Electronic Records Archivist

Chapel Hill
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Created: April 10, 2012


The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks a creative, collaborative, enthusiastic professional for the position of Electronic Records Archivist.  Reporting to the University Archivist and Head of University Archives and Records Management Services (UARMS), the Electronic Records Archivist will have a particular focus on the management, acquisition, appraisal, description, and preservation of born-digital institutional records with historical, evidential, or administrative value to the university.  The Electronic Records Archivist will be responsible for supporting UNC faculty, students, and staff with information, training, and assistance in depositing digital materials into the Carolina Digital Repository (CDR), and for working with the CDR Steering Committee and with policy, programming, and other staff to define and implement repository policies, workflows, and capabilities. 

The Electronic Records Archivist will work closely with staff in the Carolina Digital Library and Archives, Library Systems, Information Technology Services, Enterprise Resource Planning, University Counsel, and other units to ensure the appropriate management of born-digital records and that the CDR aligns with the needs of the UNC community.  Additionally, the individual in this position will work with UNC faculty, students, and staff to raise awareness and knowledge of the CDR.  Working with librarians, faculty, heads of the various academic, administrative, and research units on campus, students, and other university staff, the Electronic Records Archivist will identify materials that would be appropriate to include in the CDR, explaining expectations, policies, and workflows, providing services, training, and support, and investigating and resolving access issues.  The individual in this position will participate in the development and implementation of policies and workflows that govern the ingest and management of digital materials in the CDR, including those regarding appropriate content, metadata standards, and access conditions.  Additionally, the Electronic Records Archivist will contribute to the planning and development of the CDR, participate in the testing of CDR functionality and the planning of needed changes, and ensure that the CDR is aligned and integrated with other UNC systems as appropriate.

The Electronic Records Archivist will facilitate the acquisition and transfer of born-digital institutional records to the University Archives, assisting UARMS staff with outreach to University departments on the acquisition of born-digital institutional records, and developing training for University staff in the proper management of born-digital institutional records.  The individual in this position will also provide expert advice and consulting to other Library staff on issues concerning born-digital materials.

Additionally, the Electronic Records Archivist will supervise graduate research assistants, interns, and fellows; will manage grant and other externally funded support for born-digital materials and electronic records management on an as-needed basis; and will represent the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and its libraries at appropriate conferences and meetings relative to born-digital materials, electronic records management, and institutional repositories.


Required:  ALA accredited master's degree in library or information science or advanced degree in archives administration, public history or other relevant field.  Coursework or experience resulting in knowledge of principles and practices governing the management and preservation of digital materials.  Comprehensive knowledge of electronic records management principles and practices, and digital preservation theory and practice.  Understanding of principles of database management, enterprise architecture, and systems analysis.  Demonstrated project management experience.  Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with faculty, programmers, and library and curatorial staff.  Knowledge of metadata standards, reformatting guidelines, grant writing, and issues pertaining to institutional repositories.  Superior interpersonal, communication, and writing skills. Evidence of commitment to the archival profession by memberships and participation in professional associations.  Record of ongoing professional development and contribution. 

Preferred:  Administrative and supervisory experience.  Superior problem solving ability.  Prior academic library or higher education work experience.

Closing Date: 2012-05-01

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