**Boston College Introduction**
Boston College is a leading national Jesuit, Catholic university, enrolling
14,700 students, 9,000 full-time undergraduates and 4,900 graduate and
professional students. Located six miles from downtown Boston, the University
has 760 full-time faculty, 2,500 employees, an operating budget of$808
million, and an endowment of $1.6 billion.
Department: 060021 - O'Neill Library
Position: 00006909 - Digital Repository Specialist
Grade or Band: 2ND
The incumbent will independently manage the workflow for deposit of materials
to the eScholarship repository. The incumbent will interpret and make
recommendations on intellectual property rights under the direction of the
Scholarly Communication Librarian. The incumbent will
communicate with faculty regarding their deposits, will prioritize workflow
steps, and will make recommendations for improvements in
procedures. The incumbent is charged with the safe handling
of rare materials and operating sophisticated imaging equipment.
Changes in software and procedures will require flexibility and creativity.
Manages the workflow of eScholarship, the University Libraries' institutional
repository of scholarly output. Supports the description, digitization, and
ingest of publications for the library's eScholarship
program. Supports the digitization and creation of metadata
for special collections and for digital projects.
* 3-5 years of library experience, including work with metadata.
* Familiarity with descriptive cataloging rules and citation standards.
* Experience with XML based descriptive and structural metadata schema (METS, MODS, MARC). *Experience with name authority work and familiarity with WorldCat database.
* Ability to independently move publications through a complex workflow from investigation of rights issues, digitization, metadata creation, and deposit in repository.
* Ability to understand and interpret intellectual property issues.
* Understanding of imaging standards and the ability to operate advanced image capturing systems. *Familiarity with library special collections and the handling of special materials.
* Fluency in Excel and ACCESS.
* Experience with scripting (PERL) and XSLT.
* Excellent written and oral communications skills.
* Bachelor's degree preferred, preferably coupled with some training in library or computer science.
Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.
Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
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