Digital Initiatives Librarian at University of Rhode Island

The University of Rhode Island Library is recruiting a Digital Initiatives Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad (posting number: 6000248):

  • Provide leadership in the management of the University of Rhode Island's digital repository (currently DigitalCommons@URI) and technical expertise to continue development and enhancements.
  • Coordinate with library subject liaisons, Technical Services Dept staff, Information Technology Svs (ITS) staff, and other members of the University community to enhance access to the University's scholarly communications and publications within the digital repository.
  • Formulate policies and procedures for the production, management, and preservation of digital content and metadata, technical workflow, quality control, and intellectual property issues.
  • Provide training and outreach to the campus community about digital initiatives and DigitalCommons@URI.
  • Actively seek out new user communities and content for the digital repository.
  • Provide leadership and vision in planning and implementing future digital library development.
  • Provide ongoing qualitative and quantitative assessment of library digital services through data gathering and analysis.
  • Plan and coordinate the preservation of and ongoing access to digitized and born-digital materials curated by the library.
  • Work with IT staff and users of campus-wide applications to integrate library digital collections into these services, e.g., Sakai.
  • Anticipate future trends in an evolving digital environment and maintain current awareness of national and international developments affecting knowledge management, metadata, and information retrieval; articulate to campus community.
  • Identify grant opportunities and work collaboratively to create proposals in support of digital collections.
  • Work as a member of the Technical Services Department and reports to the Dean.
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