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European Curriculum Vitae of  Christine Oliveira de Chaves  up-to-date at 31 august 2006 at 05:30:07   

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Personal Informations

Name Christine Oliveira de Chaves
e-mail dechaves@fas.harvard.edu
Desired employment/Occupational field ICCROM Documentation Centre Intern

Work Experience

Date (from - to) 30 july 2004 - ongoing..
Name and address of employer Harvard College Library Technical Services - Cambridge, MA
Type of business or sector Academic Library
Occupation or position held Bibliographic Assistant
Main activities and responsibilities -Supports the Librarian for Latin America, Spain, and Portugal through ordering, acquisitions, and cataloguing of foreign language monographs, including Basque, Galician, Catalan, and native South and Central American languages. -Performs detailed searches of OCLC and RLIN databases for vendor and member copy, editing and creating records as needed to meet Harvard and AACRII bibliographic standards. -Enters and maintains authority records in library databases. -Checks for accuracy and missing items and performs corrective actions when necessary. -Reviews received items for conservation services, recommending treatment as needed for brittle materials, phase boxing, binding repair, or replacement.
Date (from - to) 14 november 2003 - 01 july 2004
Name and address of employer Harvard University, Houghton Library - Cambridge, MA
Type of business or sector Academic Library
Occupation or position held Library Digitization Initiative Assistant
Main activities and responsibilities -Reviewed manuscript collections and composed concise descriptions of their contents and applied these descriptions to MARC records in RLIN. -Provided paleographic transcription and translation of French, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian texts -Edited MARC record subject fields based upon collection descriptions developed upon reviewing partially accessioned collections. -Created EAD documents in SGML/XML for extant paper finding aids and edited those returned from vendors needing corrections.
Date (from - to) 04 september 2003 - 01 may 2004
Name and address of employer Newton Free Library
Type of business or sector Public Library
Occupation or position held Special Collections Assistant
Main activities and responsibilities -Processed a collection of photographs and negatives from the Newton Collection spanning the city’s history from 1900 to the present, writing preservation treatment plans for fragile or damaged items. -Created a database and a finding aid to organize the collection and to provide access to library staff and patrons. -Enabled the collection to be properly stored and preserved by initiating a digitization project allowing the images to be viewed via internet.
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Education and Training

Date (from - to) 09 september 2003 - 19 may 2006
Name and type of organisation providing education and training Simmons College, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Principal subjects/occupational skills covered Master of Science in Library and Information Science / Archives Management
Date (from - to) 27 september 2001 - 15 december 2002
Name and type of organisation providing education and training University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
Principal subjects/occupational skills covered Master of Science in Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Thesis or final work Boethius's Consolatio in Le Roman de la Rose and La Remede de Fortune
Date (from - to) 03 september 1995 - 23 may 1999
Name and type of organisation providing education and training Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Principal subjects/occupational skills covered Bachelor of Arts in History, Graduated Magna cum Laude
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Personal Skills and Competences

Mother tongue(s) English
Other language/s (Self-assessment) 
LanguageFrench
Listening Independent user B1
Reading Proficient user C2
Understanding Independent user B2
Spoken interaction Independent user B1
Spoken production Independent user B1
LanguageItalian
Listening Independent user B1
Reading Independent user B2
Understanding Basic user A1
Spoken interaction Basic user A1
Spoken production Basic user A1
LanguageLatin
Listening Basic user A2
Reading Basic user A2
Understanding Basic user A2
Spoken interaction Basic user A2
Spoken production Basic user A2
LanguagePortuguese
Listening Proficient user C2
Reading Proficient user C2
Understanding Proficient user C2
Spoken interaction Proficient user C2
Spoken production Proficient user C2
LanguageSpanish
Listening Independent user B1
Reading Proficient user C2
Understanding Independent user B1
Spoken interaction Independent user B1
Spoken production Independent user B1
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Technical skills and competences Coursework in: -Database Management -Archival Methods and Services -Photo Archives -Basic Materials Repair -Archival Access and Use -Preservation Management -Cataloguing
Computer skills and competences AACRII, MARC, SGML, XML, HTML and DIALOGUE. MySQL, Access, Lotus, Oracle and Excel.
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Date: 31 august 2006

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