Digital Programs Archivist

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Created: August 25, 2013


The J. Murrey Atkins Library at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is seeking a Digital Programs Archivist. The Digital Programs Archivist will continue to evolve the Atkins Library’s digital programs by developing and executing processes enabling effective and efficient acquisition, appraisal, ingest, preservation, and management of born-digital and reformatted archival collections. These programs include digitization of text, image, audio, and video formats in Special Collections, born-digital University content, metadata formation, digital preservation, and data curation. The archivist will provide leadership in creating structural and administrative metadata for all formats and the physical cataloging of rare books, maps, oral histories and digital collections.

The Digital Programs Archivist works closely with a variety of stakeholders, including Digital Initiatives, other Atkins Library archivists and staff and donors. He/she will be expected to remain current with emerging standards and professional best practices in digitization and electronic records administration and be able to manage complex projects, coordinate multiple activities and tasks, and supervise staff.

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a rapidly growing research intensive University offering over 25,000 students a variety of undergraduate, master’s and doctoral programs in seven academic colleges. UNC Charlotte’s Atkins Library is a comprehensive research library with over 42,000 serial titles and an annual budget of over $10 million. UNC Charlotte is located in the largest city in North Carolina, a beautiful southern city of 600,000 with over 1.5 million in the greater metropolitan area, and the second largest banking center in the nation in one of the fastest growing regions in the country. Located on a 1,000 acre wooded campus, the University is accessible to the city's performing arts and cultural and sports events and to recreational lakes.


* Master’s degree in Library and Information Science or Master’s degree in the Humanities or Social Sciences with archival-related coursework or professional development.
* Minimum of three years of experience working archival collections in multiple formats and digital collections.


* Knowledge of archival theory and practice and technological applications related to archives, special collections, and records management.
* Broad understanding of emerging trends in archival practice and digital technologies.
* Knowledge of metadata standards and schema including but not limited to DACS, EAD, MODS, METS, Dublin Core, etc.
* Familiarity with LC classification and subject headings.
* Aptitude for learning new technologies and metadata standards.
* Knowledge of the history of North Carolina and/or the South.

* Manages an active mass digitization program, and provides leadership in the creation, management and delivery of digital content to meet the needs of the Atkins Library’s constituents. This includes digitization of text, image, audio, and video formats.
* Develops a digital program framework that includes creating policies, planning and implementing workflows, quality control, prioritizing projects and building productive partnerships with internal and external collaborators.
* Coordinates with the Archivist for Collection Management and University Archivist for the accessioning, arrangement, and description of born-digital records and descriptive metadata for all collections
** Ensures the use and technical service functionality of archival database(s)
* Supervises Metadata Librarian and possibly other staff
* Manages workflow to upload records into library online catalog, databases and other discovery tools, adhering to regional and national best practices and standards for description including MARC, DACS, ARC, EAD, Dublin Core, METS, MODS and other relevant schema
* Maintains statistics, reports, and other metrics to improve digital program workflows
* Collaborates with relevant members of the Library and University community in planning and creating digital collections
* Investigate, plan, and manage format conversions and migration
** Manages organization and preservation of reformatted and born digital collections.
** Assists with public services, development and grant writing, and coordinates grant
implementation as needed for Special Collections
** Participates in professional activities and in library and university faculty governance
* Supports and participates in other work of the department as assigned

Full-time (Work schedule may include evenings and weekends)
Reports to: Associate University Librarian for Special Collections
Excellent benefits package
Salary: competitive and dependent upon relevant experience and abilities


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The following Application Materials must be attached to your electronic submission:
* Cover letter,
* Vita/Resume
* Names (including titles and company/institutions), addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least 3 professional references.

The Search Committee will not contact references without contacting the candidate first and verifying permission.

The review of applications will begin immediately and close August 5, 2013. Expected start date of September 1, 2013. Appointment requires successful completion of background check. Members of minority groups and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply for this position. AA/EOE

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