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. Supervisory experience is a
- 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 University.
To apply for this position (JOB#B01293), please visit Brown’s Online
Employment website (https://careers.brown.edu), complete an application
online, attach documents, and submit for immediate consideration. Documents
should include cover letter, resume, and the names and e-mail addresses of
three references. Review of applications will continue until the position is
filled.. *Brown University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action