Harvard University Nuremberg Trials Project Metadata Mngr in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Nuremberg Trials Project Metadata Manager/Document Analyst

Harvard University

Harvard Law School


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Time Status


Salary Grade

00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Duties & Responsibilities
Under the direction of the Web Developer, the Nuremberg Trials Project Metadata Manager/Document Analyst is responsible for analyzing documents in the Law Library's Nuremberg Trials Collection, preparing those documents for digitization, and assigning metadata tags and other identifying features to enable retrieval of the documents.

More specifically, duties include:
• Become familiar with project's archival materials and pre-existing technological infrastructure, project documentation, and relevant reference works about the Nuremberg Trials.
• Prepare list of project's evidentiary materials, using trial transcript and document content to create detailed, annotated list of documents to be analyzed and digitized.
• Prepare individual documents from the project's archival boxes of evidentiary materials for digitization, disassembling, foldering and annotating.
• Perform quality control on the digitized images, insuring correspondence between paper documents and the scanned images made of them, accuracy of image filenames, and integrity of the digitized images.
• Using document list, proceed through all of project's evidentiary documents, reading and analyzing each document according to approximately 30 data points, resolving any discrepancies and textual corruption which bear on the accurate creation of the document metadata, and entering this data into Microsoft Access database.
• Remain attentive to workflow inefficiencies, suggesting improvements wherever appropriate, and test out new procedures and technologies as these are suggested within the project team.
• Participate in creating, editing and producing project documentation.

Basic Qualifications
• Masters degree in a related field required.
• Requires basic reading knowledge of German.
• 5 or more years of previous library experience required.

Additional Qualifications
• Requires deep analytical skill to create descriptive summary titles for each document, to identify relevant subject and defendant lists for each document, and to resolve at times complicated discrepancies and textual corruption in document ID's and content.
• Requires editor's ability to critically attend to textual detail, and to document and archival structure.
• Requires comfort with Microsoft Access data-entry forms and Excel spreadsheets: ability to navigate, search, print reports and enter complex record data into flexible grid of forms.
• Requires excellent organizational and time management skills, good interpersonal skills, and ability to work independently.
• Knowledge of digitization and imaging standards preferred.

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