Research Associate, Albert Johannsen Project (#4744)
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|Position Title||Research Associate|
|Working Position Title||Research Associate, Albert Johannsen Project (#4744)|
This three-year term position serves as the Project Director for the Council on Library and Information Resources Hidden Collections Grant, “The Albert Johannsen Project: Digitizing the House of Beadle and Adams and their Nickel and Dime Novels.” Reporting to the Digital Collections and Metadata Librarian at Northern Illinois University Libraries, the Project Director will be responsible for the day-to-day management and implementation of the grant project.
|Duties and Responsibilities (generally)||
The goal of this CLIR grant is to digitize the dime novels of Beadle & Adams, the first and most important publisher of the format. A total of 5,400 volumes will be digitized and made freely available to read and download via the website Nickels and Dimes. In addition, the project will incorporate metadata from Albert Johannsen’s The House of Beadle and Adams and their Nickel and Dime Novels (1950), one of the most significant works of dime novel scholarship and bibliography of the 20th century. This will include relationships between stories, editions, and authors, which will be published as open linked data on dimenovels.org.
The Project Director will have primary responsibility for digitizing the Johannsen collection, as well as coordinating metadata entry in dimenovels.org with Villanova University. They will assist in interviewing, hiring, supervising, and training three (3) undergraduate imaging specialists; participate in scanner maintenance, calibration, and testing; perform rigorous quality control on digital images produced by undergraduate imaging specialists; process and prepare dime novels for digitization; prepare files for publishing to the Nickels and Dimes website; resolve or advise on complex imaging problems, including those that may require special handling of fragile materials; track the progress of digitization and provide regular time and cost estimates; and prepare annual reports on the project’s progress for the Council on Library and Information Resources.
|Minimum Required Qualifications for this position||
The successful candidate will be required to possess:
• A bachelor’s degree, preferably in library and information science, photography, digital media, digital humanities, or a related field
|Education and Experience Preferred||
• A master’s degree in library and information science, photography, digital media, digital humanities, or a related field
|Hiring rate/range||$44,000.00 per annum, plus excellent benefits|
|Priority Review Date||04/25/2017|
|Open Until Filled||Yes|
|Special Instructions to Applicants|
|Link to Department Homepage||http://library.niu.edu/ulib/|
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|Is Background Check Required||Yes|
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