Saturday, October 19, 2013

E-records jobs: University of Texas at Austin, Marshall University, OMNITEC

Three more jobs: the University of Texas at Austin is looking for a Librarian III -Digital Curation Services, Marshall University (Huntington, WV) is searching for a Digital Preservation Librarian and Records Manager, and OMNITEC Solutions (Washington, DC) is hiring a Digital Management Asset Archivist. Details below the fold.
Are you a seasoned digital preservation librarian or archivist who has worked with institutional repositories? Do you relish the thought of working for a flagship state university situated in a funky Texas city? The University of Texas at Austin is looking for a Librarian III -Digital Curation Services:
Leads the Libraries digital curation activities, supporting the maintenance, preservation, and long term value of library assets, includes overseeing repository and data management services, developing platforms to support archives and digital collections, and developing and implementing metadata specifications.

Essential Functions
Manage the Digital Curation Services department. Establish priorities, manage projects, and coordinate cross-departmental workflows. Design and implement metadata specifications for digital projects, including creating application profiles, crosswalking, and ensuring consistency of metadata strategies across a wide variety of projects and processes that rely on metadata. Supervise Digital Repository Librarian and Digital Archivist. Work within the Libraries' decentralized digital production environment. Facilitate communication between staff across the Libraries and other departments across campus working on digital projects, ensuring stakeholders remain informed and engaged. Represent activities and needs in the Libraries' strategic planning and ensure that digital curation issues are reflected in broader organizational policies and procedures. Responsible for understanding emerging trends in digital collection creation and management and for developing solutions that meet the needs of users in an academic research environment in collaboration with other UT Libraries units. Attends and presents at local, state, regional, and national meetings and/or authors journal or book chapters. Provides moderate contributions to librarianship or fields of scholarly endeavor, through professional activity.

Marginal/Incidental functions
Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications
MLS from an ALA accredited graduate program. Minimum 3 years experience working with and managing digital collections. Minimum 2 years supervisory experience. Experience with digital library development software, such as Fedora Commons or DSpace. In-depth understanding of metadata standards used in digital preservation and access (such as MODS, METS, VRA Core, CCO, Dublin Core, RDA, etc.) and demonstrated proficiency with XML, crosswalking, and building application profiles. Experience with digital preservation and access technologies, standards, and workflows; ability to work with staff who are doing software development, programming, and systems administration. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a variety of individuals and groups; demonstrated ability to plan, prioritize, coordinate, and implement projects; experience working effectively across the organization to achieve multiple strategic objectives; excellent conceptual, analytic, and organizational skills; excellent oral and written communication skills; comfort working in a decentralized production environment. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications
Experience managing digital collections with Fedora Commons. Experience working with faculty. Knowledge and experience with linked data standards, creation, and manipulation.
The minimum salary for this position is $52,752, and applicants are expected to include their salary requirements in their application materials. Benefits information is readily available. For more information and detailed application instructions, consult the position posting.

If you've got some records management and digital preservation experience and like the thought of working at a small university situated in a small, scenic, and walkable city, Marshall University is looking for a Digital Preservation Librarian and Records Manager:
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 book, 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 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.

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.
The salary minimum for this position is $46,000 per year and the successful candidate's salary will reflect his or her qualifications and experience. Information about benefits is readily available. This position will remain open until it is filled. For more information and application instructions, consult the position description.

If you're an experienced video archivist whose comfortable with digital asset management systems and want to work in our nation's capital, OMNITEC Solutions, Inc. is looking for a Digital Asset Management Archivist:
OMNITEC Solutions, Inc. provides creative services in Broadcast and Audio Visual, Feature Videos, Photography and Design Services areas.
The ideal candidate will have skills archiving multi-media and digital records, with past experience supporting Public Affairs or a media production team to facilitate the effective metadata tagging needs unique to this team, and also have a working knowledge of Audio-Visual systems and tools.
The digital assets developed are preserved, organized and distributed using a Digital Asset Management System (DAM). The Digital Archivist will operate the system and manage the video, audio, photo and graphic design elements, by developing meta-data, cataloging schemes and approaches and ensuring access to the assets from a staff population of 3000.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Act as a system administrator and manage the overall collection of the digital media assets (video, photography, audio and design files); 
  • Ensure effective metadata tagging, file structure and find-ability;
  • Create archive (file) structure for each asset group to best accommodate end users and content producers’ needs;
  • Meta-tag and catalog newly edited and unedited digital assets (video, photography, audio and design files);
  • Prepare digital files of hard media legacy assets;
  • Develop taxonomy and document archival protocols;
  • Contribute in the development of archiving standards and workflow;
  • Generate weekly, monthly and quarterly reports;
  • Configure digital archive software, manage user accounts, and control access (ACL management);
  • Provide hands-on training and support for new internal and general users.
Required Skills
  • Master’s Degree from an ALA accredited program with a concentration in information science, archives management, library science or comparable program;
  • Thorough knowledge of and experience with digital asset management;
  • Thorough knowledge of metadata schemas and standards;
  • Experience with metadata standards;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of digital archives, electronic record management, and digital preservation practice;
  • Experience working for an in-house media production team that handles design files, audio, video and photography.
Additional Helpful Skills
  • Media Beacon DAM expertise/experience is a huge plus!
The salary range for this position is $70,000 - $90,000 per year. For more information and application instructions, consult the position description.

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