Working under the supervision of Japan Digital Scholarship Librarian of the Japan Digital Research Center library (JDRC), the Japan Digital Project Manager implements the initiatives and activities of the JDRC and is responsible for its day-to-day operations. The Japan Digital Project Manager will play a critical role in the development of digital materials and preservation of analog-to-digital and born-digital assets in coordination with other libraries across campus.
The Japan Digital Project Manager will be expected to:
- Support faculty, students, and scholars in the use/development of digital tools and methods through consultations, project support, curricular engagement, workshops, and various training programs.
- Evaluate, configure, maintain, and troubleshoot ongoing faculty-led digital scholarship projects to ensure functionality and quality assurance, add content, create metadata, and establish protocols for user testing experience.
- Facilitate JDRC outreach by maintaining its website and developing online, web, and social media tools.
- Work closely with content developers across the university and larger Japanese Studies community on digital scholarship practices. Contribute to the development and implementation of policies, procedures, and strategies related to long-term access and management of digital resources.
- Pursue knowledge of current and emerging digital library resources and opportunities to expand digital scholarship on Japan in alignment with organizational priorities.
- Maintains expert knowledge of a range of library and resource-related issues, including scholarly communication, digitalization, copyright, and international fair use protocols in accordance with U.S. and Japanese regulations.
Established in 2017 the mission of the Japan Digital Resources Center (JDRC) is to provide faculty, students, and scholars with information and access to expanding digital resources and materials. Supported by the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, the JDRC complements the other Japan-related holdings of other libraries on campus and works in collaboration with other units across the university and beyond to promote digital research collections and projects. A successful candidate will have demonstrated affinity for educational technologies and digital scholarship and will have experience of its range of application to research, teaching, and instructional design.
All formal offers will be made by FAS HR
We are unable to provide visa sponsorship for this opportunity.
Salary Grade: 056
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
BA degree. 2+ years' work experience managing digital projects in a library or academic research setting. Education may count towards experience requirement.
Experience working with digital/web projects, data analytics, social media.
Experience with digital resources in Japanese Studies.
Master's Degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution and/or advanced degree in East Asian or Japanese Studies.
Experience in project management and/or digital archive management, including web archiving, creation of metadata, and archive/digital preservation.
Experience working with one of the following: data visualization, text analysis, network analysis, mapping, computational research platforms and workflows.
Experience in reading and speaking Japanese.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 49401BR
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