the application for interested colleagues.
Remember, applications must be postmarked by February 28, 2000. (No
email, fax or disk-based applications, please.) Notification letters to
all applicants will be mailed the week of April 24, 2000.
Please send any inquiries to NDLPEDU@LOC.GOV
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