Head of Digitization and Digital Preservation

at University of Alabama at Birmingham - Libraries (view profile)
Location 917 13th St S, Birmingham, AL, Birmingham, Alabama
Date Posted September 15, 2020
Category Academic
Job Type Full-time
Apply Here http://uab.peopleadmin.com/postings/7279
Education Requirements A Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science from and ALA-accredited institution
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency 55,000
Maximum Compensation in Local Currency 65,000
Hourly or Salary? Salary


UAB Libraries seeks a dynamic and innovative librarian to join our team as The Head of Digitization & Digital Preservation. The ideal candidate will possess the technical and organizational skills needed to maintain an active role in increasing discoverability of digital collections while also leading team efforts to collect, digitize, and preserve a variety of content. As a new department head within the Technology and Technical Services Unit, this position is responsible for managing digital staff and creating a variety of new policies and workflows that increase preservation capabilities and advance the overall digital program for UAB Libraries.

• Develop and maintain an overall vision for the department that aligns with the goals and expectations of the Technology & Technical Services Unit as well as the Libraries’ strategic plan
• Hold primary responsibility for creating digital preservation policies and digitization procedures for content added to asset management (currently ContentDM) and digital preservation (currently Rosetta) systems
• Provide technical expertise and guidance in the creation and maintenance of metadata for digital assets; oversee project plans, schedules, and procedures for digital preservation lab
• Build partnerships with units both internally and externally to identify long- and short-term opportunities for collaboration and preservation of University digital assets
• Collaborate with Special Collections and Technology Units to create promotional tools and exhibits for digital collections
• Share programming and system administration responsibilities that evaluate existing software and hardware solutions to maximize effectiveness in digitization and preservation processes.
• Actively participate on relevant library and campus teams, committees, and working groups; maintain working relationships with local, national, and international user groups for digital preservation