Digital Preservation Analyst

at Harvard University (view profile)
Published April 30, 2024
Location Remote from approved states, United States of America
Category Academic  
Job Type Full-time  
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Cover Letter Requirements Required
Education Requirements Master’s degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited university, or equivalent combination of education and experience
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency 66,200
Maximum Compensation in Local Currency 108,200
Hourly or Salary? Salary
Pay Grade 056


Although this position will remain posted until filled, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by end of day on May 31, 2024.

**All remote work must be performed within a state in which Harvard is registered to do business (CA, CT, GA, IL, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VA, VT and WA).**

Harvard Library is seeking a Digital Preservation Analyst to join the Digital Preservation Services (DPS) team in the Preservation Services department.  The Digital Preservation Analyst will provide operational support for digital preservation systems and services.  Reporting to the Senior Digital Preservation Specialist and collaborating with Harvard Library units and Library Technology Services, the incumbent will provide support for preservation systems, including the Digital Repository Service (DRS), ePADD, and the hosted Archive-It (AIT) web archiving service.  Additional responsibilities include creating and maintaining documentation and training modules; the collection, analysis, and visualization of usage and outcome statistics for these systems; maintenance of the public online web presence for the Digital Preservation team; and collaborative investigation of innovative and emerging technical solutions.

This position provides opportunity for engaging with colleagues and curatorial units across the University and applying sophisticated analyses, strategies, and technologies to the profound task of ensuring the ongoing integrity, accessibility, authenticity, and usability of the University’s deep, broad, and often unique digital collections for scholarly use now and in the future.  Digital Preservation currently provides effective and sustainable stewardship for over 10.8 million unique works composed of 230 million files in 90 formats totaling 2 petabytes in replicated form. To help us with the critical work enabling the long-term preservation of this ever-growing body of critical material, we’re looking for someone with enthusiasm to take on grand challenges, relentless curiosity in pursuit of effective and sustainable solutions, and an openness to exploration and experimentation grounded in theoretical rigor and practical experience.

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