Madison, WI
Jun 08, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 91074-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Library, Museum, Arts

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 91074-AS

Working Title: Digital Curation Coordinator


Hiring Department: A491130-GENERAL LIBRARY/DCPG STAFF

FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: SEPTEMBER 01, 2017

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $55,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Required - Advanced degree
Preferred - MLS or comparable advanced degree in an information sciences or related field

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

- Demonstrated minimum of 1 year of relevant work experience in an academic or research environment
- Experience with data curation and repository systems
- Experience leading workshops or training sessions
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills

- Experience with data curation and repository systems in an academic library
- Experience with linux-based operating systems
- Familiarity with Fedora Commons and/or DSpace
- Experience supporting faculty/researchers in the development of data management plans
- Experience with database query languages
- Experience with scripting or programming languages
- Experience developing training materials and delivering workshops or training sessions pertaining to research data curation

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Technology Strategy and Data Services, the Digital Curation Coordinator will work in close collaboration with the AUL, the Assistant Director for Digital Library and Preservation Strategy, the Director of Scholarly Communication, and other library stakeholders to provide programmatic leadership pertaining to a variety of digital library services including digital curation, research data management, digital scholarship and digital preservation. The incumbent will consult with the campus community about their data curation needs, focusing primarily on efforts to help faculty, staff, and researchers preserve the scholarly output of the University. The incumbent will also serve as the convener and facilitator of the Research Data Services team, a community of campus experts working in support of the campus research enterprise. The successful candidate will serve as the first-level technology and application manager for the Libraries' institutional repository service, and as the lead functional liaison to University faculty, departments, and other librarians working with digital and data curation technologies and services. This person will collaborate extensively with liaison librarians, library technologists, and Digital Library Services staff, as well as with the University's research support community. The incumbent will contribute to the development of curation policies, procedures, and workflows, researching and recommending best practices with an eye towards improving existing technologies and services.

The Libraries at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are dedicated to the practices of social justice, diversity, equality, and respect among our staff, students, collections, and services. We strive to overcome historical and divisive biases in our society and embrace diverse points of view as assets to the fabric of our community. All positions will be called on to contribute to building this environment.

Additional Information:

The Digital Library Services is a diverse team, drawing on the expertise of librarians and technologists dedicated to providing the greatest possible access to research content, whether held by the libraries or by our partners, in support of University programs and initiatives.

For more information about our staff and services, please see:


Anne Murphy-Lom
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to applicants:

A cover letter and resume are required. All applications must be submitted through the applicant system. Please contact Anne Murphy-Lom with any questions.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Advertised: 07 Jun 2017 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: 10 Jul 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time


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