Digital Archivist

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Created: June 2, 2015


he Oregon Historical Society is seeking a creative, energetic, and technically savvy Digital Archivist to develop and maintain the OHS Digital Vault, the institution's new digital repository. The archivist will join a team committed to collaboration, public service, and stewardship of the extensive and diverse historical collections in the OHS Davies Family Research Library. The Digital Archivist is a full-time (36.25 hrs per week), grant-funded position with an expected duration of two years.


The Digital Archivist is responsible for the development, implementation, and upkeep of the OHS Digital Vault, an integrated digital repository for Oregon Historical Society collections. Additionally, the Digital Archivist provides key support to the OHS Research Library's efforts to acquire, describe, preserve, and provide access to digital collections.

Required education, skills and experience for this position include:
A Master's Degree in library science (or equivalent) from ALA-certified program or master's degree in history with archival training or equivalent academic training and/or experience.

Two or more years' experience with digital collection management and preservation, including working experience with digital asset management systems and digital repository technologies.

Knowledge of current principles and methods of professional archival and special collections library procedures.

Demonstrated experience processing, cataloging, describing, digitizing, and preserving archival collections.

Demonstrated knowledge of digital preservation issues, strategies, standards, and best practices.

Strong working knowledge of description and metadata standards including MARC, RDA, EAD, DACS, Dublin Core, MODS, METS, PREMIS, PBCore and XML.

Knowledge of copyright, donor restrictions, and permissions issues related to processing digitized and born digital material, and to analog archival materials of all formats.

Specialized computer skills in collections management database creation and management, management of data preservation storage systems, and digitization of multiple archival formats.

Preferred education and experience include:
• Experience in project management.
• Experience with processing, describing, digitizing, and preserving visual and media archival collections.
• Knowledge of US history and historical research methods, especially the use of archives.

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