Technology Specialist (Research Repository)
This position is part of the Florida State University Libraries' Office of Digital Research and Scholarship. The Office of Digital Research & Scholarship provides support, infrastructure, collaborative partnerships, and consulting for technology-inflected research in the areas of digital humanities, academic publishing, data management, and digital pedagogy. For more information on our services visit https://www.lib.fsu.edu/research-and-publish.
This position ensures the ongoing development of institutional repository and other publishing services at FSU Libraries, in service to departments across the university.
Develops applications to automate harvesting of FSU scholarship from internal and external systems. Collaborates with web developers in developing new features to enhance repository and publishing system functionality. Administrator level activities conducting complex technical workflow using design and programming scripts to manage a large volume of files and data to be compatible with repository and publishing systems and discoverable to users.
Consults with academic departments and other repository users to troubleshoot problems and issues with repository software and related features. Provides technical advice to programming/systems staff regarding complex repository systems issues or enhancements to the current repository or publishing systems.
Develops, coordinates, and evaluates technical workflows for repository and publishing service submission review and processing.
Manages content recruitment partnerships and pilot projects with academic departments and units. Coordinates digital outreach to faculty to provide information about and promote compliance with FSU's new Open Access Policy.
Supervises student employees, including hiring, training, assigning tasks, and reviewing work for quality assurance.
Develops standards and guidelines, monitors traffic, and analyzes usage of repository and publishing applications. Identifies current and future needs to ensure the applications support the mission of the department or division. Shares usage data and trends with stakeholders. Monitors trends in the delivery of IR services in higher education, including emerging issues, risks, opportunities, and resources. Performs other duties as assigned.
Responds to repository related comments, complaints, and requests from library staff and the campus community. Provides training sessions and information on submission process for library staff and content creators (faculty, staff, and students).
This position is eligible for remote work based on highly skilled duties.
Bachelor's degree and four years experience related to the duties of this position; or a high school diploma/equivalency and eight years of experience related to the duties of this position.
(Note: a combination of appropriate post high school education and experience equal to eight years.)
Experience with common digital repository platforms and mediated-deposit service models
Knowledge of current issues in scholarly communications (e.g., Open Access archiving and publishing, authors’ rights, licensing, etc.)
Knowledge of relevant copyright & IP issues related to academic teaching and research
Experience working independently and collaboratively and prioritizing work to ensure that departmental needs are realized.
Excellent organizational skills, proven problem solving ability, and flexibility
Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
Ability to perform accurately in a detail oriented environment.
Experience training and directing others.
Experience working or conducting research in a library setting.
Demon strated initiative in fostering innovative ideas and implementing change
Advanced degree in library/information science, data curation, computer science, or related fields preferred.
Experience managing relationships with campus partners and responding to requests from faculty, staff, and students
Working knowledge or advanced training with XML metadata standards (MODS, METS, MADS, OAIPMH, etc.)
Working knowledge of linked data principles and scripting languages (PHP, XSLT, APIs, etc.)
Supervisory expereince (e.g. student workers).
How to apply
For questions about this position, please contact Camille Thomas (email@example.com) or Sarah Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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Published: Monday, December 19, 2022 16:10 UTC
Last updated: Monday, December 19, 2022 16:10 UTC