Senior Systems Administrator at Texas Digital Library

The Texas Digital Library is recruiting a Senior Systems Administrator.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Act as leader of the TDL Systems team, overseeing the administration of systems including repositories, preservation systems, the Vireo Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Management System, and other tools supporting scholarly communication activities as key services of the Texas Digital Library. Develop an architecture for standardization, security, and back-up assurance for TDL services within the Amazon cloud for multiple client universities. Provide lead system administration for DSpace repository management. Support applications for data processing, remote database interfaces, and associated run-time environments and operate in a Linux environment at Amazon Web Service. Work with Director of Operations to design or integrate, code, test and deploy applications for support of services.

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Digital Systems and Stewardship Project Manager at University of Maryland Libraries

The University of Maryland Libraries are recruiting a Digital Systems and Stewardship Project Manager.

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Reporting to the Associate Dean of Digital Systems and Stewardship, the Project Manager will manage projects for which the Division plays a primary role. Working with department managers in DSS, the Project Manager coordinates stakeholders throughout the UMD Libraries to conceptualize, manage, implement, and prioritize projects. This includes participating in day-to-day project-based tasks, providing oversight of project milestones vis à vis individual workloads, providing clear and efficient communication to staff regarding their assigned tasks and deadlines, and providing clear and timely documentation (verbal and written) on project progress.

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National Leadership Grants for Libraries Guidelines

The Institute of Museum and Library Services has released the National Leadership Grants for Libraries 2014 Guidelines.

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The NLG-Libraries program accepts applications under three categories:

  • Advancing Digital Resources: Support the creation, use, presentation, and preservation of significant digital resources, as well as the development of tools to enhance access, use, and management of digital assets.
  • Research: Support research that investigates key questions that are important to library or archival practice.
  • Demonstration: Support the development and evaluation of replicable models or practices that are usable, adaptable, or scalable by other institutions for improving services and performance.

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Born Digital: Guidance for Donors, Dealers, and Archival Repositories

The Council on Library and Information Resources has released Born Digital: Guidance for Donors, Dealers, and Archival Repositories.

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This report offers recommendations to help ensure the physical and intellectual well-being of born-digital materials transferred from donors to archival repositories. The report surveys the primary issues and concerns related to born-digital acquisitions and is intended for a broad audience with varying levels of interest and expertise, including donors, dealers, and repository staff.

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