Preservation Reformatting Specialist for Non-Print Media
Reporting to the Head of Preservation, the Preservation Reformatting Specialist for Non-print
Media serves as a joint appointment between the Library’s Preservation Department and the Digital
Services and Development Unit. Working with collections throughout the Library, the Preservation
Reformatting Specialist for Non-Print Media completes projects to preserve and provide access to
non-print collections, including: photographic, recorded sound, moving image, and other library
Working in an academic environment, the Preservation Reformatting Specialist for Non-Print
- Completes collection assessments and evaluates their preservation and access options.
- Uses existing standards and best practices to develop specifications for the contracted
reformatting of materials
- Coordinates digital and analog preservation reformatting of non-print resources through
commercial vendors and internal digitization programs
- Works with the Library’s Digital Services and Development Unit to ensure development of
metadata and associated access components of digitally reformatted collections
- Works with the Preservation Cataloger and Metadata Specialist to ensure cataloging and
metadata creation for non-print materials while coordinating workflow with Brittle Books
- Participates in the development of preservation metadata policies for reformatted and
- Assists the Heads of Preservation and Digital Services and Development Units in developing
and planning grants for the preservation and access of Library materials
- Professional experience reformatting non-print resources,
or Masters of library and information science with a concentration in preservation,
or equivalent work experience
- Experience assessing and evaluating non-print collections for preservation reformatting
- Experience developing and coordinating preservation projects desired.
- Experience contributing to or developing grant applications desired.
- Strong organizational skills
- Ability to work independently.
- Ability to prioritize and adapt to production schedules, meet deadlines, and achieve
- Ability to work well with others and collaborate on projects with individuals from a range of
different units within the Library
- Must have strong written and oral communications skills.