TITLE: Manager of the Florida Digital Archive
DEPARTMENT: Florida Center for Library Automation
LOCATION: Gainesville, FL
REPORTS TO: Assistant Director for Digital Library Services
SALARY: Actual salary commensurate with qualifications and experience,
JOB SUMMARY: The Florida Digital Archive (FDA) aims to provide
cost-effective, long-term preservation repository services for digital
materials submitted by the libraries of Florida's public university
system and other partners. The FDA guarantees that all archived files
remain available, unaltered, and readable from media. For those
materials designated to receive full preservation treatment, the FDA
will maintain a usable version using the best format migration tools
available. The FDA is an initiative of the Digital Library Services
Group within the Florida Center for Library Automation, and it relies
upon a locally-developed software application called DAITSS, which was
released as open source software in 2007. For more information about the
FDA, see http://www.fcla.edu/digitalArchive/.
The FDA Manager will be responsible for day-to-day production operations
of the FDA, which include processing Ingest, Dissemination, Withdrawal
and Reporting requests. The Manager is responsible for establishing and
maintaining relationships with FDA affiliates (customers), for providing
instruction and documentation in the use of the FDA, and for sustaining
and improving the quality of services provided. The Manager will take a
lead role in planning and directing the future administrative and
operational direction of the FDA, and in achieving certification as a
trustworthy digital repository.
The Florida Center for Library Automation (FCLA) provides information
technology services to the libraries of the eleven public universities
of Florida. FCLA is located in Gainesville and administered by the
University of Florida. FCLA develops and/or manages applications to
support library staff functions and patron access to library resources;
coordinates collaborative activities such as consortial purchasing; and
provides software and services to help libraries create, manage and
preserve digital content. FCLA's staff of 55 includes 20 librarians,
18 programmers and 7 Unix systems administrators. For more information
about FCLA, see http://www.fcla.edu.
1. Establish relationships with existing and prospective FDA affiliates,
to communicate FDA policies and procedures, help affiliates use archive
services successfully, and solicit their feedback, suggestions and
2. Oversee the daily production operations of the FDA. Supervise the
operations technician(s) running ingest processing and other FDA functions.
3. Work on the process of repository certification, including (but not
limited to) the development of a comprehensive risk register and related
4. Work with the archive programming team to implement new releases of
the DAITSS software used by the repository, to report and resolve
software problems, and to communicate requirements and enhancement
5. Pursue formal collaborations with other preservation repositories for
interoperability and succession planning.
6. Keep end-user documentation current, write documentation for new
features, and prepare training and promotional materials.
7. Help develop improved reporting capabilities. Provide current and
historical statistical information for internal and external purposes.
8. Promote the FDA within the public university system and more broadly,
publicize FDA activities in national and international forums.
9. Work with other FCLA administrators in planning and developing new
FDA functions and services.
10. Related duties as required.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Masters degree in library and/or information
science from an ALA-accredited program; excellent oral and written
communications skills in English; good interpersonal skills; good
analytic and problem-solving skills. Two years or more professional
experience with an academic library, university archive, library systems
vendor or similar organization. Demonstrated interest in and familiarity
with the field of digital preservation. Willingness to travel.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Prior supervisory experience. Prior
experience in a customer service-oriented position. Experience with
automated library systems. Good public speaking skills.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Please submit application materials via
e-mail. Provide (preferably as MS Word attachments) a cover letter
explaining your interest in and qualifications for this position, your
current resume, and a list of three references including address,
telephone and email information. Refer to Position 00023892. Send all
required application materials by July 23, 2007 to Charles Thomas,
Search Committee Chair, at [log in to unmask] You can also fax
application documents to 352-392-9185 or mail to 5830 NW 39th Avenue,
Gainesville, FL 32606.