DescriptionThe position serves as the Folklife Specialist (Digital Assets Management) and is located in the American Folklife Center (AFC) within Library Services and reports directly to the Head, Archive of Folk Culture. The purpose of this position is to oversee the administration of American Folklife Center's digital asset management program, including developing and managing born-digital and reformatted collection processing workflows.
The position description number for this position is 319710.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area. The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.
The Folklife Specialist (Digital Assets Management) oversees the administration of the American Folklife Center's digital asset management program, including developing and managing born-digital and reformatted collection processing workflows. The digital assets manager provides increasing leadership and coordination for a range of digital initiatives to advance American Folklife Center's preservation and access goals.
Works with archives and research staff to use technology to track and mange AFC collections. Oversees the maintenance of archival databases and other electronic resources used for tracking and indexing collection materials online or through other media.
Manage the care and handling of born-digital and analog collection materials to digitized for the AFC as appropriate, including the chain of custody. Evaluates AFC digital storage systems on a consistent basis and makes recommendations for improvements as needed.
Keeps current on major issues in information research and dissemination. Stays abreast of trends in the field of digital archival management and Library of Congress digital asset management standards and systems.
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.
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Published: Friday, February 6, 2015 21:07 UTC
Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:42 UTC