[Metadatalibrarians] Job Posting: Digital Library Asset Management Specialist - West Los Angeles, CA

Katy Davis katy.davis at libgig.com
Tue Mar 20 15:08:41 PDT 2018

Apologies for the cross-posting...

LibGig, an LAC Group Company,  seeks a Digital Library Asset Management Specialist for an academic library client in the West Los Angeles area. The position will be responsible for managing and maintaining the Digital Library's assets and accompanying metadata that reside within or are destined for the Digital Library's asset management systems and publication platforms. This is a full-time employment position.


*         Responsible for implementation of workflows for ingest, arrangement, description, and access following Digital Library standards.

*         Support the work of project managers on digitization projects, ensuring that projects follow best practices and DL standards.

*         Check filenames / object models of digitized assets to ensure they can be ingested.

*         Ingest assets and metadata into DAMS and related platforms.

*         Check metadata for correct mappings, required fields, adherence to standards, etc.

*         Manage files on networked file storage

*         Coordinate QA of assets and metadata by DL students and/or project partners.


*         Master's Degree in Library Science or Information Services is strongly preferred.

*         Previous experience with digital asset management solutions and workflows, preferably in an academic, public or corporate library environment is required.

*         Knowledge of digital assets including ingest, storage, discovery, access, publication, and preservation as well as metadata standards, ontologies, and controlled vocabularies for describing digital assets.


*         Knowledge of batch processing through a RESTful API using a scripting language such as Python, Ruby, Javascript, Perl, or equivalent.

*         Familiarity with third party and open source tools for managing digital assets and repository software

*         Experience with digitization workflows and project management in a digital initiatives context.

*         Experience with script oriented programming languages or frameworks such as Ruby/Rails, Python, Javascript, or similar.

*         Familiarity with information retrieval practices for digital scholarship, and the technical aspects of digital collections management.

*         Knowledge of digital asset description and metadata standards, including identifier schemes (such as ARK).

To apply, visit: https://goo.gl/ufwF3n

Katy Davis
Recruiting Assistant
LibGig - LAC Group
Katy.davis at libgig.com

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