This position reports to the Odum Library Automation Department, and is assigned to work with the VSU Archives and Special Collections Department. This position is responsible for managing the development of metadata, textual encoding, as well as the day-to-day progress of a wide variety of digital reformatting projects including scanning, optical character recognition, image and text editing, This person is responsible for maintaining items in the Vtext Institutional Repository and the VSU Archives web sites and its databases. This person directly supervises all student digital projects in Archives and Special Collections. Work is performed under general supervision following national and local metadata, imaging, and mark-up standards and best practices. Other duties as assigned. M-F; 40 hours week; some evening and weekend work may be required.
Bachelors degree with background in humanities or social sciences AND one to two years related progressively responsible archives digital experience; Required experience includes digital archival work, including Photoshop manipulation, OCR work, and familiarity with metadata standards. Familiarity with PHP coding and MySQL databases are also required.
Some experience with Library Science theory, gained through work in the MLIS program to augment technical skills. Prefer a working knowledge of American History which will help in the Archives work.
Ability to work independently; Ability to maintain accurate records; Effective oral and written skills. Ability to perform diverse, technical, and complex tasks with accuracy and attention to detail; Ability to exercise independent judgment; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees and general public; Ability to work successfully in a production-oriented environment; Ability to direct the work of others and provide training on a variety of technical projects; Ability to work in a fluid environment with many variations from the routine. Gather data for decision making from technical manuals, lists or reports. Accurate typing skills (30 w.p.m.);
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