The following is a reposting of the Digital Resources Archivist job
opening at Tufts University.
For those interested, Digital Collections and Archives will be accepting
applications through March 23. Applicants will need to apply online.
The following position, Digital Resources Archivist, is at Tufts
University's Digital Collections and Archives, in Medford, Massachusetts.
A complete description and information on how to apply is available at:
Or go to http://www.tufts.edu/ and choose Careers>Job Listings, and
search for "Digital Resources Archivist"
Digital Collections and Archives (DCA) is the steward of the
University's permanently valuable records and collections created in any
format, ensuring their permanent preservation and accessibility. The DCA
supports the Tufts Digital Repository and Tufts Digital Library, the
University-wide Records Management Program, and the University Archives
and Manuscript Collections. As a central library, the DCA serves all
schools and divisions of the University. The DCA seeks an individual
with extensive knowledge of current trends in digital library and
repository issues as well as the ability to convey technical concepts in
understandable ways to non-technical staff, faculty, and students to
fill its Digital Resources Archivist position. The Digital Resources
Archivist is responsible for:
* Creating and managing digital collections generated from the
holdings of the DCA and produced by members and organizations of
the Tufts community according to accepted standards and best
* Managing the ingest process for objects going into the TDR/TDL;
* Serving as a knowledge resource for the DCA and its constituents
on rapidly changing standards and practices for digital content
creation and management;
* Helping to set policies, priorities, and practices for the
production and management of digital objects;
* Conveying DCA policies on digital object creation to content
creators including faculty, staff, administrators, and students;
* Working with colleagues in accessing and processing electronic
The Digital Resources Archivist is also responsible for assisting the
Digital Repository Program Manager in the research and development of:
digital content creation and transformation tools such as metadata
crosswalks and automated data retrieval applications; automated XML
document creation applications; XML transformation and reorganization
applications; data models for new types and formats of digital content.
* ALA - accredited MLS
* One to two years of relevant experience
* Knowledge of XML
*Preferred Requirements:* Experience in creating and providing access to
research and scholarly materials in digital form is preferred.
Experience with XML text-encoding, metadata standards, digital object
modeling is valuable. Experience with digital asset management tools and
Web services is a plus. Knowledge of XML and related technologies, TEI,
EAD, Perl, Unix shell scripting, XSLT, HTML is also preferred. Special
collections and/or archives training and experience is strongly desired.
Robert Chavez, Ph.D.
Digital Repository Program Manager
Digital Collections and Archives
Medford, MA 02155
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