This position reports to the Odum Library Automation Department, and is
assigned to work with the VSU Archives and Special Collections Department.
This position is responsible for managing the development of metadata, textual
encoding, as well as the day-to-day progress of a wide variety of digital
reformatting projects including scanning, optical character recognition, image
and text editing, This person is responsible for maintaining items in the
Vtext Institutional Repository and the VSU Archives web sites and its
databases. This person directly supervises all student digital projects in
Archives and Special Collections. Work is performed under general supervision
following national and local metadata, imaging, and mark-up standards and best
practices. Other duties as assigned. M-F; 40 hours week; some evening and
weekend work may be required.
Bachelors degree with background in humanities or social sciences AND one to
two years related progressively responsible archives digital experience;
Required experience includes digital archival work, including Photoshop
manipulation, OCR work, and familiarity with metadata standards. Familiarity
with PHP coding and MySQL databases are also required.
Some experience with Library Science theory, gained through work in the MLIS
program to augment technical skills. Prefer a working knowledge of American
History which will help in the Archives work.
Ability to work independently; Ability to maintain accurate records; Effective
oral and written skills. Ability to perform diverse, technical, and complex
tasks with accuracy and attention to detail; Ability to exercise independent
judgment; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
with fellow employees and general public; Ability to work successfully in a
production-oriented environment; Ability to direct the work of others and
provide training on a variety of technical projects; Ability to work in a
fluid environment with many variations from the routine. Gather data for
decision making from technical manuals, lists or reports. Accurate typing
skills (30 w.p.m.);
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