IMLS Project Coordinator/Librarian

The University of Michigan Library is recruiting an IMLS Project Coordinator/Librarian (two-year term appointment).

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The University of Michigan Library seeks a Project Coordinator/Librarian to provide leadership in the gathering of data regarding the quality of images and full-text data comprising digitized books in the HathiTrust Digital Library. With new support from the Institute for Museum and Library Services, the University of Michigan's School of Information, in close collaboration with the University of Michigan Library and University of Minnesota Library, is conducting an innovative two-year (2011-13) research project designed to advance the science of information quality and establish mechanisms for validating the quality of books digitized on a large-scale. The overall design of the research project consists of two overlapping investigative phases. Phase one defines and tests a set of error metrics (a system of measurement) for digitized books and serials. Phase two applies those metrics to produce a set of statistically valid measures regarding the patterns of error (frequency and severity) in multiple samples of volumes drawn from strata of HathiTrust content. The project includes open evaluation processes that engage stakeholders and users in building, refining, and validating the use-case scenarios that emerge from the research findings. Paul Conway, Associate Professor, School of Information, is the Principal Investigator of the project, which will be physically based in the University of Michigan Hatcher Graduate Library's Technical Services Department. The incumbent reports directly to Professor Conway, but has important responsibilities for coordinating work with the University of Michigan's Center for Statistical Consulting and Research, the two participating research libraries, and programming support associated with the HathiTrust Digital Library.

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