Digital Scholarship Specialist
New York University - New York, NY

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NYU Division of Libraries is developing a unit to provide digital scholarship and publishing services for our faculty and graduate students. The Digital Scholarship Specialist will join that unit to provide client service, technical expertise, training, and support for tools and practices that are used by faculty and researchers engaged with digital scholarship and publishing, with a particular focus on the digital humanities. The Digital Scholarship and Publishing Services team works collaboratively with staff throughout NYU Libraries and NYU Information Technology Services, including the Digital Studio, Data Services, Digital Library Technology Services, Libraries subject specialists, and NYU Abu Dhabi Library.

Our mission is to provide engaging, responsive, and human-centered services connecting the global NYU community to the resources they need for digital scholarship and publishing.

Qualifications/Required Education:
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.

Preferred Education:
Master's degree

Required Experience:
3 years experience in an academic environment supporting digital scholarship technologies and methods, information technology and training, digital publishing, repository services, or related fields as well as experience utilizing repository tools (DSpace, Fedora, etc), publishing platforms (WordPress, Omeka, etc) and html/css

Preferred Experience:
Experience in a library environment as well as experience in OCR, Photoshop and media digitization (imaging, audio, video)

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: (include unique competencies, certification, licenses, etc.):
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, client service and orientation skills and project management skills. Knowledge of digital humanities, programming and scripting languages (mysql, php, xml, xslt, javascript, ruby, python), and social media platforms. Willingness to take responsibility.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: (include unique competencies, certification, licenses, etc.):
Metadata use in libraries or digital humanities contexts and knowledge in Open Journal Systems

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Projected Position Start Date:

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