Digital Library of Georgia Project Manager, Digital Library of Georgia/University of Georgia Libraries

Digital Library of Georgia Project Manager

Digital Library of Georgia

University of Georgia Libraries

The University of Georgia seeks a Digital Library of Georgia Project Manager who will be responsible to the Director of the Digital Library of Georgia (DLG) for managing all aspects of assigned digital projects and supporting the DLG’s participation in the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). Duties also include overseeing the creation, management, and maintenance of digital resources and metadata for the DLG. Additionally, this position is responsible for coordinating metadata creation for the department as a whole. Digitized materials represent a wide range of formats in their original form. Resource descriptions are based upon a range of metadata standards, including Dublin Core, MODS, MARC, and EAD (Encoded Archival Description). Metadata coordination for the DLG involves cross-divisional or cross-institutional collaboration and takes advantage of the interoperability of various metadata schemes. The Project Manager will supervise three librarians and one paraprofessional staff member.

On-campus contacts include interaction with other Department staff in all areas of the University of Georgia Libraries as well as teaching faculty, staff, and students. Off-campus contacts include staff in libraries around the state of Georgia as well as the Digital Public Library of America and Georgia Public Library Services. In all activities, the goal is to develop a service-oriented, efficient, and effective operation.

The award-winning Digital Library of Georgia is a GALILEO initiative based at the University of Georgia Libraries. The DLG works together with Georgia’s 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: http://facultyjobs.uga.edu/postings/957.

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.