The Revs Institute research collection includes both a library and an archive. It contains books, periodicals, manuscript collections, images, objects, ephemera and serials. The Digital Library Coordinator is responsible for the production of images and metadata for the Revs Digital Library. Although this is not a supervisory position, the Digital Library Coordinator does assist in overseeing the work of the Production Assistants on the team.
A background check and drug test are required.
Principle Duties and Responsibilities
The Digital Library Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the production of digital images, for ensuring that the appropriate metadata is assigned to those images and for tracking and documenting the progress of the project as a whole. Responsibilities include:
- Digital Image Production
- Work with the executive team to determine which collections meet the criteria for digitization.
- Train and supervise volunteers, staff and interns to prepare materials for digitization. Create written procedures as needed.
- Maintain relationships with scanning vendors and ensure excellent communication. Coordinate transfer of material to and from vendors.
- Coordinate with the Stanford team to ensure the quality of digital files produced by outside vendors.
- Metadata Management
- Train and supervise the entry of metadata into spreadsheets by volunteers, staff and interns. Create written procedures as needed.
- Develop and maintain a subject ontology to be used as index terms for Revs. Expand this ontology as needed to include new materials and subjects added to the collection.
- Supervise the assignment of subject terms to database records created by Revs staff, in an automated and manual way.
- Work with Stanford Libraries to ensure the accuracy of the migration of Revs metadata to the Revs Digital Library.
- Promote Revs ontologies for use in linked data applications.
- Perform quality control by reviewing, adding, and modifying metadata for the digital collections by examining the digital objects and applying guidelines specific to the collection.
- Project Management
- Maintain detailed project documentation, set and track milestones, track delivery of scanned materials to and from scanning vendors and provide regular progress reports.
- Facilitate communication between staff members at Revs and act as a liasion with Stanford team members. This includes facilitating meetings, scheduling conference calls as needed and maintaining an active email correspondence with project stakeholders.
- Contribute to project related blogs, presentations, wikis and websites.
- MLS, MSLIS or comparable.
- Experience in developing or assigning metadata to specialized collections
- Ability to follow and apply the content rules for creating metadata records as specified for individual projects
- Ability to work with a variety of non-MARC metadata formats
- Demonstrated computer literacy with word processing, spreadsheets and communication software such as email
- Excellent analytic and problem solving skills
- Ability to work effectively in a dynamic, production-oriented environment and the ability to adapt quickly and work under pressure to meet deadlines and production goals
- Demonstrated ability to maintain consistent accuracy and attention to detail while maintaining a very high level of productivity
- Physical tolerance for at least six hours per day of keying
- Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing
- Ability to work with a variety of physical and digital formats
- Service orientated
- Possession of a strong sense of teamwork and collaboration
Applicants should send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.