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Job Title: Digital Conversion Specialist
Department: Legislative Branch
Agency: Library of Congress
Job Announcement Number: 160104
Salary Range: $77,490.00 to $100,736.00 / Per Year
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 to Tuesday, August 30, 2016
SERIES & GRADE:
Open - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Culpeper County, VA
WHO MAY APPLY:
Anyone may apply - By law, employment at most U.S. Government agencies, including the Library of Congress, is limited to U.S. citizens. However, non-citizens may be hired, provided that other legal requirements are met and the Library determines there are no qualified U.S. citizens available for the position.
This position is located in the Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division (MBRS) at the Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation in Culpeper, Virginia. The incumbent provides analysis, reporting, planning, overall coordination and oversight activities for digitized audio and video content.
Serves as project coordinator performing project management and scheduling activities as needed at the Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation. Assists in designing, implementing, and evaluating project work, including policy and communication issues, and assures coordination and maximum impact through a combination of public and private resources. Establishes recommendations, priorities, time-frames, etc. in coordination with MBRS section heads, curators, and processing unit heads. Plans the approach to digital intake or digitization for assigned projects and develops methods and resource plans. Prepares planning documents encompassing all aspects of workflow and submits such plans for review. Implements approved plans by scheduling and coordinating the work. Tracks project workflow using computer software tools - schedules activities required to move digital projects to completion, as appropriate. Prepares reports and other project-related work as assigned. Ensures all digital activities and plans for assigned project(s) conform to (or enhance) current division and Library bibliographic and custodial practices and they make optimum use of scarce resources and staff expertise.
Develops work plans, requirements, intake specifications, conversion specifications, and metadata strategies for audio and video content specific to the assigned project. Analyzes requirements and develops strategies for metadata capture, normalization, transformation, storage, and output. Participates in reviewing, developing, and implementing metadata application policies and procedures, particularly in relation to metadata mapping and transformation of submitted metadata into MAVIS, the Library of Congress MBRS content management system. Troubleshoots issues related to metadata mapping and transformation that include reconciling controlled vocabularies, title construction, data structure, and formatting of data following Library of Congress MBRS established practices, procedures, and guidelines. Prepares metadata for ingest by adhering to established quality control protocols.
Oversees the preparation for and archiving of the digitized project files and data in a secure and stable repository. Participates in developing and implementing procedures for management and security of digital resources aligned with policies established across the Library to support security of heritage assets, including reporting requirements. Evaluates previously established practices and provides recommendations for modifications based on standards appropriate to various media types in the Library's collections. Reviews workflows and digital material for quality issues and coordinates reworking (for digital reformatted material) or resubmission (for digital originals). Evaluates and recommends modifications to workflow management systems supporting Library of Congress MBRS digitization practices.
Working with MBRS staff responsible for the digital repository, participates in the processes for storing or archiving completed work comprised of digital assets. For digital reformatting projects, collections may. be digitized by digital conversion contractors who specialize in moving images and sound recordings. Some collections may be digitized by MBRS staff. Works with staff to coordinate flow of work related to the digital project(s). Oversees the accessioning of digital files received from various sources. Maintains close contact with any project partner(s) regarding metadata workflow management, the acquisition of digital files, and the development of future workflows for archive growth. When material has been received and reviewed, provides notice of acceptance of work.