Are you (or do you know) a recent graduate from a Master's program who is interested in spending two years as a Library Fellow working in the area of digital archives? Read On…
The MIT Library Fellows Program was created to provide exceptional, early-career library professionals the opportunity to contribute to program areas of distinction and strategic priority in a dynamic academic research library. Fellows will work with and learn from colleagues who are recognized leaders in developing programs which serve the expanding needs of this world-class institution as well as contributing to the wider academic community. Library Fellows will have the opportunity to expand their skills and experience in ways that position them to excel and lead in the research library profession. Applications are invited for this two-year position, with a start date planned for fall of 2014.
Reporting to the Digital Archivist in the Institute Archives and Special Collections, the activities of this position will expand and build upon already established foundations of our digital archives program. Work will provide opportunities to collaborate with Curation and Preservation Services; the Office of Scholarly Publishing, Copyright and Licensing; Information Technology and Discovery Services; Digital Library Application Development; Collections Strategy and Management; as well as the Digital Sustainability Lab.
Potential activities include:
· Workflow analysis, implementation, and documentation related to digital archives management, building on existing work and addressing gaps;
· Resource acquisition/ingest and issue resolution around file authentication, access and intellectual property rights restrictions, etc.
· Assisting with analysis, understanding, and implementation of tools for processing and managing digital archives (ex. ArchivesSpace, Curator’s WorkBench (UNC), BitCurator, Archivematica) and the tools’ interactions with other software and systems.
Job ID: 10985
Job Title: Library Fellow for Digital Archives Job Details Link: http://jobs.mit.edu/external?locale=en-us&cpUrl=http%3A%2FFcareers.peopleclick.com%2Fcareerscp%2Fclient_mit%2Fexternal%2Fen-us%2Fgateway.do%3FfunctionName%3DviewFromLink%26jobPostId%3D2010%26localeCode%3Den-us
[Note: there is also a Library Fellow for Research Data Management posting as well if that's more your area of interest.]
Kari R. Smith, Digital Archivist
MIT Libraries, Institute Archives and Special Collections
617-258-5568 | smithkr (at) mit.edu