Electronic Records Archivist

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Created: February 28, 2013


This full-time, professional archivist position will lead the stewardship of born-digital archival materials as well as oversee the EAD markup and delivery of online finding aids for the Ransom Center.


To preserve, arrange, describe, and deliver born-digital manuscript and archival materials and to oversee EAD markup and delivery of online finding aids.

Essential Functions

Lead the Ransom Center's ongoing development and implementation of policies and procedures for the stewardship of born-digital archival materials in the archival holdings, ensuring effective accessioning, description, preservation, and delivery of born-digital archival materials. Act as born-digital archives curator for the Ransom Center, participating in collection development, appraisal, management, reference and exhibitions, alone and with other curators, and support other staff in their work to acquire, manage, and make available born-digital archival materials. Manage EAD finding aid files. Update EAD procedures as needed and instruct staff. Supervise LA II or other staff in review of xml finding aids and other projects. Process traditional and hybrid manuscript collections. Engage in campus, regional, and national scholarly and professional organizations and activities.

Required qualifications

Master's Degree in Library or Information Science or equivalent advanced degree; demonstrated professional experience preserving, describing, and delivering born-digital archival material; demonstrated experience creating, reviewing, and delivering EAD finding aids. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Two or more years professional experience working with born digital archival materials in a research library setting; experience processing non-digital and hybrid archival material; experience supervising student and paraprofessional staff; demonstrated knowledge of digital preservation and access technologies, standards, and best practices; experience with XML encoding and stylesheets; experience using databases in an archival setting; knowledge of archival metadata standards; experience creating archival finding aids and catalog records using AACR2 and DACS; demonstrated ability to work with attention to detail and accuracy and to work both independently and under supervision.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions May work around electrical and mechanical hazards Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Climbing of ladders Lifting and moving Standard archival storage environment; occasional use of step stool or ladder; lifting and moving computer equipment and boxes up to 40 pounds.


Published: Thursday, February 28, 2013 02:55 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:45 UTC