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digital preservation librarian

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Original Posting Date 05-Oct-2017

Supervisory Organization Library - Digital Preservation

STARS Requisition number 46205BR

University Job Title Librarian, Digital Preservation

Posting Position Title Digital Preservation Librarian

Bargaining Unit None - Not included in the union (Yale Union Group)

Time Type Full time

Duration Type Regular

Compensation Grade Library

Compensation Grade Profile Librarian (00)

Work Location University Library System

Worksite Address 344 Winchester Avenue New Haven, CT 06511

Work Week Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)

Total # of hours to be worked: 37.5

Position Focus: The incumbent will report to the digital preservation manager and will work within the digital preservation team to preserve the Librarys digital content. The Digital Preservation Librarian will be an expert in the Librarys Digital Preservation Systems and processes and a first point of contact for users of digital preservation services. The Digital Preservation Librarian will work with prospective content depositors and stewards of preserved content to ensure depositors can ingest content into the digital preservation systems, to ensure their content is appropriately preserved, and to ensure their content is appropriately accessible when requested. The librarian will troubleshoot any workflow issues and work closely with the content stewards to ensure they have the resources and training necessary to ingest, manage and access their content. The librarian will use system reporting capabilities and risk identification tools to identify at risk digital content and develop, test, and implement approaches for ensuring continued access to that content, and will develop additional reporting capabilities. The Digital Preservation Librarian will also work with the digital preservation team and other stakeholders to document policies and procedures related to the digital preservation services we offer and work to ensure the system can pass regular audits.

Essential Duties 1. Identify and troubleshoot digital preservation issues including digital preservation system issues and ad-hoc user generated digital preservation related challenges 2. Work with content owners/depositors to configure and monitor workflows for ingesting, preserving, accessing and reporting on preserved digital content 3. Understand, configure and enforce security protocols within digital preservation systems and services 4. Provide support and training for users of tools and services provided by the digital preservation team 5. Use available tools and capabilities to identify at-risk digital content and propose and/or implement strategies to mitigate those risks 6. Develop, test and execute digital preservation plans to ensure digital content can continue to be accessible in the future 7. Work with stakeholders throughout the Library and Yale University to document digital preservation policies and processes to meet the requirements of ISO 16363 Requirements for the Audit and Certification of Trustworthy Digital Repositories. 8. Develop requirements for and test updates to the digital preservation software when implemented, and ensure all processes are running as expected. 9. Undertake role-related research and development. 10. Other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience 1. Masters degree from an ALAaccredited library school. In selected instances, a postgraduate degree in a related discipline may be required or substituted for a masters degree in library science. 2. Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability. 3. Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion. 4. Experience working collegially and cooperatively within and across organizations. 5. Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment. Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments (see range assigned to this description as noted in the posting position title). Librarian ranking information can be found at: ********************************************* & p=*******

Required Skill/Ability 1: Masters degree for an ALA-accredited library school or related post-graduate degree. Librarians new to the profession are encouraged to apply.

Required Skill/Ability 2: Demonstrable analytical skills and aptitude for desk-based research including the ability to reason insightfully when presented with a technical problem and present coherent argument for chosen way forward.

Required Skill/Ability 3: Demonstrated technical understanding of digital preservation challenges and solutions. Knowledge and experience of managing and/or preserving digital content, or working in a related area.

Required Skill/Ability 4: Ability to write simple programs/scripts and XML stylesheets and understand basic program code and XML.

Required Skill/Ability 5: Excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated analytical and organizational skills. Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in a team environment.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Experience working with the Preservica digital preservation system software. An understanding of file formats regarding long-term sustainability. Ability to write complex programs and a thorough understanding of a programming language. Experience of working on digital preservation research projects,and working in a research library, archive or research data center. Experience in software testing

Drug Screen No

Health Screening No

Background Check Requirements All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit ************************************************* for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

Posting Disclaimer The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

Affirmative Action Statement: Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individuals sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the Universitys Title IX Coordinator, at ****************, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: ************, Fax: ************, TDD: ************, or Email: *****************.

Note Yale University is a tobacco-free campus

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Yale University comprises three major academic components: Yale College (the undergraduate program), the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and the professional schools. In addition, Yale encompasses a wide array of centers and programs, libraries, museums, and administrative support offices. Approximately 11,250 students attend Yale.

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