DescriptionCornell 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.
- 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.
For the full job description, please see: https://cornellu.taleo.net/careersection/10164/jobdetail.ftl?job=25665
Published: Friday, October 17, 2014 19:45 UTC
Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:42 UTC