Digital Repository Analyst
Center for Research Libraries

Play a key role in a grant-funded initiative to shape a data-centered
international strategy for archiving and digitizing historical journals and

The Digital Repository Analyst will assess and compare the capacity of various
systems to provide long-term access to digitized news.
Based on this assessment, he/she will play a key role in developing a rational
methodology and process for libraries and publishers to collaborate on
digitizing newspaper content to ensure broad access, interoperability, and

Duties and responsibilities include:

  * Determining the scope of content residing in targeted digital newspaper repositories and performing comparisons of coverage to identify gaps and areas of overlap/uniqueness
  * Evaluating the functionality, features and interoperability of the various database products used to contain the content
  * Assessing the technical specifications for the primary elements of the platforms/content management systems
  * Working with CRL audit repository specialists to evaluate the publisher/library polices and the aspects of the platforms/repositories relative to preservation policies
  * Develops use cases and requirements of academic researchers for the use of digitized newspaper content.

  * Minimum of one year of experience analyzing and/or managing large research or academic databases
  * Experience with digital preservation practices, and working knowledge of standards and concepts in support of long term preservation of digital information
  * Familiarity with the use of news and related content in academic research in the humanities and social sciences
  * In-depth understanding of the lifecycle of electronic news or digitization of primary source library collections.
  * B.A. in related discipline
  * MLS, MSLIS or equivalent experience
In addition to professional challenge and a chance to make a creative
contribution, the CRL offers a competitive salary and exceptional benefits

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