Folklife Specialist (Digital Assets Management)
Library of Congress
The position serves as the Folklife Specialist (Digital Assets Management) and
is located in the American Folklife Center (AFC) within Library Services and
reports directly to the Head, Archive of Folk Culture. The purpose of this
position is to oversee the administration of American Folklife Center's
digital asset management program, including developing and managing born-
digital and reformatted collection processing workflows.
The position description number for this position is 319710.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the
Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area. The incumbent of this position will work
a flextime work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under
this vacancy announcement.
The Folklife Specialist (Digital Assets Management) oversees the
administration of the American Folklife Center's digital asset management
program, including developing and managing born-digital and reformatted
collection processing workflows. The digital assets manager provides
increasing leadership and coordination for a range of digital initiatives to
advance American Folklife Center's preservation and access goals.
Works with archives and research staff to use technology to track and mange
AFC collections. Oversees the maintenance of archival databases and other
electronic resources used for tracking and indexing collection materials
online or through other media.
Manage the care and handling of born-digital and analog collection materials
to digitized for the AFC as appropriate, including the chain of custody.
Evaluates AFC digital storage systems on a consistent basis and makes
recommendations for improvements as needed.
Keeps current on major issues in information research and dissemination. Stays
abreast of trends in the field of digital archival management and Library of
Congress digital asset management standards and systems.
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.
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