Digital Repository Coordinator

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Created: December 2, 2011


Digital Services at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama is seeking excellent candidates for new positions.

The Digital Repository Coordinator will be focused on the management and support of our growing repository of content, as well as development of support for new and better functionality. This person will research software developments in the field and potentially modify those we adopt to meet our own needs. He or she would be deeply involved in infrastructure development and support for long-term access. The Digital Repository Coordinator will analyze technical and work flow problems and devise and implement solutions.

This Digital Repository Coordinator will be involved in developing and managing software support for digitization, preservation and delivery work flows. Additionally, this position will be responsible for capture, quality control, optimization, gathering of administrative, technical, structural, and descriptive metadata, and tracking, archiving and storage of resulting digital objects. This position will maintain appropriate hardware and software and perform other duties as needed. Supervision of up to two (2) students may be assigned.

This is an exempt (salaried) full time position with benefits. Minimum pay: $26,062.40 per year.

Required Minimum Qualifications: -------------------------------- *Associates degree or higher and at least two (2) years of training or experience in digitization software, hardware, and applications; OR a Bachelor's degree or higher and at least six (6) months of training or experience in digitization software, hardware, and applications.

*Competence in basic computer skills which include use of Windows and/or Macintosh desktops, Office Productivity Suite, demonstrated use of Photoshop and Bridge or similar software programs and other digital conversion software. Fluency in Microsoft Excel.

* Evidence of self-motivation and eagerness to learn and explore. * Evidence of understanding of a variety of technologies related to digitization and digital libraries. * Evidence of capability to quickly processing and integrate new technical information and developments. * Evidence of strong analytical problem-solving capabilities. Demonstrated technical expertise, including command-line scripting such as MS Basic, Perl and Python. * Capability of reading and successfully modifying code in languages such as JavaScript, JSON, PHP, Java, XSLT. * Working knowledge of XML and HTML. * Experience in designing and interacting with SQL databases. * Demonstrated research capabilities. * Demonstrated knowledge in the creation and management of digital information. * Excellent organizational skills: the ability to juggle multiple competing priorities and achieve goals, and to manage projects from design to completion. * Interest in archival formats and archival and delivery standards. * Sensitivity to the handling issues of fragile library materials. * Adaptability. * Strong oral and written communication skills. * Ability to work independently and effectively in a collaborative setting.

Preferred Qualifications: ------------------------- * Demonstrated expertise in the creation and management of digital information in a library, archive, or museum setting. * Expertise in color calibration, color management systems, audio digitization and optimization. * Knowledge of diacritics and encoding issues, particularly between MS Office product exports and UTF-8. * Knowledge of metadata standards such as EAD and MODS. * Experience in computer programming, both server-side and web delivery * Academic degree in Computer Science. * Background in photography or digital imaging technologies OR background in analog/digital audio capture and editing. * Working knowledge of XML, HTML, and XSLT. * Knowledge of metadata standards such as EAD and MODS. * Experience in designing and interacting with databases (Access, SQL).

For more information, or to apply for this position, please go to and search for "Digital Repository Coordinator" in the Working Title field.


Jody DeRidder Digital Services University of Alabama Libraries Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487 (205) 348-0511

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