Digital Content Services Projects Coordinator, The Ohio State University Libraries

Position available at The Ohio State University – University Libraries

Position: Program Coordinator – Digital Content Services
Working Title: DCS Projects Coordinator

About Us

University Libraries Digital Content Services (DCS) engages with partners across the University to increase the amount, value, and impact of OSU-produced digital content including, but not limited, to working papers, technical reports, conference proceedings, journals, monographs, student scholarship, and faculty articles. DCS offers support by organizing, providing access, distributing, and preserving digital scholarship through the Knowledge Bank institutional repository program and the Libraries Open Access Publishing Program.

Job Description

The Digital Content Services (DCS) Projects Coordinator performs and coordinates production work for Digital Content Services across the repository and publishing programs and multiple software platforms (e.g., DSpace and Open Journal Systems), on multiple simultaneous projects. Production work includes submitting content, creating metadata, HTML layout editing, and providing technical support; designing and documenting workflows, scheduling and supervising production work, facilitating communications, and tracking projects to completion; works collaboratively with the Interim Co-Heads of the Department and other departmental staff; requires an in-depth understanding of the suite of digital content services provided by the department, attention to detail, sound judgment and decision making, and knowledge of related and applicable software programs.

Current department staffing includes two librarians, two staff members, and student assistants. There is a potential for supervisory responsibilities.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Level Degree in humanities or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum two years’ experience working with digital content
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work with detail
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex projects with minimal supervision, to balance competing priorities and to meet deadlines
  • Ability to track and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Experience with project planning and development of workflows
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work successfully in a collaborative environment
  • Excellent oral and written skills to communicate with technical and non-technical individuals and to prepare project documentation
  • Familiarity with HTML or XML
  • Familiarity with metadata standards.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience evaluating workflows and successfully designing or enhancing production-oriented work processes
  • Experience with HTML, CSS, PHP or other web technologies
  • Experience or familiarity with scholarly publishing environment, including concepts such as peer review
  • Experience creating metadata
  • Supervisory experience.


Target salary: $36,000 – $44,000 annually.

To apply, please visit:, job opening 410104. Applications will be accepted through August 2, 2015.

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