Digital Preservation Manager / Librarian 1-5
New Haven, CT

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Digital Preservation Manager / Librarian 1-5

Yale University,
New Haven, Connecticut

Salary: Not Specified

Status: Full-time

Posted: 03/14/13


Digital Preservation Manager / Librarian 1-5

Position Focus:
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.

Required Education & 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 Skills and Abilities:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current research on contingency plans against threats to the digital collections, such as industry changes to file formats, natural disaster, & security breaches. Demonstrated knowledge of the vibrant & changing landscape of digital preservation management.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet the preservation challenges facing academic libraries along with ability in one or more digital asset management systems; i.e. CONTENTdm, Artesia, FEDORA, etc. Demonstrated ability with current technologies, standards & practice in preservation of digital collections.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Preferred Education, Experience, and Skills:

  • Project management training.
  • Familiarity with the requirements of a Trusted Digital Repository.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Intellectual Property and Rights management as it relates to digital assets.
  • Familiarity with preservation principles and procedures relating to library materials.
  • Application: For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at - the STARS req ID for this position is 20229BR. Applications should include a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references. Please be sure to reference this web site and #20229BR in your cover letter when applying for this position.

    Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Yale values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students and strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.