Major Duties: - Serve as a leader in making decisions about the future of digitization in University Libraries.- Coordinate cross-departmental digital project workflows, supervise digitization staff, and develop individual project plans that include preservation and assessment measures.- Collaborate with librarians and other stakeholders to identify projects and determine priorities for digitization.- Establish priorities, create workflows and stay well-informed on current digital collection best practices and trends.- Administer digital collection access and delivery systems.- Identify and explore new tools and software to support digital project creation, delivery and preservation.- Provide consultations, demonstrations and education for the WMU community and subject librarians about emerging trends and opportunities in digital scholarship.- Investigate, plan and manage format conversions and migrations to new delivery mechanisms.- Assist with web archiving.- Develop preservation best practices and procedures for digital projects.- Network with other imaging centers at WMU and at other institutions to identify collection development opportunities.- Conversant in copyright issues as they relate to digitization and publication of materials.- Seek grant funding for digital initiatives.- Participate in cross-departmental committees and working groups and represent the Libraries on University-wide committees and groups as appropriate.
One of the top-100 public universities in the United States, Western Michigan University is committed to being learner centered, discovery driven and globally engaged. Founded in 1903, what was once Western Michigan College became Michigan's fourth public university in 1957. Since then, WMU has undergone dramatic growth in size and stature. Today, the University offers more than 240 academic progr...ams to students pursuing degrees through the doctoral level. More than 20 percent of its 25,000 students are enrolled in graduate course work, studying in disciplines ranging from atomic physics and graph theory to medieval literature and blind rehabilitation. Of 101 graduate offerings available, 30 lead to a doctoral degree.