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Digital Preservation Librarian (Assistant Librarian or Associate Librarian)

Indiana University-Bloomington, Libraries

Job Title: Digital Preservation Librarian (Assistant Librarian or Associate Librarian)
Job Location: Bloomington , IN
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Library administration, librarian
Computer services, info technology
Application Closing Date: Open until filled
Date Posted: 2017-08-21
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Digital Preservation Librarian (Assistant Librarian or Associate Librarian)
Indiana University-Bloomington, Libraries

Seeking dynamic, innovative, collegial individual to serve as Digital Preservation Librarian. Will lead development and implementation of preservation strategies and policies for digital collections for IU Libraries, including both digitized and born-digital materials.†


Working closely with librarians and staff in Library Technologies, Scholarly Communication, Preservation, and special collections units such as University Archives, as well as with University Information Technology Services-Research Technologies and other library, campus, and university units, will: play lead role in establishing cohesive digital preservation program at IU including development of effective and achievable strategy to ensure long-term viability of university digital assets regardless of format; assist in ongoing development of requirements and specifications for digital materials library acquires; advise library staff and external content creators on digital content lifecycle issues and strategies for digital content preservation; participate in development of digital preservation strategies for research data; participate in development of digital preservation strategies for audio, video, and film media as part of IUís Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative; develop preservation policies for IUís digital repository environments, including Fedora, DSpace, and Samvera; oversee Librariesí Born Digital Preservation Lab, supporting transfer of born-digital files from physical media; promote Librariesí culture of diversity and inclusion, support values outlined in Indiana University Bloomingtonís Campus Strategic Plan ( and the Librariesí Diversity Strategic Plan (

Job Requirements


ALA accredited masterís degree in library or information science; candidates with advanced degree in relevant subject area and appropriate experience in an academic setting will also be considered; demonstrated knowledge of digital preservation issues, strategies, standards, and best practices; knowledge or awareness of digital preservation and trustworthy digital repository standards such as OAIS, TRAC, Data Seal of Approval, and ISO 16363; familiarity with national and international collaborative digital preservation efforts; experience with digital repository technologies such as Samvera, Fedora, DSpace, and LOCKSS; experience with metadata standards such as MARC, EAD, Dublin Core, MODS, METS, PREMIS, PBCore, EBUCore, and/or AES57; ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track position at the IU Libraries (

Preferred; professional work experience in field of digital preservation, digital libraries, or digital repositories; hands-on experience in use of digital preservation systems in an enterprise-scale environment; experience with markup languages such as HTML and XML, style sheets such as CSS and XSL, and other XML-related technologies.

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Information and Application Process Instructions

Review of applications will begin Monday, September 18, 2017.† Position will remain open until filled.

Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at

Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: Jennifer Chaffin, Director of Human Resources, Libraries Human Resources, Herman B Wells Library 201, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 - Phone: 812-855-8196 - Fax: 812-855-2576 - Email:

For more information about Indiana University Bloomington go to

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services.† All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

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To obtain more information or to submit your resume you can contact Jennifer Chaffin as shown below. If you apply for this position, please say you saw it first on Thank you.

Jennifer Chaffin
Libraries Human Resources, Herman B Wells Library
Indiana University
1320 E. Tenth Street
Bloomington , IN 47405
Phone: 812-855-8196
Fax: 812-855-2576

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