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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

F/T - Digital Archivist, NYU – NY

Digital Archivist, NYU – NY

NYU seeks a Digital Archivist who will lead New York University Libraries’ efforts to manage the existing born digital holdings and expand the capacity to collect born digital content, ensure effective acquisition, appraisal, description, preservation, future migration, access to and security of digital components of collections acquired by the Libraries.  This position reports to the Director of Collections & Research Services and the Director of Digital Library Technology Services.
Posting Date: 06-21-2013
Posting Number: 20095185
Band: 52 – Analyst/Associate
Level: I-Intermediate
Category: Administrative/Professional
Object Code: 100
Unit Specific Text:
Qualifications/Required Education:
Master’s degree from a program with a concentration in archives management, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Preferred Education:
Required Experience:
Minimum three years experience working in an archival repository in a professional capacity,. Demonstrated experience with born digital archiving and records management practices, and related systems and automations techniques, including auditing/checksum routines, write blockers, file format identification, and media conversion. Strong command of archival theory and best practices, especially as they relate to the particular issues posed by born digital content. Knowledge of DACS. Excellent interpersonal skills. Knowledge of historical research methods, especially the use of archives. Demonstrated ability to work with databases, data mapping and migration of data from one database system to another. Experience writing policy and documentation and conducting presentations and trainings.
Preferred Experience:
Experience with open source archives management software desired. Familiarity with digital repository systems, particularly DSpace. Knowledge of and experience with Unix or Linux server platforms, as well as Windows and OS X operating systems, preferred. Knowledge of scripting languages such as Ruby or Python helpful. Familiarity and experience with disk imaging and email archiving tools and techniques preferred.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
(include unique competencies, certification, licenses, etc.):
Demonstrated knowledge of current preservation strategies and standards for born digital materials required. Demonstrated knowledge of digital archival and records management principles and practices, as well as the systems and automation techniques utilized. Demonstrated knowledge of specifications for open source digital repository systems and related technology including auditing/checksum software, write blockers, file identification, and media conversion. Deep understanding of archival theory and management required. Knowledge of current developments regarding born digital materials within the archives, special collections and preservation professions is expected. Demonstrated familiarity with data structure standards relevant to the archival control of digital collection materials (EAD, Dublin Core, METS, MODS, PREMIS, XML/XSL) and other data structures relevant to the archival control of digital collection materials. Successfully demonstrated experience training staff. Project management experience. Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills, including effectively communicating technical issues to non-technical staff. Must have strong project management, analytical skills and problem solving abilities
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