Digital Production Coordinator

Full time

Created: April 6, 2015
Boston
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Northeastern University Library welcomes applications for the new position of Digital Production Coordinator. The Digital Production Coordinator works closely with the Director of Scholarly Communication and Digital Publishing to support the growth and success of the library’s new digital publishing program. S/he manages a variety of projects, working both with born-digital objects and with physical materials, to produce high-quality digital publications in multiple formats. S/he oversees digitization of physical materials using in-house equipment and student workers, and determines when digitization should be outsourced to external service providers.

Key responsibilities include:
  • Digital Production:  Determine and implement local digitization guidelines for a variety of material types (text, image, audio and video) according to industry best standards. Oversee the digital processing of materials in all formats, in accordance with accepted standards, using both local equipment and off-site services as appropriate. Establish digital production workflow and guidelines and performs quality assurance. Work with relevant library units to coordinate digitization efforts. Supervise student workers.
  • Digital Publishing: Support the library publishing program through the creation of online publications in all formats, including open-access digital editions of out-of-print titles originally published by Northeastern University Press. Work with the Director of Scholarly Communication and Digital Publishing and campus publishing clients to ensure quality and accuracy of publications. Support the usage of Open Journal Systems (OJS) for online journal publishing. In coordination with the Digital Repository Manager, identify and deposit materials in the Digital Repository Service (DRS).
  • Digital Collections: Participate in evaluation of proposed collections for digital library development and advise on platform selection and customization. Assist in creation and updating of policies and procedures for digital project selection. Maintain awareness of developments in digital library practices and monitor standards development and trends in digital preservation policy and practices for application to local digitization efforts. Maintain knowledge of XML schemas applied to digital collections, including TEI, EAD, and DC.      
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, information science, media studies, or a related field; master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum 2 years experience working in a digital production environment, preferably in the publishing industry or higher education
  • Experience working with a variety of object types, both born-digital and digitized (text, photographs, video, etc.)
  • Demonstrated understanding of equipment used to digitize physical objects
  • Familiarity with metadata schema used to describe digital objects
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex projects with minimal supervision, to balance competing priorities, and to meet deadlines
  • Excellent oral and written skills to communicate with technical and non-technical individuals and to prepare project documentation to support training and best practices guidelines
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work successfully in a collaborative environment
  • Experience working in a library setting desirable
Applications received by May 1, 2015 will receive first consideration, though applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Please note: This is a two-year pilot position with opportunity for extension.

To apply, visit http://neu.peopleadmin.com/postings/34770 where more details of the position’s responsibilities, the University’s outstanding benefits, and the salary range associated with this position are also available.

About Northeastern University Libraries  
The Northeastern University Library is at the hub of campus intellectual life. Resources include over 900,000 print volumes, 500,000 e-books, and 60,000 electronic journals. The Snell Library building welcomes 1.9 million visitors a year on the Boston campus and the library’s web site serves users around the world. In addition to a growing focus on networked information and extensive special collections that document social justice efforts in the Greater Boston area, the library has an ambitious vision to expand its digital initiatives by developing its digital repository, digitizing unique collections, constructing integrated collaborative spaces, and fostering the adoption of digital media and the creation of new knowledge. The Northeastern University Library leads the way in redefining library service in the 21st century. For more information, please visit www.library.northeastern.edu.

About Northeastern University
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs—our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning—build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.  See http://www.northeastern.edu.

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University.  Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities.  Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.

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