Digital Repository Specialist
Boston College - Lyons, IL

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The incumbent will independently manage the workflow for deposit of materials to the eScholarship repository. The incumbent will interpret and make recommendations on intellectual property rights under the direction of the Scholarly Communication Librarian. The incumbent will communicate with faculty regarding their deposits, will prioritize workflow steps, and will make recommendations for improvements in procedures. The incumbent is charged with the safe handling of rare materials and operating sophisticated imaging equipment.
Changes in software and procedures will require flexibility and creativity.

Manages the workflow of eScholarship, the University Libraries' institutional repository of scholarly output. Supports the description, digitization, and ingest of publications for the library's eScholarship program. Supports the digitization and creation of metadata for special collections and for digital projects.


Bachelor's degree preferred, preferably coupled with some training in library or computer science. 3-5 years of library experience, including work with metadata.

Familiarity with descriptive cataloging rules and citation standards. Experience with XML based descriptive and structural metadata schema (METS, MODS, MARC). Experience with name authority work and familiarity with WorldCat database. . Ability to independently move publications through a complex workflow from investigation of rights issues, digitization, metadata creation, and deposit in repository. Ability to understand and interpret intellectual property issues. Understanding of imaging standards and the ability to operate advanced image capturing systems. Familiarity with library special collections and the handling of special materials. Fluency in Excel and ACCESS. Experience with scripting (PERL) and XSLT. Excellent written and oral communications skills.

Closing Statement

Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.

Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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