Digital Archivist

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Created: June 9, 2014


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.


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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