University of Alberta
The University of Alberta Libraries, with a long tradition of innovation and
service excellence, seeks a skilled and engaged Digital Archivist who is
looking to play a lead role in the stewardship of the university's digital
records and archives.
Reporting to the Associate University Librarian, Information Resources and
Digital Initiatives, and working within a team-oriented environment, the
successful candidate will help lead the creation of a long-term digital
archive environment for electronic records and archival holdings. The position
works closely with technical and expert teams involved with archives
management, digitization, digital preservation, repository services, and
research data stewardship. The successful candidate will play a lead role in
developing strategies around infrastructure and supporting
workflows to enable discovery, access, preservation and access to digitized
and born-digital archival records within a much larger, robust environment of
digital repository and digital preservation activity. The position works
directly with special collections and archives staff, as well as the
University Records Officer, to coordinate the selection, acquisition and
ongoing preservation of the university's digital records of enduring value, in
accordance with existing business practices and institutional framework for
managing archival material. The ideal candidate will thrive in an environment
full of change, growth, and opportunity.
The University of Alberta Libraries is a leading research library in Canada,
with an impressive suite of user-relevant services. These services are matched
by an equally impressive collection of physical and digital information
resources managed by talented and highly engaged teams across the system. The
Libraries enjoy many relationships and partnerships with the broader library,
research and archives community.
The University of Alberta Archives is officially part of the Libraries. The
Libraries, utilizing positions such as this one, endeavor to actively support
and shape scholarly communication, higher education and lifelong learning. For
more information, visit our website at http://www.library.ualberta.ca/ and
* Masters degree in Archival Studies (MAS) or in Library and Information Studies (MLIS) from an ALA accredited institution or equivalent.
* Minimum three years experience working in a records management and archival environment, preferably within a large organization
* Project management training and/or experience leading projects is an asset.
* Demonstrated knowledge and hands-on experience working with relevant digital tools, technology and metadata standards, e.g. AtoM, Archivematica, Alfresco; EAD, RAD, DC, MODS
Applicants must also possess a strong service orientation, excellent
communication skills, a thorough understanding and awareness of today's
digital archiving and records management environment, an interest in
implementing new initiatives and in evaluation of current practice, superior
leadership skills, a demonstrated commitment to cooperative action and
collaborative work, and commitment to supporting the goals of the Libraries
and Archives with respect to digital archiving and stewardship.
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