Leads the Libraries digital curation activities, supporting the maintenance,
preservation, and long term value of library assets, includes overseeing
repository and data management services, developing platforms to support
archives and digital collections, and developing and implementing metadata

Essential Functions

Manage the Digital Curation Services department. Establish priorities, manage
projects, and coordinate cross-departmental workflows. Design and implement
metadata specifications for digital projects, including creating application
profiles, crosswalking, and ensuring consistency of metadata strategies across
a wide variety of projects and processes that rely on metadata. Supervise
Digital Repository Librarian and Digital Archivist. Work within the Libraries'
decentralized digital production environment. Facilitate communication between
staff across the Libraries and other departments across campus working on
digital projects, ensuring stakeholders remain informed and engaged. Represent
activities and needs in the Libraries' strategic planning and ensure that
digital curation issues are reflected in broader organizational policies and
procedures. Responsible for understanding emerging trends in digital
collection creation and management and for developing solutions that meet the
needs of users in an academic research environment in collaboration with other
UT Libraries units. Attends and presents at local, state, regional, and
national meetings and/or authors journal or book chapters. Provides moderate
contributions to librarianship or fields of scholarly endeavor, through
professional activity.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

MLS from an ALA accredited graduate program. Minimum 3 years experience
working with and managing digital collections. Minimum 2 years supervisory
experience. Experience with digital library development software, such as
Fedora Commons or DSpace. In-depth understanding of metadata standards used in
digital preservation and access (such as MODS, METS, VRA Core, CCO, Dublin
Core, RDA, etc.) and demonstrated proficiency with XML, crosswalking, and
building application profiles. Experience with digital preservation and access
technologies, standards, and workflows; ability to work with staff who are
doing software development, programming, and systems administration.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a variety of individuals and
groups; demonstrated ability to plan, prioritize, coordinate, and implement
projects; experience working effectively across the organization to achieve
multiple strategic objectives; excellent conceptual, analytic, and
organizational skills; excellent oral and written communication skills;
comfort working in a decentralized production environment. Equivalent
combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as

Preferred Qualifications

Experience managing digital collections with Fedora Commons. Experience
working with faculty. Knowledge and experience with linked data standards,
creation, and manipulation.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a
workstation Use of manual dexterity Work on concurrent projects under pressure
of deadlines or time limitations. Occasional extended work hours. Work under
stress, as team member and independently. Commitment to provide excellent
customer service.

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