Digital Archivist

San Antonio
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Created: January 5, 2013


The University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries is seeking forward-thinking, dynamic applicants for the position of Digital Archivist. Reporting to the Head of Special Collections, this position ensures the long-term preservation of born-digital materials, facilitates the digitization of Library materials, and provides access to digital holdings.

In strong collaboration with Library Systems, the University Archivist and Manuscripts Curator, the Digital Archivist will develop processes, procedures, and specifications for collecting, preserving, and providing access to born-digital records and hybrid collections; investigate, plan, and manage format conversions and migrations; plan, coordinate, and implement workflows for digital content creation, including quality control procedures, prioritization of production to develop high levels of productivity; provide training in processes and specifications for digital collection creation; coordinate and supervise special projects; and collaborate with the Web developer and other staff for online exhibits and other discovery tools, including social media services.

Minimum qualifications for the position include a Master’s degree in Library or Information Sciences or a Master’s degree in Archival Science or equivalent advanced degree. Successful candidates are expected to have knowledge of appropriate digital library technologies and related best practices for digital object creation, at least one year of experience in digital preservation or information management, digitizing and working with digital content, and implementing and maintaining digital content management systems. Candidates are also expected to have progressively responsible experience with the concepts and software/hardware applications used in managing and presenting digital information.

Preferred qualifications include a demonstrated knowledge of the creation and use of digital objects, experience in curating digital content in an archival repository, large-scale digitization in an academic environment, experience with metadata extraction, transformation, and repurposing, and the ability to plan, coordinate and implement effective programs, complex projects and services.
Salary: $47,412 (flexible, depending on qualifications). This is a full-time A&P, benefits-eligible position.

This is a security sensitive position. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.

UTSA is an EEO/AA employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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