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Assistant Editor, PAIS Archive Korvin,Catherine 26 Aug 2002 13:58 UTC

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Assistant Editor, PAIS Archive
REQUISITION: #3800-R00900-15
DIVISION: Cooperative Discovery Services
DEPARTMENT: Public Affairs Information Service (PAIS)
LOCATION: New York, NY--Midtown

The primary responsibilities of the assistant editor for the PAIS Archive
project will be to serve as the project manager for the PAIS Archive project
under the direction of the executive director.

 This position will work with Digital Preservation Resources staff in the
digital conversion of the 1915 - 1975 editions of PAIS Bulletin to
machine-readable format utilizing the Olive Software technology (phase one).

 Tasks involved during phase one will include trafficking the completed
works, responding to inquiries from DPR, working with DPR to document the
technical conversion specifications through final conversion of the printed
indexes to the new PAIS Archive database.

 The position will be responsible for documenting technical specifications
for the initial conversion, the PAIS Archive database structure, and the FS
The position will also liaise with designated OCLC technical staff re:
adaptation of the database to the FirstSearch format.

During phase 2 of the project, the assistant editor will work with the PAIS
editor to update the vocabulary of the PAIS Archive database to current PAIS
subject terminology.

Master's degree in library or information science.
Experience working with bibliographic databases.
Knowledge of and experience with the organization and structure of subject
indexes and subject classification schemes.
Ability to write clearly concisely in English.
Detail orientation and ability to concentrate.
Familiarity with descriptive cataloging, a plus.
Some experience in database construction, a plus.
Knowledge of the social sciences and current events, a plus.

OCLC offers an excellent benefits package including
medical/dental/life/vision insurance and tuition reimbursement.
For consideration, please submit your resume with salary requirements,
indicating position of interest, to: OCLC, Corporate Human Resources, 6565
Frantz Road, Dublin, Ohio 43017-3395; Jobline: 614-764-6060 or
1-800-848-5878, ext. 6060; Fax: 614-798-5718; Internet:; or complete the OCLC Employment Application> online.
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action, and seeks to sustain a diverse workplace.

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