Fantasy digital library job description: content partnerships coordinator

Thomas Edelblute TEdelblute at ANAHEIM.NET
Fri May 23 12:31:19 EDT 2014

Since it is my birthday today, I am going to have some fun with this one.  So here is my first attempt.

Star Fleet Academy is looking for a developer of an open source library that can be shared across the starships throughout the galaxy.  Job requirements include:

Assimilate big data from multiple data sources including, but not limited to, Federation, Vulcan, Klingon and Romulan sources
Organize hackdays into collecting intelligence from the Romulan empire
Digitizing starship documents for distribution to other starships
Develop a user a user interface with voice recognition and natural language processing.

Start with that and feel free to edit.

Thomas Edelblute

From: Web technologies in libraries [mailto:WEB4LIB at LISTSERV.ND.EDU] On Behalf Of Phillips-Bacher, Jennifer
Sent: Friday, May 23, 2014 7:41 AM
Subject: [WEB4LIB] Fantasy digital library job description: content partnerships coordinator

Hello all

It's Friday, so what better time is there to draft a new fantasy job description?

I'd be interested to find out if anyone employs someone in the role of 'content partnerships coordinator' [working title], someone who is responsible for:

- seeking out opportunities to share open library data + digitised content with partner platforms, and managing those relationships
- organising open data events like hackdays, edit-a-thons, and so on
- advocating for an organisation's digitisation + open data programmes to external stakeholders
- coordinating transfer of data from one platform to another (requiring technical skills, understanding of metadata schemas, APIs etc)
- and generally just being the person who gets to have fun going to all the digital library/digital humanities events, meeting interesting people and pushing open data to the broadest possible audience.

Does this sound like anything that exists? I'm putting this out to a few other lists and to Twitter, but I'd welcome any thoughts you might have (besides 'good luck getting approval for that post!').

Best wishes

Jenn Phillips-Bacher
Web Editor
Wellcome Library
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