The University of Florida Libraries seeks a versatile and energetic Digital Production Manager responsible for strategically managing staff capacities, multiple fund lines and project timelines, and the specialized equipment and resources for the operations of the Digital Library Center. The Digital Production Manager has oversight of projects and staff in the areas of bibliographic control, imaging/post-capture processing, quality control & structural metadata, audiovisual conversion/formatting, and optical character recognition/metadata enhancement/archiving. Working closely with external and internal clients this position ensures an appropriate flow of materials, manages digitization processes and services, advises customers on technical specifications, and makes project level decisions collaboratively with the Chair of Digital Services & Shared Collections.
Manages the Digital Library Center production units, consisting of Ingest; Imaging; Audiovisual; Quality Control; Metadata, Markup, Loading, and Archiving for optimal efficiency.
- Establishes, maintains, and assesses overall production workflow;
- Maintains accurate tracking and inventory for production and pending queues;
- Advises the Chair of Digital Services & Shared Collections and project administrators concerning progress toward overall project goals and any relevant day-to-day operational needs or risks (scheduling, hardware/software needs and failures, etc.);
- Provides regularly scheduled reports to Department Chair, identifying risks and analyzing capacity;
- Ensures effective training for DLC , Libraries, and partner institutions in the creation, manipulation and uses of digitization equipment, software, and digital files;
- Collaborates on the development of grant proposals and in the administration of awarded projects;
- Prepares and conducts presentations on the digitization process;
- Manages budgets;
- Tracks and assures available funding levels for OPS budgets including multiple grant funded projects;
- Works with Center staff to develop cost-effective and quality-control techniques for digitization;
- Assists in identifying potential projects and funding sources relevant to the mission of the Center;
- Manages equipment needs;
- In collaboration with Imaging Supervisor, works with IT, vendors, and others to ensure optimal functioning of hardware and software and to recommend methods, hardware, and software for improved operational efficiency and new opportunities.
Supports digital production needs of UF Institutional Repository (UF IR), such as ingest and digital preservation of electronic theses and dissertations, self-submittals, and integration of UF content digitized by Internet Archive.
- Prioritizes and assigns projects to direct reports and OPS staff;
- Provides technical training;
- Monitors productivity.
Liaises with UF Libraries subject specialists and other library and museum locations for digitization and, as necessary, with the Florida Virtual Library Center for the deployment and/or archiving of resources created.
- Coordinates with IR manager and provides technical support as needed;
- Coordinates with Vended Scanning Coordinator for successful integration of externally digitized content.
Keeps current with national developments in imaging with digital planetary, audio, video, and multimedia devices; researches topics related to digital imaging, indexing, metadata, etc. particularly related to the standardization and use of planetary and multi-media devices and makes recommendations. Serves on committees and performs other duties as assigned.
- Advises on technical aspects and provides budget estimates for proposed digitization projects, especially grant funded work;
- Communicates status of projects in progress.
Bachelor’s degree and six years of related library experience; or a Master’s degree and three years of related library experience; or any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.
University of Florida - 20 months ago