Software Curation Specialist
New York University, Division of Libraries Job Location: New York Apply By: Open until filled Date Created: 08-12-2021
ResponsibilitiesWorking with the Librarian for Research Data Management and Reproducibility, the main activities for Software Curation Specialist include:
- Contribute to the development of a software preservation software suite via:
- Roadmap development as a key partner and domain specialist on software preservation,
- Writing a selection policy for software collecting to guide development,
- Testing the software against defined criteria,
- Developing publicly available user workflows, and
- Extending or modifying metadata schemas for research software.
- Explore and help establish a service model that applies digital curation principles and practice to software, such as:
- Actively curating software built by the NYU community,
- Conducting outreach and instruction sessions, and
- Contributing to Libraries-wide efforts to improve infrastructure for research needs (including software publishing).
- Prepare articles, reports, data, code, and presentations (with co-authorship), and present/publish them at professional venues.
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- Master of Library and Information Science or similar degree (e.g. MSIS, M.A. archival science), or related experience
- Experience with the standards, tools, and practices of digital preservation
- Ability to communicate clearly and optimally, both orally and in writing
- Strong project management skills
- Familiarity with software development and associated technologies
- Familiarity with computational research processes and tools (from any field)
- Ability to work independently and complete tasks as part of a larger group
- Proven creative problem solving skills
- Capacity in prioritizing and managing multiple requirements simultaneously