Digital Library Applications Administrator

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Created: November 27, 2015


Smith College is accepting applications for a Digital Library Applications Administrator to administer digital library applications used by faculty, staff, and students, such as web content management, digital collection repositories, and archives information management and other tools used in support of teaching and learning with library content and services. In addition, consults with content and technology specialists in the Libraries, Information Technology Services and other campus constituencies to design, develop, test and support programs. Recommend and implement additional functionality for systems related to the digital library.

Applications Administration: Develop and implement digital library applications across multiple environments and operating platforms, including: tools for library web content management, digital collection repositories, and archives information management.  Make recommendations for appropriate frameworks for application development and service delivery that take into account the cost of implementation, integration, support, and maintenance. Participate in iterative testing and integration of user feedback throughout the development process. Assure data integrity across storage and data assets. Adhere to established development methodology standards, practices, and procedures. Create and maintain technical and user documentation.

Applications Support: Troubleshoot and coordinate response to bugs, including effective management of ticketing system. Conduct maintenance, monitor performance and security, and update web, database, and ancillary services.  Participate in library-wide and consortial committees and professional activities. Engage in continuous professional self-development. Maintain awareness of best practices and advances in digital library applications, frameworks and implementations. Participate in the digital library development community. Perform related duties as required.

Education/Experience: Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Fluent in more than one programming language, such as PHP, Ruby on Rails, Perl, or JavaScript. Experience in establishing and customizing open source software, preferably Fedora Commons, Drupal, and ArchiveSpace applications. Experience with mobile and responsive web design preferred; familiar with digital library metadata standards and formats preferred; demonstrated talent in online interaction design preferred.

Skills: Demonstrated ability to envision and execute successful technology implementations. Strong collaborative skills, working with both technical and non-technical colleagues.  Project management skills for prioritizing multiple tasks effectively. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

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