Rosetta Implementation and Migration Manager

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*Rosetta Implementation and Migration Manager*


The Center for Jewish History is a collaborative home to five partner
institutions: the American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi
Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum and YIVO
Institute for Jewish Research. The Center and its five partners serve the
worldwide academic communities and the general public with combined
holdings of over 30,000 linear feet of archival documents, a half million
books, and thousands of photographs, artifacts, paintings and textiles –
the largest repository documenting the Jewish experience outside Israel.
The provision of access and preservation oriented services to the
collections is core to the Center for Jewish History’s mission on behalf of
researchers and the partner organizations.

The Center for Jewish History seeks a project manager for the
implementation of the Ex Libris digital preservation management system,
Rosetta. Implementation will include preparation for and comprehensive
migration from Ex Libris digital asset management system, DigiTool, which
currently holds over 3.5 million digital objects and associated metadata,
totaling over 40 TB of material. Implementation will also include training
partner staff on the new system, facilitating interoperability between
descriptive and preservation systems, and collaboratively developing
workflows to support the ongoing deposit of digitized material into the new

The Rosetta Implementation and Migration Manager will report to the Senior
Manager for Metadata and Discovery. Metadata and Discovery Services is
tasked with coordinating the interoperability and integration between
Center systems that control, describe, preserve, and provide access to the
rich physical and digital holdings of the five Partner institutions. The
successful candidate will work closely with department members in Metadata
and Discovery Services, the Center’s Information Technology Department,
vendors, and stakeholders in the Center and Partner community to ensure
that born-digital and digitized material will be preserved in perpetuity.
The position will be a permanent addition to the department.

*Job Description*


Rosetta Implementation and Migration Manager


Commensurate with experience


35 hours per week


Permanent, employed at will

*Reports to:*

Senior Manager for Metadata and Discovery

*Job purpose:*

Preparation for and management of the migration to and implementation of Ex
Libris’ Rosetta, including training Center and Partner staff and day-to-day
operations of the digital preservation management system.

*Main Duties*

Manage short and long term benchmarks for migration and implementation of
Rosetta, the Center’s new digital preservation management system.

Serve as primary contact with Ex Libris project team to assertively
communicate regarding Center preparedness and preparation for
implementation, including needs, expected outcomes, limitations, and
problems with Center’s Digitool dataset and entities during implementation.

Work in collaboration with Center Implementation Project Team and Partner
Liaisons to prepare for migration from Digitool to Rosetta, including but
not limited to metadata preparation for import into Aleph integrated
library system; deletion or segregation of digital entities not migrating
to the new system; data modeling and load analysis; and customizing
transformations for migration.

Participate in Ex Libris training and experiment using Rosetta with an eye
to developing and supplementing documentation for depositing both migrated
and new material into the system. After Ex Libris training is complete,
train Center and relevant Partner staff on workflows for depositing new
material into Rosetta’s permanent repository.

Once successful implementation of Rosetta is complete, manage day-to-day
operations of the system, including troubleshooting problems; assisting
with staff questions; and continuing to improve the workflow for the
deposit of material and interoperability with other Center systems.

Participate in special projects to promote and increase access to digital
material held in the Center systems and other duties commensurate with the
position, including project-based work both external to Center systems and
within Center subsystems.

Stay abreast of developments and professional best practices in digital
asset management, digital preservation, and related topics.

*Education and experience*

ALA-accredited graduate degree or accredited graduate degree in another
appropriate discipline, such as computer science, project management,
digital preservation and curation, or archival science with a
specialization in digital archives.

Proven track record managing projects from planning to completion,
preferably, in an implementation environment or adoption of new technology
or platform in a library, archival, or museum setting.

Extensive experience working and thinking in Extensible Mark-up Language
(XML), including developing and modifying Extensible Stylesheet Language
Transformations (XSLT); schemas like Metadata Encoding and Transmission
Standard (METS); and MARC data in an XML environment (MARCXML).

Proficiency working on digital access and preservation projects in a
library, museum, archive or similar environment with increasingly complex
or substantive work depositing or ingesting material into a digital
repository as well as correcting issues associated placing material in a
digital repository.

Familiarity with current standards used in libraries, archives, and museums
for description and preservation, including Dublin Core, MAchine-Readable
Cataloging (MARC), Resource Description and Access (RDA), and Encoded
Archival Description (EAD).

*Requisite skills*
Commitment to working in and fostering a collaborative environment with
diverse stakeholders of varying levels of expertise in the preservation and
description of born-digital and digitized material.

Ability to devise own objectives, meet deadlines, and see projects through
to completion.

Knowledge of and aptitude for articulating digital preservation best
practices for born-digital and digitized material.

Ability to communicate effectively and collaboratively with capacity to
translate from vendor to ordinary language, and where necessary expand,
design, or articulate workflows for purpose of documentation and training

Experience working with databases and utilities such as Oracle and
SQL*Plus, or database management systems like MySQL.

Comfort using and administering digital asset management systems,
integrated library systems and/or database management systems, especially
Ex Libris products Aleph, DigiTool, or Rosetta.

Understanding of library systems structure and environments, including
interoperability between systems and how systems communicate via protocols,
especially OAI-PMH.

Familiarity with Linux operating system, such as Red Hat.

*Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications will be
accepted until the position is filled. Send cover letter, resume, and
contact information for three references to Eric Fritzler, Senior Manager
for Metadata and Discovery, at <>. No
phone calls please.*

How to apply


Eric Fritzler
Senior Manager for Metadata and Discovery


Published: Thursday, July 20, 2017 17:57 UTC

Last updated: Thursday, July 20, 2017 17:57 UTC