The University of Georgia Libraries seeks a Digital Public Library of America
Coordinator who will be responsible to the Associate Director of the Digital
Library of Georgia (DLG) for metadata aggregation, creation and upgrade;
project management; staff supervision; rights management; vendor and partner
relations; and other duties related to the DLG's participation in the Digital
Public Library of America's (DPLA) Hubs Project. As a hub for the DPLA, DLG
will provide digital services to Georgia institutions, such as digitization,
metadata, data aggregation and storage services. In addition, the DLG will
host community outreach programs to bring users in contact with digital
content of local relevance. This position is a 24-month, grant-funded
The award-winning Digital Library of Georgia is a GALILEO initiative based at
the University of Georgia Libraries. The DLG works together with Georgia's
libraries, archives, museums, and other institutions of cultural heritage to
provide access to the cultural and historical resources of the state of
Georgia. This primary mission is accomplished through the ongoing development,
maintenance, and preservation of digital collections and online digital
library resources. These may include materials such as original manuscripts,
typescripts, books, photographs, maps, sheet music, posters and broadsides,
newspapers, primary source materials on microfilm, audio, video, and other
formats. Each project is made available freely to the public as part of
The UGA Libraries is located on the university's main campus in Athens,
Georgia, and its facilities include the Main Library, Science Library, Zell B.
Miller Learning Center, Repository and Special Collections Libraries.
Perennially rated as one of the nation's top college towns, Athens offers a
vibrant place to work and live. With Atlanta 70 miles to the west, Athens
offers good proximity to the city while maintaining a small-town culture and
feel. The favorable climate supports an eco-friendly campus, and UGA is
currently undergoing a major multi-step plan to convert much of the campus
into pedestrian friendly green space. Information about Athens:
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Guides projects to successful conclusions by making necessary adjustments in
workflow; serving as a liaison between partner libraries and digitization
vendors; and maintaining close communications with project partners.
Supervises staff by training, assigning and evaluating work.
Assists in setting and maintaining quality standards by contributing to and
keeping abreast of digital library and metadata standards and best practices.
Monitors quality control to ensure compliance with local and national
standards. Maintains familiarity with evolving metadata schemes and digital
library developments and monitors national and international developments.
Describes digital objects using national and local standards. This includes
the application of AACR2, AMIM2, and the Dublin Core metadata standard and the
gathering and recording of technical, preservation, structural, and rights-
Engages in authority work to provide intellectual control over the application
of subject headings, personal names, and place names as a component of the
metadata process. Uses LCSH, Moving Image Materials Genre Terms, and Art and
Architecture Thesaurus. Maintains the Digital Library of Georgia 's local
database for controlling personal and place names in conjunction with the
Library of Congress Authority File.
Collects, analyzes, and maps descriptive metadata from digital initiative
partners to facilitate the creation of an interoperable portal.
Measures outputs by generating and collecting statistics.
Contributes to the mission of the Digital Library of Georgia by participating
in the development and evaluation of policies and services, assessing user
needs and satisfaction with learning outcomes, serving on appropriate
committees, and maintaining an awareness of changes in allied departments.
Develops and maintains professional skills by participating in continuing
education and professional development activities such as conferences,
workshops, and committee work; by conducting research or writing for
publication; or by engaging in other creative and learning activities.
Participates in library-wide communication by reading, responding to, and
initiating information transmitted via the Library listserv, and appropriate
library-wide or departmental meetings, and asking questions, seeking
clarification, or initiating discussion on library issues.
Maintains awareness and acts upon changes and needs in the organization by
assuming similar duties and responsibilities.
ALA-accredited approved MLIS, or relevant Master's degree and Academy of
Certified Archivists (ACA) certification; Minimum of two years professional
experience; Supervisory experience; Knowledge of AACR2, LCSH, Dublin Core
metadata standard and familiarity with MARC and current cataloging/metadata
trends; Familiarity with HTML or XML; Ability to establish and maintain
effective working relationships; Excellent research, writing, and oral
communication skills; Ability to function as a contributing team member in a
Familiarity with data content standards such as DACS and AMIM2, data structure
standards such as EAD, METS, and MPEG7, and emerging preservation metadata
best practices and guidelines preferred; Experience creating metadata, catalog
records, or archival description preferably for non-book resources preferred;
Digital library experience preferred; Degree in history, public history or
American studies preferred.
SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary: $41,000. UGA librarians are non-tenured faculty
members. UGA offers an attractive benefits program including a choice of
health and retirement plans, dental plan, tuition remission and a relocation
allowance; 21 days annual leave, 12 paid holidays.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Qualified applicants who wish to be considered for this
position should send as three separate pdf documents their letters of
application, complete resumes, and the names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and
phone numbers of three references by January 21, 2013 to: Jan D. Hudson, Human
Resources Coordinator, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia
30602-1641 at [log in to unmask]
The University of Georgia and the UGA Libraries have a strong commitment to
achieving diversity among its faculty and staff. We are particularly
interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups
and strongly encourage persons of color to apply for these positions. The
University of Georgia is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.
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