Digital Archivist

Topeka, Kansas
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Created: November 18, 2014


  Job Description:

The Kansas State Historical Society seeks to hire a Digital Archivist to support the State Research Collections Division’s management of born-digital and digitized archival collections, including but not limited to the Kansas Memory digital archives.

Duties will include:  
• Performing and managing the selection and description of archival collections for digital conversion.
• Performing and managing the digital conversion and online delivery of born-digital and digitized archival collections.
• Assisting with the functional development of the digital repository and its associated applications.
• Managing the internal circulation of a large volume of archival material for the purposes of digitization.
• Supervising imaging technicians, volunteers and interns.
• Developing and implementing processes and procedures for the selection, description, conversion, and dissemination of born digital and digitized archival collections.
• Developing and implementing policies and technical standards for the creation, acquisition, storage, management, and preservation of born digital and digitized archival collections. 
• Promoting the Society’s digital programs through remote and onsite presentations.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program for library and information science and/or Master’s degree in history or related discipline.

Required Knowledge:
• digital archival and records management principles and practices, including issues related to intellectual property, digital conversion, content management, access, and preservation.
• digital repository platforms and relational databases with the ability to develop functional requirements for programmers building new database applications and content management systems.
• digital imaging standards, practices and procedures, including digital content creation and editing tools.
• data structure standards relevant to archival control of digital collection material including EAD, Dublin Core, MODS, METS, PREMIS.
• standards and procedures for the description and arrangement of archival collections including standards for descriptive metadata such as MARC, DACS, and Dublin Core.
• Kansas and U.S. history with the ability to articulate complex historical issues and events objectively and concisely.
• archives and special collections reference techniques and best practices.
• historical research methods.

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