The Repository Coordinator/Architect provides key technical support and direction in KAUST’s Institutional Repository, the university's repository of research outputs. The primary responsibilities of the position are: developing tools and methods for depositing or assisting users with deposit of works into the repository; supporting and enhancing the technology platform(s) for the university’s repository; developing and supporting automated solutions for data interchange between KAUST systems of records relating to its scholarly output; and providing oversight and quality control of the metadata and the completeness/functionality of deposited items. This position is an integral part of KAUST’s internationally recognized repository team.
Experience with a major repository software platform (such as DSpace), including application administration functions.
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects concurrently, to set and meet deadlines, and to adapt to new and changing situations, priorities and technologies.
Experience providing technical support to clients or users.
Working knowledge of a range of descriptive metadata standards, including both information management schemas (e.g. Dublin Core, PREMIS, DataCite, etc.) and more specialized schemas and standards related to scientific research (e.g. Darwin Core, CF, OME-XML, etc.).
Knowledge and experience with copyright and permissions issues relating to digital repositories.
Interest in and familiarity with current issues and themes in scholarly communications, intellectual property laws (including copyright and patent domains), and academic research evaluation practices and trends.
Experience working with third-party researcher information system tools such as ORCID, Altmetrics, PlumX Analytics, etc.
Organization: Academic Affairs
Strong command of written English, including copyediting skills, excellent spelling, and the ability to write clear, concise, courteous e-mails in English explaining complex information.
Demonstrated customer service skills and experience interacting with a diverse population.
Reliable and dependable in attendance and completing assignments.
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
Able to work independently and as part of a team to produce results, solve problems, initiate ideas, and complete projects on schedule.
Experience working with faculty, researchers, graduate students, and vendors.
Non-Technical Skills or Attributes:
- Strong command of written English, including copy editing skills and excellent spelling.
- Demonstrated ability to write clear, concise, courteous e-mails in English explaining complex information.
- Customer service skills including experience interacting with a diverse population.
- Reliable and dependable in attendance and completing assignments.
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Able to work independently and as part of a team to produce results, solve problems, initiate ideas, and complete projects on schedule.
- Able to consistently follow instructions and procedures.
- Able and flexible to work a variety of operational areas and a variety of hours.
Required: BA/BS (computer science or related field preferred) or equivalent education and experience
Preferred: MLS or MIS degree from an ALA-accredited program and/or advanced degree in subject discipline
Minimum of three years professional experience in a library, archive, database publisher, library vendor, or similar information-related environment.
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