The New York Public Library’s audio and moving image preservation program safeguards audiovisual research collection holdings through physical treatment and reformatting, which enables researchers to explore the content of the Library’s rich and unique collections. The Library's collections include unique and rare recordings on a wide variety of media, which span the history of film, video, audio, and born-digital formats.
Located within Digital Collection Services, under the newly formed Digital Research division, the program also manages funded projects, and participates in related activities such as format identification and assessment, disaster response and recovery, outreach, and exhibitions. Program staff also participate in the development of the Library’s audio and moving image preservation and access technical infrastructure and contribute to Digital Research strategies.
Under the direction of program management, the audio media preservation engineer carries out the preservation assessment, treatment, and reformatting of recordings held in the Library’s permanent research collections. The position is responsible for equipment calibration and maintenance, and provides input and feedback on technology and workflow development. The position advises on media preservation issues, and participates in quality control; vendor, backlog, on-demand, or media ingest activities; and program documentation.
Reporting to the Assistant Manager of the Audio and Moving Image Preservation Program, the Media Preservation Engineer (audio) will:
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