Digital Collections Development Coordinator

at Library of Congress (view profile)
Location Washington, DC
Date Posted April 11, 2019
Category Public or Governmental
Job Type Full-time
Apply Here https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/530260200
Twitter Handle @librarycongress

Description

This position is located in the Collection Development Office. The Digital Collections Development Coordinator Is the office point person on digital collection development and particularly for web archives and bulk data. 

Sallery: $99,172 to $128,920 per year

Responsibilities

Reviews and analyzes a variety of complicated factors in evaluating existing and emerging digital content and its potential addition to the Library’s collections. For content already selected for the Library, gathers and analyzes data on usage, cost (if applicable) and other points in order to make recommendations to management. Develops, coordinates, and/or conducts training programs for staff and users related to digital collections. Prepares user documentation guidance. Provides technical expertise for the implementation, maintenance and enhancement of digital content.

Develops new approaches for other experienced librarians to use in solving a variety of problems or in expanding services for the provision of access to digital content. Reviews publishing trends in the market to identify new resources, sources and technologies not already in the collections. Plans and develops programs to fill in gaps and augment collections to improve services to clientele. Develops and maintains services and guidance for the entire Library to facilitate operations in a number of different locations.

Identifies new content for the collections and works with Recommending Officers to have such content recommended for acquisition. Determines the quality of materials acquired from different sources. Interprets and advises on the contents of a collection, both cataloged and un-cataloged, covering current and retrospective items. Participates in efforts to acquire through a number of different acquisition methods, including Copyright Office deposit. Ensures that the Library’s collection of digital content is developed in coordination with the Library’s programs to develop the traditional physical collections and the electronic resources collection. Works very closely with Recommending Officers and with appropriate staff in Library acquisitions and technical units in acquiring new content. Serves as a Recommending Officer for multi-disciplinary digital content. Provides institution-wide leadership related to the digital collections.

Serves as an expert regarding digital collections and shares such information with Library staff. Coordinates with staff both within Library Services and in other areas, primarily the Law Library and the Congressional Research Service. Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with librarians and other specialists, in order to share resources and information as well as to coordinate workflow within the library. As a consultant, makes recommendations regarding major changes in program areas. Explains or presents specialized or technical information to individuals or groups with varying backgrounds or levels of experience. Participates in or chairs Library committees and working groups. Develops and maintains professional standing through a variety of methods, including participation in professional organizations, which may include presenting papers at conferences, seminars, or meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields.

Identifies and analyzes innovative technologies including development of short-range plans for information technology applications, which have agency-wide impact and benefit. Participates in discussions related to the operations, maintenance and improvements to the Library’s systems that manage digital collections by representing the interests and needs of a wide variety of users. Monitors trends in emerging technologies and rights management. Keeps current with developments in technology products and services, including the use of proprietary and open source to manage digital content. Analyzes user requirements for new systems and services. Identifies user needs and matches those needs to existing capabilities or plans capabilities to satisfy identified needs within the constraints of human, physical and fiscal resources

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