Digital Projects Librarian/Archivist

Full time

Created: January 5, 2016
Athens
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Description

The Digital Projects Librarian/Archivist is responsible for metadata and authority control, student hiring and supervision, quality control, and other duties related to the development of digital resources for Digital Library of Georgia (DLG) initiatives including but not limited to Athenaeum, the University of Georgia’s institutional repository (http://athenaeum.libs.uga.edu/). The incumbent will also support the DLG’s participation in the Digital Public Library of America. The Digital Projects Librarian/Archivist reports to the Director for the DLG and works closely with the Scholarly Communications Librarian to provide technical support for the University of Georgia Libraries’ institutional repository Athenaeum@UGA which is an important part of the scholarly communications program.

The award-winning Digital Library of Georgia is a GALILEO initiative based at the University of Georgia Libraries. The DLG works together with Georgia’s libraries, archives, museums, and other institutions of cultural heritage to provide access to the cultural and historical resources of the state of Georgia. This primary mission is accomplished through the ongoing development, maintenance, and preservation of digital collections and online digital library resources. These may include materials such as original manuscripts, typescripts, books, photographs, maps, sheet music, posters and broadsides, newspapers, primary source materials on microfilm, audio, video, and other formats. Each project is made available freely to the public as part of GALILEO.

ALA-accredited MLIS, or relevant Master’s degree (ACA certification expected in 5 years for continued employment); no professional experience required – experience and knowledge can be attained through course work, projects, and internships. demonstrated knowledge of MARC and non-MARC metadata formats, standards and schema (e.g., RDA, DACS, AACR2, AMIM2, Dublin Core, METS, MODS, EAD, etc.); working knowledge of resource description practices and an understanding of controlled vocabularies, taxonomies, and ontologies; experience using and aptitude for learning new technologies for metadata management, delivery and metadata standards; experience working with collection management systems such as Dspace, CONTENTdm or Archivists’ Toolkit; experience with XML or JSON; understanding of linked data and semantic web principles and practices, including RDF and ontologies; knowledge of current trends and issues in copyright and open access and other areas of scholarly communication including trends, legal issues and best practices as they relate to institutional repositories; demonstrated skills in project management and problem solving; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; effective oral and written communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work with diverse faculty, students and colleagues.

Demonstrated skills with scripting languages and/or tools for data manipulation (e.g.OpenRefine, Python, XSLT, etc.) preferred; experience migrating and remediating legacy metadata preferred; knowledge of preservation metadata standards such as PREMIS preferred; experience working with Hydra or Fedora preferred; research data management and data mining experience preferred; degree in history, public history or American studies preferred.

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