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Head of Digital Initiatives, Ohio State University Libraries

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The Ohio State University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Head, Digital Initiatives to lead the evolution of digital library services and collections that support the research and teaching needs of the University. The successful candidate will work collaboratively and consultatively within the Libraries’ Information Technology Division, as well as across other appropriate areas of the Libraries, to provide vision for, and build, a cohesive and extensible suite of discovery, access, preservation, curation, security, repository, archival and storage services. This is a full-time, permanent, 12-month tenure-track faculty appointment. Salary and faculty rank are dependent on qualifications and experience. The Digital Initiatives program collaboratively develops strategies, and plans, implements, and supports projects to advance the creation and integration of digital library services and digital collections into the academic enterprise. Key partners in this endeavor include the libraries’ digital repository, publishing, preservation and reformatting, and special collections programs, as well as other potential campus partners. The Head will lead the creation and articulation of an evolving digital initiatives environment in alignment with the Libraries’ mission and strategic plan and with ongoing input from key stakeholders throughout the organization. The Head will guide the development and implementation of digital asset and data management strategies, policies, standards, and procedures that support discovery, access, management, storage, and preservation of the Libraries' digital assets and resources. The Head will work collaboratively within the Libraries’ Information Technology Division to articulate and implement an evolving technology services environment; and actively participate in the design and development of the technical architecture for digital library applications, middleware, systems, and services. For more information, see http://library.osu.edu/documents/human-resources/jobs/Head_Digital_Initiatives_Position_Description.pdf.



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