Digital Repository Manager
University of Alabama — Tuscaloosa
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Created: August 26, 2012
DescriptionUnder general supervision, the IT Technical Specialist I performs a variety of standard and non-standard specialized or technical IT support services following established procedures. Some evaluation, originality or ingenuity is required.
The Digital Repository Manager will be focused on the management and support of our growing repository of content, as well as development of support for new and better functionality. This person will research software developments in the field and potentially modify those we adopt to meet our own needs. He or she would be deeply involved in infrastructure development and support for long-term access. The Digital Repository Manager will analyze technical and work flow problems and devise and implement solutions.
This Digital Repository Manager will be involved in developing and managing software support for digitization, preservation and delivery work flows. Additionally, this position will be responsible for capture, quality control, optimization, gathering of administrative, technical, structural, and descriptive metadata, and tracking, archiving and storage of resulting digital objects. This position will maintain appropriate hardware and software and perform other duties as needed. Supervision of up to two (2) students may be assigned.
This position requires extreme attention to variations in color and texture when viewing/producing digital formats and auditory attention to detail in listening to and/or producing audio recordings.
Required Minimum Qualifications
- Associate's degree or higher and some experience in a relevant IT field (Student or Graduate Assistant, Intern, or student oriented experience will be considered), OR any equivalent combination of experience, training, education and/or certification from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been obtained.
- To be considered, student experience must be detailed in the employment section on the application.
- Knowledge of basic programming, networking, system, multimedia or instructional technology skills. May require specialized training or certification.
- Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation.
- Associate's degree and at least two (2) years of training or experience in digitization software, hardware, and applications; OR a Bachelor's degree or higher and at least six (6) months of training or experience in digitization software, hardware, and applications.
- Competence in basic computer skills which include use of Windows and/or Macintosh desktops, Office Productivity Suite, demonstrated use of Photoshop and Bridge or similar software programs and other digital conversion software. Fluency in Microsoft Excel.
- Evidence of self-motivation and eagerness to learn and explore.
- Evidence of understanding of a variety of technologies related to digitization and digital libraries.
- Evidence of capability to quickly processing and integrate new technical information and developments.
- Evidence of strong analytical problem-solving capabilities.
- Demonstrated technical expertise, including command-line scripting such as MS Basic, Perl and Python.
- Working knowledge of XML and HTML.
- Experience in designing and interacting with SQL databases.
- Demonstrated research capabilities.
- Demonstrated knowledge in the creation and management of digital information.
- Excellent organizational skills: the ability to juggle multiple competing priorities and achieve goals, and to manage projects from design to completion.
- Interest in archival formats and archival and delivery standards. Sensitivity to the handling issues of fragile library materials.
- Strong oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to work independently and effectively in a collaborative setting.
- Highly developed sense of visual acuity and color variation in digital products.
- Highly developed auditory skills for transcribing/producing digital audio records.
- Demonstrated expertise in the creation and management of digital information in a library, archive, or museum setting.
- Expertise in color calibration, color management systems, audio digitization and optimization.
- Knowledge of diacritics and encoding issues, particularly between MS Office product exports and UTF-8.
- Knowledge of metadata standards such as EAD and MODS.
- Experience in computer programming, both server-side and web delivery
- Academic degree in Computer Science.
- Background in photography or digital imaging technologies OR background in analog/digital audio capture and editing.
- Working knowledge of XSLT.
- Experience in designing and interacting with databases (Access, SQL).
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Published: Sunday, August 26, 2012 06:18 UTC
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