TITLE: Manager of the Florida Digital Archive DEPARTMENT: Florida Center for Library Automation LOCATION: Gainesville, FL REPORTS TO: Assistant Director for Digital Library Services SALARY: Actual salary commensurate with qualifications and experience, minimum $50,000. JOB SUMMARY: The Florida Digital Archive (FDA) aims to provide cost-effective, long-term preservation repository services for digital materials submitted by the libraries of Florida's public university system and other partners. The FDA guarantees that all archived files remain available, unaltered, and readable from media. For those materials designated to receive full preservation treatment, the FDA will maintain a usable version using the best format migration tools available. The FDA is an initiative of the Digital Library Services Group within the Florida Center for Library Automation, and it relies upon a locally-developed software application called DAITSS, which was released as open source software in 2007. For more information about the FDA, see http://www.fcla.edu/digitalArchive/. The FDA Manager will be responsible for day-to-day production operations of the FDA, which include processing Ingest, Dissemination, Withdrawal and Reporting requests. The Manager is responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with FDA affiliates (customers), for providing instruction and documentation in the use of the FDA, and for sustaining and improving the quality of services provided. The Manager will take a lead role in planning and directing the future administrative and operational direction of the FDA, and in achieving certification as a trustworthy digital repository. The Florida Center for Library Automation (FCLA) provides information technology services to the libraries of the eleven public universities of Florida. FCLA is located in Gainesville and administered by the University of Florida. FCLA develops and/or manages applications to support library staff functions and patron access to library resources; coordinates collaborative activities such as consortial purchasing; and provides software and services to help libraries create, manage and preserve digital content. FCLA's staff of 55 includes 20 librarians, 18 programmers and 7 Unix systems administrators. For more information about FCLA, see http://www.fcla.edu. RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Establish relationships with existing and prospective FDA affiliates, to communicate FDA policies and procedures, help affiliates use archive services successfully, and solicit their feedback, suggestions and concerns. 2. Oversee the daily production operations of the FDA. Supervise the operations technician(s) running ingest processing and other FDA functions. 3. Work on the process of repository certification, including (but not limited to) the development of a comprehensive risk register and related contingency planning. 4. Work with the archive programming team to implement new releases of the DAITSS software used by the repository, to report and resolve software problems, and to communicate requirements and enhancement requests. 5. Pursue formal collaborations with other preservation repositories for interoperability and succession planning. 6. Keep end-user documentation current, write documentation for new features, and prepare training and promotional materials. 7. Help develop improved reporting capabilities. Provide current and historical statistical information for internal and external purposes. 8. Promote the FDA within the public university system and more broadly, publicize FDA activities in national and international forums. 9. Work with other FCLA administrators in planning and developing new FDA functions and services. 10. Related duties as required. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Masters degree in library and/or information science from an ALA-accredited program; excellent oral and written communications skills in English; good interpersonal skills; good analytic and problem-solving skills. Two years or more professional experience with an academic library, university archive, library systems vendor or similar organization. Demonstrated interest in and familiarity with the field of digital preservation. Willingness to travel. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Prior supervisory experience. Prior experience in a customer service-oriented position. Experience with automated library systems. Good public speaking skills. APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Please submit application materials via e-mail. Provide (preferably as MS Word attachments) a cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for this position, your current resume, and a list of three references including address, telephone and email information. Refer to Position 00023892. Send all required application materials by July 23, 2007 to Charles Thomas, Search Committee Chair, at [log in to unmask] You can also fax application documents to 352-392-9185 or mail to 5830 NW 39th Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32606.