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Entered 12/6/2017
Company University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, PA
Position Digital Asset Manager
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URL https://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/33061
University Overview
The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Pennís distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

School/Center Overview
The Penn Libraries serve the world-class faculty and students of Pennís 12 schools. The Librariesí collections comprise more than 7 million volumes, over 100,000 journals, some 2 million digitized images, and extraordinary rare and unique materials that document the intellectual and cultural experience of ancient and modern civilizations. Through our collaborative relationships, we supplement Pennís great local collections with physical access to the Center for Research Libraries (approximately 5 million items), the combined holdings of the Ivies (more than 70 million volumes), and exclusive electronic access to some 2 million public domain titles in the HathiTrust. Today, the Libraries play an instrumental role in developing new technologies for information discovery and dissemination and are noted for groundbreaking work in digital library design. To learn more about the Penn Libraries, visit http://www.library.upenn.edu

The University of Pennsylvania Libraries seeks an innovative, collaborative, and versatile professional to serve as the Digital Asset Manager. Reporting to the Head, Schoenberg Center for Text & Image (SCETI), the Digital Asset Manager will develop and document production-level workflows, train staff in post-production, structural metadata creation, quality assurance and repository ingestion in a complex enterprise environment. SCETI creates archive-quality digital facsimiles of books, manuscripts, and other primary source material, including media and three-dimensional objects, and makes them available on the web, chiefly through the Penn Librariesí robust suite of digital interfaces.

* Provide day-to-day oversight of the Librariesí Digital Asset Management program and make recommendations for workflow improvement to the Head of SCETI.
* Oversee the quality assurance of digital assets created by SCETI, developing processes for reviewing images for completion, conformity to project specifications, and agreement with associated metadata.
* Train and assist staff in the creation, organization, migration, and delivery of digital assets and associated metadata.
* Report to the Head of SCETI on Digital Asset Management program progress to ensure the completion of projects.
* Work with Library stakeholders and programmers to develop cross-department workflows, ensure integration of digital assets with core systems, manage shared storage and prioritize work.
* Identify legacy digital objects and assign ingest routines to staff, working with programmers, metadata specialists, curators and bibliographers.
* Create and document streamlined workflows to move digital assets into the digital repository, Penn websites, and other destinations for user and machine access.
* Assist in the planning of system customizations, integrations, testing and maintenance.
* Serve as a member of the Repository Services Team and Digital Penn to stay apprised of these committeesí requirements for projects undertaken by Digital Assets Management.
* Perform additional duties as assigned

A masterís degree in library science, computer science or an equivalent combination of education and experience, are required.

* Knowledge of emerging technology trends related to digital collections and repositories. Experience with Fedora and Hydra preferred.
* Strong technical background, experience managing or working on technical projects
* Familiarity with library uses of metadata schemas: managing metadata, born-digital and digital media-assets, and their applications.
* A general understanding of network operating systems.
* Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Experience working with teams and fostering collaboration. Ability to flourish in a high-intensity work environment and manage change. Demonstrated support for diversity initiatives and a desire to create a welcoming and inclusive environment.
* Strong service orientation. Ability to take initiative, establish priorities, set performance expectations, implement efficient workflows, and create documentation.
* Proven ability to multi-task with exceptional organizational skills.
* Experience in academic libraries or independent research libraries.
* Supervisory experience, a plus
* Project management experience.
* Experience working with digital images.

Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.
Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
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