The Pennsylvania State University Libraries are recruiting a Digital Collections Curator.
Here's an excerpt from the ad:
Responsibilities will include:
- Lead development of an inclusive, user-focused agenda for digital scholarly content stewardship.
- Investigate, recommend, and develop plans for user-focused and repository- based services to effectively manage the sustainable creation, collection and distribution of high-value digital scholarly content.
- Manage a broad set of existing digital collections and repository content, including: reformatted materials (images, books, newspapers, manuscripts, etc), publication related content (journals, conference proceedings, monographs, hybrid formats, post & pre-prints, working papers, etc), as well as the potential and emerging needs for data collections in a wide array of disciplines.
- Research and develop in-depth knowledge of new and emerging technologies, relevant national standards, and best practices, in order to assess and promote their integration into local operations as appropriate.
- Serve on standing working groups and committees related to web functionality and digital content creation and management.
- Communicate effectively with internal stakeholders in the areas of collections & public services, technical services, information technologies, and scholarly communications.
- Promote and report on Penn State’s activities through conference and workshop presentations, written publications.
- Represent Penn State in relevant professional contexts and engage with national and consortial peers to identify and/or carry out mutually beneficial partnerships.