Digital Archivist

Full time

Created: June 9, 2014
Lisle
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Description

The Digital Archivist will collect, organize, and make accessible digital resources relating to the history of the institution and other areas of focus for special collections. Responsibilities will include: ensuring effective appraisal, acquisition, arrangement, description, preservation, and service of born-digital collections according to archival standards; collaborating with other university departments and library staff to develop and sustain a program for stewardship of born digital and digitized material; working with the Archives & Special Collections Librarian to increase public knowledge of materials held by the Archives and Special Collections through public programming and development of exhibits and web content; providing reference and research and instruction services to archival users, including faculty, students, and independent researchers.

Qualifications:

Education: MLS from an ALA accredited institution or equivalent including archival coursework or masters in history with an emphasis in archival administration.

Experience: 1-3 years in archival repository, academic library, or similar setting.

Specific Skills: Familiarity with metadata and data structure standards relevant to the archival control of digital materials (e.g., EAD, Dublin Core, METS, MODS, PREMIS, XML/XSL). Experience with born-digital archiving. Strong background in archives theory and best practices, including their application to born-digital content and electronic records. Familiarity with records management practices. Knowledge of specifications for digital repository systems and related technologies, including auditing/checksum software, write blockers, file format identification, file migration, and media conversion. Excellent written and oral communication skills.  Ability to work independently and in a team environment. Strong planning, project management and problem solving skills. Commitment to public services.

Specific Knowledge, Licenses, and Certifications: Digital Archives Specialist certification preferred; Academy of Certified Archivists certification preferred

Supervisory Responsibility (if applicable): Student Assistants

Application Process: Please submit your resume, cover letter, and a list of three professional references.

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