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job posting: Digital Archivist, Fondren Library, Rice University

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Amanda Focke <[log in to unmask]>

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Code for Libraries <[log in to unmask]>

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*Digital Archivist
*

**https://library.rice.edu/digital-archivist

Fondren Library seeks a service-oriented, well-organized, technically 
savvy, and self-motivated digital archivist. This position will work to 
update, expand, and maintain the digital preservation program in the 
library’s special collections department, the Woodson Research Center. 
This position will report to the head of special collections and 
collaborate closely with professional archivist staff.

*Responsibilities*:

Processes digital collection material for long term storage; Updates 
policies and procedures for managing born-digital materials for 
organization and description, ingest, storage, preservation and access; 
Monitors both long-term storage environments and digital processing 
environments for integrity and space planning; Determines priorities for 
digitization to establish digitization projects; Works closely with the 
metadata team; Maintains close working relationships with Digital 
Scholarship Services related to the development of the Center’s digital 
materials; Finds opportunities to collaborate through campus initiatives 
and projects dealing with born-digital materials.

*Requirements include:***

MLS/MLIS or Master of Science in Information with a specialization in 
Archives & Records Management, from an ALA-accredited graduate school or 
equivalent degree.

Five years related experience with digital archival collections or other 
digital library-related work and/or experience in processing digital 
archival collections; including developing descriptive, technical and 
administrative metadata. May substitute additional related education, 
above and beyond what is required, on an equivalent year for year basis 
in lieu of the experience requirement.


Superior verbal and written communication skills; Proven customer 
service skills; Ability to remain calm and flexible in stressful 
situations; Demonstrated ability to perform precise, detailed work 
quickly and accurately.

*Preferred qualifications:*

Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) certification.

Two years or more professional experience in developing policies and 
procedures for long term digital stewardship in an academic library, 
special collection, cultural heritage repository; Experience with 
collection management and/or institutional repository applications such 
as ArchivesSpace, DSpace, Archive-It, Archivematica; Experience with 
content on a variety of storage media, relative interfaces and file 
systems; Experience managing students and coordinating staff on digital 
projects; Experience with digital forensics workflows.

Script writing in Python, Perl, or other languages; Reading from and 
writing to API systems; Familiarity with processing email collections; 
Familiarity with library platform Alma/Primo; Demonstrated knowledge of 
metadata content, structure, and preservation standards including MARC, 
EAD, DACS, MODS and other relevant metadata standards.

**

*Salary & benefits*:$59,900 minimum, with hiring salary commensurate 
with experience and qualifications; no state or local income tax; 21 
benefit days; 8 study days; a range of retirement options including 
TIAA/CREF; health and life insurance; and tuition waiver.

*Environment:*Rice University provides a stimulating work environment, 
with opportunities to participate in the delivery of innovative library 
services supported by leading edge technologies. Fondren Library 
(http://library.rice.edu/) is a research library with over 2.9 million 
volumes and over 170,000 serial subscriptions. As a campus crossroads, 
Fondren Library brings together faculty, graduate and undergraduate 
students, staff, alumni and the general public, offering welcoming 
spaces, excellent collections, and strong services in support of 
teaching, research and creative expression. The Woodson Research Center 
based at the Fondren Library supports the institutional, research and 
public service programs of the University with special collections 
including rare books, university archives, and manuscripts.

Houston is a vibrant, multicultural city, with world-class visual and 
performing arts ranging from the traditional to the avant-garde. The 
fourth largest city in the country, Houston enjoys a moderate cost of 
living and easy proximity to the Gulf Coast.

For more information, see:

http://www.explore.rice.edu/explore/General_Information.asp

http://www.visithoustontexas.com/media/neighborhoods

Applications received by April 3, 2020 will receive first 
consideration.  Please apply with cover letter, resume, and the names, 
titles, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three 
references at: https://jobs.rice.edu/postings/23136. Inquiries:  Melinda 
Reagor Flannery, Assistant University Librarian/Search Coordinator at 
(713) 348-3773 or e-mail [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>.Rice 
University is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer.

-- 
Amanda Focke, CA, DAS
Head of Woodson Research Center
Fondren Library
Rice University
6100 Main St. MS-44
Houston, TX 77005
[log in to unmask] | 713-348-2124
http://library.rice.edu/woodson

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