Digital Production Coordinator, Northeastern University Library
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Northeastern University Library welcomes applications for the new position of
Digital Production Coordinator. The Digital Production Coordinator works
closely with the Director of Scholarly Communication and Digital Publishing to
support the growth and success of the library's new digital publishing
program. S/he manages a variety of projects, working both with born-digital
objects and with physical materials, to produce high-quality digital
publications in multiple formats. S/he oversees digitization of physical
materials using in-house equipment and student workers, and determines when
digitization should be outsourced to external service providers.
Key responsibilities include:
* Digital Production: Determine and implement local digitization guidelines for a variety of material types (text, image, audio and video) according to industry best standards. Oversee the digital processing of materials in all formats, in accordance with accepted standards, using both local equipment and off-site services as appropriate. Establish digital production workflow and guidelines and performs quality assurance. Work with relevant library units to coordinate digitization efforts. Supervise student workers.
* Digital Publishing: Support the library publishing program through the creation of online publications in all formats, including open-access digital editions of out-of-print titles originally published by Northeastern University Press. Work with the Director of Scholarly Communication and Digital Publishing and campus publishing clients to ensure quality and accuracy of publications. Support the usage of Open Journal Systems (OJS) for online journal publishing. In coordination with the Digital Repository Manager, identify and deposit materials in the Digital Repository Service (DRS).
* Digital Collections: Participate in evaluation of proposed collections for digital library development and advise on platform selection and customization. Assist in creation and updating of policies and procedures for digital project selection. Maintain awareness of developments in digital library practices and monitor standards development and trends in digital preservation policy and practices for application to local digitization efforts. Maintain knowledge of XML schemas applied to digital collections, including TEI, EAD, and DC.
* Bachelor's degree in communications, information science, media studies, or a related field; master's degree preferred
* Minimum 2 years experience working in a digital production environment, preferably in the publishing industry or higher education
* Experience working with a variety of object types, both born-digital and digitized (text, photographs, video, etc.)
* Demonstrated understanding of equipment used to digitize physical objects
* Familiarity with metadata schema used to describe digital objects
* Demonstrated ability to manage complex projects with minimal supervision, to balance competing priorities, and to meet deadlines
* Excellent oral and written skills to communicate with technical and non-technical individuals and to prepare project documentation to support training and best practices guidelines
* Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work successfully in a collaborative environment
* Experience working in a library setting desirable
Applications received by May 1, 2015 will receive first consideration, though
applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Please
note: This is a two-year pilot position with opportunity for extension.
To apply, visit [http://neu.peopleadmin.com/postings/34770](http://neu.peoplea
dmin.com/postings/34770) where more details of the position's
responsibilities, the University's outstanding benefits, and the salary range
associated with this position are also available.
**About Northeastern University Libraries
The Northeastern University Library is at the hub of campus intellectual life.
Resources include over 900,000 print volumes, 500,000 e-books, and 60,000
electronic journals. The Snell Library building welcomes 1.9 million visitors
a year on the Boston campus and the library's web site serves users around the
world. In addition to a growing focus on networked information and extensive
special collections that document social justice efforts in the Greater Boston
area, the library has an ambitious vision to expand its digital initiatives by
developing its digital repository, digitizing unique collections, constructing
integrated collaborative spaces, and fostering the adoption of digital media
and the creation of new knowledge. The Northeastern University Library leads
the way in redefining library service in the 21st century. For more
information, please visit
**About Northeastern University**
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university
located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide
experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that
meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education
programs--our signature cooperative education program, as well as student
research, service learning, and global learning--build the connections that
enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a
comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees
through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. See
Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action
Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University.
Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities,
women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern
University is an E-Verify Employer.
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