Digital Projects Coordinator
Library of Congress
The incumbent coordinates and facilitates the integration of digital and
traditional library services through prototyping advanced systems related to
digital reformatting and/or collecting original digital material to facilitate
standards research. Individually and in collaboration with IT and digital
media experts, the incumbent works with major program components that include
archival facilities, new digital content policies, metadata and standards for
content development, and new models for information access and delivery. The
incumbent works with the library profession and information technology
industry and various working groups throughout the Library involved in digital
technologies and automated systems as they relate to standards for
interoperability, especially of the digital media. These media span many forms
of expression including text, graphic, photographic, moving image,
cartographic, sound/audio, and mixed media to include web content. Standards
projects may involve one or many of the digital material collections and are
intended to establish and/or enhance standards for collecting, creating, and
maintaining digital material online in a collaborative Internet-based
Provides expert guidance in the resolution of complex problems and development
of solutions impacting standards for digital prototyping, access and
retrieval, and record and content interchange activities. Provides technical
solutions enabling prototyping activities.
Serves as an expert in the organization, development, and implementation of
multiple standards-related projects. Serves as a team leader or team member of
working groups, task forces, and ad hoc groups which have been assigned
responsibility for specific digital media content development and/or access
enhancement projects or tasks. Coordinates the details involved in special
projects, defining tasks/assignments. Identifies, develops, and implements
options for improving the performance of the plan/projects. Communicates
orally and in writing to both technical and non-technical staff concerning
multimedia digital service and access activities.
Provides expert analysis and advice and develops solutions to solve issues and
problems associated with Library-wide IT programs relating to standards.
Researches new developments in library and information technologies,
particularly as they apply to the electronic dissemination of information.
Based on digital library trends, operations, and changing program
requirements, identifies relevant issues to management. Collects, analyzes and
evaluates relevant digital project stakeholder, technical and programmatic
information from varied sources inside and outside the Library and makes
authoritative recommendations to management. Explores new sources of
electronic delivery and coordinates technologies to meet user needs.
Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training
sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of
the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the
position without more than normal supervision.
Ability to implement library or information systems technology. **
Ability to plan and carry out information exchange and digital library
Ability to identify and solve problems.
Ability to research and analyze technical issues.
Ability to write technical documents.
Ability to present information orally.
No additional requirements to those listed above.
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