Digital Archivist

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Created: July 29, 2015


The Digital Archivist works with the Head of Archives and Special Collections and Digital Initiatives Librarian to plan and execute workflows for the digitization of analog records. Core responsibilities will include acquisition, appraisal, description, and preservation of both digitized and born-digital records. The Digital Archivist will also monitor the activities of interns and work study students.

Primary Duties, Responsibilites, and Tasks
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Education (including hardware, software, and equipment)
  • ALA accredited master’s degree in library/information science with course work in archives, digital curation, or digital preservation.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of current trends in digital preservation theory and standards and technologies that enable effective preservation of permanent digital records.
  • Communication skills and customer service orientation including the ability to work with all academic levels, including administrators, staff, and faculty.
  • Demonstrated experience with digital repository platforms (open source or commercial).
  • Knowledge of current preservation technologies and the OAIS reference model.
  • Ability to plan, coordinate, and implement effective programs, complex projects, and service.
  • Experience generating checksums, preservation metadata, and working with tools that verify file authenticity and tools that identify potentially restricted content.

Preferred/Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and Education (including hardware, software, and equipment)
  • Knowledge of metadata schemas such as Dublin Core, METS, MODS, PREMIS, and TEI
  • Knowledge of issues related to the capture and preservation of electronic records
  • HTML/CSS/Javascript/other coding language expertise
  • Graphic/web/user experience design expertise
  • Experience with one or more of the following systems: Preservica, AtoM, ResCarta, and Omeka

Required Prior Work Experience
  • 1 or more years working with a digital archive, preferably in an academic environment

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