Indiana University Bloomington has achieved international recognition among film scholars and researchers for holding the largest and most diverse collections of film at any U.S. university library. Over 560,000 audio, video and film objects are owned by the campus in more than eighty units. Some highlights of the Indiana University Libraries’ collections include the filmmaker collections of the Lilly Library, the David Bradley collection and the Indiana University Libraries Film Archive. The latter recently achieved membership in the prestigious International Federation of Film Archives. To showcase these treasures the campus features a state-of-the-art film venue, the Indiana University Cinema, which screens over 150 films each semester. In response to the potential impact of content degradation and format obsolescence, as well as advances in digital preservation, the campus is moving forward with the development of the Indiana Media Preservation and Access Center.
To complement and support the prominent role of media in the scholarly pursuits of the campus, the Indiana University Libraries seeks a dynamic, service-oriented and collegial librarian to help develop and to lead the Media Cataloging Unit of the Technical Services Department. The department consists of two divisions: Acquisitions and Cataloging. The Cataloging Division (9 librarians, 3 professional staff and 28 support staff) produces original and edited cataloging copy in numerous formats, languages and scripts. As one of three units in the Division, the West European Cataloging Section provides cataloging for continuing resources and other materials in monographic, cartographic, archival, visual material and sound recording formats. Many catalogers also participate in non-MARC metadata projects and image description. The Libraries’ integrated library system is SirsiDynix Symphony.
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