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The LPC maintains a list of jobs that incorporate library publishing roles. To be included in this list, the position must be located administratively in a library, or report directly to a library-based supervisor. The primary function(s) of the position must directly engage in the creation, dissemination, and/or curation of scholarly, creative, and/or educational works. Administrative positions that do not directly engage in these functions may be included if they include supervisory responsibility primarily for employees who are performing these functions.

Detailed Job Description: University Libraries’ Digital Content Services (DCS) engages with partners across the University to increase the amount, value, and impact of OSU-produced digital content including, but not limited, to working papers, technical reports, conference proceedings, journals, monographs, student scholarship, and faculty articles. DCS offers support by organizing, providing access, distributing, and preserving digital scholarship through the Knowledge Bank institutional repository program and the Libraries’ Open Access Publishing Program. The DCS Production Coordinator performs and coordinates production work for the department across both programs and multiple software platforms (e.g., DSpace and Open Journal Systems).  Production work includes submitting content, creating metadata, HTML layout editing, and providing technical support.  Production coordination includes designing and documenting workflows, scheduling and supervising production work, facilitating communications, and tracking projects to completion.  The person in this position works collaboratively with the Interim Co-Heads of the Department and other departmental staff. The position requires an in-depth understanding of the suite of digital content services provided by the department, attention to detail, sound judgment, and decision making. Current department staffing includes two librarians, two staff members, and student assistants.  There is a potential for supervisory responsibilities.
Minimum education requirement:
B.A./B.S. or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Required qualifications: 
– excellent organizational skills and ability to work with detail;
– excellent oral and written communication skills; 
– experience with project planning and development of workflows;
– ability to prioritize, problem solve, delegate, and monitor project life cycles;
– ability to track and manage multiple projects simultaneously;
– demonstrated initiative with the ability to work independently, in a team environment, and closely with supervisor as appropriate;
– ability to support software users with varying degrees of proficiency;
– familiarity with HTML or XML.
Desired qualifications: 
– experience evaluating workflows and successfully designing or enhancing production-oriented work processes;
– experience with HTML, CSS, PHP and other web technologies;
– experience or familiarity with scholarly publishing environment, including concepts such as peer review;
– familiarity with metadata standards;
– experience creating metadata;
– supervisory experience.