Director of Digital Preservation Services

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Created: October 17, 2014


Cornell University Library (CUL) seeks a service-minded and collaborative professional to coordinate the Library's overall preservation and conservation program including both physical and digital materials. Reporting directly to the Associate University Librarian who provides leadership for collections and digital scholarship & preservation services, the Director of Digital Preservation Services will play a key role in creating a cohesive preservation framework for the Library and collaborate closely with Library staff involved in preservation activities.

The key responsibilities include:

Collaborating with CUL staff involved in digital preservation services and other Cornell stakeholders interested in preservation, the director will coordinate the Library's overall preservation and conservation program (supervisory responsibilities to be determined) - 40%
  • Facilitate communication among different teams involved in preservation and curation, especially in regard to needs assessment, resource planning, and priority setting within the context of long-term preservation and access to collections
  • Foster a shared understanding of CUL's diverse preservation services, initiatives, and memberships for different content types, including Cornell University Library Archival Repository (CULAR), Archive-It, 2CUL e-journal preservation initiative, HathiTrust, Portico, LOCKSS, DPN, etc.
Assuming responsibility for planning, managing and implementing the well-developed and accomplished preservation and conservation of physical circulating and rare collections for Cornell University Library (  - supervising six staff members - 30%
  • Work with Library and conservation staff to promote standards and guidelines for the general care, handling, and treatment of library materials.
  • Assess preservation needs for all CUL units and serve as a resource on preservation issues for Cornell University.
Contributing to the Digital Scholarship and Preservation Services (DSPS) programs (such as digital media production/reformatting, repository services, web design/usability, scholarly communication, digital humanities services) by contributing to grant writing, fostering collaborations, promoting the unit's services, and assessing needs to improve the unit's services based on broad input from CUL and CU ( - 30%

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