Job description

Duties: The University of Pennsylvania Libraries seeks an innovative, collaborative, and versatile professional to serve as the Digital Asset Manager. Reporting to the Head, Schoenberg Center for Text & Image (SCETI), the Digital Asset Manager will develop and document production-level workflows, train staff in post-production, structural metadata creation, quality assurance and repository ingestion in a complex enterprise environment. SCETI creates archive-quality digital facsimiles of books, manuscripts, and other primary source material, including media and three-dimensional objects, and makes them available on the web, chiefly through the Penn Libraries' robust suite of digital interfaces.

* Provide day-to-day oversight of the Libraries' Digital Asset Management program and make recommendations for workflow improvement to the Head of SCETI.
* Oversee the quality assurance of digital assets created by SCETI, developing processes for reviewing images for completion, conformity to project specifications, and agreement with associated metadata.
* Train and assist staff in the creation, organization, migration, and delivery of digital assets and associated metadata.
* Report to the Head of SCETI on Digital Asset Management program progress to ensure the completion of projects.
* Work with Library stakeholders and programmers to develop cross-department workflows, ensure integration of digital assets with core systems, manage shared storage and prioritize work.
* Identify legacy digital objects and assign ingest routines to staff, working with programmers, metadata specialists, curators and bibliographers.
* Create and document streamlined workflows to move digital assets into the digital repository, Penn websites, and other destinations for user and machine access.
* Assist in the planning of system customizations, integrations, testing and maintenance.
* Serve as a member of the Repository Services Team and Digital Penn to stay apprised of these committees' requirements for projects undertaken by Digital Assets Management.
* Perform additional duties as assigned

Qualifications: A master's degree in library science, computer science or an equivalent combination of education and experience, are required.

* Knowledge of emerging technology trends related to digital collections and repositories. Experience with Fedora and Hydra preferred.
* Strong technical background, experience managing or working on technical projects
* Familiarity with library uses of metadata schemas: managing metadata, born-digital and digital media-assets, and their applications.
* A general understanding of network operating systems.
* Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Experience working with teams and fostering collaboration. Ability to flourish in a high-intensity work environment and manage change. Demonstrated support for diversity initiatives and a desire to create a welcoming and inclusive environment.
* Strong service orientation. Ability to take initiative, establish priorities, set performance expectations, implement efficient workflows, and create documentation.
* Proven ability to multi-task with exceptional organizational skills.
* Experience in academic libraries or independent research libraries.
* Supervisory experience, a plus
* Project management experience.
* Experience working with digital images.

Reference Number: 50-27383

Salary Grade: 025

Employment Type: Exempt

Org: Center for Electronic Text and Imaging

Special Requirements: Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

Job Family: N-Museum/Library/Archival




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Posted: 11/23/2017
Application Due: 11/23/2018
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