Digitization Supervisor/ Maryland Digital Cultural Heritage Coordinator
Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, Maryland
Position: Librarian III, Digitization Supervisor/Maryland Digital Cultural
Heritage Coordinator - Digitization Unit
Salary: Grade 110
Department/Location: Digitization Unit/Web Department/Central Library
About the Library:
The Enoch Pratt Free Library, located in Baltimore, Maryland, is one of the
oldest public libraries in the United States. Established in 1882, the library
now includes twenty one branches in Baltimore, plus the Central Library which
also serves as the Resource Center for the State of Maryland. The Enoch Pratt
Free Library has been a pioneer in the adoption of technology to serve library
customers since the early 1990s, with an evolving variety of citywide and
statewide projects. The work site is the Central Library located in the Mount
Vernon Historical District.
Four weeks paid vacation per year plus paid personal leave, sick leave, comp
time and holidays. Also includes pension plan, medical, dental, and vision
plans. Opportunities for training, conferences, and more.
Summary of Duties:
Under the supervision of the Web Manager, the Digitization Supervisor /
Maryland Digital Cultural Heritage Coordinator is responsible for planning,
directing, and implementing digitization projects for both the Enoch Pratt
Free Library/State Library Resource Center and the Maryland Digital Cultural
Heritage Program, including the oversight of staff, policy, and workflow.
Manages the continued growth and development of current projects and
implements new projects as they arise, including identifying and evaluating
potential digitization projects; selecting materials for digitization;
resolving intellectual property and privacy issues; overseeing the scanning of
materials and creation of descriptive metadata; and publishing of digital
collections to the web using appropriate software and technologies.
Researches, evaluates, and selects equipment, software, outsourcing options
and procedures for digitization projects. Manages and maintains a digital
collections repository, devising its operating procedures and workflows,
ensuring adherence to standards and guidelines, ingesting digital files,
facilitating the creation of standards-based metadata, and managing the long-
term preservation of archival master files. Engages in outreach activities to
market the MDCH Program and develop new collaborative partnerships with
Maryland libraries or cultural heritage institutions to facilitate the
digitization and online availability of historical documents, images, audio,
and video; acts as a professional resource by consulting on various aspects of
digitization projects. Keeps up-to-date with developments and emerging trends
in digitization and develops realistic plans to incorporate new ideas and
technologies into the Digitization Unit workflow. Oversees the day-to-day
operations of the Digitization Unit, including the training and supervision of
two full-time staff and occasional part-time interns/volunteers. Some travel
required, must have own vehicle.
Master's degree in Library and/or Information Sciences from an ALA-accredited
college or university. Ability to manage and maintain a digital collections
repository. Experience in the field of digitization, including knowledge of
best practices for imaging, analog to digital media conversion, metadata
standards, and preservation of digital objects. Excellent communication,
presentation, and interpersonal skills; demonstrated creativity, initiative
and self-direction; ability to respond effectively to changing needs and
priorities; ability to work both independently and in cooperation with
colleagues and project partners in a service-oriented, collaborative
environment. One (1) year of supervisory experience directing and evaluating
the work of others.
Demonstrated strategic planning and project management skills and energy and
vision to stimulate innovative approaches to this emerging area of technology.
Demonstrated understanding of emerging standards in digital collection
management systems, including the use of CONTENTdm digital collections
management software and Content Management System software. A combination of
the following: XML, HTML, Dublin Core, video-editing, digital photography,
copyright law, cataloging methods and application, and OCR methods.
Testing for Drugs:
Those under final consideration for appointment will be required to pass a
substance abuse test by the City.
Position of Trust:
Those under final consideration for appointment will be required to authorize
the release of and successfully complete a criminal conviction check.
Please send a resume and cover letter to [log in to unmask] with Librarian
III-Digitization-Your Last Name clearly indicated in the subject line.
Example: Librarian III-Digitization-Jones (Please pay close attention to the
email address when applying as the email address is unique for each posting.)
Deadline: Monday, April 22, 2013
(We reserve the right to withdraw this posting at any time due to an
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