Information Technology Specialist (Data Specialist)
Library of Congress
This position serves as an IT specialist (Data Specialist) on the Web
Archiving team in the Office of Technology Policy, Library Services. The
purpose of this position is to provide support for the technical operations of
the Library's Web Archiving program, which collects and preserves born-digital
web content for the Library's collections. This position will involve solving
problems relate to transfer of large amounts of data from external
institutions and within the Library, investigating issues with harvested data,
managing and organizing content and metadata about the archived content, and
to provide analysis of reports and data about the crawls to enable better
capture and management of preserved born-digital content.
The successful incumbent will have familiarity with scripting, Linux, XML, and
databases. Experience with or knowledge of web archiving practices, PHP,
Python, Java, and web frameworks is encouraged thought not required.
The incumbent will work under the direction of the Web Archiving team lead and
the director of the Office of Technology Policy, and serves as a liaison with
technical and cataloging staff in other divisions of the Library, and at other
institutions, to accomplish program goals.
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