DLF http://www.diglib.org Digital Library Federation Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:45:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Digital Preservation Librarian, University of Virginia Library http://www.diglib.org/archives/9439/ http://www.diglib.org/archives/9439/#comments Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:45:46 +0000 http://www.diglib.org/?p=9439 The University of Virginia Library seeks a Digital Preservation Librarian to facilitate access and long-term preservation to digitized and born-digital materials.  We are looking for creative individuals who are excited by the prospect of working at a forward-looking organization during times of great change.  Known for the strength and variety of its collections and leadership in digital initiatives, the Library embraces respect, integrity, inclusion, innovation and collaboration in our work within the University, with peer institutions, and with the worldwide community.  A staff of 220 manage 11 libraries that serve a vibrant and diverse scholarly community of 15,000 undergraduates, 6,000 graduate students, and 2,000 teaching and research faculty, and visitors from the public and other institutions.

Please note: The University of Virginia Library has an expedited hiring process—please apply as soon as possible to be considered for this position.

The Digital Preservation Librarian is responsible for creating and maintaining policies, procedures, workflows, and strategies related to digital preservation projects and practices. The primary responsibilities include leading a cross-area Library team to preserve and provide access to web-based content; preparing born- digital materials for preservation ingest, stabilization and storage; collaborating with curators and donors to survey, appraise, and ensure proper transfer of born-digital holdings; and working with individuals and departments on faculty digital projects. The employee in this position is expected to be current with the community of practice for digital preservation, as well as be a leader within the broader fields of preservation and digital libraries.


Education: MLS or advanced degree in relevant field

Required: Experience with digital preservation in an academic setting, including hands on experience working with physical born-digital media and web preservation. Strong technical expertise with digital objects in a library or cultural heritage organization. Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with digital preservation issues, tools, standards, and best practices. Coursework or experience leading to knowledge of the principles and practices of data curation and long-term digital preservation. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, with a wide range of groups and individuals, both internal and external to the Library. Ability to work independently and collaboratively, prioritize work and resolve complex problems. Strong organizational and project management skills.

Preferred: Working knowledge of the following digital preservation tools: Bitcurator, Archivematica, Archive-it

Anticipated Salary: $50,000 – $60,000

Benefits: Come be a part of Charlottesville’s leading employer with a competitive benefits package including multiple options for health insurance (including vision and dental), a minimum of 22 days of leave per year (in addition to 12 or more paid holidays), and a $2,000 annual education benefit (after one year of service). The University of Virginia also offers retirement plans, tax deferred savings plan options with cash match and much more.

To Apply: Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to receive full consideration.  Applicants must apply through the University of Virginia online employment website at jobs.virginia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=76969, providing cover letter, resume, and contact information for three current, professional references.

The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The University actively encourages applications and nominations from members of underrepresented groups.


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Enterprise Data Architect, OCLC http://www.diglib.org/archives/9437/ http://www.diglib.org/archives/9437/#comments Thu, 27 Aug 2015 19:30:23 +0000 http://www.diglib.org/?p=9437

OCLC, a worldwide library services organization headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, is a leader in information technologies and innovative online services. With office locations around the globe, OCLC employees are dedicated to offering premier services and software to help libraries cut costs while keeping pace with the demands of our information-driven society.

We are seeking an Enterprise Data Architect with background in several of the following: Big Data, Linked Data, Data Science, Relational Databases, Data Architecture, Data Strategy. The primary function of the role is to engage in rigorous identification, facilitation, documentation and transformation of data architecture across the enterprise. This will be achieved through participation in a variety of activities including gathering information, analyzing business needs, collaborating on strategy, communicating the transition, and ongoing maintenance of the architecture. While this position will have a heavy focus on data, additional background in the other disciplines of architecture (Business, Application, Technology) would be desirable. The right candidate will work with the existing enterprise architects, domain architects and business lines, reporting to the Global Head of Architecture.

 Major Responsibilities:

  • Act as a primary interface between both technical and business stakeholders and the Enterprise Architecture Office (EAO) for matters related to data
  • Produce and maintain an Enterprise Data Strategy, incorporating corporate data, analytics, linked data among others
  • Work directly with key stakeholders to capture and maintain existing elements of the enterprise architecture (AS IS)
  • Facilitate the production of transitional and target state architectures (TO BE)
  • Effectively map business strategy into rational architectural roadmaps
  • Evaluate proposed initiatives to ensure they meet business and technology goals and adhere to governance standards
  • Acts as a key stakeholder and exerts influence on major company initiatives to help teams achieve successful outcomes
  • Perform architecture reviews for OCLC products, initiatives and RFPs as needed
  • Negotiate conflicts between stakeholders
  • Author Decisions, Roadmaps and Strategies on behalf of the EAO
  • Contribute to domain-level architecture activities when the need arises
  • Participate in setting overall technology strategy
  • Enable the product and technology teams to increase pace and efficiency through the enterprise architecture
  • Assess architectural impacts to all aspects of architecture, including security
  • Evaluates risk, costs and ROI against business objectives
  • Communicates current and future plans around EAO activity to stakeholders
  • Establish and apply measurement to EAO activities to illustrate value
  • Acquire deep knowledge of OCLC systems and products
  • Uses a consultative and enabling approach when requests for expertise are raised
  • Evaluates emerging technology in consideration of future use
  • Contributes artifacts to the architectural repository


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, MIS, or related field of study
  • 8 or more years of demonstrated success as a Data Architect with an international company
  • 3 or more years as an Enterprise Architect
  • Experience in business analysis or strategic planning a plus
  • Proficient in two or more disciplines of Enterprise Architecture (Business, Application, Data, Technology)
  • Experience with Data Architecture required
  • Exceptional business acumen and interpersonal skills required
  • Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills, including decision making, planning, organizing, influencing, mentoring, facilitating, collaborating and negotiating
  • Ability to translate business needs into requirements and discuss technical solutions and merits with business/executive level individuals and groups
  • Capable of balancing long-term (“big picture”) and short-term implications of decisions
  • Ability to operate in a fluid and ambiguous environment
  • Proven ability to adapt to a dynamic environment and contribute to multiple efforts at once and adapt to unpredictable change
  • Solid data background is required with understanding of application development and infrastructure technology services
  • Experience with successfully dealing with ambiguity and ability to bring clarity to situations by developing decision matrices, presenting pro’s and con’s and/or risk vs. reward analyses, to name a few techniques

Apply online at: https://jobs-oclc.icims.com/jobs/2636/enterprise-data-architect/job

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Director of Connected Scholarship, University of Michigan Library http://www.diglib.org/archives/9413/ http://www.diglib.org/archives/9413/#comments Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:50:09 +0000 http://www.diglib.org/?p=9413 The University of Michigan Library is seeking a director to create and enable community-driven learning environments, promote interdisciplinarity, extend knowledge creation, apply learning technologies, and connect learning throughout the residential experience.  The realization of this vision enables the Library to be a significant partner in transforming our community’s ability to find and create, and in doing so enrich the practice of learning and scholarship.  This position has primary responsibility for enabling pathways and leading a team focused on programmatic engagement with learning technologies and application in curriculum transformation and content creation.

Connected scholarship is part of the Learning and Teaching team of the University of Michigan Library which is one of the world’s largest academic research libraries and serves a vibrant university community that is home to 19 schools and colleges, 100 top ten graduate programs, and annual research expenditures approaching $1.5 billion a year. To enable the university’s world-changing work and to serve the public good, the library collects, preserves, and shares the scholarly and cultural record in all existing and emerging forms, and leads the reinvention of the academic research library in the digital age.

The Library is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and encourages all employees to fully incorporate their diverse backgrounds, skills, and life experiences into their work and towards the fulfillment of the library’s mission.


The Director will inspire commitment and action, lead as a problem solver, build broad based involvement, and accelerate library connections and capacities with the expanding definition of scholarship, whether promoting best practices for content creation, adopting technology-enabled pedagogies, enabling instructors and learners as knowledge creators, linking technology-enabled and collaborative library spaces to learning, or enabling partnerships to leverage scholarship with digital capabilities. This position reports to the Associate University Librarian for Learning and Teaching. The Director will:

-Design, create, assess, and manage high-quality programs and services to enable innovative, engaging, and learner-focused learning experiences

-Lead a library team of seven staff members and students, focused on the application of learning technologies at the intersection of discovery, content, learning, and curricular transformation; collaborate with other library services to deliver high quality service

-Articulate vision and guide program development to transform ways the library partners with faculty and students in leveraging and applying learning technologies to advance their scholarship, curricular, and co-curricular needs

-Promote innovative use of learning spaces (e.g. Faculty Exploratory, Knowledge Navigation Center, Design Labs, etc)

-Deepen, connect, and expand consultation capacity to enrich campus teaching and learning activities through the purposeful use of technology

-Make visible (e.g. consultation, pilots, clear pathways to discovery, invite campus into conversation) the possibilities by highlighting the capabilities and range of expertise available

Required Qualifications

-Bachelor’s degree in related field (e.g. information, instructional technology or education) and significant experience enabling learning/knowledge environments or equivalent combination of education and experience.

-For appointment as a librarian, an ALA-accredited master’s degree, or a relevant advanced degree is required.

-Demonstrated ability to lead and mentor a team of professionals and student consultants.

-Demonstrated ability to envision, lead, and transform the way we partner with faculty and students in leveraging learning technologies to advance their scholarship.

-Demonstrated knowledge of effective teaching and learning strategies and in the integration of information technology with curriculum.

-Excellent ability to communicate in speaking and writing.

-Understands and values diversity and the importance of inclusion as demonstrated through a commitment to apply and incorporate the differences, complexities, and opportunities that diversity brings to an organization.

Desired Qualifications

-Advanced degree preferred

Additional Information

Benefits, rank, salary:

Appointment is anticipated as a program manager, senior associate librarian or librarian. Salary and rank dependent on the candidate’s qualifications and experience. Librarian appointments carry with them increased expectations regarding professional development, professional engagement, research, and service, in keeping with the library’s process for librarian promotion and advancement.

The University of Michigan offers excellent benefits and wellness opportunities.

This position receives 24 days of vacation a year, and 15 days of sick leave a year with provisions for extended benefits, as well as opportunities for professional development and travel. TIAA-CREF and Fidelity Investments retirement options available.

How to Apply

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position, include your salary requirements, and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

Applications will be reviewed as received throughout the posting period and continue until the position is filled.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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Full-time Contract Faculty (Non-Tenure Track) or Visiting Faculty, Simmons College School of Library and Information Science http://www.diglib.org/archives/9393/ http://www.diglib.org/archives/9393/#comments Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:50:37 +0000 http://www.diglib.org/?p=9393 Simmons College was chartered in 1899 and opened in 1902; the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) began with the College. Today, SLIS has nearly 800 students on two campuses and online, some 50 of whom are in our PhD program. A top-ten ranked program in U.S. News & World Report, SLIS attracts students from all over the United States and the world. Alumni hail from every state and over 80 countries. The program offers a dynamic environment for research and learning. Our faculty have received grants from a diverse array of federal agencies and private foundations.

Simmons SLIS invites applicants and nominations for a one year contract, or visiting, faculty appointment within the broad areas of digital stewardship and cultural heritage informatics. This is not a tenure-track appointment.

Responsibilities: Teach; contribute to developing curriculum; and provide service to the School, the College, and the information professions.

Areas of Specialization: We seek faculty to support and contribute to a nationally ranked LIS program and archives management concentration, a newly launched cultural heritage informatics concentration, and a digital stewardship certificate. We are specifically interested in expertise in one or more of the following areas: digital preservation; digital forensics; digital assets management, digital project management and digital humanities. The faculty member may also teach in the core curriculum as needed.

Requirements: Preference will be given to applicants who hold a doctoral degree in library and information science, or an appropriate related field with experience in cultural heritage institutions or digital stewardship. We seek applicants who can demonstrate excellence in teaching and leadership in professional service. Engagement in scholarly activities is desirable, but not required. Experience in the area of designing and delivering online courses is highly desirable.

Salary is negotiable, commensurate with experience and qualifications. Opportunities to teach include: face-to-face courses in Boston and at the SLIS program at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley; online courses; and summer semesters. Simmons College participates in TIAA/CREF and offers excellent benefits packages, including tuition reimbursement for dependents at Simmons and other institutions.

Simmons College is strongly committed to diversity, and values candidates who bring a variety of backgrounds and experiences to our community. Please visit us at http://www.simmons.edu/slis/.

For further information, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Peter Botticelli, at botticep@simmons.edu.

To apply: Please apply online at jobs.simmons.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=52512

You should be prepared to upload the following required documents: cover letter, C.V., statement of teaching philosophy, letter outlining research interests and experience, and names and contact information for three references.

Consideration of applications will begin October 1, and will continue until the position is filled.

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Announcing the 2015 DLF Forum Program http://www.diglib.org/archives/9371/ http://www.diglib.org/archives/9371/#comments Tue, 25 Aug 2015 18:17:53 +0000 http://www.diglib.org/?p=9371 We are very pleased to announce the availability of the full 2015 DLF Forum program!
With 209 submissions to the Forum proper, the DLF community more than doubled last year’s record-breaking response to our annual CFP. This made the task before our dedicated, volunteer Program Planning Committee even more challenging than expected. Community voting and careful committee review, along with the opening of an additional track of parallel sessions–and the willingness of our presenters to combine or condense presentations, and to keep strictly to time–has helped us accommodate as many participants as possible. The PPC is proud of creating a program that showcases excellent work being done in DLF member institutions and across the wide variety of fields and professions related to digital library development and use. Even more, as it is framed by an opening keynote by Safiya Noble, scholar of critical race theory, gender, and technology, and a closing, interactive session on “Setting Agendas for the DLF,” we hope this will be a program that pushes our broad and diverse community of practice forward.

Registration for the 2015 DLF Forum sold out unusually early this year, but we are adding names to our registration waiting list, and space remains in pre-and post-conference affiliated events, including the DLF Liberal Arts Colleges Pre-conference, DPLA Data Day, a LODLAM in Practice Workshop, the DPN Membership Meeting, the Taiga Forum, and more.

We hope to see many of you for the 2015 DLF Forum program in Vancouver. And mark your calendars for next year’s Forum, scheduled for 7-9 November 2016 in Milwaukee!

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DLF Welcomes 25 New Member Institutions http://www.diglib.org/archives/9324/ http://www.diglib.org/archives/9324/#comments Mon, 24 Aug 2015 19:00:02 +0000 http://www.diglib.org/?p=9324 The Digital Library Federation continues to grow by leaps and bounds—now totaling 134 members, and representing an increasingly diverse constituency. Twenty-five new institutions have joined the DLF community in our 2015-2016 membership year. They include museums, consortia, and colleges and universities of many sizes and areas of expertise. We are pleased to welcome the following members to DLF:

DLF welcomes any organization engaged in building or using digital library services and technologies, including archives, libraries and library service organizations, publishers, museums, and vendors interested in deep engagement with digital library practitioners. Each of our new members has been invited to share its work via DLF’s Contribute blog, so look for those stories over the next several months.

Thank you so much to all the institutions that have newly become members—and to others who have recently joined or been long-term supporters of the DLF community, now in its 20th year. We look forward to seeing many of you at the DLF Forum in Vancouver this October!

About DLF

The Digital Library Federation is a robust and diverse community of practitioners who advance research, learning, and the public good through digital library technologies. DLF serves as a resource and catalyst for collaboration among its institutional members and all who are invested in digital library issues.

DLF promotes work on the following:

  • Open digital library standards, software, interfaces, and best practices
  • Digital stewardship and curation, including research data management and aggregation and preservation services for digital collections
  • Digital humanities and other services that expand access to resources and open new opportunities for research, teaching, and learning
  • Education, professional development, lifelong learning, and growth of the field
  • Connections among digital library practitioners and allied professions and areas of research
  • Community-driven frameworks for policy advocacy, professional standards, issues of representation and diversity, and other matters of concern to digital library practitioners

The Digital Library Federation is a program of CLIR, the Council on Library and Information Resources. It stands out as a key place where strategy meets and is informed by practice, connecting CLIR’s vision and research agenda to our active practitioner network, and where the work of the DLF practitioner community becomes legible and can shape larger, strategic directions in cultural heritage, research, and higher education.

The organization is led by DLF director Dr. Bethany Nowviskie, with guidance from CLIR president Dr. Charles Henry, the CLIR Board, and DLF’s distinguished Advisory Committee, in response to and support of the work and contributions of DLF community members. Programmatic directions and initiatives are driven by discussions at the annual DLF Forum. Funding for DLF initiatives comes from membership dues and grants.

Find out how being part of DLF can benefit your institution and learn more about membership here: www.diglib.org/members/join

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The University of New Mexico Libraries DISC Unit: Hosting Important Cultural Heritage Collections Online http://www.diglib.org/archives/9326/ http://www.diglib.org/archives/9326/#comments Mon, 24 Aug 2015 17:00:07 +0000 http://www.diglib.org/?p=9326

This Contribute post was provided by Kevin Comerford, Director of Digital Initiatives and Scholarly Communication at the University of New Mexico Libraries

New Mexico has rich and diverse cultural heritage, and the University of New Mexico Libraries play an integral role in making the state’s historical collections accessible to students, researchers, and the public. The libraries’ Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections houses photographs, manuscripts, books, and archives relating to New Mexico, the Southwestern United States, Mexico, and Latin America. The Center’s collection strengths include works on Native American, Chicano/Hispano, Latin American, and Spanish Colonial heritage.

Historic Zimmerman Library at UNM

Historic Zimmerman Library at UNM

Working in partnership with the Center for Southwest Research, the libraries’ Digital Initiatives and Scholarly Communication Center (DISC) provides online access for UNM’s special collections and archives, as well as a wide variety of digital resources from institutions throughout the state. DISC faculty and staff manage image and multimedia digitization projects, develop special project websites, and produce electronic educational resources. DISC also supports cooperative local, state, and national initiatives dedicated to access and preservation of digital content, and promotes open access to scholarly resources at the university. Some of the major projects that DISC currently manages are described below.

Online Collection Resources

New Mexico’s Digital Collections (econtent.unm.edu)

New Mexico Digital Collections (NMDC) is a ContentDM-based digital media repository that is over ten years old. The site contains more than 100,000 objects and features collections from UNM and 21 other institutions. A service of the University of New Mexico Libraries, NMDC provides access to digitized photographs, manuscripts, posters, oral histories, videos, maps, and books from libraries, museums, and cultural centers across the state. The libraries are currently engaged in developing the next generation platform for NMDC, which will include many feature improvements and content management enhancements.


Photo Credit: Karl Moon
Center for Southwest Research
University of New Mexico

Rocky Mountain Online Archive (rmoa.unm.edu)

The Rocky Mountain Online Archive is a repository of EAD-encoded archival finding aids for collections in New Mexico, Colorado, and Wyoming. RMOA currently hosts more than 10,000 individual finding aids from 30 participating institutions. Users can search for historical and archival materials at individual institutions, or across all the collections of RMOA partners.

Digital Initiatives

In addition to supporting the major collection database for the state, the DISC Unit and the Center for Southwest Research have also collaborated on a number of exciting historical research projects that provide educational resources and showcase important collections. These include the following:

Tony Hillerman Portal (ehillerman.unm.edu)

Anthony Grove Hillerman (1925-2008) was an award-winning author of southwestern literature. The Tony Hillerman Portal is a comprehensive online resource for researchers and students who wish to learn more about the author, his life, and work. The site hosts high-resolution digital reproductions of Hillerman’s manuscripts, screenplays, and papers, as well as a complete bibliographic catalog of his published works. A major focus of the project has been on the development interactive features for the manuscripts that help students navigate the southwestern cultural, historical, and geographical references that are core to understanding Hillerman’s works. These include embedded hyperlinks that dynamically connect users to a comprehensive online Encyclopedia of the Southwest. Geography is also an important element of Hillerman’s novels, and additional links throughout the website lead to online maps that show both the movement of characters and the locations where major events and scenes occur in each story. The site also includes a repository of author interviews, media appearances, articles, and book reviews, along with extensive biographical information.

Digital Manuscript Viewer from Tony Hillerman Portal

Digital Manuscript Viewer from Tony Hillerman Portal

Celebrating New Mexico Statehood (nmstatehood.unm.edu)

This website was developed for the New Mexico statehood centennial celebration in 2012, but continues to be a popular resource for teachers and students across the state. The site provides access to educational materials about New Mexico’s history and culture, including a historical timeline, lesson plans, and an integrated search engine that can retrieve collection resources from 12 area cultural heritage institutions. Study and research materials include photographs, documents, maps, posters, art, music, and video. Sponsored by UNM’s Center for Regional Studies, this project helps all New Mexicans learn about and appreciate their state’s history.

Celebrating New Mexico Statehood Home Page

Celebrating New Mexico Statehood Home Page

Future Plans

The application of new and emerging technologies will be vital to the future success of digital libraries. To this end, the UNM Libraries DISC unit is developing a variety of initiatives that bring novel search and navigation technologies to traditional historic subjects. One important initiative will offer a new way to experience one of America’s foremost historic landmarks:

Route 66 Comes to Life: Past and Present

The Center for Southwest Research recently completed a project to photograph the entire path of historic Route 66 through the city of Albuquerque, documenting the current state of many famous landmarks and historic buildings. This project will develop a “mixed reality” interface that allows contemporary location photographs of “the mother road” to be compared with historic images and 3-D models of original Route 66 landmarks. The resulting resource will be valuable for education and historical research in a variety of disciplines.

Blue Swallow Hotel on Route 66

Photo Credit: Donatella Davanzo
Blue Swallow Hotel on Route 66
Center for Southwest Research

As university special collections grow, so does the desire to digitize these resources for archival, preservation, and access purposes. However basic access to images and multimedia through online databases alone is no longer sufficient for today’s students and digital humanities researchers. Thus the challenge for digital scholarship centers like DISC is to design innovative and useful interfaces that provide new access methods, intelligent search engines, and enhanced contextual metadata for digital library collections.

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Digital Technologies Development Librarian, Caltech Library http://www.diglib.org/archives/9367/ http://www.diglib.org/archives/9367/#comments Mon, 24 Aug 2015 15:30:00 +0000 http://www.diglib.org/?p=9367 Caltech’s Digital Library Development group is seeking a tech-savvy, energetic and inquisitive librarian to join a team of developers, librarians and technologists that power the Library’s R&D activities in both established and emerging areas of activity. The team supports research and instruction at one of the world’s leading academic research institutions through the development of new repository and publication services, data management, manipulation and visualization services, and innovative digital learning and scholarship tools and environments. Working collaboratively the Digital Technologies Development Librarian (DTDL) envisions, designs and implements new tools, technology services and collaboration infrastructures to support scholarship in the data-intensive Caltech research and teaching community. Building on the Library’s well-established repository program, digitized archival collections, and recently established “TechLab,” the DTDL will work with the Digital Library Development team to build platforms for innovation and new services to Caltech and the world.

Job Duties:

  • Provides technical and project leadership for library information discovery and delivery systems development
  • Leads the library’s Web team in the development of the library’s online presence on all platforms
  • Coordinates technology implementation with librarians and other content managers and IT staff
  • Works collaboratively with library staff and campus stakeholders to design and develop the technical foundation for new library services
  • Develops, implements and integrates digital tools and techniques in support of research and instruction, and staff activities
  • Identifies appropriate established and emerging technologies to meet the needs of digital projects
  • Works with IT staff to maintain and enhance existing library services and develop supporting infrastructure
  • Manages projects as appropriate, and coordinates library-wide projects as needed
  • Serves on Library and campus committees and teams
  • Is expected to be active professionally as a librarian

Basic Qualifications:

  • MLS, or equivalent advanced degree
  • Understanding of contemporary library information structures, standards, and systems
  • Familiarity with the provision of information services in a highly technical environment
  • Experience with piloting and prototyping technologies
  • Server-side application development (e.g. PHP, Python, Ruby)
  • Experience with client-side technologies such as HTML5, JavaScript, CSS
  • Potential for ongoing professional contribution

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of user-centered design processes (user studies, use of analytics for data-centered decision making)
  • Familiarity with version control systems (GIT, Subversion)
  • Familiarity with web analytics and search engine optimization
  • Experience contributing to open source development projects
  • Experience working in an academic library
  • Project management experience

About Caltech and Caltech Library

The California Institute of Technology (Caltech) is a world-renowned science and engineering research and education institution, where extraordinary faculty and students seek answers to complex questions, discover new knowledge, lead innovation, and transform our future. Founded by Caltech faculty, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is a division of Caltech and is the leading U.S. center for the robotic exploration of the solar system. For the fourth year in a row, Caltech was named the top university in the world in 2014-15 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Caltech was awarded “Great College to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education in 2013.

Caltech’s 124-acre campus is located in Pasadena, California. Home to the Rose Bowl Parade, Pasadena is located in the foothills of the Angeles National Forest, 10 miles from downtown Los Angeles.

The Caltech Library system comprises five libraries and Archives and Special Collections. The Library’s 42 staff are divided across four units that reflect the Library’s core areas of service to Caltech: Digital Library Development, Access and Fulfillment Services, Archives and Special Collections, and Research Services.

The Caltech Library helps enable the Institute fulfill its mission to expand human knowledge through research integrated with education. The Library is most effective when it mirrors how Caltech itself works–its ambition to take on challenging and fundamental problems through creative, collaborative and multidisciplinary inquiry.

In 2014 Caltech faculty adopted an Open Access policy, which grants nonexclusive rights to the Institute to disseminate faculty papers. The Caltech Library supports this policy through CaltechAUTHORS as well as outreach and consultation on a range of scholarly communication issues. The Library is also active in scholarly communication collaborative initiatives such as SPARC, arXiv, and ORCID. The Library participates in a variety of Library and standards bodies, including the Digital Preservation Network, Digital Library Federation, Coalition for Networked Information, NISO, OCLC Research, the Western Regional Storage Trust (WEST), and the Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC).

Find this posting at: http://www.library.caltech.edu/about/jobs/DigitalTechnologiesDevelopmentLibrarian.html

To apply for this position, visit https://jobs.caltech.edu/postings/3628.

Feel free to email questions to: sdavison@library.caltech.edu

Caltech is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Caltech is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. For more information about “EEO is the Law” click here: EEO is the Law.

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From Cross-Pollinators to a New Museum Cohort in DLF http://www.diglib.org/archives/9322/ http://www.diglib.org/archives/9322/#comments Thu, 20 Aug 2015 20:00:41 +0000 http://www.diglib.org/?p=9322 Louisa Kwasigroch Bethany Nowviskie



This update is from Louisa Kwasigroch (Director of Development and Outreach) and Bethany Nowviskie (Director of the Digital Library Federation).

In 2014, with the generous support of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the DLF welcomed four highly accomplished museum practitioners to our annual Forum, in a new program for Museum Cross-Pollinator Fellows. They each shared reflections in a series of blog posts after the Forum, often highlighting their realization of the goals and challenges libraries and museums share. As one of last year’s Fellows, Samantha Norling of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, wrote:

There are many benefits of bringing together all types of digital library practitioners—both generalists and experts—in the setting of the DLF Forum, but there are even more benefits to be derived from expanding the definition of a ‘digital library’ to include the full spectrum of digital cultural heritage collections.

After last year’s great success, we’re excited that once again the Kress Foundation will kindly support the DLF in offering fellowships for practicing museum professionals who seek more exposure to trends and technologies in digital libraries. We recently announced the names of our 2015 Museum Cross-Pollinator Fellows, and can’t wait to welcome them to the Forum and hear their thoughts about the experience.

But we’ve decided it’s time to go further. DLF members strongly value the work of our museum colleagues as educators, creative thinkers, and protectors of cultural heritage and the public good. As platforms and technologies evolve, boundaries between the work of library and museums professionals continue to blur, and global crises and challenges remind us of our shared mission. Boundaries between the work of library and museums professionals continue to blur, and global crises and challenges remind us of our shared mission. There is a greater need now more than ever (as Norling writes) to “include the full spectrum of digital cultural heritage collections” in any conversation about the future of digital libraries.

In order to learn how we can strengthen alliances and better serve the museum world, the DLF and Kress are once again banding together. We’re pleased to announce that we are subsidizing an introductory year of DLF membership to the Dallas Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC), which includes the libraries and archives of the Brooklyn Museum, The Frick Collection, and MoMA, the Museum of Modern Art.

These museums, museum libraries, and their staff will receive all the benefits of DLF membership, including:

  • Opportunities for professional development and networking through a growing set of programs and working groups.
  • Complimentary job postings on our website, listserv, and social media feeds.
  • Discounted registration for events like the 2015 Forum.
  • Opportunities to apply for DLF-sponsored travel and fellowship awards.
  • The ability to submit to our member-contributed resources, like our Community Spotlight and FactSheets series, highlighting large-scale, multi-partner initiatives.
  • The invitation to share their current projects, challenges, and questions via our Contribute series.

In addition to their general participation in the DLF Forum, representatives of these organizations will engage in a series of continuing conversations with DLF staff over the course of the next year, to inform us about how to better engage and support museums and museum libraries. Look to our website for updates in the months to come.

Please join us in warmly welcoming our new museum members, and be on the lookout for them this fall in Vancouver!

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Childcare at the Forum http://www.diglib.org/archives/9317/ http://www.diglib.org/archives/9317/#comments Wed, 19 Aug 2015 17:58:30 +0000 http://www.diglib.org/?p=9317 We want to make it easier for parents and caregivers to participate fully in the Vancouver DLF Forum, so we plan to connect attending families with a recommended local babysitting agency. With the generous support of seed funds from the CURATEcamp community, we are also able to subsidize some portion of the costs!

If you would like childcare at the Vancouver DLF Forum, please let us know more about your needs by August 31. We will respond with costs and the degree to which we can assist by Tuesday, September 8, and we may follow up with you individually in the meantime if we need more information. Again, that link is: http://goo.gl/forms/Pd51WZE4LN.

Would you like to support the DLF’s ongoing capacity to offset childcare costs at our events? Please contact Louisa Kwasigroch at lkwasigroch@clir.org.

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