Digital Collections Coordinator

Created: December 15, 2015


Job Summary
The Digital Collections Coordinator serves as the primary point of contact for creating digital collections at KAUST. S/he works closely with the Library’s Repository Services team and with the Collections Manager and Subject Specialists to provide access to information generated by KAUST’s faculty and student research. The primary responsibilities of this position are to work with Deans, Center Directors, faculty, and students to identify unique materials produced through KAUST research, to develop business proposals to curate and make discoverable these unique materials, and to work with Library staff to implement approved proposals. The Digital Collections Coordinator reports to the Systems and Digital Services Manager.

Major Responsibilities
-Plan, coordinate, and manage the workflow to acquire, curate, and make available locally created digital content
-Lead, manage, and participate in the planning and implementation of projects in a variety of formats, monitor the timely progress of ongoing projects, and create documentation for project-related activities.
-Assess and report on digital collections use; make recommendations to improve continuously our digital collection services. Benchmark digital collections with peer universities and identify areas for distinction and for strategic development
-Work closely with IT colleagues to ensure our information access systems and workflows are stable, reliable, and are developed in response to community needs and technological changes.
-Work in partnership with the international digital collection community to ensure standards and best practices are developed, followed, and reviewed.
-Perform other duties in multiple operational areas of the Library as necessary.

Technical Skills Preferred: 
Experience creating and managing digital collections in a highly collaborative environment; knowledge of emerging technologies and trends in digital collections, platforms, and products; experience with grant writing.  Working knowledge of digital preservation standards and best practices, and metadata standards including Dublin Core, MODS, and TEI. Experience with digital repository systems.

Non-Technical Skills or Attributes
-Clear experience creating project proposals, managing cross-organizational project teams, and working with spreadsheets and integrated library systems.
-Demonstrated commitment to public service and experience interacting with a diverse population including faculty, researchers, graduate students, staff, and vendors.
-Excellent English communication skills, problem solving, and interpersonal skills.
-Able to work and learn independently and as part of a team to produce results, solve problems, initiate ideas and projects.

Required Education
BA/BS (computer science or related field preferred) or equivalent education and experience

Preferred:   MLS or MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited program and/or advanced degree in subject discipline

Required Experience
Minimum 3 years’ experience in a library environment providing public access, collection development, or subject expertise.

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