Job Posting: Digital Archivist, University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin‏

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The University of Texas Libraries (UT Libraries), The University of Texas at
Austin, seeks a Digital Archivist to support processing born-digital
collections and assist in stewardship of digitized collections across its
various libraries and archives. Working as part of the Preservation and
Digital Curation Services Unit, the successful candidate will:
•	play an active role in the acquisition, appraisal, arrangement and
description, and provision of access to born-digital and digitized collections;
•	collaborate with collections, IT, and digital curation staff to perform
tasks related to processing incoming digital materials;
•	contribute to policies and workflows for long-term stewardship of UT
Libraries digital assets;
•	participate in ongoing development, implementation, and assessment of
systems to manage long-term stewardship and access for born-digital and
digitized collections.

Required Qualifications:
•	MLS or equivalent from an ALA accredited graduate program.
•	Experience with archives and records management theory and practice.
•	Knowledge of digital preservation theory and practice, including best
practices and technologies for managing digitized and born-digital materials.
•	Knowledge of relevant metadata standards (EAD, PREMIS, MODS, etc.).
•	Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and
•	Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities, projects, and
stakeholders effectively.
•	Demonstrated aptitude for detail oriented work including strong
analytic and problem solving skills.
•	Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure and to meet deadlines.
•	Strong commitment to public service and demonstrated ability to work
independently as well as collaboratively with diverse groups in a complex and
changing environment.

Preferred Qualifications:
•	Two years or more professional experience implementing policies and
procedures in support of stewardship of digital materials in an academic
library, special collection, or archive.
•	Experience with collection management and/or institutional repository
applications such as Archivists’ Toolkit, Archivematica, ArchivesSpace,
Islandora/Fedora, DSpace, etc.
•	Certified Archivist or Digital Archives Specialist or willingness to
work towards certification.
•	Demonstrated ability to articulate technical concepts and requirements
to diverse audiences.
•	Experience harvesting and preserving born-digital materials, including
web sites, email, and various social media.
•	Experience with disk imaging, digital forensics tools, and/or digital
preservation management software.
•	Experience with XML and XSLT.
•	Experience with command line programming and scripting languages such
as Perl, Python, etc.
•	Familiarity with linked data and the semantic web.
•	Strong knowledge of copyright, donor restrictions, and permissions
issues related to processing and preserving digital materials.

The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a
commitment to diversity at all levels. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender,
national origin, age, disability or veteran status.

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