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Digitization Project Manager

Posted by: University of Georgia Libraries

Posted date: 2017-May-15

Location: University of Georgia

The University of Georgia seeks a Digitization Project manager who will be responsible for metadata, imaging, vendor relations, student hiring and supervision, quality control, and other duties related to the development of digital resources for the CLIR-funded Our Story project. The incumbent performs imaging quality control, descriptive and preservation metadata creation, and project management for the project. The Digital Projects Librarian/Archivist reports to the Director of the Digital Library of Georgia (DLG) and works as a member of the DLG's Metadata and Site Development unit and supervises student assistants. This position is a limited-term assignment of 28 months with a preferred start date of August 1, 2017.

The award-winning Digital Library of Georgia is a GALILEO initiative based at the University of Georgia Libraries. The DLG works together with Georgias libraries, archives, museums, and other institutions of cultural heritage to provide access to the cultural and historical resources of the state of Georgia. This primary mission is accomplished through the ongoing development, maintenance, and preservation of digital collections and online digital library resources. These may include materials such as original manuscripts, typescripts, books, photographs, maps, sheet music, posters and broadsides, newspapers, primary source materials on microfilm, audio, video, and other formats. Each project is made available freely to the public as part of GALILEO. To view a full description of the position and application instructions please go to:

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.
Job Title Digitization Project Manager
Start Date
Library/Institution Name University of Georgia
Certification Required? No
City Athens
State GA
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Type of Library Job Classification -> Academic
Qualifications Required Qualifications:
ALA-accredited approved MLS, or relevant Master's degree (ACA certification expected in 5 years for continued employment). Knowledge of AACR2/RDA, or DACS, LCSH, Dublin Core metadata standard and familiarity with MARC. Knowledge of digital imaging and metadata standards; Familiarity with HTML or XML; Working knowledge of digital libraries. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. Excellent research, writing, and oral communication skills; Ability to function as a contributing team member in a production-oriented environment. Demonstrated ability to supervise.

Preferred Qualifications:
Working knowledge of creating descriptive metadata or catalog records, or describing archival materials preferred; Working knowledge of XML including METS and EAD preferred; Working knowledge of digital imaging of still images and microfilm to optimize OCR output preferred. Degree in history, public history or American studies preferred. Familiarity with grant-funded projects.
Application Instructions To view a full description of the position and application instructions please go to:
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