Job: Digitization Coordinator at the University of Botswana

The posting for the Digitization Coordinator at the University of Botswana is online here:; and copied below for ease.
Library Services
vacancy no: LIBS 8/2011
closing date: 15/07/2011
The University of Botswana is seeking a creative and experienced person to lead the establishment and development of the Library’s digital collections and develop the standards, policies and procedures for digitization projects library wide.
Duties: The successful candidate will be responsible for planning, coordination and implementation of the library digitization projects. Provide leadership, mentoring and supervision to team members in issues involved in digital library and digital archive architecture and usability, and digitization technologies. Management and implementation of digitization projects; understanding and application of laws and regulations governing copyright, publication of and access to digitized records; writing fundraising proposals; ability to deliver training; experience in the management and supervision of staff.
Requirements: Masters degree in Library & Information Studies/ Archives or equivalent plus five years post qualification experience working in the academic library environment, with at least three years of experience in digital library development and project leadership; Familiarity with the digital library environment including but not limited to demonstrated broad knowledge on technical and policy issues in relation to current digital reformatting, digital conversion trends and application of metadata to digital objects; familiarity with one or more scripting languages; working knowledge of XML, HTML, and other web-related markup languages; understanding of relational database design and implementation; working knowledge of a variety of image file formats and various popular software products (Adobe); Knowledge of website design and construction, communications and metadata standards, and best practices in digital projects; Extensive knowledge of the hardware and software associated with digitization work; Demonstrated project management skills; Working knowledge of a range of computing platforms, storage environments, digital library metadata and operational experience with tools such as DSpace, Contentdm; Knowledge of intellectual property and copyright issues as they relate to digital reformatting and scholarly communication; Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment Excellent communication, analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills.
Remuneration: The University offers a competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience and qualifications
How To Apply: Letters of applications are to address the stated qualifications and provide any other information to assist the University to determine your suitability for the position. You should quote the vacancy number of the post applied for, provide current C.Vs (including telephone, telex and telefax numbers and e-mail), certified true copies of educational certificates, transcripts and names and addresses of three referees. Send your application to:
The Manager, Human Resources, Library Services,Private Bag 00390, Gaborone, Botswana, Telephone:355 2991/5147,Fax 395 7291
Applicants should inform their referees to (i) Quote the Vacancy Number(s) and Position(s) applied for and (ii) submit their references directly to the above address, before the stipulated closing date.
Apply online:
Hand delivered applications should be submitted to Office No UGM22, Block 224 Previous applicants need not apply to Re-Advertised positions.

Also, from an un-official, but authoritative source:

This is an exciting opportunity. A wonderfully contemporary building in a vibrant city, at a large academic library in a University with strong programs. The library at UB ( holds extensive collections with particular strengths in national law, regional ecosystems and related industries including tourism, cultural studies, etc. The UBL collaborates with the HOORC ( which is the science research centre at Maun and one of UB’s jewels.

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  1. That sounds like a neat opportunity. Thanks for posting!

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