Digital Conversion Specialist

— Culpeper County
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Created: August 12, 2016


Tuesday, August 9, 2016 to Tuesday, August 30, 2016



Open - Permanent


This position is located in the Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division (MBRS) at the Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation in Culpeper, Virginia. The incumbent provides analysis, reporting, planning, overall coordination and oversight activities for digitized audio and video content.


Serves as project coordinator performing project management and scheduling activities as needed at the Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation. Assists in designing, implementing, and evaluating project work, including policy and communication issues, and assures coordination and maximum impact through a combination of public and private resources. Establishes recommendations, priorities, time-frames, etc. in coordination with MBRS section heads, curators, and processing unit heads. Plans the approach to digital intake or digitization for assigned projects and develops methods and resource plans. Prepares planning documents encompassing all aspects of workflow and submits such plans for review. Implements approved plans by scheduling and coordinating work. Ensures all digital activities and plans for assigned project(s) conform to (or enhance) current division and Library bibliographic and custodial practices.

Develops  work plans, requirements, intake specifications, conversion specifications, and metadata strategies for audio and video content specific to the assigned project. Analyzes requirements and develops strategies for metadata capture, normalization, transformation, storage and output. Participates in reviewing, developing, and implementing metadata application policies and procedures, particularly in relation to metadata mapping and transformation of submitted metadata into MAVIS, the Library of Congress MBRS content management system. Troubleshoots issues related to metadata mapping and transformation that include reconciling controlled vocabularies, title construction, data structure, and formatting of data following MBRS established protocols, procedures, and guidelines. Prepares metadata for ingest by adhering to established quality control protocols.

Oversees the preparation for and archiving of the digitized project files and data in a secure and stable repository. Participates in developing and implementing procedures for management and security of digital resources aligned with policies established across the Library to support security of heritage assets, including reporting requirements. Evaluates previously established practices and provides recommendations for modifications based on standards appropriate to various media types in the Library's collections. Reviews workflows and digital material for quality issues and coordinates reworking or resubmission of digital resources. Evaluates and recommends modifications to workflow management systems supporting Library of Congress MBRS digitization practices.


Published: Friday, August 12, 2016 17:48 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:40 UTC