The Texas A&M University Libraries seeks an innovative and collaborative professional to support our expanding programs in digital collections management. Reporting to the Dean through the Director of the Office of Scholarly Communications, this person will have an integral role in the development of the University Libraries’ emergent digital asset management ecosystem (DAME), including an existing DSpace institutional repository and a Fedora repository currently under development. This is a tenure-track academic appointment, carrying full faculty status and responsibilities including librarianship, scholarship, and professional service to meet both the Libraries’ and University’s requirements for promotion and tenure.
The DAME provides the technical infrastructure for access, management, and preservation of digitized and born-digital content and cultural heritage materials. The person will work closely with other managers of DAME components, including a Digital Scholarship Librarian (current overarching DAME management), Data Librarian (Dataverse), Researcher Information Systems Librarian (VIVO), and Digital Preservation Librarian (Archivematica) and the Metadata and Cataloging unit in developing the DAME. The person will also work with library subject specialists, curators, and collections owners across the university to assist them with getting their collections into the DAME.
The responsibilities of the Digital Collections Management Librarian include:
Collaborate in the development and implementation of new technical infrastructure to enhance the access, discovery, and preservation of Texas A&M scholarship and library digital collections
Keep abreast of the functions and features of Fedora/Hydra/Blacklight technology stack and/or DSpace that accommodate new scholarly communications initiatives
Assist in developing standards, policies, and workflows for the collection, ingestion, and management of digital objects into the digital asset management system, such as images and audio-visual materials
Coordinate with faculty, research centers and other campus organizations to support the creation of new digital collections of Texas A&M scholarship and cultural artifacts through training and technical guidance
Participate in campus engagement activities promoting Open Access and other scholarly communications issues
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