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Michigan Statewide Digital Preservation Network Coordinator

Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS)

MCLS has an immediate opening for MICHIGAN STATEWIDE DIGITAL PRESERVATION NETWORK COORDINATOR. Working with libraries, museums, archives, historical societies, and other cultural heritage organizations throughout the state, the Network Coordinator is responsible for developing and promoting a financially sustainable digital preservation network in Michigan. This position is made possible by the Institute of Library and Museum Services

The Network Coordinator’s duties include:

  • Engage with a wide variety of constituents throughout Michigan (e.g., libraries, archives, museums, and DPLA Michigan Service Hub staff) to develop a self-sustaining model for a digital preservation network (i.e., “Network”) for the state
  • Gather, document, and publish Network standards and best practices for digital preservation work (e.g., digitization, metadata, and deposit strategy and practice)
  • Build and administer the Network’s website, to include:
    • content about the Network (governance, history, etc.)
    • standards
    • events statewide including content regarding digital preservation work
    • expertise roster of those across the state who may advise and/or help organizations carry out digital preservation project
    • membership cost, process, and other relevant Network information
  • Build and administer the Network’s social media presence
  • Coordinate communication and outreach within and for the community, including:
  • regular meetings of governance and other groups
  • represent the Network for the Michigan DPLA Service Hub and other initiatives, projects, and groups
  • promote Network and member activities and progress on an ongoing, regular basis
  • build and maintain relationships between the Network and like initiatives in nearby states and/or nationally
  • Administer MCLS’s LOCKSS node as part of the Network’s LOCKSS implementation (either in a primary or backup role)
  • Training libraries to apply documented standards for digital preservation, and ingesting collections into LOCKSS

Minimum Qualifications

  • Strong communication, analytical, problem-solving, and organizational skills with the ability to present information and ideas clearly and concisely to a wide variety of stakeholders (including using online meeting systems for those located at a distance)
  • Experience in project management and project reporting
  • Familiarity with current practices and strategies in digitization, digital preservation, and/or metadata for digital objects
  • Ability to attend face-to-face and online meetings, conferences, etc.
  • Ability to be a self-starter and learn on the job
  • A Michigan driver’s license

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