Attached, and included in the body of the message below, is a job
description recently posted at the California Digital Library. Beverlee
French, the CDL's Associate University Librarian for Collections is
seeking good candidates that have experience with TEI in research
library settings. Please do not hesitate to contact her if you have
questions about the job. I would also be happy to share my perspective on
Let me just say, as a former Michigan person, that there are worse places
to live than in sunny California, although we do need to import products
such as Middle and Old English Compendiums . . .
Nancy Kushigian, Ph.D., MLIS
University of California, Davis
Davis, California 95616
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Manager, Online Archive of California
California Digital Library
University of California
$51,700 to 90,850
The California Digital Library (CDL) is a tenth research library for the
University of California, complementing and comprising the nine campus
libraries, whose mission includes building, managing and preserving
high-quality digital collections, promoting changes in scholarly
communication, and extending participation and access to select
collections to populations external to the University. The Online Archive
of California (OAC) is a searchable database that integrates finding aids
to and selected digital facsimiles of primary source material held in
archives, libraries, and museums throughout California. To date, the OAC
has been created primarily through a series of successful grants. As such,
the OAC is the foundation for a comprehensive union database of
California's unique collections of primary sources. For further
information, see www.cdlib.org/about/ . The OAC Manager will report to
the Associate University Librarian (AUL), who also serves as the Director
of Shared Content for the CDL.
With the OAC as a foundation, the OAC Manager will lead the CDL in
creating a collaborative digital library of primary sources (e.g., text,
images, audio and their metadata) and innovative forms of publication and
dissemination for various audiences.
Responsibilities: Plan, design, and implement collections of digital
primary sources for the CDL. Develop the necessary policies and
procedures to guide the development of a collaborative digital library,
including those for archiving and preserving of digital content and for
integrating OAC content with other digital collections and services.
Collaborate with CDL Technologies to develop and implement solutions to
support digital library collections, including tools that assure
standardized creation and display of digital objects and metadata. Design
an overall structure for digital object production and ongoing operations
in a dispersed environment. Lead UC institutional partners and UC faculty
and librarians in initiating projects in strategic areas of content
development. Identify and secure external funding for multi-institutional
digital library projects, administer grants, and ensure that budgets
(presently more than $2 million/year including grants) are spent
effectively. Provide leadership to the UC campuses, external partners,
and the national digital library community in building standards-based
digital archives and publications. Collaborate with the AUL and other CDL
senior staff on content selection and integration, licensing and rights
issues, business models for sustainability, user and staff education and
evaluation, public information, and defining the technology support
necessary to maintain and enhance the Online Archive of California.
Required: Superior leadership skills, including creativity and initiative
in planning and implementing new, complex programs. Demonstrated success
in relevant and complex project management, preferably involving multiple
types of institutions. Knowledge of digital library technologies, issues,
and trends. Knowledge of bibliographic, archival, and digital description
and access standards (e.g., EAD, TEI, SGML, XML, HTML, Dublin Core) and
practices. Understanding of scholarly and public use of library
collections. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability
to work effectively with diverse constituencies. Grant writing expertise.
Experience in developing and overseeing Requests for Quotations/Proposals
for complex software packages and for information technology services.
Preferred: A Master's Degree in an appropriate field. Knowledge of
relevant delivery technologies, including object and relational databases
and multi-tiered systems. Demonstrated success in working collaboratively
with researchers and scholars. Participation in, or knowledge of, key
digital library organizations and associations at the regional, national,
and international level.
Review of applications will begin January 21, 2000 and continue until the
position is filled.
To apply, send resume with cover letter to:
University of California, Office of the President, 1111 Franklin Street,
9th Floor, Oakland, CA 94607-5200, Attn: Job number 0237-00P. Fax: (510)
987-0894; E-mail: [log in to unmask] indicating the Job no. 0237-00P in the
subject line and copying the Hiring Manager Beverlee French
([log in to unmask]), Associate University Librarian and Director
for Shared Collections for the CDL.
Individuals who may want to learn more about this position at the ALA
Midwinter meeting in San Antonio may contact Ms. French in advance or
leave a message at the ALA message board.