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Contractor, Project Management, Embedding Preservability for New Forms of Scholarship

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Created: September 22, 2021


  1. Scope of work

NYU Libraries is seeking expression of interest for a contractor for project management for Embedding Preservability in New Forms of Scholarship. Under the guidance of the Digital Scholarly Publishing Specialist, Digital Library Technology Services at NYU, the contractor will provide oversight for all day to day activities of the project. These include leading early project meetings to establish working relationships and timing of contacts with publishers and technology platform developers; developing workflows for communication and data collection for the project team; scheduling and documenting regular meetings with publishers, platform developers, and the project team; and contributing expert knowledge as part of a team that meets regularly with publishers. The contractor will contribute to a guidelines document, including a summary of activities and outcomes from the embedding work, and create a plan for its broad dissemination.


NYU Libraries expects to engage the contractor for 36 months for an estimated average of 10 hours per week. Compensation will be set at a fixed rate, contingent on completion of deliverables.


In order to be considered, individuals and corporations must hold sufficient general liability insurance. 


  1. Deliverables

  • Schedule creation and maintenance for regular meetings with publishers, platform developers, and the project team, as well as two larger forums for all collaborators. Communication with all appropriate parties, including partner organizations and advisors, to track progress and reprioritize tasks as needed.

  • Management of the documentation and communication of data from embedding activities and preservation services.

  • Contribution of professional expertise on digital publishing and preservation to partner publishers

  • Project synthesis, data analysis, and the composition of reports and presentations.

3. Qualifications

Required Experience

Three years of project management experience in a cultural heritage, research library, or publishing setting. Experience with metadata schemas, vocabularies, content standards, and various encoding/transmission formats. Demonstrated success working collaboratively with a diverse group of individuals (both local and remote). • 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 

Knowledge of digital publishing technologies, formats, and business practices. Management skills, including the ability to create and implement project plans and schedules, develop technical documentation, establish high performance standards, and deliver quality results. Excellent verbal and written communication skills; including the ability to report about complex data.

Preferred Education

MLIS, MS, or MA with concentration in archival administration or publishing, or equivalent experience.

Preferred Experience

Experience working with digital libraries or publishing projects of significant complexity. Familiarity with complex digital objects, digital preservation workflows, and/or publishing workflows.

How to apply


Please send an expression of interest by email to by October 4. Please include a cover letter and resume.


Published: Wednesday, September 22, 2021 21:16 UTC

Last updated: Wednesday, September 22, 2021 21:16 UTC