Digital Collections and Metadata Lead
The Digital Assets and Preservation Services (DAPS) team at Mount Holyoke
College is looking for a service-oriented and tech-savvy professional to join
us in developing outstanding scholarly, archival, artistic, and curricular
DAPS, an active unit of Library, Information, and Technology Services (LITS),
supports the creation, access management, and preservation of unique digital
materials. If you: have a passion for developing and preserving digital
collections; have demonstrated experience in digital repository management,
XML, and metadata cross-walking; are an enthusiastic and fearless user of
technology with the skills and curiosity to learn more; are committed to
working collaboratively within a diverse community of faculty, staff, and
students; and are comfortable overseeing multiple projects and deadlines, then
we encourage you to apply.
Responsibilities: Manage our digital repository and digital asset management
systems (currently CONTENTdm and DSpace, but we anticipate moving to a Fedora-
based system), including description, ingest, publishing, and QC;
develop/maintain policies and best practices concerning metadata and
preservation; act as principal liaison to Archives and Special Collections
department in support of archival digital collections development and metadata
(including electronic records); support Head of DAPS in overseeing daily
workflows of the department; and collaborate effectively with LITS departments
and the MHC community in developing new digital collections.
Qualifications: MLS or related advanced degree preferred, but we welcome and
will consider otherwise qualified candidates with credentials and experience
to support the requirements of the position. Recent Master's graduates with
relevant experience are welcome to apply. One-three years of experience,
preferably in an academic or archival setting. Demonstrated experience in
digital repository systems. Experience with, or training in, an archives
environment is highly desired. Demonstrated proficiency with XML. Experience
in metadata cross-walking to include XSLT and/or other scripting methods.
Experience with standards-based non-MARC metadata schemas such as Qualified
Dublin Core, MODS, METS, and EAD. Knowledge of digital object creation and
preservation standards including PREMIS. Will be expected to learn new and
relevant technologies on an ongoing basis. Must be comfortable overseeing
multiple projects and deadlines at once. Familiarity with database
manipulation, structured query language (SQL), and shell/command line usage is
an asset. Flexibility, creativity, and a sense of humor is essential.
Mount Holyoke is committed to fostering multicultural diversity and awareness
in its faculty, staff, and student body and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Women and persons of color are especially encouraged to apply. The Mount
Holyoke campus has grown increasingly diverse over the past fifteen years. We
appreciate the complexities of living and working in a diverse world and
strive to find ways to redress inequities. We particularly encourage people
who share these commitments to submit their application.
Review of applications will begin on July 23, 2012 and continue until position
More information and online application at: http://jobsearch.mtholyoke.eduE
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