POSITION: Digital Archivist/Records Manager, Archives & Rare Books Library
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Full-time tenure-track faculty appointment responsible
for developing and implementing digital workflow including, but not limited
to, born-digital archives, the digitization of existing hard copy materials,
and the digital preservation of established electronic records. Also
responsible for implementation and management of the University of Cincinnati
Records Management Program. Coordinates and provides technological support for
ARB staff including the ARB website.
RELATIONSHIP AND AUTHORITY:
Receives general direction from and reports to the head of the Archives & Rare
Books Library (ARB). For digital initiatives and digital collection building
projects, works with and under the direction of the Head of the Digital
Collections and Repositories Department.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Collaborates in planning and creating digital collections, including
digital object creation or organization of born-digital objects, metadata
creation, and collection building through both batch and online methods.
2. Serves on Libraries or University-wide teams as needed to create digital
collections workflow as well as discovery and access solutions.
3. Organizes and creates online access to born-digital materials collected for
collections or records management.
4. Maintains web applications on the ARB website, and collaborates in the
support of other UC Libraries websites, using standards-compliant markup, web
technologies, and best practices in accordance with UC website policies and
hardware/software standards and practices.
5. Provides instructional classes for Libraries and University personnel in
records management standards and practices, or digital collections practices
and objectives. Shares expertise with other colleagues involved in digital
collections as needed.
6. Manages the University of Cincinnati Records Management Program.
7. Serves as liaison and consults with faculty and staff throughout the
University of Cincinnati on matters concerning records management and record
retention schedules, including training workshops and online publications and
8. Assists in transfer of University Archives materials; develops, implements,
and maintains automated systems for access to records, schedules and selected
9. Provides reference service for University records as needed.
10. Assists in maintaining ARB collection databases, including collection
descriptions, images, and documents; maintains ARB web content as provided by
the Head of the Archives & Rare Books Library.
11. Provides oral and written reports as directed.
12. Participate in appropriate committees and organizations related to the
duties and responsibilities of the department, and in support of UC Libraries
programs and organizations.
Job Characteristic Duties:
Minimum Qualifications Appropriate academic degree and
prior experience in an integrated academic library system.
As determined by college or department 1. Masters degree in
library science or information science from an ALA-accredited institution with
a demonstrated strength in digital librarianship, or a graduate degree in a
2. Experience with digital collections architecture and infrastructure, and
current standards and practices for digital collections. General knowledge of
digital libraries, institutional repositories, and digital preservation.
3. Experience working with archival collections and digital archival
collections, as well as automated archival databases.
4. Records management experience, including electronic information and record
5. General knowledge of standards-based metadata schema, including the
Extended Dublin Core metadata schema.
6. General knowledge in the development and maintenance of web sites. General
and ability to produce and optimize images for the web, including experience
with image editing software.
7. Demonstrated experience in providing exceptional customer service.
8. Demonstrated record of ongoing professional development and contribution,
and ability to meet UC Libraries reappointment, promotion and tenure
9. Ability to think analytically, to use effective verbal and written
communication, including the use of computer technology, and to remember
details and concentrate on tasks,
10. Physical requirements include attending work-related meetings, directing
others, and the ability to lift materials weighing up to 25
Ideal Qualifications 1. Additional graduate degree in a
2. Bibliographic knowledge in another foreign language.
3. Knowledge of multiple metadata schemas in addition to Extended Dublin Core,
such as VRA, MODS and METS.
4. Knowledge of the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) XML-based standard.
5. Experience using Adobe Photoshop (or similar image editing software) and
Adobe Dreamweaver (or similar web development software).
6. Knowledge of current developments in linked data, semantic web applications
and the Resource Description Framework (RDF).
7. Working knowledge of at least one of the following: DSpace, Fedora, BePress
Digital Commons, Content DM, or Luna ? or experience with other institutional
repository or digital collection platforms
8. Experience with content management systems (CMS) and developing functional
specifications for integrating digital repositories with a CMS-based front-
9. Experience with electronic records management systems.
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