Mississippi State University Libraries provide their communities of users an 
ongoing, creative and technologically advanced program.

We seek a Coordinator for our Digital Preservation and Access Unit. This is a 
tenure-track faculty position with the rank of Assistant Professor.

Learn more and apply at

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The following examples are intended as illustrations only of the various types 
of duties assigned in positions allocated to this classification.

*         Serve as the Coordinator of the Digital Preservation and Access Unit 
which includes but is not limited to overseeing all daily operations of the 
department, managing the student wages budget, hiring/training employees, 
developing/managing/administering digital library services and collections;

*         Coordinate the planning, prioritization, implementation and 
evaluation of all Digital Library Projects and proposals including coordinating 
digitization projects throughout the University Libraries' system as well as 
partnering with other university departments on campus to add their resources 
to the Digital Library;

*         Research, design, document and carryout policies, procedures and 
standards associated with the digital library initiatives adhering to the 
latest Metadata, Scanning and Archival Standards as recommended by the Library 
of Congress, Digital Library Federation and NISO;

*         Administer the implementation, maintenance, support, training and 
on-going development of the ContentDM Digital Media Archive server and the 
Institutional Repository as well as lead the exploration/implementation of new 
digital asset management systems;

*         Responsible for the management and long-terms storage of the digital 

*         Explore and initiate collaboration and outreach with other university 
departments to digitize and provide online access to collections and/or develop 
digital scholarship projects;

*         Coordinate activities and projects with the Mississippi Digital 
Library, ASERL Deeply Rooted Project and other related digital preservation and 
access networks;

*         Develop and conduct workshops for University faculty and students to 
introduce them to digital preservation and digital scholarship concepts and 

*         Keeps abreast of developments impacting digital projects/services, 
digital scholarship including the digital humanities;

*         Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
   Julie D. Shedd
   Coordinator of Digital Initiatives & Web Services, Mississippi State 
University Libraries<>
   (662) 325-0300 |<> |

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