Digital Preservation Programmer

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Created: June 15, 2012


Reporting directly to the Dean of Libraries, this position leads the technical development efforts for several major collaborative digital preservation initiatives being separately funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The Chronicles in Preservation project (NEH), and the Lifecycle Management of Electronic Theses and Dissertations project (IMLS) are studying curation/preservation needs and workflows related to two types of digital content of priority and importance to research libraries and cultural heritage institutions—digital newspapers and Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs).


This position will implement and refine digital preservation software systems and solutions in collaboration with extended project teams at multiple institutions, develop and deploy a suite of tools, services, and workflows for the curation and preservation of selected digital materials, test and refine all project programming developments, install, maintain and upgrade computer software on workstations and servers for purposes of research and development, and provide assistance to project staff and partners as appropriate for computer support of project-related research and development. Other duties and tasks will be assigned and completed accordingly.  The incumbent in this position will possess strong software engineering skills and enjoy thriving in a fast-paced environment of change. This position will need an individual to have a strong service orientation with a desire to stay abreast of leading technology information.

Minimum qualifications for the position:

The successful candidate will possess a Bachelor's Degree with coursework in computing or information systems and three years of progressively responsible computer programming and analysis experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience.  See position description on for full details on position qualifications.   

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please submit a resume, cover letter and three professional references with the online application.

**Willing to consider applicants located in other cities that are able to periodically come on campus for coordination of work assignments**

About UNT:

The digital library repository of the UNT Libraries is ranked in the top 10 repositories in North America. The University Libraries house print and electronic collections of almost 6 million cataloged items, in five libraries located in five separate facilities.

For more information, about our department and strategic vision please visit our website at

POSITION AVAILABLE: June 18, 2012.  Applications will be reviewed until position is closed.

To apply, please submit a letter of application, vita, and names, addresses (e-mail address helpful if available), and phone numbers of at least three professional references to

The University of North Texas is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution committed to diversity in its employment and educational programs, thereby creating a welcoming environment for everyone.

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Published: Friday, June 15, 2012 20:25 UTC

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