Digitization & Preservation Projects Manager (term)

New York City
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Created: April 9, 2016


Columbia University Libraries seek a Digitization and Preservation Projects Manager in the Preservation and Digital Conversion Division of the Libraries for a temporary three year appointment.

The Digitization and Preservation Projects Manager manages special projects, primarily larger digitization projects carried by vendors, of published materials, archival collections, and audiovisual materials; also as appropriate, inventory projects and projects to improve the content of CLIO that are related to digitization efforts. The incumbent reports to the Director, Preservation and Digital Conversion Division.

- Under general guidance from the Director, design, document, and manage project workflows, procedures, statistics, and polices. Assist in selection of vendors and developing vendor contracts.
- Supervise and train support staff and student assistants; assign work, coordinate flow of materials; act as liaison to other CUL units involved in projects.
- Act as liaison to vendors, resolve problems, assure schedules are met, and assure services meet quality and technical specifications.
- Assist with annual ingest of Internet Archive e-books into HathiTrust; assist other units with inventory and other projects; assist with other PDCD activities as needed, including disaster response.

Minimum Qualifications:
- MLS or equivalent
- In-depth knowledge of MS Excel and/or similar tools
- Strong organizational and analytical skills
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written
- Experience working in a library or archives
- Project management experience
- Commitment to supporting and working in a diverse environment

Preferred Qualifications:
- Ability to work with bibliographic records in a variety of languages
- Knowledge of bibliographic control policies and procedures
- Familiarity with library and archives preservation, including audiovisual
- Familiarity with library and archives digitization
- Familiarity with collection maintenance policies and procedures
- Experience with digitizing library and archives materials
- Collection maintenance experience
- Experience with preservation

Apply online: https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=62576

As one of the world's leading research universities, Columbia University in the City of New York provides outstanding opportunities to work and grow in a dynamic multicultural intellectual community. The Columbia University Libraries/Information Services comprises a diverse, collegial and engaged staff committed to furthering the University's teaching and research mission through innovation, leadership, collaboration and professionalism.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and strongly encourages individuals of all backgrounds and cultures to consider this position.

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