I hope you don't mind if I attach a job advertisement from New York Public
Library to your message. I've been trying for two days to send this message
to the ARSClist and for one reason or another, I haven't been able to do it
as a new message. So, I'm hoping that I can send it by responding to someone
else's message on the ARSClist. So here goes one more time...

Would like to share this job opening in the Rodgers & Hammerstein Archives
of Recorded Sound/New York Public Library, with the ARSC community. Please
share this with any qualified and interested colleagues that may not be on
the ARSClist.
See below for the job description and application procedures.


Sara Velez
Rodgers & Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound

LIBRARIAN III(temporary through March 31, 2009)

Library for the Performing Arts, Lincoln Center/Rodgers and 
Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound

Salary: $44,792/$48,975 (new salary base after six months)
based on successful job performance

The Collection
The Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound of The New York
Public Library is one of the richest resources of recorded sound in the
world. The Archives' extraordinary holdings cover virtually every 
aspect of recorded sound--from Mozart to Maria Callas to Motown, from
symphonic works to presidential speeches, from radio dramas to television

A vital research facility for performers, musicians, scholars, critics, 
and the recording industry, the collection also plays a leadership role in
developing technology that allows for the transfer of sound from obsolete,to
accessible formats. Through special recording projects--often pursued, 
cooperatively with other archives and record companies--the Archives'
collection and preservation efforts ensure that the spoken and musical
sounds of the century will resonate for current and future generations.

Job Requirements
ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library and Information Studies.
Undergraduate or graduate degree in music or the performing arts or an
equivalent combination of education and experience in either field.
Successfully demonstrated ability to read bibliographic citations in at
least two foreign languages, preferably a romance language and German.
Successfully demonstrated professional experience cataloging sound
recordings or other music materials into a bibliographic utility using
AACR2, MARC format, and LC subject headings.  Successfully demonstrated
experience cataloging into the RLIN and/or OCLC national databases. 
Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills, including
successfully demonstrated ability to deal tactfully and effectively 
with staff in a team setting.  Demonstrated knowledge of sound recording 
history including early record labels, and technology preferred.  
Knowledge of conservation procedures and practices for sound recordings
Successfully demonstrated ability to transliterate from a non-roman
alphabet, such as Cyrillic, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese preferred.

Job Description
Under the general direction of the Assistant Curator, performs original 
and copy cataloging, as needed, in RLIN or OCLC, for the Rodgers and
Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound collection of unprocessed 78 rpm
commercial sound recordings.  Searches National Authority files for 
names,uniform titles and subjects, and verifies their accuracy.  Consults 
lists of selected pre-determined print resources, to aid in providing 
enhanced documentation for catalog records. Consults with RHA's librarians
to obtain more information regarding the special processing aspects of the
78rpm collection.  Searches OCLC for copy cataloging that may need 
enhancement. May select materials from the stacks to be cataloged. 
During the final phases of the project, works in cooperation with project
staff at Stanford and Yale Universities to create a database of uncataloged
archived recordings in compliance with protocols developed by Stanford.  
Conducts batch-matching to capture cataloging data from RLIN and OCLC
records created by the other participating institutions.  Performs related
duties as required.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to [log in to unmask]  
Refer to job code: LL-L3RHA.  Equal Opportunity Employer
Only candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted

-----Original Message-----
From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Steven Smolian
Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2006 1:27 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Another SSS playback technique?

Serious SSS will distribute so much gum on the guides leading to the heads 
that the tape will squeal and eventually stop altogether.

And it will pull oxide off tape leaves as they unwind from the reel.

This may work for a bit on SSS of mild-mannered Clark Kent variety but 
certainly not for Super-Shead.

Steve Smolian

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Angie Dickinson Mickle" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2006 1:42 PM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] Another SSS playback technique?

> The following was posted on a pro audio forum.  I've not heard of this 
> technique.  Anyone care to comment?
> <<I've had equally good results using talcum to ease the friction allowing

> playback, negating the need for baking. I just stood there with a handful 
> of talcum and applied it to the tape with a finger before it entered the 
> tape guide on the supply reel side ...
> Right, it's the binder liquefying, but it's the friction of the smooth 
> head that causes it to stick. Applying talcum reduces the friction, and 
> allows the tape to travel across the head without "locking up" the 
> transport.
> It's always worked for me, and was more convenient than baking, which 
> sometimes required several attempts. I'm actually quite surprised that the

> technique wasn't more popular. I learned it from a tech who is now a head 
> tech at Capitol.>>
> Angie Dickinson Mickle
> Avocado Productions
> Arvada, CO
> 800-246-3811
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