Digital Repository and Preservation Librarian

Washington, D.C.
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Created: October 19, 2022


Job Overview

The Digital Repository and Preservation Librarian collaborates with Library and campus stakeholders to build digital collections and to maximize the access, discovery, usability, and preservation of the Library’s repository-based scholarship and digital cultural heritage materials. They play an important role in the development, coordination, and management of the Library’s digital repository services.

The Digital Repository and Preservation Librarian oversees the Library’s digital preservation repository and coordinates digital preservation workflows for digitized and born-digital content. They also support the planning and implementation of scholarly digital projects and collaborates on digital scholarship initiatives; and help promote digital repository services, digital publishing, and digital initiatives throughout the Library and the University.

Work Interactions

The Digital Repository and Preservation Librarian reports to the Head of the Digital Scholarship Services Unit, and works within the Digital Scholarship and Technology Services department. They supervise two FTE staff members as well as one to two student assistant(s), and liaise with staff across many of the Library’s units and departments to coordinate and complete projects.

The Digital Repository and Preservation Librarian administers institutional repository and digital publishing services for Georgetown faculty, staff, and students through Digital Georgetown and helps support the full lifecycle of digital scholarship projects; and represent the Digital Scholarship Services Unit and the Digital Scholarship and Technology Services department on task forces, committees, and working groups.

Required Qualifications

  • An ALA-accredited graduate degree in Library or Information Science or a graduate degree in a related discipline plus equivalent knowledge and experience
  • At least two years of experience managing digital repository and/or publishing platforms - DSpace, Fedora, Samvera/Hyrax, Open Journal Systems, etc.
  • Direct experience with Library-based digital initiatives and services
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, prioritize, manage, and implement digital projects and initiatives
  • Knowledge of digitization standards, digital image file specifications, digital audio and video codecs, and preservation standards for digital objects in a variety of formats
  • Demonstrated understanding of digital preservation issues, strategies, standards, and best practices
  • Knowledge of metadata standards used in digital Library collections - Dublin Core, MODS, PREMIS, etc.
  • Commitment to fostering an equitable and inclusive workplace, and the ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student population
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, customer service, and project management skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate technical issues and solutions to a diverse set of stakeholders and the ability to translate user needs into technical requirements

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience with collections as data for text mining, network analysis, and other computational research methodologies
  • Familiarity with APIs for cultural heritage repositories, such as the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF)
  • Experience supervising professional staff and/or student assistants

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