Librarian III - Digital Curation Services

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Created: October 10, 2013


Leads the Libraries digital curation activities, supporting the maintenance, preservation, and long term value of library assets, includes overseeing repository and data management services, developing platforms to support archives and digital collections, and developing and implementing metadata specifications.

Essential Functions
Manage the Digital Curation Services department. Establish priorities, manage projects, and coordinate cross-departmental workflows. Design and implement metadata specifications for digital projects, including creating application profiles, crosswalking, and ensuring consistency of metadata strategies across a wide variety of projects and processes that rely on metadata. Supervise Digital Repository Librarian and Digital Archivist. Work within the Libraries' decentralized digital production environment. Facilitate communication between staff across the Libraries and other departments across campus working on digital projects, ensuring stakeholders remain informed and engaged. Represent activities and needs in the Libraries' strategic planning and ensure that digital curation issues are reflected in broader organizational policies and procedures. Responsible for understanding emerging trends in digital collection creation and management and for developing solutions that meet the needs of users in an academic research environment in collaboration with other UT Libraries units. Attends and presents at local, state, regional, and national meetings and/or authors journal or book chapters. Provides moderate contributions to librarianship or fields of scholarly endeavor, through professional activity.

Marginal/Incidental functions
Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications
MLS from an ALA accredited graduate program. Minimum 3 years experience working with and managing digital collections. Minimum 2 years supervisory experience. Experience with digital library development software, such as Fedora Commons or DSpace. In-depth understanding of metadata standards used in digital preservation and access (such as MODS, METS, VRA Core, CCO, Dublin Core, RDA, etc.) and demonstrated proficiency with XML, crosswalking, and building application profiles. Experience with digital preservation and access technologies, standards, and workflows; ability to work with staff who are doing software development, programming, and systems administration. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a variety of individuals and groups; demonstrated ability to plan, prioritize, coordinate, and implement projects; experience working effectively across the organization to achieve multiple strategic objectives; excellent conceptual, analytic, and organizational skills; excellent oral and written communication skills; comfort working in a decentralized production environment. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications
Experience managing digital collections with Fedora Commons. Experience working with faculty. Knowledge and experience with linked data standards, creation, and manipulation.

Working conditions
May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Work on concurrent projects under pressure of deadlines or time limitations. Occasional extended work hours. Work under stress, as team member and independently. Commitment to provide excellent customer service.

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