"Ashton, Andrew" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>I am very excited to share this opportunity. We have a great team here at
>Brown, and we're looking for someone to join us in this key position. Let
>me know (off-list) if you have any questions.
> *Digital Repository Manager*
>The Brown University Library seeks an energetic and innovative individual
>for the newly created position of Digital Repository Manager. The Digital
>Repository Manager will oversee the development of the Brown Digital
>Repository (BDR), a Fedora Commons-based initiative that is a locus for
>digital objects that support scholarly work at Brown. S/he will supervise
>the Digital Repository Programmer and will manage and contribute to
>collaborative development efforts to deliver critical repository services
>for the University. S/he will work with librarians in the Scholarly
>Resources group to establish data ingestion, curation, and publication
>practices in support of research across the disciplines, including new forms
>of user controlled information management. Along with colleagues in the
>Library’s Center for Digital Scholarship, the Digital Repository Manager
>will explore and implement new technologies that enable scholars to interact
>more effectively with digital materials. Additionally, the Digital
>Repository Manager will develop a comprehensive marketing strategy, and will
>enact plans for assessing and promoting the use of the repository.
>S/he is expected to maintain a keen awareness of trends in institutional
>repositories, and will pursue opportunities for enhancing repository
>services through the adoption of new technologies, linked data practices,
>funded projects, and partnerships. The successful candidate will use
>his/her knowledge of project management methodologies to prioritize and
>address the many tasks associated with supporting digital library
>collections, scholarly projects, exhibits, faculty publications, student
>work, multimedia, and scientific data. As needed, the manager will
>participate in software development projects and will ensure that all code
>and API documentation is current and accurate. The Digital Repository
>Manager reports to the Director of Digital Technologies.
>· Bachelor’s Degree. Advanced degree in library/information science,
>data curation, computer science, or related fields preferred.
>· Minimum of 5 years increasingly responsible, substantive positions
>developing, planning, and successfully implementing technology services.
>Academic library experience preferred.
>· Demonstrated understanding of digital library standards (METS, MODS,
>etc.), data standards (TEI, media formats, etc.) and Semantic Web
>· Experience with developing digital repository systems housing a
>variety of data types.
>· Experience with Python or Java.
>· Awareness of current issues in scholarly communications (e.g. Open
>Access, licensing, etc.).
>· Familiarity with best practices, standards, and trends in the
>application of technology in libraries.
>· Ability to thrive in an environment of change and to foster that
>capacity in others.
>· Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
>· Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across the
>To apply, go to http://careers.brown.edu and search for (job number:
>Director of Digital Technologies
>Brown University Library