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Project Appraisal and Inventory Archivist, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Library is currently seeking candidates in consideration for the Project Appraisal and Inventory Archivist role.

Reporting to the Associate University Archivist for Collection Development/Records Management Services (AUACD/RMS), the Project Appraisal and Inventory Archivist will provide detailed appraisals and assessments of records and prepare basic information about the records for future accessioning. The candidate will work from a select list of groups of Harvard University records identified during a major project to bring under control previously un- or under-identified materials stored at the Harvard Depository. Working with the AUACD/RMS, with input from the University Archivist, and other University Archives staff as necessary, the candidate will further evaluate whether there is scholarly, historical, and/or administrative value in the records warranting permanent retention.  The assignment will require determining the short- and long-term costs of maintaining these records and if the records fill gaps in the permanent, archival record, are unique and add important historical information, are duplicative, or provide little variation from records currently held at the Archives. The candidate will work with a variety of record types, largely late- twentieth century records, including paper, audio-visual, and early digital records.  After assessment, the candidate will create limited box, folder, or other content lists to prepare the records for future accessioning into the University Archives collections. The work will be conducted principally at the Harvard University Archives but also at times at the Harvard Depository in Southborough, Massachusetts. Other similar duties as required.

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