Electronic Resources & Digital Projects Librarian

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Created: October 20, 2013


The Digital Projects/Electronic Resources Specialist position is divided between Digital Projects (Hannon Library) — 60% and Electronic Resources (Hannon Library) — 40%.

Digital Projects Specialist:
The Digital Projects Specialist is the sole support position in the Digital Projects Department of Hannon Library and is supervised by a librarian. Hannon Library has developed a number of digital collections including the Southern Oregon Digital Archives (SODA) consisting of three digital collections: Bioregion, First Nations, and Southern Oregon History, and a growing number of image collections. In addition, an institutional repository (IR), Scholarship@ SOU has been created to retain digital files of faculty and student scholarship along with an eUniversity Archives collection. The LTIII engages in the design, development, and management of new locally created digital collections. The LTIII is responsible for adding items to the existing collections and assists in metadata creation and design for all collections. The LTIII administers the image collections’ software, CONTENTdm, develops and maintains procedures for creating and adding digital objects to collections and performs quality control for all scanned, captured and edited items. The LTIII researches and engages in decision-making on digitizing standards and best practices for various formats. The LTIII works closely with the Library’s Digital Projects team, the Special Collections librarian, and with members of outside agencies and SOU Departments in implementing new digital collections. Upon receiving notice of software upgrades, the LTIII checks to ensure functionality and troubleshoots when necessary and decides when to implement them. The LTIII hires, trains, and supervises 1-3 student assistants in Digital Projects.

Electronic Resources Specialist:
The Electronic Resources Specialist is the sole support position in the Electronic Resources Department of Hannon Library and is supervised by a librarian. Hannon Library has close to 100 databases through 25 different vendors. Some of these resources are stand alone products, but most of them provide article citations that are linked to full-text articles in other databases through special linking software. Most of these databases are paid for through subscriptions, and are limited through license to faculty, staff, students, and walk-in public users at Southern Oregon University. We therefore also maintain an authentication system for SOU users who are accessing databases from off campus. The LTIII will be responsible for learning and updating the various technical systems that support access to electronic resources. Currently these systems include an Access database, an OpenURL link resolver (SFX), an authentication configuration file (EZProxy), and the campus portal (Luminis). In the winter and spring of 2014, we will be migrating to a new integrated library system. This software will be shared with 36 other university and college libraries in the Pacific Northwest and provides the backbone for tracking and providing access to our print and electronic resources. This system will change workflows for the Electronic Resources Department, but we won’t know exactly how until implementation. The LTIII will also be responsible for collecting electronic resources statistics. In addition, the LTIII will include some website duties including occasional updates and facilitating usability testing. There may be other miscellaneous duties as assigned.


Published: Sunday, October 20, 2013 21:37 UTC

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