Digital Library Jobs: Institutional Repository and Digital Collections Librarian at Missouri University of Science and Technology

The Curtis Laws Wilson Library of the Missouri University of Science and Technology is recruiting an Institutional Repository and Digital Collections Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Lead the production and organization of the Scholars' Mine, Missouri S&T's Institutional Repository ( Innovate and grow the Repository's collection and system to be a trend-setting leader in repository form and function. Hire and train student workers to assist with the processing of faculty and student works into the repository. Lead the Mine Team, consisting of library and IT department staff, to continue the development of the Scholars' Mine. Lead an advisory committee of campus faculty to ensure the needs and interests of the campus are known. Interact with faculty to discover new collections, present the repository concept to various campus groups and perform general outreach activities regarding repository functions. Act as the liaison between various campus entities that have a stake in the repository including the library, faculty, administration, information technology and students. Additionally, both as part of the Scholars' Mine operation and in general, act as advisor on copyright concerns from both the author and publisher standpoint to ensure compliance in all areas as the Scholars' Mine adds materials. Work with other University of Missouri campus libraries and the UM Library Systems Office on cooperative projects in the area of digital collections. Assist in identifying local resources to digitize and serve as the primary organizer and expert in deciding the correct platform to host the content.

Digital Library Jobs: Oregon Digital Newspaper Project Manager

The University of Oregon Libraries' Metadata Services and Digital Projects Department is recruiting an Oregon Digital Newspaper Project Manager (one-year position with renewal "pending funding availability").

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Under the guidance of the Digital Collections Coordinator (Project Director), manages the day-to-day workflow of the Oregon LSTA grant. This includes evaluating outgoing microfilm for compliance with technical standards set by the National Digital Newspaper Program; monitoring the processing progress at the vendor; testing delivered content for quality assurance; coordinating ingest into digital asset management system with the System Administrator; and organizing regular Advisory Board meetings. Promotion and educational responsibilities include creation of lesson plans utilizing Oregon digital newspaper content for the K-12 audience, which comply with the Oregon Department of Education standards; developing education packages and presentations using Oregon digital newspapers; promoting the resource at regional educational, library and historic association conferences and meetings; and making site visits to local K-12 schools and public libraries to promote the resource. Grant administration consists of preparing interim and final reports with the Project Director, and conducting assessment and evaluation of the project. The successful candidate will support and enhance a diverse learning and working environment. Reports to the Digital Collections Coordinator.

Digital Library Jobs: Digital Repositories Manager at University of Leeds

The Leeds University Library is recruiting a Digital Repositories Manager.

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You will manage the University’s digital repositories—created to contain resources in a variety of formats in order to support both research and learning & teaching. You will lead the development and monitoring of repository services, and ensure that the Library offers excellent support for University staff who wish to use the repositories. You will be an expert in digital content, with a good understanding of the issues surrounding creation of digital assets, and offering online access to those assets. Ideally you will have some technical expertise in order that you can contribute to the development and/or support of the repository infrastructure. The Library is making a significant investment in the e-information environment at the University of Leeds and this post offers an exciting opportunity to shape future information provision in innovative ways.

Digital Library Jobs: Digital Projects Librarian at Truman State University

The Truman State University Pickler Memorial Library is recruiting a Digital Projects Librarian.

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The successful candidate will build and maintain digital collections supporting the University’s mission and curriculum. Responsibilities include working with librarians and the campus community to identify opportunities for digital collection to meet information needs; identifying, evaluating, and implementing appropriate software and hardware for digital collections; identifying and implementing appropriate metadata standards; writing and maintaining policies and procedures relating to digital collections; marketing digital collections to the campus community; serving on Library and University committees; assisting at the reference desk; and other duties as assigned. This position would also have the opportunity to assist with traditional collection development.

Digital Library Jobs: Digital Preservation Archivist at King’s College London

King's College London's Archives and Corporate Records Services and its Centre for eResearch are recruiting a Digital Preservation Archivist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Digital Preservation Archivist will play a leading role in the JISC-funded PEKin (Preservation Exemplar at King's) project. This exciting new project (a joint venture between ACRS and CeRch) has a high profile across the sector and its findings will impact significantly at King's and beyond.

Digital Library Jobs: Scholarly Communication Librarian at University of Ottawa

The University of Ottawa Library is recruiting a Scholarly Communication Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Associate University Librarian (Access), the incumbent will serve the research and scholarly support needs of the faculty and graduate students through the promotion and provision of web-based publishing and repository services. Current digital initiatives include hosting open-access journals and deployment of an institutional repository (UOttawa Research) for E-Theses and other digital scholarly content created by the campus community.

Digital Library Jobs: TDL Team Leader at Texas Digital Library

The Texas Digital Library is recruiting a TDL Team Leader (Senior Systems Analyst).

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Purpose of position: To supervise a team of 3 programmers engaged in the design, development, maintenance and testing of software in support of the programs of the Texas Digital Library (TDL), a 19 member consortium of universities throughout Texas.

Essential functions: Design operational and system improvements, research, implement, test and maintain new and deployed web and database applications. Consult with users to define application requirements. Recommend technical and procedural design for applications. Prepare documentation and present system studies. Compose documentation for procedures and guidelines for application users. Lead technical team to accomplish goals within deadlines. Produce reports for TDL co-Directors to keep them informed of the progress of TDL projects and activities.

Digital Library Jobs: Digital Projects Coordinator at Mississippi State

The Digital Preservation and Access Unit of the Mississippi State University Library is recruiting a Digital Projects Coordinator.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

To provide innovative, dynamic, team-oriented responsibilities as Coordinator of the Library's Digital Preservation and Access Unit. Mississippi State University Libraries has a highly collaborative environment where excellence in job performance, scholarship and service are valued and required; will lead the Libraries in building digital services and collections; will combine the technical skills necessary to build digital collections with the management and leadership skills necessary to build a service that requires input and expertise from across the Libraries; will work closely with special collections and archives, cataloging and metadata and systems staff to manage the network of skills needed to provide digital collections of value to the Libraries and the University; will directly oversee all aspects of the digitization and preservation of the Charles Templeton Sheet Music Collection; will be responsible for assisting in the ongoing development of the web presence for all digital library projects.

Digital Library Jobs: Digital Technologies Development Librarian at NCSU

The North Carolina State University Libraries are recruiting a Digital Technologies Development Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Digital Technologies Development Librarian provides technical leadership and hands-on programming expertise for digital library projects. She or he identifies emerging technologies that have potential for new and improved library services. Working both independently and in team settings, the incumbent develops new digital library services through an iterative process that emphasizes performance, sustainability, and usability. She or he develops tools that support ongoing data analysis of library services and digital library projects. The Digital Technologies Development Librarian maintains and provides enhancements to existing digital library applications and collaborates closely with Information Technology staff to develop and maintain supporting technology infrastructure. She or he participates in library planning and serves on library-wide committees, task forces, and teams. NCSU librarians are expected to be active professionally and to contribute to developments in the field. Reports to the Associate Head for Digital Library Development.


Digital Library Jobs: Digital Projects Specialist at University of California at Irvine

The University of California at Irvine Libraries are recruiting a Digital Projects Specialist (one-year appointment).

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The UCI Libraries seek an experienced professional in the field of digital project management to support the Libraries' digital services. This is a temporary one-year appointment. The incumbent will explore, adapt, and support library information technologies for digital projects, including the application of standards, metadata, discovery interfaces, workflow design, production coordination, and quality controls appropriate to specific projects. Reporting to the Head of Information Technology, the successful candidate will work collaboratively with a variety of Libraries' staff involved in digital preservation, management, and scholarship.


Digital Library Jobs: Interface Programmer at Michigan’s Scholarly Publishing Office

The Scholarly Publishing Office at the University of Michigan University Library is recruiting an Interface Programmer (two-year term appointment with the possibility of renewal).

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The SPO Interface Programmer works in a team environment for online publishing of scholarly literature and is primarily responsible for implementing interfaces for a broad variety of scholarly publications, making contributions to interface design and usability testing, using open standards and open-source software. The Interface Programmer will also contribute to the design and development of online publishing tools, including content management systems.

Work will primarily focus on coding publication-specific interface customizations for SPO's locally developed publishing platform, DLXS (see Other projects may include: system-wide improvements to the DLXS interface; implementation of content management system for digitalculturebooks (an online book series); interface support for collaborative publishing projects with the University of Michigan Press; interface specification for a database of 20 disciplinarily related journals; assessment and implementation of strategies to increase the discoverability of SPO publications; participation in a review of electronic publishing platforms.


Digital Library Jobs: Digital Projects Librarian at Sandia National Laboratories Technical Library

The Sandia National Laboratories Technical Library is recruiting a Digital Projects Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Sandia National Laboratories Technical Library is seeking an innovative, highly motivated, energetic and forward-thinking Digital Projects Librarian to become part of its Library of the Future team. The selected candidate will take overall responsibility for researching, evaluating, selecting, implementing and supporting technologies shaping the Sandia Library of the Future. The Digital Projects Librarian will work with Sandia Library staff, Library IS Team and Library customers in order to identify, analyze and address Library technology needs and future direction. The Librarian will also take a role in supporting access to e-resources, including implementing and managing electronic resource management applications including SFX, MetaLib and Verde; collecting usage statistics and creating reports needed to manage and monitor electronic resource subscriptions; and implementing e-resource subscriptions troubleshooting access, maintenance, and other performance issues related to electronic resources. The Digital Projects Librarian will provide vision and leadership to the Library's technology needs and future and will be self-directed and independently motivated.

Digital Library Jobs: Digitization Librarian at Conjuring Arts Research Center (Entry Level)

The Conjuring Arts Research Center is recruiting an entry-level Digitization Librarian (MLS students can apply).

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Responsibilities will include scanning materials of all ages, using the Atiz BookDrive Pro ( ) and BookDrive Capture, to be entered into Ask Alexander ( ), an all-encompassing magic database that is fully text searchable. The Digitization Librarian will also serve as the direct supervisor of the library's Digitization Interns and work with ABBYY Fine Reader and Adobe Acrobat Professional.

Digital Library Jobs: Metadata Specialist, Visual Materials Cataloguer at Wellesley College

The Davis Museum and Cultural Center at Wellesley College is recruiting a Metadata Specialist, Visual Materials Cataloguer.

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The Davis Museum and Cultural Center at Wellesley College is seeking a Metadata Specialist to verify and create metadata for 2,500 newly digitized objects in the Davis Museum's encyclopedic art collection. Objects include paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings and photographs. The digital collections will be available on the museum's website to the local museum and campus community and to the broader public via the Internet. The Metadata Specialist will be responsible for the verification and updating of existing cataloguing as well as for the creation of subject and concept authority information. S/he should be familiar with visual materials cataloging and metadata standards, and the use of a wide range of authority files including but not limited to the Getty's Union List of Artist Names and Art & Architecture Thesaurus.

Digital Library Jobs: Digital Initiatives Metadata Librarian at University of Vermont

The University of Vermont Libraries' Center for Digital Initiatives is recruiting a Digital Initiatives Metadata Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad (search for posting no. 032645):

The Digital Initiatives Metadata Librarian will provide expertise and leadership in the creation and maintenance of metadata for digital content acquired or created by the CDI. The Digital Initiatives Metadata Librarian will help to develop, refine, and implement policies, procedures, workflows, and metadata standards for the CDI; manage digitization projects; and participate in the overall management of the CDI.

Digital Library Jobs: Metadata Strategist at Minnesota

The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Campus Libraries are recruiting a Metadata Strategist.

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The metadata strategist is responsible for providing leadership, training, and project coordination and management for initiatives and projects in the application of metadata, and serves as the local authority for metadata standards. The position is responsible for providing expert counsel on decisions about data platforms, data model development, interoperability for enhanced discovery, and the development of new digital and metadata services. The metadata strategist collaborates closely with the Libraries Digital Library Development Lab, the Digital Collections Unit, other Libraries units, Technical Services leadership, and campus units outside the Libraries.

Digital Library Jobs: Scholarly Communication Librarian at Wake Forest

Wake Forest University's Z. Smith Reynolds Library is recruiting a Scholarly Communication Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad (choose "Click here to browse staff employment opportunities," "Search Postings," select "Librarian, Scholarly Communication" under "Job Title"):

Leads the Z. Smith Reynolds Library's Scholarly Communication initiative including outreach to faculty, administration of the University institutional repository, and oversight of issues relating to intellectual property rights and academic publishing. Provides user instruction for students, faculty, and University community. Serves as the library liaison and subject specialist for departments as needed. This is a twelve month position, with Library Faculty status and rank, reporting to the Head, Research, Instruction and Technology Services.

Digital Library Jobs: MIMS Project Officer at University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh Library is recruiting a MIMS Project Officer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The University Library division is responsible for the management and development of physical and digital collections across the University. In order to manage these collections effectively, and to support a growing demand for digitisation, we are seeking to develop the systems and infrastructure currently in place, and to implement appropriate processes and standards.

Central to the development, management and delivery of our image collections the postholder will work closely with colleagues to ensure a foundation on which we can continue to build and expand our services in this area.

Digital Library Jobs: Digital Data Coordinator at Penn

The University of Pennsylvania Libraries are recruiting a Digital Data Coordinator (two-year appointment with the possibility of extension).

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

RBML [Rare Book & Manuscript Library] is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Digital Data Coordinator. Working under the supervision of the Curator of Manuscripts, the Digital Data Coordinator will be a member of a project team digitizing the Rare Book & Manuscript Library's pre-1601 European Manuscripts.

Digital Library Jobs: Scholarly Communication Librarian at City of Hope Graff Scientific & Medical Library

The City of Hope Lee Graff Scientific & Medical Library is recruiting a Scholarly Communication Librarian.

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The City of Hope Graff Scientific & Medical Library seeks an innovative and enthusiastic Scholarly Communication Librarian to provide leadership in the emerging area of scholarly communication. Responsibilities include: developing and maintaining institution-wide policies and procedures to comply with the National Institutes of Health Public Access Policy; educating staff about publishing models and author rights; monitoring and reporting on global scholarly communication trends and related legislative issues; building and sustaining an institutional repository; and developing and supporting sustainable models of scholarly communication.

Digital Library Jobs: Systems Analyst at Kingston University

Kingston University Information Services is recruiting a Systems Analyst.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Infrastructure Team is seeking an additional Systems Analyst to assist with the management of existing services (particularly Linux/Unix) and to take responsibility for the technical development of new services, specifically our E-Prints Research Repository and our Federated Access solutions based on Shibboleth. You will be an excellent communicator, liaising with colleagues both across Kingston University as well as with external organisations.

Digital Library Jobs: Assistant Director for Discovery Systems at Davidson College

The Davidson College Library is recruiting an Assistant Director for Discovery Systems.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Create a new department! Bring together areas of library systems, cataloging and metadata, and digitization of special collections! Unleash their synergies to energize users’ experience!

Sound intriguing? The Davidson College Library seeks a creative, visionary leader to join our management team. The successful candidate will develop a department of Discovery Systems, leading four librarians working in systems, cataloging, and archives. Responding to current needs and anticipating future possibilities, s/he will ensure that ¬the work of the department fosters student learning and faculty productivity. With the director and three other assistant directors, s/he will set direction for the library and measure achievement.

Digital Library Jobs: Digital Initiatives Librarian at the University of New Mexico Libraries

The University of New Mexico Libraries are recruiting a Digital Initiatives Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

We are seeking an enthusiastic and innovative Librarian to play a leadership role in planning, implementing and supporting digital collections and services. This librarian will work closely with the CSWR curatorial staff, UL subject liaisons, members of the Cataloging and Discovery Services division and IT staff in initiating projects to enhance the university's scholarly communications and publications programs. This librarian will take the lead in developing policies and procedures for the production and management of digital content, metadata, workflow, and intellectual property issues. This librarian will also develop and provide training, and perform outreach to inform the campus community about the UL's digital initiatives.

Primary Duties

  • Provide leadership in the continued development and management of the UNM digital repository system.
  • Provide technical expertise to continue development and enhancements for the Rocky Mountain Online Archives.
  • Provide expertise and leadership for current and future UNM escholarship projects such as electronic journal publishing and data curation.
  • Initiate and promote scholarly communication/publishing initiatives.
  • Provide expertise on intellectual property issues.
  • Maintain awareness and develop in-depth knowledge of new technology, relevant national standards and best practices related to digitization and scholarship.
  • Coordinate training for digitization and associated standards.

Digital Library Jobs: Digital Repository Assistant at Columbia University

Columbia University is recruiting a Digital Repository Assistant.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Assists Digital Repository Coordinator with acquiring digital objects (including texts, images, audio, video, websites, and datasets in a variety of digital formats) from Columbia University faculty, staff, and students by following-up with departmental and individual contacts to ensure timely delivery or self-deposit of materials; assists with managing the process of reviewing and tracking digital object collections. Both by hand and in batch processes, deposits digital objects into various online storage locations, including the Columbia University Libraries/Information Services research repository (Academic Commons); helps develop more efficient workflow and procedures. Using a variety of tools, catalogs digital objects using standardized metadata schemas and controlled vocabularies. Provides training for departmental administrative staff and for individual faculty, staff, and students wishing to ingest materials themselves. When necessary, develops derivative versions of digital objects (e.g., PDF-A) that conform to best practices for long-term digital preservation. Performs quality control procedures both for individual and sets of digital objects and for the metadata records created for the objects; runs specified software checks on digital objects to ensure object safety (e.g., absences of electronic viruses) and integrity (e.g., completeness and accuracy). Assists with evaluating the display of digital objects and metadata in the repository; documents issues and anomalies; provide feedback to the technical team for improvements

Digital Library Jobs: IT Specialist at NASA Astrophysics Data System

The NASA Astrophysics Data System is recruiting an IT Specialist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The employee will develop software modules and web-based applications to support the Smithsonian/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS) services. The ADS is a 16-year-old project that has revolutionized access to the astronomical literature. The successful candidate will join a dynamic team to help enhance and solidify the project's role as THE digital library portal for astronomers. The employee will participate in the development, maintenance and upgrading of the ADS infrastructure and help plan, specify, and build the technologies needed to support the project's goal of ubiquitous access to the astronomical literature and related datasets.

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