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CODE4LIB December 2012

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Job: Digital Production Manager at University of Florida

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The University of Florida Libraries seeks a versatile and energetic Digital
Production Manager responsible for strategically managing staff capacities,
multiple fund lines and project timelines, and the specialized equipment and
resources for the operations of the Digital Library Center. The Digital
Production Manager has oversight of projects and staff in the areas of
bibliographic control, imaging/post-capture processing, quality control &
structural metadata, audiovisual conversion/formatting, and optical character
recognition/metadata enhancement/archiving. Working closely with external and
internal clients this position ensures an appropriate flow of materials,
manages digitization processes and services, advises customers on technical
specifications, and makes project level decisions collaboratively with the
Chair of Digital Services & Shared Collections.

  
RESPONSIBILITIES:

Manages the Digital Library Center production units, consisting of Ingest;
Imaging; Audiovisual; Quality Control; Metadata, Markup, Loading, and
Archiving for optimal efficiency.

•Establishes, maintains, and assesses overall production workflow;

•Maintains accurate tracking and inventory for production and pending queues;

•Advises the Chair of Digital Services & Shared Collections and project
administrators concerning progress toward overall project goals and any
relevant day-to-day operational needs or risks (scheduling, hardware/software
needs and failures, etc.);

•Provides regularly scheduled reports to Department Chair, identifying risks
and analyzing capacity;

•Ensures effective training for DLC, Libraries, and partner institutions in
the creation, manipulation and uses of digitization equipment, software, and
digital files;

•Collaborates on the development of grant proposals and in the administration
of awarded projects;

•Prepares and conducts presentations on the digitization process;

•Manages budgets;

•Tracks and assures available funding levels for OPS budgets including
multiple grant funded projects;

•Works with Center staff to develop cost-effective and quality-control
techniques for digitization;

•Assists in identifying potential projects and funding sources relevant to the
mission of the Center;

•Manages equipment needs;

•In collaboration with Imaging Supervisor, works with IT, vendors, and others
to ensure optimal functioning of hardware and software and to recommend
methods, hardware, and software for improved operational efficiency and new
opportunities.

  
Supervises staff

•Prioritizes and assigns projects to direct reports and OPS staff;

•Provides technical training;

•Monitors productivity.

  
Supports digital production needs of UF Institutional Repository (UF IR), such
as ingest and digital preservation of electronic theses and dissertations,
self-submittals, and integration of UF content digitized by Internet Archive.

•Coordinates with IR manager and provides technical support as needed;

•Coordinates with Vended Scanning Coordinator for successful integration of
externally digitized content.

  
Liaises with UF Libraries subject specialists and other library and museum
locations for digitization and, as necessary, with the Florida Virtual Library
Center for the deployment and/or archiving of resources created.

•Advises on technical aspects and provides budget estimates for proposed
digitization projects, especially grant funded work;

•Communicates status of projects in progress.

  
Keeps current with national developments in imaging with digital planetary,
audio, video, and multimedia devices; researches topics related to digital
imaging, indexing, metadata, etc. particularly related to the standardization
and use of planetary and multi-media devices and makes recommendations. Serves
on committees and performs other duties as assigned.

  
Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor's degree and six years of related library experience; or a Master's
degree and three years of related library experience; or any equivalent
combination of experience, training and/or education.

  
Preferred Qualifications:

•Experience with analog and digital imaging equipment, e.g., flat-bed scanners
and high resolution analog and digital cameras; and high-speed rotary
scanners, slide and microfilm scanners, etc.;

•Extensive experience related to imaging, graphics, audiovisual formats;

•Successful supervisory experience, especially the ability to provide
leadership to professional and paraprofessional staff with highly technical
duties in a collegial manner in a constantly changing environment;

•Successful experience coordinating large collaborative projects with internal
and external partners;

•Successful project management;

•Successful budget management experience;

•Experience with sponsored research projects;

•Ability to collaborate with PIs on development of proposals and in the
administration of awarded projects;

•Experience working with special and/or archival collections in an academic or
research environment;

•Experience in teaching and training digital technologies as it relates to
training staff and giving presentations on the digitization process to
partners, including SUS librarians and faculty;

•Experience in digitizing research materials (e.g., books, maps, artifacts,
specimens, etc.);

•Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with faculty,
students, administrators and the general public;

•Initiative, flexibility, and the ability to adapt and work creatively in a
complex, rapidly changing academic environment;

•Effective decision-making skills;

•Effective oral and written communication skills;

•Demonstrated attention to detail;

•Experience manipulating and processing digital images;

•Experience in audio, video and synchronized multimedia formats.



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