The U of Alberta Libraries have extended the search for a Digital
Preservation Officer/Librarian. This is a new position, open to those
with and without the MLIS, and to international applicants. The core of
it is policy and planning for our digital preservation activities, with
the first target being TDR status. This person will work with a wide
range of digitization and repository projects and staff. If digital
preservation is your thing (and who can ignore it these days?), please
have a look at this. If you're curious about the U of A Libraries, our
digital activities, or Edmonton, feel free to contact me.
Digital Preservation Officer/Librarian
University of Alberta Library - Administration Systems Planning
Competition No. - A101713958D1
Closing Date - Will remain open until filled.
This position has been previously posted. Previous applicants do not
need to reapply.
The University of Alberta Libraries, with a long tradition of service
excellence to the University and its communities, seeks a dynamic
individual to take responsibility for its Digital Preservation
program. Within the framework of the academic plan and the University
of Alberta Libraries' strategic collections directions and digital
initiatives, the Digital Preservation Officer/Librarian is responsible
for all aspects of internal preservation operations and representing
the Libraries on external preservation partnerships. The Digital
Preservation Officer/Librarian maintains and shares expertise on
digital preservation with the University of Alberta Libraries, the
University community, and the professional community of practice.
Reporting to the Digital Initiatives Coordinator and working within a
cross-portfolio team setting, the Digital Preservation Officer/
Librarian will be responsible for digital preservation operations
including risk assessment and contingency planning; budgeting, policy
and procedure development; compliance with and ongoing audit for
requirements to achieve and maintain Trusted Digital Repository (TDR)
status; assessment of preservation initiatives and progress;
communications supporting digital preservation; and consultation
services for digital preservation within the University of Alberta
scholarly community and externally with other institutions engaged in
The University of Alberta Libraries is Canada's second largest
research library, with a collection exceeding seven million titles and
ten million volumes. The Libraries has a unique relationship with the
broader community through NEOS, a central Alberta consortium
consisting of 18 government, hospital, college and university
libraries and through The Alberta Library. The Libraries also has a
partnership with OCLC for cataloguing of materials. For more
information, visit our web-site at http://www.library.ualberta.ca/.
Qualifications include a minimum of four years post-secondary
education in a relevant field; an MLS degree from an accredited
library school is desired. The successful candidate will have at least
3 to 5 years experience relevant to digital preservation in a research
or academic setting; superior ability to analyze, assess, and find
creative preservation and archiving solutions in a complex and dynamic
academic environment; and demonstrated skills in project planning and
implementation of complex technologies. Applicants must possess
excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the
ability to facilitate work in a collaborative team setting and
effectively communicate with colleagues in the library as well as
within the broader scholarly community.
This is an academic position with a salary commensurate with
qualifications and experience. Academic staff members at the
University of Alberta participate in a generous benefits program.
To apply, please include your resume and the names of three
references. Review of applications will begin on June 15, 2011 and
will continue until the position is filled.
How to Apply
Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain
Standard Time of the closing date.
Mail Kathleen De Long
Associate University Librarian
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2J8
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Fax (780) 492-8302 <tel:%28780%29%20492-8302>
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians
and permanent residents will be given priority.
The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit. We are
committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome
diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men,
including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities,
and Aboriginal persons.
Digital Initiatives Technology Librarian
Information Technology Services
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4-30 Cameron Library
University of Alberta
Canada T6G 2J8