The Hoover Institution Archives is seeking a Digital Archivist to carry out
full range of archival functions on born-digital materials according to
archival standards and best practices. The full-time position is for a career
track with a limited term of two years.
Reporting to the Digital Materials Manager, the Digital Archivist processes
born-digital archival materials, helps develop a variety of digital workflows
according to archival standards and methods, and supports the full range of
functions of the digital curation and imaging lab.
* Develop and implement plans to assess, process, describe, preserve, and provide access to born-digital collection materials, coordinating with other units as appropriate.
* Assist in determining policies and procedures for the curation of born-digital collection materials according to archival standards and methods that are scalable.
* Create metadata and ingest metadata/digital objects into Hoover's digital preservation environment.
* Support digital imaging projects, including developing plans and workflows, creating time and cost estimates, coordinating the work of digitization production staff, performing quality assurance, and performing digital imaging work.
* Prepare and maintain a variety of documentation of projects, workflows, and procedures.
* Disseminate information about newly available digital materials via a variety of communication platforms.
* Contribute to the ongoing development and review of technologies and their application to digital archival materials.
* Assist in selecting, configuring, maintaining and troubleshooting hardware and software used for projects.
* Maintain production statistics.
* Identify and collaborate with partners within the Library & Archives and beyond.
Education & Experience:
M.L.I.S. degree from an A.L.A.-accredited library school, and at least 2 years
of experience working in archives or special collections. Demonstrated
experience with database systems used for archival work.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
* Demonstrated knowledge of archival description and metadata standards for both physical and digital collection materials.
* Competence with current hardware and software used to process and describe born-digital archival materials and digitize paper-based materials.
* Excellent technical skills spanning a variety of obsolete, obscure, and non-US hardware and software systems, including Windows, Mac, Wang, etc.
* Evidence of strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a wide variety of people.
* Effective problem solving, analytical and organizational skills.
* Evidence of strong verbal and written communication skills.
* Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a production-oriented environment.
* Enthusiasm for innovation and change, and interest in keeping abreast of new developments.
* Reading knowledge of one or more foreign languages preferred.
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