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Reference Librarian – Cal Western School of Law, San Diego, CA

California Western School of Law Library

Reference Librarian – Full Time, Competitive benefits, 403(b) and Flexible Spending Plans

Minimum Education:  JD from an ABA accredited law school; Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an accredited library school or enrollment in such a program.

Experience: Teaching and academic library experience a plus.  Weekend and evening shift rotation required.

Starting date:  ASAP

Position will remain open until filled.

Essential Functions:

  • Providing reference assistance at the reference desk, including some evening and weekend hours;
  • Providing specialized services to the law faculty, including advanced research, bibliographies and current awareness;
  • Preparing bibliographies and other user aids, including multimedia tutorials, lessons and guides;
  • Providing individual instruction on the use of resources in print, electronic and other formats.

Interested individuals:  send resume, cover letter with salary requirements and contact information for three references to



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LIBRARIAN (Temporary/Part-Time) – City of National City, CA – National City, CA

The City of National City Library currently has one (1) temporary, part-time vacancy for their Reference Desk.

Under direction, to plan, organize, and supervise a major section of the library; perform professional library work in a specialized function such as reference, readers’ services, local history, children’s programs, or cataloging; supervise subordinate personnel; and perform related duties as required.


–  Up to 19 hours a week

–  Afternoons, evenings and weekends required

Key Responsibilities:

  • Plans, organizes, directs, and supervises a major section of the library.
  • Provides reference services.
  • Plans, organizes and conducts programs.
  • Assists patrons in selecting and locating library materials.
  • Reviews current collection and publishers’ catalogues and selects new materials for assigned areas.
  • Catalogues, classifies, and assigns Dewey decimal numbers to library materials.
  • Evaluates, discards, and updates library materials.
  • Maintains local history collection.
  • Recommends materials for school classes, research, and leisure usage.
  • Conducts tours through the library and instructional classes.
  • Trains, assigns, and reviews the work of subordinate personnel.
  • Participates in programs to increase library usage and services, such as oral history, shut-in service, and community surveys.
  • Conducts special studies.
  • Writes and administers grant proposals.
  • Gains a broad understanding of the library’s purpose and function within the community, including the various operations, both internal and external, which enable it to effectively serve the public.
  • Makes suggestions and implements programs for improving library service and utilization of facilities.
  • Proposes budget needs and administers budget for section.
  • Represents the department at regional and multi-agency committees and in-house professional meetings.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Completion of a standard course in an accredited library school and two (2) years of professional experience in a public library; OR
  • Master’s degree in library science and one (1) year of experience.

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Instruction Librarian (Temporary 2-Year) – UCSD Library, La Jolla, CA

The UC San Diego Library is seeking a creative librarian to spend two years collaborating with instructional designers and teaching librarians to deliver general and course-specific instruction.

Responsibilities of the Position

• Develop and integrate information competency elements into instruction.
• Participate in peer-to-peer evaluation of Library instructional staff in order to strengthen teaching skills in person and online.
• Collaborate with colleagues, students and faculty to design and deliver information literacy instruction in person and online.
• Identify and deliver effective instructional sessions and provide alternate learning opportunities such as LibGuides, train-the-trainer sessions, online tutorials, or other just-in-time methods.
• Promote student success and retention through advocacy of use of library services and resources.

In addition, the Instruction Librarian will participate in assessment of instruction practices and contribute to assessment efforts regarding online and face-to-face learning. The position will report to the Instruction Coordinator and reside within the Learning Services Program.

The UC San Diego Library has recently undergone a re-organization, creating this new program and position, giving a motivated, innovative person the influence to help contribute to a program from the ground up. This work will include partnering and collaborating with other library and campus programs such as the Library’s Academic Liaison Program and the First Year Experience Program.

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To Apply: For full consideration, please submit applications to:

AA-EOE: UCSD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.


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Collection Management & Special Project Specialist, UC San Diego Health System – San Diego, CA


Under the direction of the Social Sciences Collection Coordinator, is responsible for independently managing all United States, California, San Diego, European Community, Maps and GIS collections and processing functions for the Geisel Library, includes analyzing, planning, developing, modifying and implementing collection management procedures. Supervises student assistants, oversees and allots resources for hiring, training, evaluation and scheduling of student employees. Meets with CDM staff as needed to establish priorities and resolve collections problems. Works with the Documents, Maps, and GIS Librarians and other program staff including CARS, RRAS, and MS to manage assigned collections. Plans and implements projects in support of documents, GIS and map collections. Keeps statistics and writes reports as needed.

  • Must be able to tolerate dust, mold, and mildew; with protective gear (gloves, mask, etc.) as necessary.


  • Working knowledge of technical processing procedures of library materials, including serials, sufficient to recognize, refer and/or resolve issues.
  • Knowledge of integrated library systems sufficient to search and modify records, with the ability to identify and resolve discrepancies.
  • Working knowledge of Library of Congress subject headings, classification system, with the ability to coordinate shelving of materials utilizing the varied and complex classification schemes.
  • Skill in creating job descriptions, and hiring, training, supervising, delegating, scheduling, and evaluating employees.
  • Ability to perform job effectively under minimal supervision and exercise initiative and judgment within the department’s mission and goals.

UC San Diego is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or religion or other legally protected status.

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Digital Archivist, UCSD – La Jolla, CA

Job Description

Assistant, Associate or Full Librarian (non-tenure) (10-790)
University Library [Special Collections & Archives / Digital Library H]
University of California San Diego

Salary and level of appointment in the Librarian series commensurate with qualifications and experience and based on the University of California pay scales.
Closing Date: August 24, 2014

Job Description: Digital Archivist
Special Collections & Archives/Digital Library Development Program

The UC San Diego Library is committed to supporting academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body.

The University and the Library
With nearly 30,000 students, UC San Diego is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through excellence in education and research at the undergraduate, graduate, professional school and postdoctoral levels. UC San Diego has been recognized as one of the top 10 public universities in the nation by US News & World Report, as well as one of the top schools for medical research. UC San Diego is also in the top 10 of all universities in the nation in receiving federal R&D research grants. The UC San Diego Library plays a critical role in advancing and supporting the university’s research, teaching, patient care, and public service missions.

Responsibilities of the Position
The Digital Archivist is a new position shared between Special Collections & Archives (SC&A) and the Digital Library Development Program (DLDP). Reporting to the directors of both programs (60% in SC&A; 40% in DLDP), the Digital Archivist will be responsible for leading efforts to appraise, preserve, describe, and provide access and security to born-digital materials collected by the UC San Diego Library. Their work will have an emphasis on archival, manuscript, and other special collections materials, particularly digital content and electronic records received by SC&A. They will also work with UC San Diego collections in the California Digital Library s Web Archiving Service (WAS), as well as with other selected born-digital materials. The Digital Archivist will also:

Arrange & describe born-digital content according to evolving best practices and the UC Guidelines on Efficient Processing of Manuscript & Archival Materials
Develop processes for accessioning, ingesting, processing, describing, and preserving born-digital materials acquired by UC San Diego selectors, as well as digital materials included in personal and organizational collections;
Provide support for the management of born-digital materials, particularly those pertaining to UC San Diego and/or generated by units of the UC San Diego campus, advising on the appropriate capture, management, discovery, and preservation strategy for such;
Evaluate proposed acquisitions of born-digital material with the Program Directors, the Supervisory Archivist, and other UC San Diego selectors, as appropriate;
Develop & document work flow across campus and library units in order to support the preservation, access, and security of born digital materials into the future;
Deliver born-digital content to discovery & delivery platforms in collaboration with other library information specialists;
Provide direction for the organization, management, and preservation of selected web-based resources, including, when appropriate, management through the Library s Digital Asses Management System (DAMS) and preservation through web archiving;
Advise on digital content storage needs;
Coordinate web archiving projects with appropriate UC San Diego Library specialists, CDL support staff, and colleagues from other UC campuses, as required;
Coordinate with metadata specialists on the cataloging of born-digital materials and their exposure in library catalogs, the Library s DAMS, as well as other UC and national digital repositories.

Minimum Qualification

Professional degree from a library school or other appropriate degree or equivalent experience in one or more fields relevant to library science;
Strong command of archival theory and best practices, especially as they relate to the particular issues posed by born-digital content;
Experience processing born-digital materials;
Knowledge of digital forensics and other protocols used by the archival community for accessioning, ingesting, processing, describing, and preserving born-digital materials;
Knowledge of legal & ethical issues affecting privacy, records restrictions, and access, as they pertain to born-digital materials;
Knowledge of current trends and protocols in digital archiving;
Familiarity with metadata and other standards relevant to the control of digital materials such as OAIS, EAD, DACS, Dublin Core, MODS, PREMIS, and XML;
Familiarity with trends in arrangement, description & management of born-digital materials
Excellent analytical, interpersonal, time management, and organizational skills, as well as excellent written and oral communication abilities;
Ability to work creatively, independently, and collaboratively.
Demonstrated strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience processing analog archival materials
Society of American Archivists Digital Archivist Specialist certificate, or courses toward its completion
Knowledge of web archiving and data curation practices
Ability to articulate highly technical concepts and requirements to a variety of audiences
Knowledge of one or more programming languages such as Python, Ruby on Rails, PHP or PERL
Experience writing detailed documentation and training staff

Librarians at UC San Diego are academic appointees and entitled to appropriate professional leave and all other perquisites granted to non-faculty academic personnel. UC San Diego Librarians are expected to participate in library-wide and system-wide planning and governance and to be professionally active. Appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a rich and diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological and ethnic backgrounds, and those with disabilities.

Salary: Salary and level of appointment in the Librarian series commensurate with qualifications and experience and based on the University of California pay scales.
To Apply:
To Apply: For full consideration, please submit applications to
Please provide the following:
A short application letter addressing your interest in this program and applicable qualifications
A resume of education and relevant experience
The names of at least three persons who are knowledgeable about your qualifications and/or suitability for this position
A personal statement summarizing your past or planned contributions to diversity; guidance for preparing diversity statements can be found at:

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Principal Librarian, City of Coronado — Coronado, CA

The Principal Librarian directs, supervises and coordinates the Adult Services Division of the Library including acquisition of new materials and provision of reference services. We seek an innovative and technologically savvy librarian responsible for supervising and participating in the work of professional library staff, coordinating assigned activities with other divisions, departments and outside agencies; and providing highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Director of Library Services. This position is responsible for managing and overseeing the operations and collection of the Adult Services Division of the library as well as supervising the work of lower level Librarians and volunteer staff. May also serve as the Director of Library Services in his/her absence.

A completed City of Coronado employment application and resume must be received in the Human Resources Division on-line at (under the Quick Link to Employment) by 5:00 p.m. on September 5, 2014.

Key Responsibilities:
The following tasks are typical for positions in this classification. Any single position may not perform all of these tasks and/or may perform similar related tasks not listed here:
  • Assume management responsibility for the Adult Services Division of the Library including acquisition of new materials and provision of reference services.
  • Identify opportunities for improving service delivery methods and procedures; identify resource needs; review with appropriate management staff; implement improvements.
  • Direct, coordinate and review the work plan for assigned professional and technical library staff and volunteers; assign work activities and projects; monitor work flow; review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures; meet with staff to identify and resolve problems.
  • Select, train, motivate and evaluate Library personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline and termination procedures.
  • Participate in the preparation and administration of the assigned program budget; submit budget recommendations; monitor expenditures.
  • Conduct in depth research using the Library’s automated catalog system, the Internet and various electronic databases.
  • Coordinate the Library’s service program to shut-in patrons; establish contacts between patrons and library volunteers.
  • Approve or disapprove the purchase of books, periodicals, microfilm and electronic resources for the Adult Reference and Circulating Collections; ensure expenditures are within the approved budget.
  • Communicate with book publishing representatives to evaluate their printed and electronic products for addition to the Library’s collection; maintain awareness of trends in book and electronic publishing through reading appropriate library and related journals.
  • Review and approve recommendations for withdrawal of items from the Library collection; analyze subject areas on a regular basis to ensure adequacy and currency of materials.
  • Provide assistance to Library patrons; explain use of automated catalog systems, indexes and databases; recommend materials to patrons using standard bibliographic sources; locate materials on the shelf.
  • Determine patrons’ needs through the reference interview process; suggest resources from within the Library’s collection or from other libraries.
  • Coordinate the cataloging of government documents; research issues related to municipal government; respond to requests from the Department of the Navy and the State for special handling of documents related to environmental issues.
  • Promote Library services and resources through the use of outreach and the media; prepare informational handouts for public distribution including calendars and flyers.
  • Participate in the preparation of programs and activities including volunteer participation.
  • Operate a variety of office equipment including a computer, telephone system, copy machine, facsimile machine and other related equipment.
  • Serve as the Director of Library Services in the absence of same; resolve complaints received from patrons.
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.
Minimum Requirements:
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience: At least six years of increasingly responsible professional librarian experience, including two years of administrative and supervisory responsibility.

Education/Training: Master’s degree in Library Science or Library and Information Science from an accredited college or university.

Licenses and Certificates: Possession of a valid Class C California Driver’s License with a safe driving record.

Note: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.

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Librarian, University of California — La Jolla, CA

Job Description:
Digital Preservation Analyst
The UC San Diego Library is seeking an experienced digital preservation analyst to play a central role building and maintaining national digital preservation systems, to ensure future generations will have open access to our digital cultural materials. This person will be integral to several important digital preservation enterprises including Chronopolis, the Digital Preservation Network (DPN) and significant digital curation efforts on the UC San Diego campus. This position will also have the opportunity to work with, and influence, UC, national and international preservation developments.

The successful candidate:
will have the opportunity to play a major role in the development and management of systems which provide the underpinning of a nationwide digital preservation network;
will be instrumental in ensuring that culturally relevant digital materials are preserved for future generations;
will work with top Research Universities from around the world, and be part of a vibrant multicultural group of people;
will engage with researchers across disciplines, helping define preservation services appropriate to their needs.

The Digital Preservation Analyst reports to the Research Data Curation (RDC) Program Director within the UC San Diego Library. The RDC Program s preservation mission is to preserve and ensure continuing access to objects under the stewardship of the Library, and to help define campus and national preservation goals. The Library also manages Chronopolis, a distributed digital preservation network, and is a founding participant in the Digital Preservation Network (DPN).

This position will provide leadership in all aspects of digital preservation, including local campus, UC and national and international initiatives. The position will also work closely with the Library s Information Technology Program, and its Digital Library Development Program, to define and maintain appropriate digital preservation standards for campus content.

Job duties include:
Project Management:
Works under the direction of the RDC Program Director to manage Chronopolis, including the definition of services and deliverables, and providing customer service.
Maintains timely, regular, and consistent communication with Chronopolis partners and customers.
Leads daily interaction with DuraCloud technical and managerial staff to ensure proper Chronopolis interactions.
Leads daily interaction with DPN technical and managerial staff to ensure proper Chronopolis interactions.
Manages repository and digital preservation projects, including cross-functional projects with partners and collaborators.
Manages overall project work within defined time, budget and scope.
Manages multiple projects concurrently.
Identifies new projects and stakeholders.
Achieves operational objectives by contributing information and recommendations to strategic plans and reviews; preparing and completing action plans; implementing production, productivity, quality, and customer-service standards; resolving problems; completing audits; identifying trends; determining system improvements.
Facilitates the definition of project missions, goals, plans, tasks, tracking methodology, and resource requirements; resolves or assists in the resolution of conflicts within and between projects or functional areas;

Documents business requirements and service agreements, and creates detailed functional specifications.
Documents systems functionality.
Creates reports for administrative and operational needs.
Develops guides and presentations as system user resources.
Documents specific requirements and agreements for partners.

Develops and provides training to end users on system processes and functionality.
Develops and provides generalized training for digital preservation.

Required Qualifications:
ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library/Information Science, or equivalent combination of an advanced degree with relevant experience.
Four years of professional experience with digital objects, including knowledge of standards and best practices in the related field.
Strong technical expertise with digital objects, preferably in a library or cultural heritage organization.
Strong organizational and project management skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to work with people from all organizational levels and outside partners.
Experience working with information technology professionals.
Excellent oral, written and presentation communications skills.
Excellent analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills.
Strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education.

Preferred Qualifications:
Professional experience with digital preservation, including knowledge of standards and best practices in the field.
Experience in a cultural heritage organization.
Knowledge of metadata standards including PREMIS.

About Chronopolis:
Originally funded by the Library of Congress National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP), the Chronopolis digital preservation network has the capacity to preserve hundreds of terabytes of digital data data of any type or size, with minimal requirements on the data provider. Chronopolis comprises several partner organizations that provide a wide range of services. The partners include:

UC San Diego Library
San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at UC San Diego
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS)
The project leverages high-speed networks, mass-scale storage capabilities, and the expertise of

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LIBRARIAN -CORRECTIONAL FACILITY, Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility – San Diego, CA

Job Description:

TYPICAL DUTIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING: Under the supervision of the Supervisor of Correctional Education Programs and under the functional direction of the Senior Librarian, the Librarian will perform a variety of professional library tasks. The Librarian will operate Central and Satellite libraries as needed, supervise inmate workers in libraries, provide reference service to library patrons, record keeping duties – time cards, disciplinary reports, inmate worker evaluations, maintain worker attendance, assists in book circulation, book acquisitions, book cataloging, book inventory, and library automation in Administrative Segregation, Minimum, Central, and Satellite libraries, maintain constant vigilance and conduct random unscheduled inspections of inmate work areas for potential escape material and contraband, and maintain the interlibrary loan records through both manual and computerized files. Persons appointed to positions in this class must be reasonably expected to have and maintain sufficient strength, agility, and endurance to perform during stressful (physical, mental, and emotional) situations encountered on the job without compromising their health and well-being or that of their fellow employees or that of inmates. Assignments during tour of duty may include sole responsibility for the supervision of inmates and/or the protection of personal and real property. A State Application (STD 678) must be submitted to the contact person listed above. Eligibility must be clearly stated on your application. Applications will not be accepted via email or fax. In the “Explanations” section of the STD 678, you must indicate your appointment eligibility (list, transfer, permissive reinstatement, etc.). All types of appointments will be considered. To be considered for this vacancy you must have transfer eligibility based on present or past civil service eligibility, or passed an exam for this classification. All applicants, regardless of the type of eligibility, must meet the Minimum Qualifications of the classification. To view the Minimum Qualifications, please visit and type in either the class code or title of the classification. Applications will be screened, and only the most qualified will be scheduled for an interview. ALL APPOINTMENTS SUBJECT TO CLEARANCE OF THE RE-EMPLOYMENT, STATE RESTRICTION OF APPOINTMENT (SROA) LIST, DEPARTMENT RESTRICTION OF APPOINTMENT (DROA) LIST, AND SURPLUS APPLICANTS. AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, REGARDLESS OF RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, CREED, AGE, SEX, NATIONAL ORIGIN, ANCESTRY, MARITAL STATUS, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER EXPRESSION, GENDER IDENTITY, POLITICAL AFFILIATION, OR PHYSICAL OR MENTAL DISABILITY CONSISTENT WITH APPLICABLE STATE AND FEDERAL LAW. IT IS AN OBJECTIVE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA TO ACHIEVE A DRUG-FREE WORK PLACE. ANY APPLICANT FOR STATE EMPLOYMENT WILL BE EXPECTED TO BEHAVE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS OBJECTIVE BECAUSE THE USE OF ILLEGAL DRUGS IS INCONSISTENT WITH THE LAW OF THE STATE, THE RULES GOVERNING CIVIL SERVICE AND THE SPECIAL TRUST PLACED IN PUBLIC SERVANTS. \

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Volunteer Opportunity: Information Specialist

Organization: Researchers Implementing Conservation Action, La Mesa, CA

Reports to: President

Position Overview: Information Specialist (volunteer), creates environmental databases and bibliographies

Specific Tasks:

  • Searches literature for relevant citations
  • Acquires relevant articles
  • Creates spreadsheet/database for holdings to facilitate access by wildlife researchers and managers
  • Helps assign keywords to articles and populate spreadsheet/database

Time Requirement: Hours flexible; a minimum of four hours per week


Physical: Ability to visit libraries and enter data using a computer keyboard

Skills/Education/Experience: Basic computer proficiency, good working knowledge of spreadsheet and database software as well as basic organizational skills and good attention to detail

Contact: Dr. Jeff Lincer at or (619) 668-0032

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Call for Speakers: SLA-SD 2014 Fall Seminar

The San Diego Chapter of the Special Libraries Association is seeking speakers for our annual fall professional development seminar to be held Friday, October 24, 2014 at Marina Village Conference Center, San Diego, CA.

The 2014 theme is:

The Data Storm: How to prepare, how to survive

According to IDC, from 2005 to 2020, the digital universe will grow by a factor of 300, from 130 exabytes to 40,000 exabytes, or 40 trillion gigabytes (more than 5,200 gigabytes for every man, woman, and child in 2020).  From now until 2020, the digital universe will about double every two years.

What are the implications of this data storm?  What is the best way to organize data so that it can be easily found?  What is the role of the information professional in this digital universe?

We are looking for presentations that provide insight on best practices, new applications and technologies, implementation strategies within your organization, and current research methods and theories.

Presentations should be approximately 45 minutes in length and should cover the topic both conceptually and with demonstrations/discussions of real-world applications. Proposals may address, but are not limited to, the following suggested topics on data management:

  • Data management
  • Security/privacy concerns
  • Data access policies
  • Legal requirements
  • Big data, thick data
  • Democratization of data
  • Data analytics and data visualization
  • Information professionals responsibilities in the digital age
  • Project Management

Proposals are welcomed from information professionals working in all types of environments and at all professional levels. Membership in SLA is not required. If you have colleagues or others in your network who might be interested, please let them know about this opportunity. All proposals welcome!

Proposals should include:

  • Speaker Information: name, position title, affiliation, and all contact information for all speakers
  • Presentation description: a title and brief summary of proposed presentation (500 words or less)
  • Format: individual speaker, team presentation, panel discussion, interactive exercise, etc.

Please submit your proposal to by Monday, August 18, 2014. The seminar committee plans to select presentations by September 8, 2014 and will notify all speaker candidates of their proposal status.


Be sure to mark Friday, October 24th on your calendar now! Further details and registration information will be posted in August on the SLA-SD website,

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