The Digital Archivist will collect, organize, and make accessible digital
resources relating to the history of the institution and other areas of focus
for special collections. Responsibilities will include: ensuring effective
appraisal, acquisition, arrangement, description, preservation, and service of
born-digital collections according to archival standards; collaborating with
other university departments and library staff to develop and sustain a
program for stewardship of born digital and digitized material; working with
the Archives & Special Collections Librarian to increase public knowledge of
materials held by the Archives and Special Collections through public
programming and development of exhibits and web content; providing reference
and research and instruction services to archival users, including faculty,
students, and independent researchers.
Education: MLS from an ALA accredited institution or equivalent including
archival coursework or masters in history with an emphasis in archival
Experience: 1-3 years in archival repository, academic library, or similar
Specific Skills: Familiarity with metadata and data structure standards
relevant to the archival control of digital materials (e.g., EAD, Dublin Core,
METS, MODS, PREMIS, XML/XSL). Experience with born-digital archiving. Strong
background in archives theory and best practices, including their application
to born-digital content and electronic records. Familiarity with records
management practices. Knowledge of specifications for digital repository
systems and related technologies, including auditing/checksum software, write
blockers, file format identification, file migration, and media conversion.
Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to
work independently and in a team environment. Strong planning, project
management and problem solving skills. Commitment to public services.
Specific Knowledge, Licenses, and Certifications: Digital Archives Specialist
certification preferred; Academy of Certified Archivists certification
Supervisory Responsibility (if applicable): Student Assistants
Application Process: Please submit your resume, cover letter, and a list of
three professional references.
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