The ArchivesSpace Project Manager will manage a multi-year project to migrate archival description from the Archivists’ Toolkit software, which is no longer supported, to ArchivesSpace. Archivists’ Toolkit is currently in use by the University of Georgia’s Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library and Russell Library for Political Research and Studies. The goal of the project is a single system for the Hargrett and Russell libraries to use for managing archival description, accession data, and authority records, and for providing access to description to our patrons.
Migrating to ArchivesSpace will require the successful candidate to work with library faculty and staff to merge Hargrett and Russell descriptive practices and finding aid websites. The ArchivesSpace Project Manager will also coordinate significant data cleanup. The ArchivesSpace Project Librarian/Archivist reports to the Head of Digital Stewardship and works closely with relevant personnel in the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, and the Library Technology Support Group.
The position requires a well-organized and engaged individual who excels at communication and team building and has familiarity with archival description. This is an entry level position and we welcome new and recent graduate applicants. The successful candidate will be supported to learn the technical skills required on the job.
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, Special Collections Libraries, and the Carnegie Library. 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 the UGA Libraries: http://www.libs.uga.edu/ Information about Athens: http://www.libs.uga.edu/athens/.
This position is a limited-term assignment of 30 months.
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About University of Georgia Libraries
The University of Georgia Libraries include four principal facilities on the UGA campus in Athens, Georgia: the Main Library, the Science Library, the Zell B. Miller Learning Center, and the Special Collections Libraries. The Libraries also has primary responsibility for a number of smaller on-campus libraries, reading rooms and materials centers, and collaborates with several UGA research facilities throughout the state. The UGA Libraries has several special collections: --The Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, a leading repository on Georgia history and culture, holding 200,000 volumes in its rare book and Georgiana collections; 40K cubic feet of historical manuscripts, photographs, and university archives; along with maps and broadsides;--The Walter J. Brown Media Archives and the Peabody Awards Collection, which preserves over 200,000 titles in film, video, audiotape, transcription disks, and other recording formats dating from the 1920s to the present; and --The Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, which contains 150 collections from politicians, political parties, public policy organizations, federal and state appointees, and political observ...ers and activists from modern Georgia (1900-present).The award-winning Digital Library of Georgia, an initiative of GALILEO, the state's virtual library, is also based at the UGA 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. The University of Georgia (UGA), established by the Georgia General Assembly on January 27, 1785, is America's first state-chartered university and the birthplace of the American system of public higher education. UGA has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 25 public universities in America for last 10 years. The university's main campus in Athens, Georgia, covers 605 acres and includes 313 buildings.