Digital Projects Coordinator

Washington, D.C.
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Created: August 11, 2014


The incumbent coordinates and facilitates the integration of digital and traditional library services through prototyping advanced systems related to digital reformatting and/or collecting original digital material to facilitate standards research. Individually and in collaboration with IT and digital media experts, the incumbent works with major program components that include archival facilities, new digital content policies, metadata and standards for content development, and new models for information access and delivery. The incumbent works with the library profession and information technology industry and various working groups throughout the Library involved in digital technologies and automated systems as they relate to standards for interoperability, especially of the digital media. These media span many forms of expression including text, graphic, photographic, moving image, cartographic, sound/audio, and mixed media to include web content. Standards projects may involve one or many of the digital material collections and are intended to establish and/or enhance standards for collecting, creating, and maintaining digital material online in a collaborative Internet-based environment.

Provides expert guidance in the resolution of complex problems and development of solutions impacting standards for digital prototyping, access and retrieval, and record and content interchange activities. Provides technical solutions enabling prototyping activities.

Serves as an expert in the organization, development, and implementation of multiple standards-related projects. Serves as a team leader or team member of working groups, task forces, and ad hoc groups which have been assigned responsibility for specific digital media content development and/or access enhancement projects or tasks. Coordinates the details involved in special projects, defining tasks/assignments. Identifies, develops, and implements options for improving the performance of the plan/projects. Communicates orally and in writing to both technical and non-technical staff concerning multimedia digital service and access activities.

Provides expert analysis and advice and develops solutions to solve issues and problems associated with Library-wide IT programs relating to standards. Researches new developments in library and information technologies, particularly as they apply to the electronic dissemination of information. Based on digital library trends, operations, and changing program requirements, identifies relevant issues to management. Collects, analyzes and evaluates relevant digital project stakeholder, technical and programmatic information from varied sources inside and outside the Library and makes authoritative recommendations to management. Explores new sources of electronic delivery and coordinates technologies to meet user needs.

Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

Ability to implement library or information systems technology. **

Ability to plan and carry out information exchange and digital library projects.

Ability to identify and solve problems.

Ability to research and analyze technical issues.

Ability to write technical documents.

Ability to present information orally.

No additional requirements to those listed above.

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