Fantasy digital library job description: content partnerships coordinator

Henry, Ray ray.henry at WSU.EDU
Fri May 23 13:23:56 EDT 2014

Sounds a great deal like a Scholarly Communications Librarian:


Ray Henry
Web Services Librarian
Washington State University Libraries - Pullman

ray.henry at

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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