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Digital Archivist and Manager of Special Collections and Archives Unit
UTSouthwestern Medical Center
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About UTSouthwestern Medical Center
: Rank: This position reports to the Assistant Vice President for Library Services as the Manager and Digital Archivist for the Special Collections and Archives Unit. Appointment rank will be commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience. This is a non-tenured faculty position. Department Name: UT Southwestern Medical Center Health Sciences Digital Library and Learning Center - Special Collections and Archives Unit. Experience and Education • MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited graduate school or equivalent degree. • Experience supervising and/or managing staff, prioritizing, goal setting, project management and data driven decisions. • Exceptional oral and written communication skills, analytical and organizational skills, and experience establishing positive and productive collaborations in a university setting. • 5-10 years of experience working on digitization projects, managing digital collections, or other digital library-related work applying digital preservation practices and standards using current technologies and software. • Experience with applying administrative, descriptive, and technical metadata for digitized and born digital a...rchival materials. • Experience working with CONTENTdm, Archives Space, or equivalent collections management systems as well as D-Space or equivalent repository software. • Experience with disk imaging, digital forensics tools, and/or digital preservation management software. • Familiarity with Encoded Archival Description (EAD), Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS), and Dublin Core (DCMI) with a background in Archives Management. Primary Responsibilities 1. Works closely with Archivist to determine priorities for digitization projects and supervises digitization efforts performed by student workers, staff, or outside vendors. 2. Works to ensure that digital content in the collections is accessible to appropriate audiences, following the strictures of privacy concerns, copyright regulations, and donor restrictions. 3. Seeks opportunities for collaboration and partnership through campus initiatives, campus projects, grant funding, etc. and performs consultations with departments and donors on the preservation of born digital records. 4. In consultation with the Archivist, selects and implements software and systems as appropriate. 5. Advises Archivist on appraisal strategy, as well as, privacy and security issues as they apply to the context of born-digital records. 6. Responsible for acquiring and processing born digital collections and materials, including appraisal, accessioning, arrangement and description within the collecting scope of the University Archives. 7. Responsible for performing web and social media archiving and works to remove data from legacy storage media and apply digital preservation standards and practices. 8. Works with partners, such as the Texas Digital Library, to maintain and deposit materials into UT Southwestern’s institutional repository. 9. Works with digital preservation vendors such as Archive-It to ensure the proper collection and storage of archival materials. 10. Attends professional development training to stay current on digital preservation and archival practices. 11. Provides reference services to and engages in outreach with the UTSW community to raise the profile of the Archives on campus. 12. Must be able to lift up to 40lbs. **Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.
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