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Job Title:  Information Technology Specialist (Data Specialist)

Department:  Legislative Branch

Agency:  Library of Congress

Job Announcement Number:  150296


This position serves as an IT specialist (Data Specialist) on the Web Archiving team in the Office of Technology Policy, Library Services. The purpose of this position is to provide support for the technical operations of the Library's Web Archiving program, which collects and preserves born-digital web content for the Library's collections. This position will involve solving problems relate to transfer of large amounts of data from external institutions and within the Library, investigating issues with harvested data, managing and organizing content and metadata about the archived content, and to provide analysis of reports and data about the crawls to enable better capture and management of preserved born-digital content.


The successful incumbent will have familiarity with scripting, Linux, XML, and databases. Experience with or knowledge of web archiving practices, PHP, Python, Java, and web frameworks is encouraged thought not required.


The incumbent will work under the direction of the Web Archiving team lead and the director of the Office of Technology Policy, and serves as a liaison with technical and cataloging staff in other divisions of the Library, and at other institutions, to accomplish program goals.

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