Harry Ransom Center
Date Available: **February 1, 2015**
Monthly Salary: **$4166-$5000**
One of the world's finest cultural archives, the Harry Ransom Center at the
University of Texas at Austin is an independent academic special collections
library and museum with 37 million literary manuscripts, one million rare
books, five million photographs, and 100,000 works of art.
The Ransom Center seeks a Digital Archivist to lead the stewardship of born-
digital archival materials as well as collaborate with staff to develop access
methods for born-digital materials at the Center. The
archivist will also process hybrid manuscript collections and create finding
aids using EAD and DACS. Occasional weekend hours.
Leads the Ransom Center's ongoing development and implementation of policies
and procedures that facilitate the acquisition, transfer, preservation,
arrangement, description, and access to born-digital materials in accordance
with emerging standards and best practices; consults with and advises creators
of born-digital content when necessary.
Develops and documents born-digital workflows in order to support the
preservation, access and security of born-digital materials; recommends and
utilizes born-digital processing tools and advises on preservation strategies
and storage needs for digital materials.
Coordinates workflows for the management and archiving of institutionally
created email and media (i.e., web pages, images, moving image, and audio).
Collaborates with Digital Collections Librarian, public services staff, and
others to realize and implement discovery and access initiatives for born-
Collaborates with cataloging staff to process hybrid manuscript collections
and create finding aids using EAD and DACS.
Participates in the conception and development of grant applications in
support of born-digital initiatives.
Stays abreast of issues and tools related to the stewardship of born-digital
materials; represents the Ransom Center in UT-wide and national, regional, and
local committees and forums on matters relevant to born-digital collections
Master's Degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA accredited
university; two or more years of demonstrated professional experience
preserving, processing, describing, and delivering born-digital and hybrid
archival materials in an academic or research library setting; demonstrated
experience creating finding aids using EAD and DACS. Must
have current authorization to work in the United States.
Demonstrated knowledge of archival theory and practices; demonstrated
knowledge of technologies and systems developed or adopted by the archival
community for the management of and access to born-digital materials;
demonstrated experience and skill using technologies and strategies related to
digital forensics and digital preservation; demonstrated knowledge of metadata
and other standards relevant to the control of digital materials such as OAIS,
EAD, DACS, Dublin Core, MODS, and PREMIS.; demonstrated ability to work
creatively, independently, and collaboratively; experience supervising
students and paraprofessional staff; demonstrated experience writing funding
proposals; strong written and oral communication skills.
Standard state benefits package including annual vacation and sick leave, paid
holidays, and health insurance options. Eligible for
Optional Retirement Program (TIAA-CREF and other options).
Deferred compensation and tax sheltered annuity programs also
Go to [https://utdirect.utexas.edu/apps/hr/jobs/nlogon/150109010080](https://u
Applicants must complete the online job application and must also submit a
letter of interest, a current resume, and contact information for three
references. Review of applications begins on February 6,
2015. Security sensitive; conviction verification conducted
on applicant selected.
The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex,
national origin, disability, age, citizenship status, Vietnam era or special
disabled veteran's status, or sexual orientation.
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