Digital Data Repository Specialist

West Lafayette
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Created: March 8, 2012


The Purdue University Libraries seek a librarian with a knowledge base and interest in digital data curation to assist in coordinating the Purdue University Research Repository (PURR, Purdue's institutional digital data repository service.  The responsibilities of the Digital Data Repository Specialist include:

* Overseeing and providing support for the day-to-day operation of the PURR service
* Coordinating the certification and audit of PURR as a Trustworthy Digital Repository (ISO 16363)
* Collaborating with subject-specialist librarians to engage researchers on data curation
* Partnering with colleagues across departments and offices to support the adoption and improvement of PURR, providing outreach and support to users of the PURR service
* Evaluating current and relevant technologies, standards, and practices in systems that are used to manage digital information in a library context

Required Qualifications:

* MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution or an equivalent combination of education and experience
* Experience managing and/or developing repositories and digital collections
* Experience in supporting and participating in scholarly communications and sponsored research
* Experience as a successful collaborator in a collegial research library environment

Preferred Qualifications:

* Functional competency in one or more major descriptive metadata standards
* Experience with current digital preservation practices and tools, the research process and data life cycle, and trends in the organization and management of digital information

Additional information:

The Purdue Libraries are nationally and internationally recognized for leadership and innovation.  West Lafayette offers a low cost-of-living, excellent schools, and friendly neighbors.  Salary and benefits are very competitive. A check of criminal conviction records will be made for employment in this position. FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime). This is a limited duration position expected to last approximately 18 months with continuation dependent on renewal of funds. Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.

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