[Humanist] 24.895 jobs at Brown

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  [1]   From:    "Mylonas, Elli" <elli_mylonas at brown.edu>                  (63)
        Subject: Job at Brown University: Digital Repository Manager

  [2]   From:    "Mylonas, Elli" <elli_mylonas at brown.edu>                  (40)
        Subject: Job at Brown: E-Science Librarian for Data Curation

        Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2011 22:11:11 -0400
        From: "Mylonas, Elli" <elli_mylonas at brown.edu>
        Subject: Job at Brown University: Digital Repository Manager

We’re hiring! Come join this amazing team as the Library’s Digital
Repository Manager.


The Brown University Library in Providence, Rhode Island, seeks an
energetic and innovative individual for the newly created position of
Digital Repository Manager. The Digital Repository Manager will
oversee the development of the Brown Digital Repository (BDR), a
Fedora Commons-based initiative that is a locus for digital objects
that support scholarly work at Brown. S/he will supervise the Digital
Repository Programmer and will manage and contribute to collaborative
development efforts to deliver critical repository services for the
University. S/he will work with librarians in the Scholarly Resources
group to establish data ingestion, curation, and publication practices
in support of research across the disciplines, including new forms of
user controlled information management. Along with colleagues in the
Library’s Center for Digital Scholarship, the Digital Repository
Manager will explore and implement new technologies that enable
scholars to interact more effectively with digital materials.
Additionally, the Digital Repository Manager will develop a
comprehensive marketing strategy, and will enact plans for assessing
and promoting the use of the repository.

The Digital Repository Manager is expected to maintain a keen
awareness of trends in institutional repositories, and will pursue
opportunities for enhancing repository services through the adoption
of new technologies, linked data practices, funded projects, and
partnerships. The successful candidate will use his/her knowledge of
project management methodologies to prioritize and address the many
tasks associated with supporting digital library collections,
scholarly projects, exhibits, faculty publications, student work,
multimedia, and scientific data. As needed, the manager will
participate in software development projects and will ensure that all
code and API documentation is current and accurate. This position
reports to the Director of Digital Technologies.


– Bachelor’s Degree. Advanced degree in library/information science,
data curation, computer science, or related fields preferred.

– Minimum of 5 years increasingly responsible, substantive positions
developing, planning, and successfully implementing technology

– Academic library experience preferred. Supervisory experience is a plus.

– Demonstrated understanding of digital library standards (METS, MODS,
etc.), data standards (TEI, media formats, etc.) and Semantic Web

– Experience with developing digital repository systems housing a
variety of data types.

– Experience with Python or Java.

– Awareness of current issues in scholarly communications (e.g. Open
Access, licensing, etc.).

– Familiarity with best practices, standards, and trends in the
application of technology in libraries.

– Ability to thrive in an environment of change and to foster that
capacity in others.

– Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

– Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across the University.

To apply for this position please visit Brown’s Online Employment
website at http://careers.brown.edu and reference Job # B01293.
Complete an application online, attach documents, and submit for
immediate consideration. Documents should include cover letter,
resume, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references. Review
of applications will continue until the position is filled;
applications received by April 30, 2011 will receive first

Brown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

        Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2011 22:14:45 -0400
        From: "Mylonas, Elli" <elli_mylonas at brown.edu>
        Subject: Job at Brown: E-Science Librarian for Data Curation

In coordination with related faculty, other campus partners, and the
Library's Digital Technology team, the E-Science Librarian will
develop and implement strategies for life-cycle management of data,
including the development of domain-appropriate data models and
systems architectures that meet faculty needs, adhere to funding
agency requirements, and enhance the overall research environment at
Brown as well as that of the larger scientific research community. In
addition to working with faculty to develop data management plans for
grant applications and on-going projects, the E-Science Librarian will
provide services to faculty and students related to the collection,
preservation and use of data. The incumbent will also participate in
pursuing grant funding possibilities for pilot projects and work with
campus partners to build a broader infrastructure to support
scientific data curation both at Brown and beyond. The position will
also facilitate access to collections and services through direct
contact with library patrons and through the development of
collections, as assigned.

Job Qualifications
- Advanced Degree in physical or life sciences, data curation, or
related disciplines
- 3-5 years of experience working in the field.
- An understanding of the research process as demonstrated by academic
or work experience.
- Demonstrated knowledge of issues and technical challenges related to
data management/curation, including format migration, preservation,
metadata, data retrieval and use issues.
- Familiarity with one or more current scientific data and metadata
- Experience with one of the commonly used repository platforms
(Fedora used locally).
- The ability to acquire new technological skills and resolve problems
in a resourceful and timely manner.
- Demonstrated capacity to work effectively and professionally with
staff at all levels as well as with faculty and students.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
strong analytical and organizational skills; ability to manage time
and multiple projects in a complex, changing environment with a
positive, flexible, creative and innovative attitude.
- Grant writing experience and familiarity with federal funding requirements.

For more information, see Job B01291 at http://careers.brown.edu

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