Digital Preservation Librarian (Assistant Librarian or Associate Librarian)

Founded in 1820, Indiana University Bloomington has over 49,000 students and almost 3,100 faculty.
Competitive and commensurate with experience and education.
Aug 21, 2017
Faculty Jobs
Science & Technology
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working closely with librarians and staff in Library Technologies, Scholarly Communication, Preservation, and special collections units such as University Archives, as well as with University Information Technology Services-Research Technologies and other library, campus, and university units, will: play lead role in establishing cohesive digital preservation program at IU including development of effective and achievable strategy to ensure long-term viability of university digital assets regardless of format; assist in ongoing development of requirements and specifications for digital materials library acquires; advise library staff and external content creators on digital content lifecycle issues and strategies for digital content preservation; participate in development of digital preservation strategies for research data; participate in development of digital preservation strategies for audio, video, and film media as part of IU’s Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative; develop preservation policies for IU’s digital repository environments, including Fedora, DSpace, and Samvera; oversee Libraries’ Born Digital Preservation Lab, supporting transfer of born-digital files from physical media; promote Libraries’ culture of diversity and inclusion, support values outlined in Indiana University Bloomington’s Campus Strategic Plan ( and the Libraries’ Diversity Strategic Plan ( Qualifications: Required: ALA accredited master’s degree in library or information science; candidates with advanced degree in relevant subject area and appropriate experience in an academic setting will also be considered; demonstrated knowledge of digital preservation issues, strategies, standards, and best practices; knowledge or awareness of digital preservation and trustworthy digital repository standards such as OAIS, TRAC, Data Seal of Approval, and ISO 16363; familiarity with national and international collaborative digital preservation efforts; experience with digital repository technologies such as Samvera, Fedora, DSpace, and LOCKSS; experience with metadata standards such as MARC, EAD, Dublin Core, MODS, METS, PREMIS, PBCore, EBUCore, and/or AES57; ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track position at the IU Libraries ( Preferred; professional work experience in field of digital preservation, digital libraries, or digital repositories; hands-on experience in use of digital preservation systems in an enterprise-scale environment; experience with markup languages such as HTML and XML, style sheets such as CSS and XSL, and other XML-related technologies. For complete posting with additional responsibilities, required and preferred qualifications, and benefit programs information go to   To apply:   Review of applications will begin Monday, September 18, 2017.  Position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: Jennifer Chaffin, Director of Human Resources, Libraries Human Resources, Herman B Wells Library 201, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 - Phone: 812-855-8196 - Fax: 812-855-2576 - Email: more information about Indiana University Bloomington go to  Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

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