JOB: Crawl Engineer, Internet Archive, San Francisco

The Internet Archive is seeking a Crawl Engineer to run large-scale crawls for our partners.  Our crawl engineering team is responsible for capturing and managing the highest quality content from the web for our 125+ library and archive partners around the world. An ideal candidate demonstrates independence and initiative, is a problem solver, works well autonomously, and is technologically savvy.  Additionally, the ideal candidate is open to being trained on best practices and standards around large-scale web harvests.

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JOB: Partner Development Manager, Archive-It, Internet Archive, San Francisco

The Internet Archive is seeking a Partner Development Manager for Archive-It, a web archiving service, to work in our San Francisco offices.

This is not a sales position in the traditional sense as the Internet Archive was founded as a non profit and is both a vendor and a partner to our participating institutions; although the ideal candidate is adept at prospecting, generating interest in the service, and closing business.

Archive-It enables our 130+ library and archive partners to capture and manage the highest quality content from the web.  Internet Archive is a 501 c (3) and was founded in 1996 as a Digital Library.  First deployed in 2006, Archive-It partner institutions include University libraries, State Archives/Libraries, NGO’s, Museums, Public Libraries and Federal Institutions.

The ideal candidate for this position is resourceful, flexible, highly collaborative and has a strong commitment to the goals and values of the Internet Archive mission. Experience working with Libraries, Archives, Museums and other memory institutions is highly desirable.

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EVENT: George Oates of the Internet Archive: What is an Open Library? Feb 2

Bay Area Library and Information Network and SLA SF Bay Area Region Chapter are proud to present:

What: George Oates of the Internet Archive: What is an Open Library?
When: Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Where: Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704.  (510) 848-7800.

The web allows libraries to describe and expose their collections in unprecedented ways. George Oates, head of the Internet Archive’s Open Library project, will explore some of the exciting benefits that placing books into a network affords us as she outlines the upcoming redesign of the web site.

Oates is an award-winning, world-renowned web designer. A member of the founding team that built Flickr, she is fascinated by collaboration, organic information systems and virtual society. After creating the innovative Commons program ( as a way for institutions around the world to share their photographic collections on Flickr, she now finds herself ensconced in the world of librarianship, heading up the Open Library project at the Internet Archive.

SLA-SF will also present awards to its 2009 recipients: Jaye Lapachet (Professional Achievement Award), Linda Yamamoto (Special Projects Award), and Anne Hall (Horizon Award).


5:30-6:30 p.m.             Registration, networking and appetizers
6:30-7:15 p.m.            SLA-SF and BayNet announcements and awards presentation
7:15-8:30 p.m.             Program with Q&A following


A variety of hot and cold hors d’oeuvres will be served, as will non-alcoholic beverages. Beer and wine will be available for purchase from a no-host bar.


Public Transit: Berkeley City Club is about six blocks from the Downtown Berkeley BART station.

Parking: Street parking is difficult. There are parking lots at in the Sather Gate Public Garage at 2450 Durant Ave. (BCC will validate for 50% off) and at UC Berkeley (the closest lots are the Bancroft Fulton and the Ellsworth structure). There may also be parking at First Presbyterian Church on Channing Way between Telegraph and Dana and Douglas Parking (behind and across street from BCC).

Cost: $25 for BayNet/SLA members, $30 for non-members and guests, and $20 for students, retired, and unemployed.

DEADLINE: Please register online or mail your check by Tuesday, January 26.

Online registration:

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If you prefer to mail in your registration, please see attached file for a registration form.