Columbia University Libraries/Information Services is seeking an experienced
information professional to take the lead in a 2 year grant-funded project to
expand and improve its program for collecting and archiving web content. Over
the past four years, the Libraries have built a web archiving program using
the Archive-It software and Columbia's Fedora repository, with thematic
collections focused on human rights, historic preservation, and New York City
religious institutions, as well as content related to the University Archives
and special collections. The new grant project will explore and develop
technical improvements for web archiving, collaborative models for collecting
web content, and scholarly uses of web archives.

The Web Archiving Project Librarian will work with Columbia's collecting
partners at other research libraries to identify content areas of mutual
interest, propose and test models for collaboration using Columbia's web
archiving infrastructure, and identify issues relating to policy, governance
and financing of a collaborative program. Through data mining and interviews
with scholars at Columbia and elsewhere, the Web Archiving Project Librarian
will identify current and potential uses of web content and archives in
scholarly research, and identify any changes in strategy or procedures for the
web archiving program to improve outcomes. The incumbent will work with
website managers at Columbia and elsewhere to identify and test technical
changes that would improve harvesting of the website, and alternate means of
acquiring content. The incumbent will also participate in, and provide support
for, a program of incentive awards to encourage development of software
applications that will improve the process of web archiving and the use of
archived content.

This is a temporary 2-year position, commencing in March 2013.

One of the world's leading research universities, Columbia provides
outstanding opportunities to work and grow in a unique intellectual community.
Set in the Morningside Heights academic village, Columbia also presents the
unmatched dynamism, diversity and cultural richness of New York City.

We offer a salary commensurate with qualifications and experience and
excellent benefits including assistance with University
housing. Libraries

Minimum Degree Required: MLS or PhD or

Minimum Qualifications:

All applicants MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered for the
position. -2-3 years related experience in an academic/
research library or information technology organization

-Knowledge of web archiving tools and techniques  
-Broad knowledge of academic research methods  
-Analytical skills and project management skills.  
-Ability to work collaboratively across organizational units  
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills  
Preferred Qualifications: -1-2 years experience working in
a web archiving program and/or in research library collection development

-Detailed knowledge of web archiving tools and techniques  
-Knowledge of scholarly literature of human rights  
Additional Information:

Posting Date: 01-04-2013

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Proposed Start Date:

EEO Statement Columbia University is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Date Review Begins

Required Applicant Documents for Upload: Curriculum Vitae

Cover Letter

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