DescriptionThe Manager, Digital Scholarly Communication is responsible for the ANU Digital Collections facility which provides a range of services to assist academic staff and postgraduate researchers to manage the dissemination of their research output (including publications, theses and conference papers) particularly through deposit in the open access repository. The position also provides support and advice to researchers during the publishing process and supports research output management needs of the University in terms of delivery of access of these resources to the public.
The successful candidate will possess expertise in the management of scholarly information, sound understanding of information and metadata management and practices and demonstrated ability to identify requirements and produce business documents including reports.
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The Manager of Digital Collections is responsible for day to day management of the digital collections repositories and leadership of projects relating to the ANU repository which includes digital collections of ANU research output and digitised material from university collections (https://digitalcollections.anu.edu.au/)
The position sits within the scholarly communication area. Scholarly communication is an important part of research and the ANU Library supports the creation, evaluation, dissemination and preservation of research and scholarly writings. The Library provides expert advice in advanced information research techniques, staying up-to-date with scholarly output, trends in scholarly publishing, citation analysis and management and research data management. These roles are spread across the Library precincts and E Press as well as in Digital Collections.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITY AREAS:
Management of ANU open access repositories. Provision of advice on issues in relation to developments in repositories.
Position Dimension & Relationships:
The position is responsible for the ANU Digital Collections facility which provides a range of services to assist academic staff and postgraduate researchers to manage the dissemination of their research output (including publications, theses and conference papers) particularly through deposit in the open access repository. The position also provides support and advice to researchers during the publishing process and supports research output management needs of the University in terms of delivery of access of these resources to the public.
The position reports to the University Librarian and is responsible for supervising several part-time staff, depending on availability of support resources.
Under broad direction of the University Librarian,
1. Increasing access to research outputs from staff and postgraduate students at ANU through management and promotion of the open access repositories, including provision of usage reports and recommendations for enhancements and developments.
2. Contribute to projects that enhance the discovery and management of scholarly outputs, particularly through managing of the digital collections service.
3. Work with relevant areas in the university including the Research Office, Library, Legal Office and ITS to provide information to those wishing to on submit work to the repository and contribute to the Library’s input on issues including intellectual property.
4. Develop statements on functional improvements required for the repository, taking into account the needs of relevant stakeholders, including interoperability with other university systems.
5. Provide advice to the University Librarian on repository issues.
6. Comply with all ANU policies and procedures, and in particular those relating to work health and safety and equal opportunity.
1. Demonstrated expertise and experience in the management of scholarly information, especially in an academic environment in the area of scholarly communication, or combination of qualification and relevant experience and knowledge. 2. Sound understanding of information and metadata management principles and practices. Knowledge/awareness of e-Research and repository tools and their role in supporting research. 3. Demonstrated communication skills to ensure a clear and comprehensive shared understanding of goals. 4. Demonstrated ability to identify requirements and produce business documents, including reports. 5. Demonstrated ability to interact with researchers and teaching and learning staff to improve access to their research output. 6. A demonstrated understanding of equal opportunity principles and a commitment to the application of EO policies in a university context.
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Published: Friday, April 5, 2013 15:36 UTC
Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:45 UTC