Columbia University Libraries seek a Digitization and Preservation Projects Manager in the Preservation and Digital Conversion Division of the Libraries.
The Digitization and Preservation Projects Manager manages special projects, primarily larger digitization projects carried by vendors, of time-based media, published materials, and archival collections ; also as appropriate, condition surveys, inventory projects, and other activities related to digitization efforts. Over the next 6 years most of the Project Manager's time will be devoted to a major effort to digitize and preserve CUL's unique holdings of time-based media. The incumbent reports to the Director, Preservation and Digital Conversion Division.
Duties: - Under general guidance from the Director, design, document, and manage project workflows, procedures, statistics, and polices. Assist in selection of vendors and developing vendor contracts. - Supervise and train support staff and student assistants; assign work, coordinate flow of materials; act as liaison to other CUL units involved in projects. - Act as liaison to vendors, resolve problems, assure schedules are met, and assure services meet quality and technical specifications. - Assist with other PDCD activities as needed, including disaster response.
As one of the world’s leading research universities, Columbia University in the City of New York provides outstanding opportunities to work and grow in a dynamic multicultural intellectual community. The Columbia University Libraries/Information Services comprises a diverse, collegial and engaged staff committed to furthering the University’s teaching and research mission through innovation, leadership, collaboration and professionalism.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and strongly encourages individuals of all backgrounds and cultures to consider this position
MLS or PhD or equivalent
- Ability to work with bibliographic records in a variety of languages - Knowledge of bibliographic control policies and procedures - Familiarity with library and archives preservation, including audiovisual - Familiarity with library and archives digitization - Familiarity with collection maintenance policies and procedures - Experience with digitizing library and archives materials - Collection maintenance experience - Experience with preservation
Minimum Degree Required:
MLS or PhD or equivalent
Internal Number: 1704
About Columbia University
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.