For PSU / Mairead Martin:
A job posting:
Digital Library Architect, Penn State University
The Division of Information Technology Services (ITS) at Pennsylvania State
University is seeking a Digital Library Architect to provide vision for and
direct the development of the technical architecture for enterprise-level
Content Stewardship services.
An outcome of joint strategic planning conducted by Information Technology
Services and the University Libraries (UL) in 2007/2008, the Content
Stewardship program will meet extant and emerging digital content and asset
management needs in areas such as digital library collections, scholarly
communications, electronic record archiving, and e-science/e-research.
Building on existing services and infrastructure, this program will put in
place a cohesive and extensible suite of access, discovery, preservation,
curation, security, repository, archival, and storage services. Initial
applications for the Content Stewardship program include an electronic
records repository, policy- and object-based storage infrastructure, and
reassessment of the institutional ETD system.
Reporting to the ITS Senior Director of Digital Library Technologies, this
position will work closely with the University Libraries╣ Assistant Dean for
Scholarly Communications, Assistant Dean for Technical Services, and the
Head of the University Libraries╣ Information Technology Department. The
Digital Library Architect can anticipate working across all functional areas
of both ITS and the UL.
The University Libraries will shortly be seeking a Digital Collections
Curator to support the Content Stewardship program; this new position will
focus on digital collection and repository services management and will work
closely with the Digital Library Architect.
* Lead the design and development of the technical architecture for digital
library applications, middleware, systems, and services.
* Develop, publish, and maintain a roadmap for service and infrastructure
* Collaborate on and contribute to strategic and tactical planning and
implementation in the content stewardship domain.
* With ITS and UL leadership, develop a Content Stewardship governance model
that is inclusive of stakeholder and user needs.
* Support existing content management policies, processes, and workflows,
and contribute to the development of new ones.
* Collaborate on the development and maintenance of service and project
portfolio management in the content stewardship domain.
* Work with existing digital library standing working groups and committees
on the development and realization of common strategies, goals and work
* Apply service management principles and processes in both the development
and operation of Content Stewardship services.
* Collaborate on the development and promotion of best practices for content
and data management.
* Track technology trends and standards evolution, and contribute to
developments in this field.
* Engage in national and consortial efforts in the digital library domain,
and seek mutually beneficial partnerships and collaborations with peer
institutions and in the private sector.
Qualifications and Requirements:
1. Bachelor degree in computer science or equivalent. Five to seven
years experience in IT or research library domain.
2. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
3. Excellent analytical and organizational skills.
4. Demonstrated ability to lead complex and cross-organizational
projects and guide diverse constituents towards common goals.
5. Demonstrated expertise in existing and emergent content and storage
management standards and technologies.
6. Demonstrated success in and commitment to process improvement and
excellent customer service.
About Information Technology Services:
Information Technology Services (ITS) is critical to the success of
teaching, research, and business operations at Penn State. ITS provides the
infrastructure and large-scale information technology tools that support
students, faculty, and staff in their learning, teaching, research,
outreach, administration, and support activities. ITS works in partnership
with key areas of the University to jointly develop strategies that will
anticipate future information technology needs to support Penn State's
growth and evolution in the coming years. For more information, please visit
<http://its.psu.edu/> About Penn State University Libraries:
The Penn State University Libraries currently rank 12th in North America
among private and public research universities, based on Association for
Research Libraries data. In 2006 Washington Monthly, a political,
inside-the-beltway publication, ranked Penn State 3rd in the nation among
public universities in preparing students to benefit the nation. The
Libraries hold membership in ARL, OCLC, CRL and the Digital Library
Federation. Collections exceed 5 million volumes, including more than 68,000
current serial subscriptions. The University Libraries are located at
University Park and 23 other campuses throughout Pennsylvania, with
approximately 6,000 faculty and 42,000 students at University Park, and more
than 82,000 students system wide. For more information, please visit