Archive for June, 2014

Temporary Digital Projects Assistant – Research Department, Cleveland Fed

Position Summary:

  • Executes document and information preservation projects in the Bank’s Research Library using digital tools and established protocols and standards.
  • Provides technical expertise and planning input to digital and preservation projects.
  • Execute information and document preservation projects.
  • Create, organize and edit digital files to meet project objectives.
  • Maintain and troubleshoot specialized software.
  • Monitor accuracy and consistency of data to ensure completeness of projects.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or requested.
  • Adhere to the Bank’s attendance policies through regular and prompt attendance.
  • Requires following vaguely defined procedures. Decisions are made with complex reasoning. Decisions affect the department and may affect the entire Bank.

Problem Solving Skills:

  • Interpersonal communication: Requires communicating well with people at different levels, frequently sharing information with others while listening to and understanding their points of view.


  • 1 year of related work experience or digital preservation coursework.
  • Familiarity with document scanning software and hardware and image editing software (e.g. Photoshop).
  • Familiarity with general document preservation standards.
  • Ability to perform independent research

Additional Information:

  • This position temporary, lasting approximately 12 months.
  • The work schedule for this position is Monday – Friday with flexible start and end times ranging between 7:30 am and 5:30 pm; working 35 – 40 hours per week.

Please apply on-line at http://www.clevelandfed.org/about_us/career_center/index.cfm


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Dear CAR members,

CAR mission statement: The Cleveland Archival Roundtable (CAR), founded in 1989, is an organization of archivists, historians, and other individuals interested in the preservation and use of the rich historical resources of greater Cleveland and the Western Reserve region. CAR meets to tour archival, historical, and cultural repositories, discuss areas of mutual concern, and promote professional development and collaboration among members.

At the CAR meeting last week the membership discussed and voted to approve a more formal membership registration process and instituting regular annual dues in order to provide the organization with a steady income to use for educational programming, meeting incidentals such as security and refreshments, and other items as approved by the membership (“scholarships” to attend SOA or MAC, etc.).  In order to properly levy membership dues the steering committee will meet to discuss and decide upon a more formal organization including the election, responsibilities, and terms of officers; and appropriate membership dues. The resulting plan will be presented to the current membership (as constituted by the mailing list) for a vote.  Your comments on this proposal are welcome and may be submitted to the CAR blog at https://clevelandarchivists.wordpress.com

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Cleveland Archival Roundtable Event

Tuesday June 17, 2014

6:00 to 8:00 pm

Dittrick Medical History Center

Case Western Reserve University

11000 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland

Please join the Cleveland Archival Roundtable on Tuesday June 17, 2014 to meet Richard Shrake, the new library director at WRHS, and Melissa Hubbard, new director of special collections at CWRU.  Following a casual reception we will enjoy a tour of the exhibition The Lakeside Unit: Cleveland Medicine in World War I including a presentation by exhibit curator Jenny Nieves and UH archivist Dianne O’Malia.


In 1914, two and a half years before the US entered World War I, Cleveland’s foremost physicians and surgeons gathered their resources and took a group, called the Lakeside Unit, to Paris to tend to injured French and British soldiers.  This was done on an entirely neutral platform and set the stage for the formation of similar university hospital units from all over the country.This trip was well documented in photographs, diaries and other documents. These and some artifacts from this trip will be featured in the exhibit.

Jennifer Nieves, archivist at the Dittrick and Dianne O’Malia, archivist for University Hospitals, are nearing the completion of several projects that showcase the history of the Lakeside Unit. We’ve announced the pending completion of the Lakeside Unit website several times in the past few years. One thing or another delayed this process: change in web designers, web platforms and our fulltime positions, but we are now almost ready for release. During the past year we discovered photographs we hadn’t seen before, found interesting tidbits in George Crile’s diary not read earlier, and we acquired more Lakeside Unit related items that will be included in the site. We have also made contact with other institutions commemorating the WWI medical experience, and hope to work with them on future projects.

For more information about the exhibition and for directions and parking information please visit the museum website at http://artsci.case.edu/dittrick/upcoming-events/

Contributions to defray the cost for security personnel for the evening and to shore up the CAR bank account will be welcome at the meeting!

Please RSVP to Helen Conger at hconger@case.edu


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