This full-time, professional archivist position will lead the stewardship of
born-digital archival materials as well as oversee the EAD markup and delivery
of online finding aids for the Ransom Center.
To preserve, arrange, describe, and deliver born-digital manuscript and
archival materials and to oversee EAD markup and delivery of online finding
Lead the Ransom Center's ongoing development and implementation of policies
and procedures for the stewardship of born-digital archival materials in the
archival holdings, ensuring effective accessioning, description, preservation,
and delivery of born-digital archival materials. Act as born-digital archives
curator for the Ransom Center, participating in collection development,
appraisal, management, reference and exhibitions, alone and with other
curators, and support other staff in their work to acquire, manage, and make
available born-digital archival materials. Manage EAD finding aid files.
Update EAD procedures as needed and instruct staff. Supervise LA II or other
staff in review of xml finding aids and other projects. Process traditional
and hybrid manuscript collections. Engage in campus, regional, and national
scholarly and professional organizations and activities.
Master's Degree in Library or Information Science or equivalent advanced
degree; demonstrated professional experience preserving, describing, and
delivering born-digital archival material; demonstrated experience creating,
reviewing, and delivering EAD finding aids. Equivalent combination of relevant
education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
Two or more years professional experience working with born digital archival
materials in a research library setting; experience processing non-digital and
hybrid archival material; experience supervising student and paraprofessional
staff; demonstrated knowledge of digital preservation and access technologies,
standards, and best practices; experience with XML encoding and stylesheets;
experience using databases in an archival setting; knowledge of archival
metadata standards; experience creating archival finding aids and catalog
records using AACR2 and DACS; demonstrated ability to work with attention to
detail and accuracy and to work both independently and under supervision.
May work around standard office conditions May work around electrical and
mechanical hazards Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual
dexterity Climbing of ladders Lifting and moving Standard archival storage
environment; occasional use of step stool or ladder; lifting and moving
computer equipment and boxes up to 40 pounds.
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