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Thursday, March 19, 2009

F/T - Digital Repository Assistant - Columbia Univ

Position Announcement - Digital Repository Assistant, Columbia University
Libraries/Information Services

The Center for Digital Research and Scholarship (CDRS) in the Columbia
Libraries/Information Services (CUL/IS) seeks applications for a
Digital Repository Assistant. This is a full-time position and reports to
the Digital Repository Coordinator. This position will support the work of
the Digital Repository Coordinator in the following areas: managing the
acquisitions process for digital objects created by Columbia University
faculty, staff, and students; converting objects to digital preservation
formats and performing quality control; creating metadata records; and,
providing training and support for repository users.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree and or its equivalent and 0-2
years of related experience required. Ability to do careful,
detailed-oriented work for extended periods of time. Excellent oral and
written communication skills. Excellent organizational skills. First-rate
administrative (especially typing/word-processing/data entry) skills.
Ability to adapt to a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment. Ability
to follow both detailed and general guidelines. Ability to identify
situations not encountered previously and document for review.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Familiarity with XML editors and metadata schemas
(Dublin Core, MODS, METS) is a plus, as is the ability to think in rows and
columns (and convert those thoughts to a flat file). A basic knowledge of
the online repository milieu and research would be nice, coupled with a
fondness for open access that is blended with a sensitivity to the nuances
of a complex university environment.

ENVIRONMENT: CDRS is one of six entities that comprise the Digital Programs
and Technology Services branch of CUL/IS. The Center was created in July
2007 to address the ongoing evolution of researchers’ and scholars’ needs as
new technologies, policies, and systems of knowledge-support arise. CDRS
manages Academic Commons, Columbia’s research repository, which extends the
traditional role of the Libraries to support research at all stages and to
preserve, manage, and provide access to many types of materials in a variety
of digital formats.

Please submit a cover letter and résumé. Applications are accepted until the
position is filled.

Columbia University Libraries/Information Services:
Center for Digital Research and Scholarship:
Academic Commons:
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