Thanks Susan. And conversely, audio engineers with vast and extensive
restoration experience are locked out of even simple transfer job
positions for lack of that degree. I almost got a position at a local
University - was second in line of 200 applicants - but it went to a
librarian... I'm not bitter, still a happy freelancer, but it felt
odd, when I had all the skills the job required, and dedication and all.
But, in response to your response, knowing a bity of terminology like
vertical and horizontal instead of sideways is not what I would
consider "extensive training" and in the present and into the future,
audio is becoming more important - but maybe records are so
peripheral and old fashioned that I am simply out of touch with the
Lisa, I'd still like to know what you meant by "sideways!"
On May 18, 2010, at 8:19 AM, Hooyenga, Susan Marie wrote:
Yes, MLS means Master of Library Science. And it's true that very
few library/archival programs provide extensive training in audio
preservation. They focus on text, and rightly so, because that's
what the vast majority of librarians and archivists work with. Very
few of us are lucky enough to work with sound recordings.
Project Assistant, Sound Directions
Archives of Traditional Music