Librarian for Digital Publishing, Curation, & Conversion
The Librarian for Digital Publishing, Curation and Conversion plays a leading
role in the presentation of Pepperdine's unique collections and scholarly
output to the world. The Librarian works closely with special collections and
university archives personnel to identify, research, and prioritize materials
for ingest into digital collections, which are powered by CONTENTdm. Following
best practices, the Librarian devises scanning workflows and metadata schema
appropriate to the diverse content in our collections, collaborates with
library staff, and supervises interns and student workers. The Librarian
maintains and expands Pepperdine's digital collections and actively seeks out
and defines new collections based on both digitized and born-digital content.
The Librarian also manages Pepperdine's institutional repository and digital
publications platform, both of which are powered by Digital Commons (bepress).
These initiatives are designed to promote Pepperdine scholarly communications,
and involve a significant effort in outreach and coordination with Pepperdine
administrators, faculty, and students.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Librarian for Digital Publishing, Curation and Conversion is responsible
for three key areas:
* Digital Publishing - Works closely with content creators, editors, publishers to solicit, organize, upload, and maintain scholarly content within the library's digital publishing platform ([log in to unmask]).
* Digital Curation - Assists in the selection of collections for digitization working closely with library and academic personnel; provides narrative descriptions for collections added to the digital repository; creates Blog postings regarding newly added collections; coordinates and carries out description of digital objects with Center for Linked Data personnel; coordinates in collaboration with the Library's preservation committee preservation of digital content, and develops ways to strategically disseminate content to a diverse array of users.
* Digital Conversion - Manages, oversees and coordinates digital conversion, including normalization of content, digital to analog conversion (scanning, imaging, and copying) to digital systems and formats following accepted preservation and access guidelines, standards, policies and procedures.
The Librarian also contributes to the Library's user services program by
participating in subject matter liaison work, and contributes to other digital
initiatives, including iTunes U, as needed.
The above information has been designed to indicate the general level of work
performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to
contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties,
responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this
Qualifications/Skills: Required: Master's degree from an ALA-accredited
library school; knowledge of current digitization standards and practices;
knowledge of metadata including LCSH, MARC, and Dublin Core; the ability to
work collaboratively in a dynamic environment; and excellent organizational,
and oral and written communication skills.
Preferred: At least three years of experience curating digital collections in
an academic library; experience with a digital repository; knowledge of
archival description and arrangement; and supervisory experience.
Qualified individuals should be able to articulate a strong commitment to
diversity, and have the ability to work effectively with individuals from
Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal,
education and employment screening.
This is an exempt, 40 hour per week Librarian position.
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