[Metadatalibrarians] Special Collection Analyst Position at Columbia University Libraries

Violeta Ilik ilik.violeta at gmail.com
Tue Jun 5 09:58:56 PDT 2018

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Please share widely this new position available at Columbia University
Libraries, Digital Library and Scholarly Technologies Department:

Special Collection Analyst

Field(s) of Specialization: Digital Library and Scholarly Technologies

Requisition Number: 0008875

Department: 2206- LIB Digital Prgms & Tech Srvcs

Department Number: 22-06-502

Location: Morningside

To apply visit this LINK

Summary Description: Columbia University Libraries (CUL) seeks an
innovative and energetic librarian to provide support for Columbia's
digital library and scholarly technology systems by adapting, configuring
and using relevant software tools and implementing standards and best
practices. The Special Collections Analyst will work directly with
Libraries and University stakeholders to research, develop and document
technology solutions for digital library and digital scholarship
initiatives.  Working collaboratively, the incumbent will apply and help
develop procedures, guidelines, policies, and principles for the use of
Columbia’s digital library and scholarly infrastructure. The incumbent will
collaborate with library colleagues to ensure the provision of access to
materials held in the Libraries' digital collections and repositories by
performing metadata conversions and transformations utilizing a variety of
tools and encoding standards. The incumbent will also provide technology
support, systems analysis and requirements development for digital library
and scholarly technology systems and services such as Columbia’s Digital
Library Collections portal, Archival Collections Portal, Hyacinth metadata
management system, Omeka and Spotlight, as well as for the publication of
EAD archival finding aids and their integration into the Libraries’ unified
discovery system. The incumbent, in cooperation with the Head of Digital
Collections and Preservation Systems, others within the Digital Library and
Scholarly Technologies group, and relevant staff throughout the library
will provide assistance and direction in project planning and development
that advances the strategic directions of the Libraries and the University.

The Special Collections Analyst will also participate in secondary
assignments based on qualifications, interests, and institutional need. The
incumbent is expected to engage in scholarship and creative activities,
serve on various library, university and professional committees.


-The implementation of and support for systems supporting analog and
digital library and archival collections, including new and innovative
tools such as ArchivesSpace, Spotlight, ArcLight, Aeon, as well as current
and evolving metadata and information management strategies

-Improving and transforming metadata for use in CUL and national digital
repositories; using existing and developing schemas and tools such as XML,
XSLT, JSON, and eXist to manipulate, reformat and transform metadata in
formats such as EAD, MARC, MODS, METS, RDF, PREMIS

-Sustaining and optimizing new and existing digital library / scholarly
systems, services and workflows; by consulting with relevant staff,
developing and documenting requirements, analyzing workflows, proposing and
implementing improvements, developing innovative solutions, and acting as a
technology consultant to other divisions of the Libraries and CU generally;

-Maintaining a close awareness of evolving digital library / scholarly
tools, practices and standards by outreach to others in the field, by
participating in relevant CUL and external investigations and projects, and
by monitoring professional communications forums and literature.

As one of the world's leading research universities, Columbia University in
the City of New York provides outstanding opportunities to work and grow in
a dynamic, multicultural, intellectual community. The Libraries are
comprised of a diverse and engaged staff committed to furthering the
University's teaching and research mission through innovation,
collaboration, and a commitment to excellence. Columbia University is an
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and we strongly encourage
individuals of all backgrounds and cultures to consider this position.

Kind regards,
Violeta Ilik

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