Web Collection Curator at Columbia University

The Columbia University Libraries are recruiting a Web Collection Curator (job ends July 1, 2012 with possibility of extension).

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Director of Original and Special Materials and directed by a multi-divisional Working Group, this new position will play a leading role in creating a new infrastructure for web content collection in the Libraries. Columbia has received a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, to develop and implement procedures and best practices for the acquisition, description and preservation of web content, initially in the field of human rights. Columbia University's Center for Human Rights Documentation and Research holds the print archives of major human rights organizations such as Amnesty International USA and Human Rights Watch.

The incumbent will work closely a second web collection curator, selectors, archivists, digital projects staff, senior managers, scholars and individuals in human rights organizations around the world to build a "Human Rights Electronic Reference Collection." Major activities will include securing archiving permissions from human rights organizations, analyzing, harvesting, and cataloging web content, and integrating web materials with the Libraries print, electronic and archival collections. The incumbent will play an active role in ensuring that the procedures developed are sustainable and transferable to other disciplines and collections.