Digital Archivist

Mar 01, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Emerson College

Digital Archivist

The Digital Archivist implements ongoing digital preservation and digitization projects in the Emerson College Archives and Special Collections. Core responsibilities include collaborating with the Archivist & Records Coordinator to acquire, appraise, describe, preserve, and provide access to both digitized and born-digital records. The digital archivist also works with the Head of Archives & Special Collections and Digital Initiatives Librarian to plan and execute workflows for the digitization of analog records. He/she will also monitor the activities of interns and work study students.

Campus Location: Boston Campus

Required Knowledge:
• ALA accredited master’s degree in library/information science with course work in archives, digital curation, or digital preservation.
• Comprehensive knowledge of current trends in digital preservation theory and standards and technologies that enable effective preservation of permanent digital records.
• Communication skills and customer service orientation including the ability to work with all academic levels, including administrators, staff, students, faculty, and external donors.
• Demonstrated experience with digital repository platforms (open source or commercial).
• Knowledge of various methods of digital preservation, including the use of file packing formats and comprehensive software programs, as well as the OAIS reference model.
• Ability to plan, coordinate, and implement effective programs, complex projects, and service.
• Experience generating checksums, preservation metadata, and working with tools that verify file authenticity and tools that identify potentially restricted content.
• Knowledge of metadata schemas such as Dublin Core, METS, MODS, PREMIS, VRA core, and TEI
• Basic knowledge of HTML/CSS/Javascript/other coding languages

Preferred/Desirable Knowledge:
• Graphic/web/user experience design expertise • Experience with one or more of the following technologies: Preservica, AtoM, Omeka, Wordpress, Drupal, BagIt, and Adobe editing software • Experience using open access formats and technologies • Knowledge of electronic records management techniques and best practices • Knowledge of current best practices related to copyright issues for digital collections • Basic knowledge of digital forensics technologies • Knowledge of best practices for the preservation and digitization of AV materials

Required Prior Work Experience:
• One or more years working with digital archives, preferably in an academic environment

Diversity Statement:
Emerson College believes diversity enriches the educational experience by providing students with the opportunity to learn from individuals who may have different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Engagement with diversity in the curriculum, in our co-curricular offerings, and all other aspects of the College enhances the personal and intellectual growth of all members of our campus community. Emerson is committed to strengthening communities, including our workplace, by fostering the development of the intercultural competencies necessary for meaningful citizenship in an increasingly complex, pluralistic society.

Open Date: 02/28/2017

Classification Title: Career IC

Salary Grade: 16
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Job Family: Individual Contributor

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