The Hesburgh Libraries of Notre Dame seeks an innovative Digital Archivist to assist in developing a sustainable program for long-term stewardship of the University’s electronic records. The Digital Archivist is a non-tenure track member of the Library Faculty.
The successful candidate will be committed to providing excellent support to University administrators, faculty, and campus stakeholders by creating policies, procedures, and guidelines as well as integrative workflows for the productive and efficient management of born-digital University records. The Digital Archivist will work with other archivists, librarians, records managers, the Office of General Counsel, the Office of Information Technology (OIT) and university stakeholders to assist in developing ongoing digital curation strategies that are aligned with legal and administrative requirements, institutional policies, and international and national best practices and standards for recordkeeping in a digital environment.
Under the supervision of the Head of University Archives and in team-based collaboration with library faculty and staff, including archives staff, the successful candidate will:
Develop policies, guidelines, and integrative workflows relating to the appraisal, ingest, and arrangement and description of born-digital University records.
Consult with University offices to determine electronic records management needs, ensure compliance with requisite laws and institutional policies, and coordinate the transfer of born-digital records to the University Archives.
Review submission agreements, develop records retention and destruction schedules associated with the lifecycle management of electronic records and assist with associated born-digital accessioning workflows for efficient electronic records transfer.
Develop appraisal criteria and processing plans relating to legacy born-digital University records which encompass a wide array of media carriers including data tapes, floppy disks, CDs and hard drives.
Assist with outreach and training initiatives including the development of onsite workshops and online tutorials and toolkits in order to raise awareness and provide guidance on electronic records management to a variety of library and campus stakeholders.
Initiate and manage a Web archiving program on behalf of content within University Archives’ purview.
Review of applications will begin on August 28, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.
This position posting and additional information about Hesburgh Libraries can be found on the Libraries’ website: http://library.nd.edu/about/employment/index.shtml
An ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS or a Masters in Information Science, Archival Science, or related field.
Knowledge of archives and records management theory and practice with a special focus on the creation and management of functional records retention schedules.
Demonstrated experience managing and preserving electronic records or curating born-digital content in the context of a University Archives or academic library setting.
Understanding of developing appraisal criteria and guidelines as well as a selection framework and strategies that ensure the preservation of records of permanent administrative value and enduring historical assets in the context of sustainable resource levels.
Knowledge of digital preservation theory, best practices, and technologies for managing digitized and born-digital materials including, but not limited to, text files, audio-visual materials, photographs, datasets, email, websites, and personal digital archiving.
Demonstrated knowledge of metadata content, structure, and preservation standards including DACS, EAD, MARC, METS, MODS, and PREMIS.
Familiarity with tools and workflows supporting the management of born-digital records including digital preservation systems, electronic records management systems, and data curation tools.
Superior written and verbal communication skills; excellent analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills; excellent interpersonal skills and experience working collaboratively with varied groups within a complex organization and team environment.
Great attention to detail; demonstrated ability to manage time and complete projects in a timely manner.
Records management and/or digital archives certification.
Knowledge of data storage methods, rights management, and information security issues relating to preserving and providing access to electronic records in a networked environment.
An understanding of the use of digital forensics and data analysis tools such as BitCurator to facilitate “dynamic arrangement and description” into processing workflows.
Experience with harvesting and preserving web materials, with or without working with a web archiving service provider (e.g. Archive-IT).
Familiarity with linked data and the Semantic Web.
Additional Salary Information: Appointment salary and rank are competitive, commensurate with experience and qualifications. The Digital Archivist is a non-tenure track member of the Library Faculty. The University offers an excellent benefit and annual vacation package.
The University of Notre Dame is a Catholic academic community of higher learning, animated from its origins by the Congregation of Holy Cross. The University is dedicated to the pursuit and sharing of truth for its own sake. As a Catholic university, one of its distinctive goals is to provide a forum where, through free inquiry and open discussion, the various lines of Catholic thought may interse...ct with all the forms of knowledge found in the arts, sciences, professions, and every other area of human scholarship and creativity.The University prides itself on being an environment of teaching and learning that fosters the development in its students of those disciplined habits of mind, body, and spirit that characterize educated, skilled, and free human beings. In addition, the University seeks to cultivate in its students not only an appreciation for the great achievements of human beings but also a disciplined sensibility to the poverty, injustice and oppression that burden the lives of so many. The aim is to create a sense of human solidarity and concern for the common good that will bear fruit as learning becomes service to justice.Notre Dame also has a responsibility to advance knowledge in a search for truth through original inquiry and publication. This responsibility engages the faculty and students in all areas of the University, but particularly in graduate and professional education and research. The University is committed to constructive and critical engagement with the whole of human culture.