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*Digital Repository Manager*

The Brown University Library seeks an energetic and innovative individual
for the position of Digital Repository Manager. The Brown Digital Repository
(BDR) supports digital scholarship at Brown by providing a platform to use,
publish, and curate data and digital collections across the disciplines. The
primary responsibility of the Digital Repository Manager is to act as the
technical lead for the Brown Digital Repository.  The Digital Repository
Manger supervises the Digital Repository Programmer and manages projects to
create and publish digital collections of scholarly data.  S/he collaborates
with colleagues across the University in designing applications to retrieve
and manipulate collections, and works to establish workflows that ensure the
timely and efficient delivery of repository services.  The incumbent works
with librarians in the Scholarly Resources group to establish data curation
and management practices in support of research, and with colleagues in the
Library’s Center for Digital Scholarship to explore and implement new
technologies that enable scholars to interact more effectively with digital
materials.  Additionally, the Digital Repository Manager will ensure that
the documentation and web presence for repository services are kept current,
and will work with stakeholders across campus to enact best practices for
data formatting and storage.  S/he is expected to maintain a keen awareness
of trends in institutional repositories, and to pursue opportunities for
enhancing repository services through the adoption of new technologies,
linked data practices, funded projects, and partnerships.


·       Bachelor’s Degree.  Advanced degree in library/information science,
data curation, computer science, or related fields preferred.

·       Experience of 3-5 years in the developing and implementing complex
web applications using MVC frameworks such as Django or Rails.

·       Demonstrated experience with digital repositories and related
software, including Fedora and Solr.

·       Knowledge of Java or Python.

·       Demonstrated experience with Unix or Linux server platforms, related
software, and basic system administration utilities.

·       Demonstrated understanding of digital library standards (METS, MODS,
etc.), data standards (TEI, media formats, etc.) and RDF.

·       Familiarity with best practices, standards, and trends in the
application of technology in libraries.

·       Ability to thrive in an environment of change and to foster that
capacity in others.

·       Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.

·       Ability to learn new technical skills quickly; ability to meet
deadlines; strong service-orientation
To apply for this position (Job #B01351 (B zero 1351)), please visit Brown’s
Online Employment website (, complete an
application online, attach documents, and submit for immediate
consideration. Documents should include cover letter, resume, and the names
and e-mail addresses of three references. Review of applications will
continue until the position is filled.. *Brown University is an Equal
Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer*.

Andrew Ashton
Director of Digital Technologies
Brown University Library