Digital Archivist

Dallas, TX
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Salary: 55,000-65,000
Created: June 1, 2021


This position reports to the Manager of the UT Southwestern Medical Center Special Collections and Archives
unit. Appointment rank will be commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience. This is a nontenured
faculty position.

Department Name:
UT Southwestern Medical Center Health Sciences Digital Library and Learning Center - Special Collections and
Archives Unit.

Experience and Education

  • MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited graduate school or equivalent degree.
  • Two years of experience working on digitization projects, managing digital collections, or other digital library-related work applying digital preservation practices and standards using current technologies and software.
  • Experience with applying administrative, descriptive, and technical metadata for digitized and born digital archival materials.
  • Experience working with CONTENTdm, Archives Space, or equivalent collections management systems as well as D-Space or equivalent repository software.
  • Experience with disk imaging, digital forensics tools, and/or digital preservation management software.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills, analytical and organizational skills, and experience establishing positive and productive collaborations in a university setting.
  • Familiarity with Encoded Archival Description (EAD), Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS), and Dublin Core (DCMI) with a background in Archives Management.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Responsible for acquiring and processing born digital collections and materials, including appraisal, accessioning, arrangement and description within the collecting scope of the University Archives.
  • Advises University Archivist on appraisal strategy, as well as, privacy and security issues as they apply to the context of born-digital records.
  • Responsible for performing web and social media archiving and works to remove data from legacy storage media and apply digital preservation standards and practices.
  • Works with partners, such as the Texas Digital Library, to maintain and deposit materials into UT Southwestern’s institutional repository.
  • Works with digital preservation vendors such as Archive-It to ensure the proper collection and storage of archival materials.
  • Works to ensure that digital content in the collections is accessible to appropriate audiences, following the strictures of privacy concerns, copyright regulations, and donor restrictions.
  • Works closely with University Archivist to determine priorities for digitization projects and supervises digitization efforts performed by student workers, staff, or outside vendors.
  • In consultation with the University Archivist, selects and implements software and systems as appropriate.
  • Attends professional development training to stay current on digital preservation and archival practices.
  • Provides reference services to and engages in outreach with the UTSW community to raise the profile of the Archives on campus.
  • Seeks opportunities for collaboration and partnership through campus initiatives, campus projects, grant funding, etc., and performs consultations with departments and donors on the preservation of born digital records.
  • Must be able to lift up to 40lbs.
  • This position may be eligible for a hybrid remote/onsite work schedule, if applicable.

**Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.

This person will work in the University Archives and Special Collections unit of the Library.

UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal
opportunity to all members of the University community. As an equal opportunity employer, UT Southwestern
prohibits unlawful discrimination, including discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin,
sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or
veteran status. To learn more, please visit:‐work‐here/diversity‐inclusion/.
Apply online at: (Job ID 556561).

Last updated: Tuesday, June 1, 2021 21:23 UTC