Digital Preservation Librarian & Records Manager

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Created: June 28, 2013


Qualifications: ALA-accredited MLS degree. Experience in developing preserving, and managing digital collections in a library/archives environment including knowledge of standards for digital capture and storage, metadata creation and delivery mechanisms; knowledge and experience in web design and development; training or experience in records management practice and procedures (records lifecycle concepts, retention schedules, legal and regulatory compliance, disaster recovery, etc.), preferably in an academic environment; demonstrated ability to work effectively with researchers, administrators, and staff. Successful supervisory experience with staff, volunteers, interns, and student workers. Excellent written and oral skills. Preferred: Knowledge and experience with web applications development; active library and/or archival and/or records management involvement at the regional or national level; evidence of scholarly or professional achievement; three or more years post-MLS experience working in archives and/or special collections

Duties: As a member of the Special Collections Department team, research, develop, document, and implement a digital preservation program to ensure preservation of all the University's archival, manuscript, map, rare boo, and other special collections of enduring value. Review existing Library practices and analyze needs and establish policies and best practices for the long-term protection and access to digital materials of all types, both created by or acquired by the Special Collections and Archives Department. While the Department's focus has been on text and images, digital collections to be preserved bay also include data, audio-visual resources, Web pages and ephemera. Work with the Curator of the Special Collections Department to develop and manage the Department's regional collections. Assist with the development, implementation, and maintenance of a large, complex, campus-wide records management information system. Process, organize, convert, and integrate University records for storage; supervise the storage and retrieval of all files; construct filing systems, and retention and disposal schedules; assist administrators, faculty members, and employees in locating, viewing, or assembling filmed, scanned or archived documents and/or information. Enable appropriate access to information; advise on records storage and records media; manage the changeover from paper to electronic records management systems; work with Vice-President for Information Technology and the Vice-President for Administration to implement records management policies and/or procedures; provide a policy framework for the University community to manage its records and use the system in place.


Published: Friday, June 28, 2013 11:55 UTC

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