Digital Data Repository Specialist, Purdue University Libraries, West Lafayette IN

The Purdue University Libraries seek a librarian with a knowledge base and interest in digital data curation to assist in coordinating the Purdue University Research Repository (PURR, http://research.hub.purdue.edu): Purdue's institutional digital data repository service.  The responsibilities of the Digital Data Repository Specialist include:

 

* Overseeing and providing support for the day-to-day operation of the PURR service

* Coordinating the certification and audit of PURR as a Trustworthy Digital Repository (ISO 16363)

* Collaborating with subject-specialist librarians to engage researchers on data curation

* Partnering with colleagues across departments and offices to support the adoption and improvement of PURR, providing outreach and support to users of the PURR service

* Evaluating current and relevant technologies, standards, and practices in systems that are used to manage digital information in a library context

 

Required Qualifications:

 

* MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution or an equivalent combination of education and experience

* Experience managing and/or developing repositories and digital collections

* Experience in supporting and participating in scholarly communications and sponsored research

* Experience as a successful collaborator in a collegial research library environment

 

Preferred Qualifications:

 

* Functional competency in one or more major descriptive metadata standards

* Experience with current digital preservation practices and tools, the research process and data life cycle, and trends in the organization and management of digital information

 

Additional information:

 

The Purdue Libraries are nationally and internationally recognized for leadership and innovation.  West Lafayette offers a low cost-of-living, excellent schools, and friendly neighbors.  Salary and benefits are very competitive. A check of criminal conviction records will be made for employment in this position. FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime). This is a limited duration position expected to last approximately 18 months with continuation dependent on renewal of funds. Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.

 

Apply online:

 

http://purdue.taleo.net/careersection/wl/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=145120

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