McMaster University Library is seeking a Digital Repository
Librarian to support and develop the various repository systems in use at the
library, and promote these systems to the greater university community and
The position coordinates with library staff to ensure efficient operation of
the digital repository system, and supervises a team of student digitization
workers. Key responsibilities include: developing the technical infrastructure
necessary to support the Library's digitization strategy; leading and/or
consulting on digital projects/initiatives that develop digital collections;
providing training and support for other library staff in the development of
digital collections; and ensuring adherence to accepted digital preservation
policies and practices. Supporting and coordinating the creation of metadata
for digital collections is a key activity.
This is a great position for a highly creative librarian interested in having
significant influence over the development of a comprehensive digital
collection architecture. While we have chosen our core tools--namely Fedora
and Islandora--there remains plenty of freedom to determine the ultimate shape
and look of the entire array of digital collections. As in any large academic
library, there will also be a constant series of new challenges and projects
to tackle, and this position will lead the choice of tools and frameworks to
move these forward.
This is a full time continuing appointment reporting to the Associate
University Librarian, Library and Learning Technologies.
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