Reporting to the Director of Preservation, the Digital Preservation Manager (DPM) will develop a plan to ensure effective acquisition, description, preservation, security of and provision of access to all Yale Library digital components that must be preserved indefinitely. While reporting to the Director of Preservation, it is expected the DPM will work closely with and coordinate digital policies and procedures with Library IT and University ITS, and with Library departments/units that have born digital collection material, including but not limited to commercially produced e-resources, and significant digital surrogates of analog material. |
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1. The Librarian 1 is the beginning rank and is expected to demonstrate excellence in meeting the position responsibilities, as defined by the job description and annual goals.
2. Begin to fulfill the criteria for service to the library, university, and/or community.
3. Begin to fulfill the criteria for professional contributions.
4. For a complete description of the position and department, please see the department URL.
Required Education and Experience
Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited Library school. In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in a related discipline may be required or substituted for an MLS. Appointment to this rank is limited to two years at which time it is expected that the individual will develop necessary requirements to meet expectations of performance at the Librarian 2 level.
Required Skill/Ability 1:
Appointment to Librarian 2 requires at least 3 years of relevant professional experience; Librarian 3 rank requires at least 5 years of exp.; Librarian 4 at least 8 years of exp.; and Librarian 5 at least 12 years of exp.; and demonstrated professional accomplishments appropriate to the rank.
Required Skill/Ability 2:
Demonstrated ability and success in the development and/or management of a digital library, archive or repository. Demonstrated ability to conceptualize, define and manage large, complex technology projects.
Required Skill/Ability 3:
Demonstrated knowledge of current research on contingency plans against threats to the digital collections, such as industry changes to file formats, natural disaster, and security breaches. Demonstrated knowledge of the vibrant and changing landscape of digital preservation management.
Required Skill/Ability 4:
Demonstrated ability to meet the preservation challenges facing academic libraries. Ability in one or more digital asset management systems; i.e. CONTENTdm, Artesia, Fedora, etc. Demonstrated ability with current technologies, standards, and practice in preservation of digital collections.
Required Skill/Ability 5:
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:
1. Project management training.
2. Familiarity with the requirements of a Trusted Digital Repository.
3. Demonstrated knowledge of Intellectual Property and Rights management as it relates to digital assets.
4. Familiarity with preservation principles and procedures relating to library materials.
Background Check Requirements
All external candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. Internal candidates may be subject to a motor vehicle or credit check for this position based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent on successful completion of the required background check. Please visit www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/screening/faqs.html for additional information on the background check requirements and process.
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.
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