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Digital Preservation Librarian

Digital Preservation Librarian

Yale University Job Location: Connecticut Date Created: 08-01-2022

Digital Preservation Librarian   University Job Title: Librarian, Digital Preservation   Bargaining Unit: None - Not included in the union (Yale Union Group)   Time Type: Full time   Duration Type: Regular   Compensation Grade: library   Wage Ranges: Click https://your.yale.edu/work-yale/careers/wage-ranges to see our Wage Ranges   Work Location: Outside of campus, within Connecticut   Worksite Address: 221 Whitney Ave New Haven, CT 06511   Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)   Searchable Job Family: Library   Total # of Hours to be Works: 37.5   Position Focus:   The incumbent will report to the digital preservation manager and will work within the digital preservation team to preserve digital content for stakeholders at Yale University. The Digital Preservation Librarian will lead work to provide emulation services to Yale University Stakeholders using the Library's Emulation as a Service Infrastructure (EaaSI) instance. The Digital Preservation Librarian will administer Yale's EaaSI node and proactively engage with current and prospective users across the university to support their use of EaaSI. The Librarian will also become an expert user of our digital preservation system and will provide support for our digital preservation services as needed, including working with prospective content depositors and stewards of preserved content to ensure depositors can ingest content into the digital preservation systems, to ensure their content is appropriately preserved, and to ensure their content is appropriately accessible when requested. They will also ensure content contributed to the EaaSI network is preserved in our preservation system. The librarian will troubleshoot workflow issues and work closely with the content stewards to ensure they have the resources and training necessary to ingest, manage and access their content. The librarian will use system reporting functionality in both our preservation and EaaSI systems to provide insight into digital preservation processes and outcomes. The Digital Preservation Librarian will also work with the digital preservation team and other stakeholders to document policies and procedures related to the digital preservation services we offer and work to ensure the system and services can pass regular audits: Lead the Emulation as a Service Infrastructure (EaaSI) service provision for Yale University Stakeholders Administer the Yale EaaSI node, including undertaking activities such as setting up and altering user accounts, assigning permissions settings, creating new environments, and ensuring resources are appropriately published to the wider network. Manage student workers to add software and metadata to the Yale EaaSI node and the EaaSI network. Proactively engage with current and prospective EaaSI users to support and grow their use of EaaSI.   This position will be assigned a rank of Librarian 1 to Librarian 3. Librarian ranking information can be found at http://bit.ly/YULRanksPromotions .   Essential Duties:  
  1. Identify and troubleshoot digital preservation issues including digital preservation system issues and ad-hoc user generated digital preservation related challenges 2. Work with content owners/depositors to configure and monitor workflows for ingesting, preserving, accessing and reporting on preserved digital content 3. Understand, configure and enforce security protocols within digital preservation systems and services 4. Provide support and training for users of tools and services provided by the digital preservation team 5. Use available tools and capabilities to identify at-risk digital content and propose and/or implement strategies to mitigate those risks 6. Develop, test and execute digital preservation plans to ensure digital content can continue to be accessible in the future 7. Work with stakeholders throughout the Library and Yale University to document digital preservation policies and processes to meet the requirements of ISO 16363 Requirements for the Audit and Certification of Trustworthy Digital Repositories. 8. Develop requirements for and test updates to the digital preservation software when implemented, and ensure all processes are running as expected. 9. Undertake role-related research and development. 10. Other duties as assigned.
  Required Education and Experience:  
  1. Master’s degree from an ALA‐accredited library school. In selected instances, a post‐graduate degree in a related discipline may be required or substituted for a master’s degree in library science. 2. Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability. 3. Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion. 4. Experience working collegially and cooperatively within and across organizations. 5. Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment. Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments (see range assigned to this description as noted in the posting position title). Librarian ranking information can be found at: http://guides.library.yale.edu/c.php?g=296164&p=1973882
  Required Skill/Ability 1:   Demonstrable analytical skills and aptitude for desk-based research including the ability to reason insightfully when presented with a technical problem and present coherent argument for chosen way forward.   Required Skill/Ability 2:   Demonstrable experience using an emulator and/or emulation framework.   Required Skill/Ability 3:   Ability to write simple programs/scripts and XML stylesheets and understand basic program code and XML.   Required Skill/Ability 4:   Demonstrated technical understanding of digital preservation challenges and solutions.   Required Skill/Ability 5:   Strong team working and communications skills   Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:   Experience working with Emulation as a Service Infrastructure framework, Preservica digital preservation system software, Preservation tools such as DROID, JHOVE, Siegfried, Ability to write complex computer programs, digital preservation research projects, a research library, archive or research data center, software testing   Drug Screen: No   Health Screening: No   Background Check Requirements:   All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. For additional information on the background check requirements and process visit "Learn about background checks" under the Applicant Support Resources section of Careers on the It's Your Yale website.   COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement:   Thank you for your interest in employment at Yale University. Please also note that the university has a https://covid19.yale.edu/covid-19-vaccination-policy for all students, staff & faculty which is described in the https://yalehealth.yale.edu/yale-covid-19-vaccine-program As you search our open positions, you will see that all postings list their on-site addresses which gives more detail on the on-campus work location of the role.   Posting Disclaimer:   The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.   To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/3295616   Yale is a tobacco-free campus.   Copyright ©2022 Jobelephant.com Inc. All rights reserved.   https://www.jobelephant.com/

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