Digital Asset Librarian Consultant Office of the Chief Economist (OCE) develops and stores large amounts of economic data, research, analysis, presentations, and related materials. We seek an experienced, self-starter who is a library science expert to work in a temporary consulting capacity to develop the taxonomy, metadata and classification system for our digital assets, and to reorganize the current archive into a new, user friendly classification system.
· Understand and document the OCE’s business processes and related digital deliverables, including the data sources for each category of deliverables.
· Evaluate the OCE’s current library of digital assets, including the categorization system and file organization structure, and document the current state of categorization.
· Evaluate and document any known or potential new/future digital asset categories, including that that the OCE may develop in the next one to three years (including, videos, photos, and audio clips)
· Evaluate current digital asset management/storage/sharing systems (i.e. SharePoint, Adobe CMS, etc.), and develop a recommendation for the best technology solution for the OCE’s data library considering our use case. This recommendation must take into account Information Management Office enterprise-wide data strategy, as well as other relevant internal technology systems and protocols.
· Develop a comprehensive recommendation for an updated classification system for work-in-progress and archive projects, and gain agreement from stakeholders in the OCE.
· Reorganize the existing library of assets into the new classification system, and if a new digital asset management system (DAM) is recommended, transfer the assets to the new system and quality check the final deliverable.
· Train OCE stakeholders in the use of the new system, including best practices for saving, recording, and accessing the assets. Transfer go-forward digital asset management knowledge and techniques to OCE team members.
· Develop a simple primer covering the policies and procedures for ongoing management of OCE digital assets, including the use of the new classification system, including procedures for data lifecycle management that are in concert with corporate guidelines.
· Develop a logging system for incoming OCE requests for and delivery of various documents and speeches.
The ideal consultant will possess advanced knowledge of library science, and data asset management, and stand have proven experience helping businesses, including professional services firms, or research institutions improve their digital asset libraries and make them more user friendly. Demonstrated digital library organization, problem solving, communication, and training skills are critical keys to success.
· 1 to 3 years of experience in Digital Asset Management or Digital Media Management, including cataloging or metadata management.
· Prior experience consulting to large business organizations, ideally including professional services firms or research institutions.
· Successful background working with teams to achieve outcomes. Prior experience with information literacy instruction.
· Prior experience working with researchers in an archival setting preferred.
· Master’s degree in Library and Information Science preferred.
Skills and Experience
The Skills and Experience match parameters for the candidate are parsed from the Duties, Skills, and Education.
· ASSET MANAGEMENT
· DATA SOURCES
· SHARE POINT
· DIGITAL MEDIA
· PROBLEM SOLVING
· USE CASE
· CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
· MICROSOFT SHAREPOINT