Digital Archivist

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Created: April 24, 2015


Work as member of the Preservation and Digital Curation Services Unit, processing born-digital collections and assisting in stewardship of digitized collections across its various libraries and archives within the University of Texas Libraries.

Essential Functions
Play an active role in the acquisition, appraisal, arrangement and description, and provision of access to born-digital and digitized collections. Collaborate with collections, IT, and digital curation staff to perform tasks related to processing incoming digital materials. Contribute to policies and workflows for long-term stewardship of UT Libraries digital assets. Participate in ongoing development, implementation, and assessment of systems to manage long-term stewardship and access for born-digital and digitized collections.

Marginal/Incidental functions
Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications
MLS or equivalent from an ALA accredited graduate program. Experience with archives and records management theory and practice. Knowledge of digital preservation theory and practice, including best practices and technologies for managing digitized and born-digital materials. Knowledge of relevant metadata standards (EAD, PREMIS, MODS, etc.). Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities, projects, and stakeholders effectively. Demonstrated aptitude for detail oriented work including strong analytic and problem solving skills. Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure and to meet deadlines. Strong commitment to public service and demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with diverse groups in a complex and changing environment. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications
Two years or more professional experience implementing policies and procedures in support of stewardship of digital materials in an academic library, special collection, or archive. Experience with collection management and/or institutional repository applications such as Archivists Toolkit, Archivematica, ArchivesSpace, Islandora/Fedora, DSpace, etc. Certified Archivist or Digital Archives Specialist or willingness to work towards certification. Demonstrated ability to articulate technical concepts and requirements to diverse audiences. Experience harvesting and preserving born-digital materials, including web sites, e-mail, and various social media. Experience with disk imaging, digital forensics tools, and/or digital preservation management software. Experience with XML and XSLT. Experience with command line programming and scripting languages such as Perl, Python, etc. Familiarity with linked data and the semantic web. Strong knowledge of copyright, donor restrictions, and permissions issues related to processing and preserving digital materials.

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