Digital Archivist

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Created: January 30, 2015


Professional Librarian - Digital Archivist

Hiring department Humanities Rsch Ctr
Monthly salary  $4,166 - $5,000
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 15-01-09-01-0080
Job Status Open
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date 02/01/2015
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1

General Notes
This full-time, professional archivist position will lead the stewardship of born-digital archival materials as well as collaborate with staff to develop access methods for born digital materials at the Center. The archivist will also process hybrid manuscript collection and create finding aids using EAD and DACS. Occasional weekend hours.
Required Application Materials
A Resume is required in order to apply
A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information
To preserve, arrange, describe, and deliver born-digital manuscript and archival materials; to process hybrid manuscript collections and to create finding aids using EAD and DACS.

Essential Functions
Leads the Ransom Center's ongoing development and implementation of policies and procedures that facilitate the acquisition, transfer, preservation, arrangement, description, and access to born-digital materials in accordance with emerging standards and best practices; consults with and advises creators of born-digital content when necessary. Develops and documents born-digital workflows in order to support the preservation, access, and security of born-digital materials; recommends and utilizes born-digital processing tools and advises on preservation strategies and storage needs for digital materials. Coordinates workflows for the management and archiving of institutionally created email and media (i.e., web pages, images, moving image, and audio). Collaborates with Digital Collections Librarian, public services staff, and others to realize and implement discovery and access initiatives for born-digital materials. Collaborates with cataloging staff to process hybrid manuscript collections and create finding aids using EAD and DACS. Participates in the conception and development of grant applications in support of born-digital initiatives. Stays abreast of issues and tools related to the stewardship of born-digital materials; represents the Ransom Center in UT-wide and national, regional, and local committees and forums on matters relevant to born-digital collections management.

Marginal/Incidental functions
Other duties as assigned.

Required qualifications
Master's Degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA accredited university; two or more years of demonstrated professional experience preserving, processing, describing, and delivering born-digital and hybrid archival materials in an academic or research library setting; demonstrated experience creating finding aids using EAD and DACS. Must have current authorization to work in the United States.

Preferred Qualifications
Demonstrated knowledge of archival theory and practice; demonstrated knowledge of technologies and systems developed or adopted by the archival community for the management of and access to born-digital materials; demonstrated experience and skill using technologies and strategies related to digital forensics and digital preservation; demonstrated knowledge of metadata and other standards relevant to the control of digital materials such as OAIS, EAD, DACS, Dublin Core, MODS, and PREMIS; demonstrated ability to work creatively, independently, and collaboratively; experience supervising students and paraprofessional staff; demonstrated experience writing funding proposals; strong written and oral communication skills.

Working conditions
May work around standard office conditions May work around electrical and mechanical hazards Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Climbing of ladders Lifting and moving Standard archival storage environment; occasional use of step stool or ladder; lifting and moving computer equipment and boxes up to 40 pounds. Occasional weekend hours.

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