Job Post: Digitization and Preservation Projects Manager, Columbia University Libraries, NYC

http://www.arl.org/leadership-recruitment/job-listings/record/a0Id000000RU91REAT#.VwZyUHr2Ndw

Columbia University Libraries seek a Digitization and Preservation Projects Manager in the Preservation and Digital Conversion Division of the Libraries for a temporary three year appointment.

The Digitization and Preservation Projects Manager manages special projects, primarily larger digitization projects carried by vendors, of published materials, archival collections, and audiovisual materials; also as appropriate, inventory projects and projects to improve the content of CLIO that are related to digitization efforts. The incumbent reports to the Director, Preservation and Digital Conversion Division.

Duties:
– Under general guidance from the Director, design, document, and manage project workflows, procedures, statistics, and polices. Assist in selection of vendors and developing vendor contracts.
– Supervise and train support staff and student assistants; assign work, coordinate flow of materials; act as liaison to other CUL units involved in projects.
– Act as liaison to vendors, resolve problems, assure schedules are met, and assure services meet quality and technical specifications.
– Assist with annual ingest of Internet Archive e-books into HathiTrust; assist other units with inventory and other projects; assist with other PDCD activities as needed, including disaster response.

Minimum Qualifications:
– MLS or equivalent
– In-depth knowledge of MS Excel and/or similar tools
– Strong organizational and analytical skills
– Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written
– Experience working in a library or archives
– Project management experience
– Commitment to supporting and working in a diverse environment

Preferred Qualifications:
– Ability to work with bibliographic records in a variety of languages
– Knowledge of bibliographic control policies and procedures
– Familiarity with library and archives preservation, including audiovisual
– Familiarity with library and archives digitization
– Familiarity with collection maintenance policies and procedures
– Experience with digitizing library and archives materials
– Collection maintenance experience
– Experience with preservation


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allana.mayer [at] mail.mcgill.ca

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