| Reporting to the Director of Library Digital Strategies and Innovation, the Aeon Project Manager and Digital Librarian will be responsible for overseeing the successful implementation of Aeon at all interested repositories at Harvard, and for facilitating the development and implementation of the Library's new digital collections platform. These two projects are crucial components to the Harvard Library's vision for game-changing discovery. |
The Aeon system facilitates request and workflow management (i.e. circulation, privileges) for special collections. This 24 month project will require a strong partnership between multiple libraries, LTS, many Harvard Library staff, and the system vendor. The project will involve a massive data migration, complex system configuration, revamping of many library workflows, and a comprehensive re-training program for library staff. The Project Manager will devote 80% of his/her time to the expansion of Aeon.
The remaining 20% time will be spent as Digital Librarian facilitating the development and refinement of the new digital collections platform. In this role, the Librarian will bring together aspirations set by the Digital Collections Working Group with the lessons learned by the Digital Collections Platform project funded by an S.T. Lee Innovation grant. The new Digital Collections Platform should marry the collection goals of the curators with the research needs of our users.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions*):
The Aeon Project Manager will be responsible for working closely with representatives from the vendor (Atlas), library staff members in each of the units adopting Aeon, and staff members in Library Technology Services. Key responsibilities include:
Review system configuration, procedures, and workflows of current repositories using Aeon
Develop migration timelines for the repositories, including any data migration needs
Provide consultation and advice in developing new circulation workflows
Oversee the deliverables assigned to cross functional/library teams, consultants, and vendor
Assist in training activities for staff in the use of Aeon
Assist in implementing Aeon request links in the new ArchivesSpace Public User Interface
Explore possible integrations of Aeon with ArchivesSpace container management and Harvard Depository's inventory management system
With the guidance of the Director of Digital Strategies and Innovation, the PM will lead negotiation between repositories regarding shared policies and governance processes for the campus wide use of Aeon.
See additional duties and responsibilities below in the "additional information" area .
Please note: This is a two-year term appointment that will end two years from the date of hire.
The role of Digital Librarian may include some or all of the following responsibilities:
Coordinate the gathering and documentation of functional requirements for the digital collections platform
Assist in the normalization efforts of combining metadata from disparate sources
Update the project wiki, including documenting desiderata and tracking issues for future consideration
Coordinate with curators, public services and others on the development and design of the discovery layer of the digital collection platform
Coordinate the turnover of CNA harvests to DPLA for the new UI
Assist with planning and execution of iterative usability testing
Liaise with LTS analysts on testing, troubleshooting and design
Other duties as needed or required.
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Salary Grade: 057
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary