EAD Conversion Project Manager
Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
Princeton, New Jersey

One-year appointment

The Princeton University Library, one of the world's most respected research
institutions, serves a diverse community of 6,600 students and 1,100 faculty
members with more than 6 million  printed volumes, 5 million manuscripts,
and 2 million nonprint items.  The holdings in its central library and 15
specialized libraries range from ancient papyri and incunabula to the most
advanced electronic databases and digital collections.  The Library employs
a dedicated and knowledgeable staff of more than 300 professional and
support personnel, complemented by a large student and hourly workforce.
More information can be found at the Library's Web site:

Description:  Reporting to the Assistant University Archivist for Technical
Services the individual hired in this position will assist in managing a
data conversion project to encode over 1000 archival finding aids in XML
using the Encoded Archival Description (EAD) standard.  The Project Manager
will work closely with the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
EAD working group, maintain and manage communications with outside vendors,
and supervise the work of interns and students who will assist with creating
content and other in-house conversion efforts.  In conjunction with the EAD
working group, the Project Manager will develop project plans and schedules
and will provide daily coordination of the project. The Project Manager will
serve as the department's primary contact with the conversion vendor,
including tracking, sending and receiving files, performing quality control
and providing feedback on vendor work, and informing the committee on
ongoing issues and problems.  Oversees in-house processes including working
with departmental staff to restructure findings aids, reviewing and editing
work created within the department to ensure that content of finding aids
adheres to local and national guidelines, and the ingest of completed files.
When necessary performs data entry and encodes finding aids.  The Project
Manager will track progress, schedule meetings, prepare agenda and reports,
and ensure that project goals are met.  

Qualifications:	 Required:  Masters degree in library science, archival
studies or related area, or equivalent combination of education and
experience.  Knowledge of archival theory and practice and descriptive
standards, including EAD and MARC.  Strong project management skills, and
experience leading or coordinating small groups and team projects.  Strong
technical skills, including standard office applications, as well knowledge
of HTML, XML, or other encoding schemes.  

Preferred:   Supervisory experience.  Knowledge of a computer scripting
language such as Perl.  Experience writing and maintaining XSL stylesheets.

Compensation and Benefits:  Salary based on experience and qualifications.
Two (2) vacation days per month, designated paid holidays. Medical and other
benefits available. 

Nominations and Applications:  Review of applications will begin on April 28
and will continue until the position is filled. Nominations and applications
(resume and the names, titles, addresses and phone numbers of three
references) should be sent as an MSWord attachment via e-mail to
[log in to unmask] or by fax (609-258-0454).  

For information about applying to Princeton, please link to: 

Daniel Santamaria
Assistant University Archivist for Technical Services
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
Princeton University
65 Olden Street
Princeton, NJ 08544 
Phone: 609-258-5161
Fax: 609-258-3385
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