Location: Binghamton, NY Category: Professional Posted On: Tue Feb 25 2020 Job Description:
Budget Title: Instructional Support Associate (SL-2)
Salary: $43,000 - 45,000
The department of Digital Initiatives and Resource Discovery seeks a Digital Initiatives Associate to collaborate on initiatives and activities to expand the Libraries' digital collections. The Digital Initiatives Associate provides hands-on management and operational planning for digital content created and collected by the Libraries and ensures that this content is curated, made accessible, and preserved.
The Digital Initiatives Associate's primary responsibilities include supporting the ORB (Open Repository at Binghamton) and Rosetta (digital preservation system). The Digital Initiatives Associate will help support faculty and students with ingesting scholarly and creative works into the Libraries' Institutional repository and provide guidance on copyright and publisher agreements. This position will also work with the department to support digital preservation activities by assisting with ingesting materials into Rosetta Binghamton University Libraries digital preservation system.
This position reports to the Head of Digital Initiatives and works closely with the Digital Scholarship Librarian.
Duties and Responsibilities
Manage the daily operations of the ORB and Rosetta, including adding, editing and approving content and metadata
Train and consult with library colleagues on systems' use and workflows
Promote the ORB and Rosetta through campus outreach
Work with faculty, staff and students to place scholarly works into the ORB
Help develop and implement local digitization guidelines that define and support the workflows and processes necessary for the preservation life cycle of digital content and resources considered of long-term value to the University
Provide advice and consulting services to the campus community on best practices and workflows for the preservation and accessibility of digital objects
Work with projects such as Internet Archive, New York Heritage, and Digital Public Library of America to strengthen and enhance the presence of the Libraries' specialized collections within these collaborative projects
Monitor institutional repository, digital preservation and scholarly publishing trends and policy issues
Collaborate with Digital Scholarship Librarian and other stakeholders on other related digital scholarship or digital initiatives projects, such as web archiving
Excellent communication, written, organizational and problem-solving skills
Ability to work independently and function effectively within a team setting
Demonstrated project management success
Ability to explain technical concepts to a lay audience
Experience working in an academic or research library
Knowledge of common metadata schemas, such as Dublin Core
Knowledge of copyright, intellectual access, and digital rights management issues
Knowledge of concepts for digital preservation including digital preservation life cycles, and providing access to born-digital collections
Familiarity with digital asset management systems
Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check and verification of degree(s) and credentials.
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