[artinfo] vacancy information architect/librarian

Sandra Fauconnier fokky at v2.nl
Thu Dec 23 12:10:56 CET 2004

From: "Frie Depraetere" <frie at argosarts.org>
Date: 22 december 2004 15:04:39 GMT+01:00
Subject: vacancy information architect/librarian

argos is a Brussels based centre for contemporary art that maintains 
the largest collection of audio-visual work made by artists, 
containing over 3,000 titles created by Belgian and international 
artists of different generations. The  argos media library also 
contains about 2,000 important cultural-historical and art-critical 
essay compilations on audio-visual art and visual culture, as well as 
monographs/catalogues on prominent artists. Also festival catalogues, 
magazines and comprehensive artist files are made available. By 2006 
argos wants to develop a highly functional database system, 
interchangeable with external institutions and linked to the 
development of online applications. (http://www.argosarts.org)

For the co-ordination and development of this database and disclosure 
system, argos is looking for a full-time collaborator. The position 
will involve the following activities:

- Enhancement and improvement of argos' current database system for 
its media collection;
- Developing an appropriate connection with, and online publication 
system of argos' media storage solutions;
- Enhanced descriptions, classification and contextualization of the 
content of argos' media collection, including the development of a 
- On the longer term, making the system interoperable with similar 
libraries' and institutions' databases.

The candidate has the following profile:

- Higher education in information management or information 
architecture, or several years of experience in this domain;
- Knowledge of and experience with metadata and ontologies for the 
audiovisual arts;
- Experience with online interfaces to media catalogues and databases;
- Experience with the development of thesauri (if possible in the
domain of the audiovisual arts);
- Proficient in English (written/spoken) and Dutch, or willing to 
learn Dutch on a short term.

Basic knowledge in the following related areas is desirable:

- Open Source applications and solutions for audiovisual databases;
- Open standards and interoperability protocols;
- Storage and online publication formats for audiovisual media, 
including streaming media;
- Copyright issues;
- Visual search engines.

We offer a full-time position starting from 1 February 2005. Salary 
according to experience.

Please send an application with letter of motivation and CV to:

Frie Depraetere
argos, Werfstraat 13, B-1000 Brussels
frie at argosarts.org

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