Evaluates, recommends, and develops as necessary applications and tools to support incoming and ongoing academic digital scholarship research projects. In collaboration with stakeholders, identify requirements, develop workflows, and implement digital services solutions for incoming and ongoing research projects and curricular initiatives. Potential projects may include data mining, text analysis and other related digital scholarship methods, consultation on solutions for digital scholarship projects.
Oversee the following departmental functions: comprehensive acquisition and ingestion of scholarly materials in all formats, comprehensive metadata services, collections assessment, and discovery & resource management systems. In collaboration with the Associate Dean for Content & Discovery, actively manage the Libraries’ annual collections investments of over $8 million dollars. Provide leadership in implementing new resource management systems, including the FOLIO Library Services Platform, as well as content management strategies including evolving digital strategies. Formulate departmental goals and objectives and ensure they support the mission and goals of the Library and the University.
Promotes, teaches, and supports the use of GIS technologies in research and instructional efforts. Applies and promotes best practices in the discovery, access, use, curation, dissemination, and preservation of locally created and externally available geospatial data through reference, research consultations, instruction, online guides, websites, and other outreach efforts. Participates in and contributes to the growth of the digital scholarship effort in the Libraries and on campus.
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Working with the UMass Amherst Libraries DRMS Unit and Systems & Library Technology Services Department staff, the primary library system contact(s) at each of the member libraries, the FOLIO Implementation Team, and the Five Colleges functional committees, the Coordinator facilitates communication and project efforts among the libraries and within the shared FOLIO system. This includes maintaining common configuration tables, troubleshooting problem reports, writing custom reports, advising on workflow, coordinating software patches and upgrades, and providing training and documentation to library staff. This position serves as the information conduit between the FOLIO community and the Five Colleges Libraries, including advocacy, possible enhancements, special LSP-related projects, and auxiliary services. The incumbent is expected to maintain a broad and detailed mastery of FOLIO, interactions between FOLIO and other systems (including EBSCO Discovery), and other core applications while contributing to and advancing the collaborative vision of the Five Colleges Libraries