Digital Archivist at Stanford University Libraries

Digital Archivist position is open in Special Collections & University Archives. The posting will remain open until early January –

The new Digital Archivist may be involved with the ePADD project (email archiving) and work with colleagues on the Software Preservation Network and Educopia re OSSArcFlow.


Digital Archivist  76861

* This is a career track position posted at Librarian levels 1 and 2.

Stanford Libraries is seeking an innovative Digital Archivist to develop and maintain a sustainable program for long-term curation of born-digital materials – including appraisal, transfer, and processing, as well as collaborating with staff across the libraries to test and implement discovery and access solutions. They will report to the Head, Collection Services & Born-Digital Program.

• Determine and implement required processes and workflows, including appraisal, transfer, discovery, access, and preservation for stewarding born-digital materials
• Process born-digital collections from the department’s growing backlog
• Defining specific processes and functionality required to enable integration between the digital repository, archival software (ArchivesSpace)
• Contribution to definition and documentation of the born-digital curation process
• Execute the assessment, processing, arrangement and description of born-digital and hybrid archives, including material Stanford’s backlog and newly acquired materials.
• Analyze metadata across all digital collections in order to harmonize conflicts and inconsistencies and make them function effectively in a unified discovery environment (ArcLight)
• Work closely with metadata team re local policies, best practices, and common standards
• Maintain close working relationships with DLSS staff related to the development of the SDR, data models, and the administration of its content, and the overall accessioning queue and process
• Collaborate with colleagues and with the broader digital archivist community
• Participate in large scale research and development projects related to born-digital curation, interoperability, and identity management, including the development of Stanford’s linked data environment



Education & Experience:

• MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited library school or the equivalent

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Experience with relevant aspects of archival operations including understanding of contemporary archival practices, trends and emerging technologies.
• Ability to work effectively in a team environment and negotiate issues with people from different parts of the library.
• Ability to identify challenges and opportunities, engage others in their resolution and recommend appropriate courses of action.
• Deep appreciation for and demonstrated understanding of the purpose and structure of archival-related discovery metadata and access environments
• Demonstrated knowledge of metadata content, structure, and preservation standards including MARC, EAD, DACS, MODS, etc.
• Knowledge of standards such as technical, preservation, structural, packaging, and transfer metadata schemes
• Knowledge of copyright and data protection issues
• Knowledge of emulation / virtual machine environment
• Workflow analysis and development of or testing of IT system
• Excellent analytical and problem solving skills combined with attention to detail for complex detail-oriented work
• Excellent oral and written communications
• Ability to work independently, as a team member, and across organizational boundaries in a highly demanding environment
• Flexibility to be organized, productive and effective in a dynamic environment, involved with a variety of simultaneous projects

[for more info, please see jobs site at SU.]

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