Digital Archivist

PIttsburgh, PA
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Created: February 5, 2024


Carnegie Mellon University Libraries seeks a collaborative, curious, creative, and technically skilled faculty colleague with experience working in digital preservation and digital curation to join the University Archives and Distinctive Collections team.  

In this role, you will be responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining the Carnegie Mellon University Archives' born-digital program. This includes developing policies and procedures for accessioning, ingesting, preserving, managing, and providing access to electronic records; developing procedures and workflows for describing born-digital records within hybrid collections; managing web-archiving activities; and advising departments and donors on the management of electronic records. You will also work closely with colleagues focused on digitization, and digital strategies and infrastructure to develop policies and procedures for managing digital records and integrate them into existing projects and programs.


This role will support and develop new initiatives focused on the rich holdings of the University Archives and Carnegie Mellon’s international reputation for robotics and artificial intelligence. Such initiatives include the Robotics Project, which seeks to develop a model for collecting and preserving the robotics research ecosystem, including objects, code, and born-digital documents. 


You will be joining an agile, innovative, and enthusiastic archives team focused on re-envisioning how archives can support and capture work in both STEM and fine arts fields, as well as building collections that represent our diverse university community. As a member of this team, and under the leadership of the associate dean for distinctive collections, you will: 

  • work with other library faculty and staff to support university priorities 

  • help meet the wide range of preservation and records management needs on campus and 

  • remain involved with larger communities of practice related to digital preservation, software preservation, collections as data, and digital archives. 

We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service.

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Published: Tuesday, February 6, 2024 22:42 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, February 6, 2024 22:42 UTC