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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

[LIBJOBS] US - Austin - Digital Archivist

Digital Archivist (Librarian I), Preservation and Digital Curation Services

Perry-Castañeda Library, University of Texas Libraries

The University of Texas at Austin


The University of Texas Libraries (UT Libraries), The University of Texas at Austin, seeks a Digital Archivist to support processing born-digital collections and assist in stewardship of digitized collections across its various libraries and archives.  Working as part of the Preservation and Digital Curation Services Unit, the successful candidate will:

  • Play an active role in the acquisition, appraisal, arrangement and description, and provision of access to born-digital and digitized collections;
  • Collaborate with collections, IT, and digital curation staff to perform tasks related to processing incoming digital materials;
  • Contribute to policies and workflows for long-term stewardship of UT Libraries digital assets;
  • Participate in ongoing development, implementation, and assessment of systems to manage long-term stewardship and access for born-digital and digitized collections.


Working hours are Monday through Friday, as arranged with the supervisor, for a total of 40 hours per week between 7 am and 6 pm.


Required Qualifications

  • MLS or equivalent from an ALA accredited graduate program. 
  • Experience with archives and records management theory and practice.
  • Knowledge of digital preservation theory and practice, including best practices and technologies for managing digitized and born-digital materials.
  • Knowledge of relevant metadata standards (EAD, PREMIS, MODS, etc.).
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written. 
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities, projects, and stakeholders effectively. 
  • Demonstrated aptitude for detail oriented work including strong analytic and problem solving skills. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure and to meet deadlines.
  • Strong commitment to public service and demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with diverse groups in a complex and changing environment.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two years or more professional experience implementing policies and procedures in support of stewardship of digital materials in an academic library, special collection, or archive.
  • Experience with collection management and/or institutional repository applications such as Archivists’ Toolkit, Archivematica, ArchivesSpace, Islandora/Fedora, DSpace, etc.
  • Certified Archivist or Digital Archives Specialist or willingness to work towards certification.
  • Demonstrated ability to articulate technical concepts and requirements to diverse audiences.
  • Experience harvesting and preserving born-digital materials, including web sites, email, and various social media.
  • Experience with disk imaging, digital forensics tools, and/or digital preservation management software.
  • Experience with XML and XSLT.
  • Experience with command line programming and scripting languages such as Perl, Python, etc.
  • Familiarity with linked data and the semantic web.
  • Strong knowledge of copyright, donor restrictions, and permissions issues related to processing and preserving digital materials.


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