The Digital Projects Coordinator will oversee the processing and cu
ration of the digital collections for Herrick Library and Scholes
Library . Responsible for performing routines associated with all
aspects of creating and managing digital collections including
digitizing materials, handling archival material, and creating and
organizing metadata. The position will oversee digital project
documentation and the creation of digital objects according to best
practices and established standards. The digital projects
coordinator will also create metadata, catalog digital material,
and coordinate to preserve digital items in an archival format for
- Responsible for managing Herrick Library and Scholes Library
collections in Alfred University Research and Archives (AURA) and
the image collections in JStor.
- Work with the New York Heritage Digital Collections, by
maintaining and adding new collections related to Alfred University
- As a member of the Digital Projects Team, develop policies and
workflows along with setting standards and timelines for digital
- Coordinate the intake of digital material submitted by students
for addition to AURA and Jstor.
- Scan original primary source materials from the Alfred
University Archives & New York State College of Ceramics
Archives and other collections as coordinated with the Digital
- Successfully perform routine and repetitive tasks.
- Coordinate digital preservation, including quality assurance,
naming conventions, and record keeping.
- Manage and maintain quality control of image metadata .
- Make modifications to database structure as necessary to
improve cataloging workflow and effective end user access .
- Convert analog archival material into digital format according
to best practices; create archival TIFF and PDF; create JPEG and
other derivative files as needed.
- Provide technical support for digitization equipment and
training. Includes selection and configuration of appropriate
hardware and related software. Includes equipment to support the
migration of "analog" audio/visual materials to digital formats
- Provide consultation and oversight for copyright policy
development and digital rights for the library's digital
- Maintain detailed statistics of items digitized, added to
digital collections and overall usage.
- Participate in the ongoing development, implementation, and
assessment of systems that directly support the digital collections
- Act as contact for questions related to the digital
- Stay current with trends in digitization, metadata, etc.
through ongoing staff development (readings, listservs, workshops,
- Work with library staff on scanning best practices.
- Supervise and train student workers on scanning, adding files
and metadata to digital collections, and checking for quality
- Provide scanning assistance and instruction for faculty and
students to support classroom instruction and presentations.
Review of candidates will begin on July 8, 2022 and continue
until the position is filled.
- Formal Education: Associate's Degree or equivalent required;
Bachelor's degree preferred.
- Experience: Academic library experience preferred. A
demonstrated interest in digitizing material also preferred.
- Additional Knowledge/Skills: Ability to learn and follow
standardized practice for digitizing; excellent organizational
skills with attention to detail and accuracy; strong written and
oral communication skills; discretion dealing with personal and
confidential materials; experience with digital projects and
metadata; familiarity with computer software such as, Microsoft
Office, Adobe Creative Cloud Suite such as Photoshop, Audition, and
Premier Pro; willingness to learn new technology; the ability to
learn and effectively use specialized software, an understanding of
how databases are constructed and used for the storage and
retrieval of information; comfortable teaching others; inte grity;
and the ability to act independently in coordination with
Alfred University actively subscribes to a policy of equal
employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any
employee, student or applicant because of race, age, sex, color,
sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, physical
or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin,
marital status, genetic information, military or veteran status,
domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction status,
political affiliation or any other characteristic protected by
applicable law. Protected veterans, minorities and women are
encouraged to apply.