Proactively study and apply emerging social, political, and technical trends and best practices in order to advance digital scholarship initiatives, develop tools and technologies to meet research and publication needs, and be a leader in the area of research data emerging trends and best practices. The Oklahoma State University Library seeks creative librarians with a passion for both learning and teaching who are eager to drive their own projects, innovate, and take on challenges. Library faculty are actively engaged in the OSU academic research lifecycle and develop collaborations with faculty, researchers, students, and partners. As the Digital Scholarship Futurist, you will explore the accessibility and maintenance of data collections to support research, scholarship, and teaching. You will provide training and support in digital project management, data information literacy, research data best practices and standards, and available services/resources. You will participate in liaison activities for assigned departments, matched with your strengths. And, you will be able to work collaboratively with a variety of individuals and groups as you continue expanding our already strong strategic partnerships at the local and national levels.
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The UTRGV Library is hiring! We’ll be filling several important positions come Fall 2017. Join us in building a library for the 21st Century. The Rio Grande Valley has a rich cultural heritage, low cost of living, and blossoms with new opportunities. If you’re a librarian with a passion for education, creative ideas, and a willingness to relocate, UTRGV is the place for you!
Scope of Job
To manage daily operations related to the digitization, organization, and access of special collections materials. Leads the efforts of the UTRGV Library in digitally preserving the culture and history of the university and the Rio Grande Valley.
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Film & Media Services Librarian
Instruction Services Division
$58,400 – $76,227 per annum, based on qualifications
This is a full-time appointment available starting August 2017.
The University of California, Berkeley seeks a collaborative, service-oriented librarian with subject specialization, technical knowledge, and a strong commitment to the user experience to develop media services that engage and support faculty and students in teaching, learning, and research.
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The assistant curator is a faculyt-equivalent appointee who provides a wide range of professional services in the Fine Arts areas and Literature, Philosophy, and the Arts department, in support of its research, teaching, and public service missions.
The assistant curator will:
- Manage a collection of digital images used for teaching, research, andpublication by the Art History discipline and maintain a working relationship with counterparts on the Ann Arbor campus.
- Create new images using flatbed scanners, slide scanners, digital cameras, and Adobe Photoshop software.
- Catalog images using EmbARK software (or equivalent) and make images available via Digital Library Platform and Services (DPLS) at UM-Ann Arbor.
- Track and resolve cataloguing for errors
- Support Fine Arts and LPA faculty to facilitate projects related to digitalhumanities research and teaching such as digital mapping, 3D imaging, virtual reality, and urban humanities. The hire will interact with IT specialists and librarians to enhance research and teaching (face-to-face, but especially online teaching platforms and image support) in the department. This hire would work with Music History faculty, to build collections and resources necessary for a digital music curriculum.
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Under the direction of the Head of R&D for the Scholars’ Lab in the UVA Library, the DH Developer works with scholars from the humanities and social sciences to understand their needs and define project goals. Provides professional opinions on appropriate project deliverables and reasonable schedules for completion of projects. Collaborates on building applications that enable scholars and library users to collect, manage, produce, manipulate, or analyze digital information resources in interesting ways. Writes original code, and tests and improves existing code. Learns about and engages with new technologies toward widening and deepening the Scholars’ Lab’s pool of staff expertise. Creates documentation for both internal Lab and external non-technical audience use.
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The University of Alberta Libraries (UAL), with a long tradition of technological innovation and service excellence, seeks a dynamic and engaged professional to play a key role in the planning and execution of a growing program of digital library initiatives.
Reporting to the Digital Repository Services Coordinator, and working within a highly engaged team-based environment, the Digital Initiatives Projects Librarian proposes, guides, monitors and assesses a variety of digital library projects, with a particular focus on digital repositories (ERA, ERA A+V, and Dataverse), research data management and open initiatives, e.g. open data and open educational resources. The successful candidate will participate and shape all phases of the planning and development of digital library projects in these areas, including the development of business cases and project plans, organizing and implementing workflows, coordinating project activities, communication planning and delivery, training, outreach, quality control, and assessment. The successful candidate will liaise and collaborate with Canadian and international communities of practice in order to enhance and improve repository and data services.
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About the Agency
This position is located in the Washington office of the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. The Archives of American Art is headquartered in Washington, DC with another research center in New York City. The Archives’ mission is to collect, preserve, and make available for study primary source material documenting the history of the visual arts in the United States. With a collection of 20 million items, the Archives is the largest and most widely used resource on the history of American art in the world. The incumbent serves as the collections specialist covering a broad geographic area of the United States, acquiring primary sources, mainly personal papers, as gifts. The incumbent reports to the deputy director.
- Develops and executes a collecting plan and contributes to national collecting initiatives.
- Maintains responsibility for selection, description and scholarly appraisal of collections through close examination of their contents.
- Negotiates the conditions of gifts through a fully executed deed of gift.
- Tracks contacts, accessions new acquisitions, and prepares statistical and narrative reports on acquisitions.
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The MediaPreserve, a division of Preservation Technologies L.P., provides high-quality reformatting services for archival audiovisual materials of all types and formats. Using expertly-modified legacy equipment as well as current technologies, our staff of engineers, librarians, archivists and preservation specialists work with each client to customize a preservation program based on an institution’s needs and infrastructure. Our staff is committed to ensuring all materials are transferred and documented according to professional standards and best practices throughout the process so that our client receives the best quality deliverables for preservation, editing and access purposes.
The MediaPreserve is seeking a committed and resourceful Metadata Specialist to join our team and provide an important component to our workflow.
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In this role, you will work with family members and staff to create procedures, and workflows for processing, preserving, and managing digital assets. As our Media Archivist you will provide digital curation of a personal photo and video collection. You will need to create a personal taxonomy for enhanced curation and search. You will run queries for individual requests and build collections for sharing digitally and creating physical assets.
Education and Experience
- MLS/MLIS/MIS degree or other relevant advanced degree.
- Two or more years of experience working in archives, library, or museum with collections, images, photography.
- Experience with digital media, metadata, and content tagging.
- Knowledge of principles of information organization as required in building and applying ontologies (metadata element sets, taxonomies, classification schemes, and thesauri).
- Design experience highly desirable.
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The University of Southern California (USC) Libraries seek an Digital Imaging Specialist to join with the Digital Library Team on the ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives “Cold War Queers” Project to digitize materials related to LGBTQ history. The Digital Imaging Specialist position is a Fixed-Term staff position for six (6) months.
The Digital Imaging Specialist will process digital imaging projects such as hands-on digitization, post-processing, quality control and digital asset management. The Imaging Specialist provides support, assistance and advice in the use of digitization equipment and software to faculty, staff and students. Has responsibility for hands-on digitization and post-processing of a range of materials and documents using various technologies and techniques. Coordinates work-flow processes and quality control for production work on assigned projects. Performs routine maintenance on various systems and equipment such as cameras, lighting systems, computers and digitization equipment. Supervises student workers, as assigned.
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