Collections Strategist for Repository Services

at MIT (view profile)
Location Cambridge, Massachusetts
Date Posted August 19, 2019
Category Academic
Job Type Full-time
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REPOSITORY SERVICES STRATEGISTMIT Libraries, to develop and plan services and lead outreach related to digital repositories-based collections in order to   meet the needs of MIT researchers; leverage repository services to enable and support a robust, sustainable, equitable, and open scholarly communications ecosystem; and advance computational modes of access to repository-based collections.  Responsibilities include developing repository services strategies (70%), repository services support (20%), data analysis (5%), and committee/project work (5%).

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Job Requirements

REQUIRED: master’s-level degree in library/information science or relevant discipline; three years’ academic library/related experience; experience with library repository systems and technologies for local hosting of collections; experience with copyright, licensing, and other rights management issues; excellent organizational, analytical, project management, interpersonal, and communication skills; experience with digitization and digital preservation standards and best practices, descriptive and structural metadata standards, and repository systems; experience with digital archives and project management, particularly related to the DSpace repository platform; and knowledge of digital collection building practices and philosophy related to intellectual property, ethics, data privacy, content management, preservation, and access.  Must be able to collaborate within/across organizational boundaries and with a diverse population; exercise diplomacy and tact in working with a wide variety of people; write and document clearly; gather, analyze, and share findings; tolerate ambiguity and adapt to change in a fast-paced, dynamic environment; independently prioritize/manage competing deadlines/projects; and convey technical concepts to non-technical staff/faculty/students.  PREFERRED:  familiarity with scholars’ needs and use of digital content and services; experience with digital collections development and project leadership; understanding of digital curation principles, standards, and best practices; and familiarity with open-source technologies.  Job #17863-8

Salary:  $63,232 minimum, with actual salary dependent upon qualifications and experience


MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.