Repository Manager

Storrs, CT
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Created: October 11, 2018


 Job ID: 2019083

Title:    Repository Manager

Rank:  University Librarian II (UCP VII)

Area:   University Archives, Special Collections & Digital Curation


The UConn Library is seeking a creative and innovative digital information and preservation professional to manage UConn’s long-term digital repository and the Connecticut Digital Archive (CTDA). The CTDA ( is a statewide digital preservation repository headquartered at UConn, serving more than 40 cultural heritage institutions and preserving more than 1 million objects. As the principal point of contact between content managers and the repository both inside and outside the University, the Repository Manager works with a diverse set of stakeholders and collaborators to create the public face of the repository and creatively develop and implement new tools and programs to attract and train users and to support user services.


Duties and Responsibilities


The Repository Manager is responsible for planning, developing, implementing, and configuring user-facing tools and information resources for the repository program that relate to management, metadata, content, and training. Working with the software support vendor, University ITS, and other stakeholders, the Repository Manager collaborates in creating and setting development priorities for the digital repository program and is responsible for the maintenance of policy/procedure documents relating to content and participant administration. The Repository Manager creates and provides training materials, workshops, etc. to disseminate information about services and processes. The Repository Manager reports to the Head of Archives & Special Collections who has general responsibility for the digital preservation program.


Minimum Qualifications


  1. Master’s degree from an ALA accredited program with a concentration in a field relevant to the position, such as archives, library/information science, or records management.
  2. A minimum of three years’ experience managing digital content in an academic or cultural heritage setting.
  3. Working knowledge of OAIS repositories and information packages.
  4. Working knowledge of MODS and DC metadata schemas.
  5. Demonstrated ability to create and implement training and educational programming for digital library programs.
  6. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of content owners and technologists.
  7. Demonstrated ability to work independently, provide and respond to feedback, and meet deadlines.


Preferred Qualifications


  1. Experience with Islandora repository management software.
  2. Experience with Drupal.
  3. Experience with Fedora Commons repository software.
  4. Advanced knowledge of metadata schemas such as MODS and DC.
  5. Experience with scripting, regular expressions and/or other data manipulation techniques.
  6. MLS with concentration in digital preservation or digital content management.


Appointment Terms

This is a full time position based in Storrs with an anticipated start date of November, 2018. The University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits, including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn and a highly desirable work environment. Salary is dependent upon education, qualifications, and experience. 

To Apply


Applications must be submitted online using UConn Jobs at, Staff Positions. (reference search #2019083) and include a cover letter, detailed resume, and contact information for three professional references.


Nominations and inquiries should be sent in confidence to Ellen Silbermann at To ensure full consideration, inquiries and applications should be submitted by October 21, 2018. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2019083)


This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on October 21, 2018.


All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at .



Published: Sunday, October 14, 2018 04:34 UTC

Last updated: Sunday, October 14, 2018 04:34 UTC