Digital Collections and Archives (DCA) supports the teaching and research mission of Tufts University by ensuring the enduring preservation and accessibility of the university’s permanently valuable records and collections. DCA assists departments, faculty, and staff in managing records and other assets. DCA collaborates with members of the Tufts community and others to develop tools to discover and access collections to support teaching, research, and administrative needs in addition to providing reference and instruction services.
The Digital Collections Projects Manager is a member of Digital Collections and Archives, a central university library which manages permanent archival and manuscript collections as well as providing services for digital curation, preservation and access. In conjunction with TTS and the libraries, the DCA manages and provides technical and policy direction for the Tufts Digital Repository and Tufts Digital Library.
The Digital Collections Project Manager coordinates DCA’s digitization program and is responsible for the planning, coordination, and execution of policies and procedures for digitization, reformatting, and related descriptive and delivery efforts. The Digital Collections Project Manager works to develop effective and sustainable workflows and implement appropriate standards related to digitization processes. This position will work closely with other DCA staff to advance the development and use of digital collection content, by making collection materials identifiable and available through the Tufts Digital Library and other discovery tools and platforms. The Digital Collections Project Manager assists in preparation of grant proposals with significant digitization components and coordinates with TTS and DCA staff on development and maintenance activities for the Tufts Digital Library.
• MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution, with a concentration in Archives, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Knowledge and awareness of current trends in the digitization of archival material for access and preservation, particularly large-scale digitization of archival material.
• Knowledge of archival theory and practice.
• Knowledge of relevant standards for archival description including DACS, EAD, and EAC-CPF, and familiarity with other metadata standards such as Dublin Core and PREMIS.
• Experience with XSLT, XQuery and/or scripting languages (e.g. Ruby, Python) or aptitude and willingness to develop these skills.
• Strong analytical and project management skills; proven ability to prioritize work and meet multiple deadlines.
• Excellent communication skills and ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
• Candidates should exhibit a strong user focus and public service orientation, interpersonal and communication skills, and an ability to embrace change.
• Familiarity with intellectual property rights and Fair Use as applied to libraries.
• Familiarity with digital imaging and standards for digitization or archival material in various formats.
• Knowledge of Fedora/Hydra repository software environment and awareness of trends in data modeling in the Fedora/Hydra Environment, particularly the Portland Common Data Model (PCDM).
Special Work Schedule Requirements:
Occasional evening or weekend work