Digital Archivist

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Digital Archivist

University of California, Los Angeles

Rank and Salary: 
Assistant Librarian – Associate Librarian  ($47,722 - $69,331)

Position Availability: Immediately

Application deadline for first consideration:  August 29, 2014.

The UCLA Library seeks applications/nominations for the position of Digital Archivist

~~Library Special Collections (LSC) is an enterprise-wide, organizational entity within the UCLA Library System that integrates special collections resources, services, and operations. Central to this re-organized unit is a curatorial team of four subject experts (Performing Arts, University Archives, History of Science and Medicine, Collecting Los Angeles), three format specific curators (Rare Books, Visual Materials, Manuscripts), and the Head of the Center for Oral History Research. LSC also includes three administrative sections: Collection Management, Research and Instructional Services, and Administrative Services. The Collection Management Section centralizes the acquisitions, rare book cataloging, and processing of special collections materials; coordinates lending processes; and facilitates collaboration with the Cataloging and Metadata Department and the Preservation Program. The Research and Instructional Services Section integrates public services for LSC, including centralized reference and instructional services, and exhibitions and programs. The Administrative Services Section consolidates the planning, budget, human resources, fundraising, assessment, technology, and events functions of LSC. The entire staff of approximately 40 FTE work together as a team to build, preserve, and provide access to the outstanding special collections of the UCLA Library. 

The Collection Management Section includes the Digital Initiatives group, which is responsible for maintaining a born-digital archives management program, managing digital projects, and facilitating online access to digital collections and archival description. The Digital Initiatives group works closely with LSC staff, as well as staff from the Digital Library Program, Digital Initiatives and Information Technology, the Preservation Imaging Unit at SRLF, the Cataloging and Metadata Center, and the Preservation Program to undertake a holistic approach to digital initiatives across UCLA Library.

Position Duties

Reporting to the Head, Center for Primary Research & Training and Digital Initiatives, the Digital Archivist leads and supports LSC efforts to acquire, describe, preserve, and provide access to born-digital special collections material and to facilitate projects and programs that provide digital access to analog holdings. The Digital Archivist works in a highly collaborative manner with curatorial, professional, and technical staff in LSC and the UCLA Library, as well as with faculty and students, to enhance LSC digital services and operations, complete specific digital projects, and to lead the continuing development of a sustainable born-digital management program. In a liaison role to the Digital Library Program, Digital Initiatives and Information Technology staff, Cataloging and Metadata Center, UCLA Library digitization production facilities, Teaching and Learning Services, and the Research Library Collections, Research, and Instructional Services, the position provides expertise on issues related to management of digital special collections materials.

~~Candidates applying by August 29, 2014 will be given first consideration:  

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