Digital Initiatives Administrator
Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) Walter E. Helmke
Library (library.ipfw.edu) seeks a Digital Initiatives Administrator to
oversee and grow current digital projects under the mDON initiative and to
implement a digital university archives. This 12-month
begins May 2, 2016 (negotiable).
IPFW is the largest institution of higher learning in northeast Indiana,
offering about 200 degree and certificate programs. More than 13,000 students
of diverse ages, races, and nationalities pursue their education on our
beautiful 662-acre campus in Fort Wayne, IN. As Indiana's
Multisystem Metropolitan University, we are uniquely positioned to serve the
region as a crossroads of intellectual, social, economic, and cultural
advancement and continue to expand our global reach through research,
scholarship, and creative expression.
Employment is contingent on a satisfactory background records check. IPFW is
an EEO/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities,
women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to
Responsibilities: The Digital Initiatives Administrator is responsible for the
planning, administrative management, implementation, creation and maintenance
of access and discovery portals (Web sites), and monitoring of the library's
digital initiatives and university digital archives. Including the development
and implementation of policies and procedures related to the acquisition,
arrangement, description, and processing of materials for digital
preservation. Successful candidate will determine work
priorities in alignment with IPFW strategic vision and goals. Digital curation
and preservation tasks include metadata creation, quality control of
collection description, implementation and documentation of best practices and
standards related to digital collections. The Digital Initiatives
Administrator will work collaboratively across the university on digital
collection and archival infrastructure, actively solicit content from the IPFW
community as well as off-campus partners, and collaborate in local, regional,
and statewide digital library initiatives. In addition, the Digital
Initiatives Administrator is expected to keep abreast of trends in the
creation, maintenance and migration of digital collections, with an emphasis
on improving systems, equipment, procedures, preservation, and access. The
Digital Initiatives Administrator working in a team-based environment, sharing
and dividing duties as assignments and skills indicate, maintains and develops
an effective, collegial, team environment with the department. This position
is responsible for the direction of two staff personnel as well as training
and supervising student workers.
* Bachelor's degree required with an ALA accredited master's degree in Library or Information Science preferred
* Coursework in digital preservation, metadata schema, library science, archives or records management required. Digital Archives Specialist coursework preferred
* Three years experience working in digital collection management, content management systems or digital preservation required
* Training in CONTENTdm, Preservica or other content management system required
* Skills in computer file structures, demonstrated knowledge of organization schema (e.g., RDA, AACR2, Dublin Core, MARC, LCSH, etc.) working knowledge of resource description practices and understanding of controlled vocabularies required.
* Experience working in an academic library with supervisory experience preferred
* Experience harvesting and preserving born-digital materials, including web sites, e-mail, and various social media preferred
* Strong knowledge of copyright, donor restrictions, and permissions issues related to processing and preserving digital materials
* Ability to understand a wide range of topics in order to digitize, describe and maintain a variety of collections.
* Meet, consult and advise content providers on the process for digitizing their specific collection, including items to be digitized.
* Outstanding analytical, organizational, project, and time management skills and the ability to lead multiple projects simultaneously
* Must be able to use discretion in decision-making, be flexible, take a proactive approach to problem resolution and work collaboratively with others.
* Excellent interpersonal and oral/written communication skills required.
Application: Send letter of application, curriculum vitae,
and the names and contact information of three current references, to: Cheryl
Truesdell, Walter E. Helmke Library, IPFW, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd., Fort Wayne,
IN 46805. Application deadline: March 31, 2016
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