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Digitization Project Manager

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Position Information

Position Information

Faculty Rank Open Rank
Posting Number 2016_00308F
Posting Type
Official Title Open Rank (Librarian)
Working Title Digitization Project Manager
Title Code 55194
Retirement Plan TRS or ORP
Salary Range $47,476
Job Summary

The University of Georgia seeks a Digitization Project manager who will be responsible for metadata, imaging, vendor relations, student hiring and supervision, quality control, and other duties related to the development of digital resources for the CLIR-funded Our Story project. The incumbent performs imaging quality control, descriptive and preservation metadata creation, and project management for the project. The Digital Projects Librarian/Archivist reports to the Director of the Digital Library of Georgia (DLG) and works as a member of the DLG’s Metadata and Site Development unit and supervises student assistants. This position is a limited-term assignment of 28 months with a preferred start date of August 1, 2017.

The award-winning Digital Library of Georgia is a GALILEO initiative based at the University of Georgia Libraries. The DLG works together with Georgia’s libraries, archives, museums, and other institutions of cultural heritage to provide access to the cultural and historical resources of the state of Georgia. This primary mission is accomplished through the ongoing development, maintenance, and preservation of digital collections and online digital library resources. These may include materials such as original manuscripts, typescripts, books, photographs, maps, sheet music, posters and broadsides, newspapers, primary source materials on microfilm, audio, video, and other formats. Each project is made available freely to the public as part of GALILEO. For more information about DLG:

The UGA Libraries is located on the university’s main campus in Athens, Georgia, and its facilities include the Main Library, Science Library, Zell B. Miller Learning Center, Map and Government Information Library, Repository and Special Collections Libraries. Perennially rated as one of the nation’s top college towns, Athens offers a vibrant place to work and live. With Atlanta 70 miles to the west, Athens offers good proximity to the city while maintaining a small-town culture and feel. Information about Athens:

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary is $47,476. UGA librarians are non-tenured faculty members. UGA offers an attractive benefits program including a choice of health and retirement plans, dental plan, vision plan, tuition remission, paid relocation, 21 days annual leave, 12 days sick leave, and 12 paid holidays.

Rank on hire will be determined according to these guidelines:

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Qualified applicants who wish to be considered for this position must apply at Attached to their application form should be a letter of application, complete CV, and the names, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references.


Guides projects to successful conclusions by making necessary adjustments in workflow and serving as a liaison between the DLG, other library units, and applicable vendors.

Creates structural and preservation metadata records for the long-term stewardship of digital objects created by the DLG.

Maintains quality control and project goals by reviewing work, site proofing, monitoring of imaging, OCR, and XML output, and record editing and updating as necessary.

Participates in the hire and supervision of student employees engaged in imaging and other tasks associated with the creation of digital resources.

Generates full-text data and metadata for computer indexing; adapts/designs XSLT stylesheets and data collection strategies to automate metadata record creation.

Describes digital objects using national and local standards. This includes the application of RDA and the Dublin Core metadata standard. The Digital Library of Georgia uses Library of Congress Subject Headings as its subject vocabulary and the Art and Architecture Thesaurus for genre terms.

Engages in authority work to provide intellectual control over the application of subject headings, personal names, corporate names, and place names as a component of the metadata process. The Digital Library of Georgia uses a local database for controlling personal, corporate and place names in conjunction with the Library of Congress Authority File.

Participates in planning for digital projects and communicates with Digital Library of Georgia and GALILEO (the statewide virtual library) personnel to coordinate work effort.
Measures outputs by generating and collecting statistics.

Contributes to the mission of the Digital Library of Georgia by participating in the development and evaluation of policies and services, assessing user needs and satisfaction with learning outcomes, serving on appropriate committees, and maintaining an awareness of changes in allied departments.

Develops and maintains professional skills by participating in continuing education and professional development activities such as conferences, workshops, and committee work; by conducting research or writing for publication; or by engaging in other creative and learning activities.

Participates in library-wide communication by reading, responding to, and initiating information transmitted via the Library listserv, and appropriate library-wide or departmental meetings, and asking questions, seeking clarification, or initiating discussion on library issues.

Maintains awareness and acts upon changes and needs in the organization by assuming similar duties and responsibilities.

Minimum Qualifications

Required Qualifications:
ALA-accredited approved Master’s degree in Library and Information Science, or relevant Master’s degree (ACA certification expected in 5 years for continued employment). Knowledge of AACR2/RDA, or DACS, LCSH, Dublin Core metadata standard and familiarity with MARC. Knowledge of digital imaging and metadata standards; Familiarity with HTML or XML; Working knowledge of digital libraries. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. Excellent research, writing, and oral communication skills; Ability to function as a contributing team member in a production-oriented environment. Demonstrated ability to supervise.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:
Working knowledge of creating descriptive metadata or catalog records, or describing archival materials preferred; Working knowledge of XML including METS and EAD preferred; Working knowledge of digital imaging of still images and microfilm to optimize OCR output preferred. Degree in history, public history or American studies preferred. Familiarity with grant-funded projects.

Degree Level Masters
Posting Date 02/15/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Closing Date
Appointment Status Limited Term
Location of Vacancy Athens Area

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References with Contact Information
Optional Documents