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DLF-ANNOUNCE  July 2013

DLF-ANNOUNCE July 2013

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Job Posting: Digital Archivist, University of Colorado Boulder

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"Mark A. Matienzo" <[log in to unmask]>

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Mark A. Matienzo

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Wed, 17 Jul 2013 19:12:31 -0400

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The University of Colorado Boulder Libraries invites applications from
innovative and creative individuals for the position of Digital
Archivist. This is a tenure-stream faculty position reporting to the
Director of Archives & Special Collections (ASC). Duties for this
critical position include leading efforts to preserve, describe, and
provide access to born-digital archival and special collections
materials; developing processes for archiving and preserving
born-digital materials including email, Web sites, social media, and
other digital primary materials acquired on a variety of current or
legacy formats such as tape, floppy disks, hard drives, and mobile
devices; acquiring and maintaining legacy hardware and software that
may be necessary for providing access to digital materials; developing
and documenting procedures (and building infrastructure) for the
acquisition of born-digital collections and electronic records and for
the routine migration of materials to maintain formatting
compatibility with Libraries IT software and hardware; providing
digital program development, guidance in best practices for data
management, training and development for library personnel and campus
departments as needed; and delivering born-digital content to external
discovery and delivery mechanisms in collaboration with specialists in
cataloging and metadata, information technology, and scholarly
communications. The digital archivist will serve as an expert in
assessing digital content storage needs and will implement appropriate
tools and procedures to accomplish these aims. The successful
candidate will assist with the research and implementation of
information architecture, coding standards, and emerging technologies
as well as participate in the development of controlled vocabulary,
metadata structures, and crosswalk of metadata to ArchivesSpace.

The position includes significant responsibilities for research,
creative work, and service in keeping with the tenure standards of the
University of Colorado at Boulder.

Requirements
Please address each of these qualifications in your application materials:

Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from an
ALA-accredited institution or equivalent advanced degree;
Strong knowledge of forensic technologies utilized by the archival or
cultural heritage communities for harvesting, managing, and preserving
born-digital archival and manuscript material;
Demonstrated problem solving skills;
Knowledge of legal and ethical issues affecting digital archival and
special collections objects;
Knowledge of current trends, tools, and protocols in digital archiving
and preservation;
Understanding of principles and techniques for archiving of websites,
email, social media, and other online primary sources;
Familiarity with metadata standards relevant to the archival control
of digital collection materials such as EAD, Dublin Core, MODS and
PREMIS;
Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively;
Excellent organizational skills and ability to plan, coordinate, and
implement complex projects;
Excellent oral and written communication skills;
Potential for research, scholarly work, and professional achievement.
Desirable qualifications

At least two years of relevant experience in an archival repository or
similar cultural setting, including working with born digital
materials;
Strong knowledge of XML and related technologies (especially XSLT,
XSL-FO) and one or more relevant programming languages (Ruby, Python,
Perl, etc.);
Familiarity with OAIS standards, TRAC principles, and best practices
in assessment of needs and development of workflows in digital
preservation strategies;
Familiarity with experimental media and/or digital humanities;
Demonstrated supervisory success.
Appointment and Salary:
The successful candidate will be appointed as a full-time (12 month),
tenure-stream faculty member. Depending upon professional experience
and demonstrated accomplishments in scholarly activity, creative work,
and service, appointment may be made at the senior instructor or
assistant professor level. Benefits include 22 working days of
vacation; 10 paid holidays; liberal sick leave; excellent University
group health care plans; group life insurance; a variety of
retirement/annuity plans; and support for scholarly/professional
activities. Tenured faculty members are eligible for sabbatical leave.

Application Process:
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the
position is filled. It is recommended that applications be submitted
by July 15, 2013 in order to receive full consideration. Application
must be made online at http://www.jobsatcu.com/postings/67062, and
must include a letter of application specifically addressing
qualifications for the position; CV or resume; and names with postal
addresses, email, and telephone numbers of three references. Questions
may be directed to Dylan Wiersma, Search Coordinator, at
[log in to unmask] The full position description can be
viewed at http://ucblibraries.colorado.edu/about/jobDigitalArchivist.htm.

The candidates selected for this position must be able to meet
eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the
appointment is scheduled to begin.  The University of Colorado is an
Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce.
We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities,
individuals with disabilities, and veterans.   Alternative formats of
this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities
by contacting the ADA Coordinator at [log in to unmask]  In
addition, the University of Colorado is committed to providing a safe
and productive learning and living community.  To achieve that goal,
we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being
considered for employment.  Background investigations include
reference checks, a criminal history record check, and, when
appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history

--
Mark A. Matienzo <[log in to unmask]>
Digital Archivist, Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library
Technical Architect, ArchivesSpace

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