Digital Conversion Specialist
Library of Congress
Culpeper County


Tuesday, August 9, 2016 to Tuesday, August 30, 2016






Open - Permanent


This position is located in the Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded
Sound Division (MBRS) at the Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation in
Culpeper, Virginia. The incumbent provides analysis, reporting, planning,
overall coordination and oversight activities for digitized audio and video


Serves as project coordinator performing project management and scheduling
activities as needed at the Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation.
Assists in designing, implementing, and evaluating project work, including
policy and communication issues, and assures coordination and maximum impact
through a combination of public and private resources. Establishes
recommendations, priorities, time-frames, etc. in coordination with MBRS
section heads, curators, and processing unit heads. Plans the approach to
digital intake or digitization for assigned projects and develops methods and
resource plans. Prepares planning documents encompassing all aspects of
workflow and submits such plans for review. Implements approved plans by
scheduling and coordinating work. Ensures all digital activities and plans for
assigned project(s) conform to (or enhance) current division and Library
bibliographic and custodial practices.

Develops work plans, requirements, intake specifications,
conversion specifications, and metadata strategies for audio and video content
specific to the assigned project. Analyzes requirements and develops
strategies for metadata capture, normalization, transformation, storage and
output. Participates in reviewing, developing, and implementing metadata
application policies and procedures, particularly in relation to metadata
mapping and transformation of submitted metadata into MAVIS, the Library of
Congress MBRS content management system. Troubleshoots issues related to
metadata mapping and transformation that include reconciling controlled
vocabularies, title construction, data structure, and formatting of data
following MBRS established protocols, procedures, and guidelines. Prepares
metadata for ingest by adhering to established quality control protocols.

Oversees the preparation for and archiving of the digitized project files and
data in a secure and stable repository. Participates in developing and
implementing procedures for management and security of digital resources
aligned with policies established across the Library to support security of
heritage assets, including reporting requirements. Evaluates previously
established practices and provides recommendations for modifications based on
standards appropriate to various media types in the Library's collections.
Reviews workflows and digital material for quality issues and coordinates
reworking or resubmission of digital resources. Evaluates and recommends
modifications to workflow management systems supporting Library of Congress
MBRS digitization practices.


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