University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
The Visual Resources Collections (VRC) unit of the Department of the History of Art supports faculty, students, and staff with their visual resource needs. VRC staff acquire images of visual culture, provide descriptive information specific to the study of art history and other disciplines, and assist in instruction for digitizing, describing, finding, and using images to aid in the study of visual culture.
The candidate selected for the Information Resources Technical Specialist position will perform complex technical and bibliographic functions and serve as metadata coordinator. Responsibilities will include; coordinating the acquisitions and metadata of images, and overseeing technical processing of image cataloging. This position will oversee the standardization of cataloging data to professional standards and best practices (VRA Core, Cataloging Cultural Objects). In addition to cataloging, digital imaging of archival materials will be part of the daily workflow.