Title: Director of Digital Collections

Supervisor: Senior Director of the Library and Collections

Department: Digital Collections, Library Division

Position Summary:

The Director of Digital Collections, a member of the library staff, is
primarily responsible for managing the Digital Collections Department and
overseeing special projects. This is a full-time, 40-hour per week (Monday-
Friday, with Wednesday evenings as needed) position.

Specific Responsibilities:

● Supervise Digital Collections and Cataloguing staff;

● Manage a growing digital image collection and its metadata;

● Manage the intellectual and physical access to the printed materials;

● Work with vendors and IT/Systems Administrator in the development and
maintenance of HSP's digital assets management system (DAMS), OPAC, and
discovery tools;

● Oversee authority control work;

● Oversee processing of printed materials (labeling, book-plating, shelving,

● Stay apprised of current trends and technology for digital collections and
cataloguing and provide guidance in tool selection for support of digital
projects and online collection discovery;

● Evaluate and implement metadata standards with current and future systems
and descriptive standards at HSP;

● Participate in organization-wide discussion and planning for strengthening
HSP's digitization program, forming digital access partnerships, and improving
use of information technology for collection management and access;

● Develop policy and strategic planning for acquisition of digital materials,
including born digital materials and digital surrogates of collections for
which HSP does not hold the physical material;

● Play an active role in the development of HSP's strategy and program for
digitizing collection materials, including development of standards and
guidelines for creating, managing, preserving, describing, and delivering

● Assist in the development of grant proposals for cataloging and digital
projects, and oversee management of such grants;

● Work with the Digital Collections and Rights Manager on intellectual
property policy and assessments;

● Manage and develop the department budget;

● Serve on HSP staff committees; and

● Oversee special projects as assigned; perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements: This position requires a graduate degree
in Library Science, Information Science, Archival Administration, Fine Arts or
a related field (or equivalent work experience); at least two years of
relevant professional experience, including project management and design,
OPAC management, management of digital collections; familiarity with
appropriate metadata standards, and knowledge of digital librarianship;
familiarity with image capture equipment, including maintenance and upgrades;
in-depth knowledge of library/archives systems, procedures, and standards;
excellent organizational, problem-solving, and communication skills. Special
collections library experience and cataloguing experience preferred.
Experience with XML, HTML, EAD, MARC, Dublin Core, Microsoft Access and
Photoshop are required. Experience with Ex Libris Voyager,
Archivists' Toolkit, CollectiveAccess, VuFind, MySQL, PHP, XSLT, EAC, RDF, RDA
and general open source software experience is preferred. Ability to lift 40
pounds preferred.

Status: Exempt

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