Digital Preservation Program Manager

Posted to IASSIST on: 2019-04-24

Employer: Emory University

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Reporting to the Assistant Director for Digital Product Strategy, the Digital Preservation Program Manager will establish policies, procedures, and best practices for the long-term access, protection, and retention of Emory’s digital content.The Digital Preservation Program Manager will play a lead role to establish a cohesive, effective, and achievable digital preservation program, ensuring the long-term viability of the university’s digital assets regardless of format.The position will be responsible for the design, implementation, and management of policies, procedures, software, and workflows. This position will collaborate with various stakeholder groups, including those within Emory Libraries, to identify standards, best practices, and quality control processes for the long-term protection and access to digital materials of all types, bothcreated and acquired by Emory Libraries.In support of the larger Digital Library Program initiative, the Digital Preservation Program Manager will play a key role in advising the Emory community on digital content lifecycle issues, strategies for digital content preservation, and other initiatives related to storing and preserving digital content.This will include working closely with the Digital Repository Program Manager and the Lead Software Engineer to develop software and services to support the preparation, ingest and migration of content into Emory’s preservation repository.The Digital Preservation Program Manager will be expected to prepare proposals for external funding for digital preservation projects, develop recommendations for services that support the digital preservation program, and work within an agile team framework to inform development of software for the ingest of content into Emory’s digital preservation repository.Other expectations include staying current on developing technologies, standards, and practices in digital preservation, and monitoring the overall preservation health of the repository. Additionally, this individual will be asked to represent the Emory Libraries by participating in consortial efforts like the Academic Preservation Trust (APTrust). The position may also coordinate and/or direct the work of staff, students, or consultants engaged in projects/initiatives related to the program.

  • ALA-accredited master’s degree in Library and Information Science OR equivalent education and experience (subject expertise combined with appropriate teaching experience and/or library experience).
  • Three to five years’ experience specializing in any combination of the following: repository management, digital reformatting for preservation and access, digital collection development, or digital preservation and access.
  • Experience with digital preservation and digital repository standards (e.g. OAIS, ISO 16363, METS, PCDM, MODS, XML, RDF, CSV)
  • Expertise with digital preservation packaging schemes and versioning conventions (e.g. Bags, OCFL, etc.)
  • Experience with digital asset management systems, filesystems, object stores, and storage technologies.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage in systems thinking in the management and support of applications.
  • Ability to build and sustain effective interpersonal relationships with library staff, faculty and students, off campus faculty and administrators, campus administrators, etc.
  • Evidence of analytical, organizational, communication, project, and time management skills and demonstrated ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, and complete tasks and projects on time and within budget and in accordance with task/project parameters.
  • Demonstrated proficiency and capabilities with personal computers and software, the Web, and library-relevant information technology applications. Working knowledge of standard computer office applications such as Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint or other productivity software.
  • Commitment to fostering a diverse educational environment and workplace and an ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty and student population.
  • Capacity to thrive in an ambiguous, future-oriented environment of a major research institution and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.â–ªDemonstrated knowledge of current trends and issues in academic libraries, higher education, and relevant subject disciplines.
  • Evidence of active participation, involvement, and leadership in local, state, regional, national, or international professional or scholarly associations.

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