Digital Library Services Coordinator

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Created: March 7, 2013


The Gainesville office of FLVC provides state-of-the-art, cost-effective information technology to assist the libraries of the public universities of Florida in their support of teaching, learning, research and public service. Specifically, we implement and centrally support high quality computer systems that help the libraries acquire, manage and provide access to information resources. We provide software to enhance access to information for students and faculty, increase the productivity of library staff, improve inter-library sharing, and preserve digital materials for future use. Through planning with the university libraries, we ensure that these services are integral to the University libraries' ability to carry out their own missions in support of teaching, research and service.

This position will be part of the Digital Services workgroup, which helps the libraries of the public colleges and universities of Florida create, manage, maintain and preserve digital information resources. The incumbent will provide support for one or more of the following: digital special collections and archives, electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs), archival finding aids (EADs), electronic journals, and/or other born-digital and retrospectively digitized materials. S/he will work with commercial, open source, and locally-developed content management applications such as DigiTool, Archon, the Open Journal System (OJS), OAI data and service providers, Fedora, Islandora and Drupal. The incumbent will develop and provide expertise to FLVC and library staff in one or more specialty areas as required; examples of these areas include resource description (cataloging and metadata), audio and video formats, archives and records management, and scholarly communications.

Duties are as follows:

1. Take primary responsibility for supporting one or more production applications, and provide back up to the primary support person for one or more additional applications. Support includes but is not limited to: running and/or monitoring production operations; performing quality control; producing statistics and reports; responding to tickets; communicating with the vendor or open source community to resolve problems; and providing web-based and on-site training and training materials for library staff.

2. Contribute to the general design and operation of applications and services to enhance the digital capabilities of the libraries. Perform requirements analysis for new modules, processes and workflows. Draft specifications for data, data conversions, user interfaces and/or application programs, and work with programmers to develop, test and implement them.

3. Participate on state-wide committees, working groups and task forces of staff concerned with the creation, description and/or management of digital resources.

4. Keep abreast of regional and national trends and initiatives related to with technology for digital library services to students and faculty. To the extent possible, given limitations of time and funding, contribute to the profession and to your own professional development by participating in regional and national initiatives through meeting attendance, committee appointments, and other means of involvement.

5. Performs work in support of business processes and projects. Performs time-sensitive tasks and meets established deadlines; maintains effective communications with appropriate FLVC staff; maintains effective working relationships to ensure the success of the business processes and projects.

6. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements: • Master’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization; or a bachelor’s degree an appropriate area of specialization and two years of appropriate experience.

Preferred Qualifications: • Master’s degree in library and/or information science from an ALA-accredited program strongly preferred • Working knowledge of MARCXML, Dublin Core, MODS, EAD and/or METS standards • Working knowledge of XML technologies, Unix/Linux, and relational database management systems; • Excellent oral and written communications skills in English • Demonstrated analytic ability, creativity, energy and enthusiasm. • Two or more years of experience in an academic library environment. • Direct experience with digital initiatives (digitization projects, digital content management systems and/or Web-based delivery of digital objects). • Background in special collections, archives and/or cataloging; programming or Web development experience. • Teaching or training experience. Note: Successful candidates for this classification will routinely possess qualifications higher than the minimum qualifications

Minimum starting salary between $35,000 to $45,000 (Commensurate with qualifications and experience.) Closing date: 3/13/2013

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