The Duke University Libraries are recruiting a Head, Digital Scholarship and Production Services.
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The Head of Digital Scholarship and Production Services provides leadership, vision, and strategic direction for the Duke University Libraries' services to support digital scholarship and the Libraries' production of digital content primarily from their distinctive holdings, both of which involve work by staff in multiple departments. She/he cultivates a forward-looking, collaborative environment and sets high user-centered service standards; works closely with faculty and students as well as other library staff; and directs the staff and administers the budget of the Digital Scholarship and Production Services Department.
- Working with colleagues throughout the Libraries, develops a cohesive program and suite of services that support scholars engaged in creating, using, and disseminating scholarly materials in a wide range of digital media
- Provides services that include the creation of digital content, project planning, project management, and the provision of tools for collecting, organizing, preserving, analyzing, and authoring digital information and generating new intellectual products. These services will draw on expertise throughout the Libraries in areas such as digitization standards, costs, and methods; rights management; usability issues; workflow and process management; quality control; and budget management.
- Collaborates with other campus stakeholders, such as the university's signature institutes, to develop digital scholarship programs at Duke and to enhance the Libraries' participation in and contributions to those programs.
- Develops capacity among library staff to support work in digital scholarship by providing instruction, training, demonstrations, and workshops.
- Works with the Libraries' subject specialists, IT staff, Preservation Department, and other staff to meet collection development, data storage, preservation, stewardship, and access challenges related to digital content creation and knowledge management.
- Facilitates connections and partnerships of faculty and students with librarians and technologists in supporting digital scholarship and developing new research projects.
- Promotes and evaluates the use of existing digital content and scholarly tools at Duke and provides demonstrations of digital scholarship resources and tools to interested faculty, students, staff, librarians, and library supporters.
- Leads the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the Libraries' program for digital content creation and the development of library policies regarding digitization.
- Manages Digital Scholarship and Production Services staff, operating budget, and grant project budgets.
- Advocates for digital scholarship and content creation technology support needs with Library ITS and with Duke OIT.
- Engages with collaborative national and international digital scholarship initiatives that benefit Duke and the larger research community.
- Actively pursues external funding for digital scholarship and content creation initiatives, including grants and corporate partnerships; serves as principal investigator for grants as appropriate and contributes to building capacity for other staff members to assume that role.
- Manages workflows and projects to produce digital content, coordinating the work done in various departments, ensuring adequate communication among staff involved in the projects, and keeping projects on schedule.
- Serves on and advises the Collections and User Services Council regarding priorities of the digital scholarship and production program.
- Working with staff in other departments as appropriate, plans, implements, and monitors external contracts providing digitization, metadata creation, or other services related to the digital scholarship and production.
- Monitors national trends regarding digital library initiatives, shares information with other staff as appropriate, and applies it to planning and program development at Duke.