The incumbent will report to the digital preservation manager and will work within the digital preservation team to preserve the Library's digital content. The Digital Preservation Librarian will be an expert in the Library's 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.
Posting Position Title: Librarian, Digital Preservation
University Job Title: Digital Preservation Librarian
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
Required Skill/ability 1: Master's 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
Required Licenses Or Certifications:
1. Master's degree from an ALAaccredited library school. In selected instances, a postgraduate degree in a related discipline may be required or substituted for a master's 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: http://guides.library.yale.edu/c.php?g=296164&p=1973882
Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.