The Indiana University Libraries seek a dynamic, innovative, and collegial individual to serve in the position of Digital Preservation Librarian. The Digital Preservation Librarian will lead the development and implementation of preservation strategies and policies for digital collections for the IU Libraries, including both digitized and born-digital materials. The position reports to the Assistant Dean for Library Technologies for work-related issues with a dotted line relationship to the Associate Dean for Collection Development and Scholarly Communication for matters relating to promotion and tenure.
Working closely with librarians and staff in Library Technologies, Preservation, University Archives, Digital Collections Services, and Scholarly Communication, as well as with University Information Technology Services-Research Technologies and other library, campus, and university units, the Digital Preservation Librarian will:
•Play a lead role in establishing a cohesive digital preservation program at IU including development of an effective and achievable strategy to ensure long-term viability of university digital assets regardless of format
•Assist in the ongoing development of requirements and specifications for digital materials that the library acquires
•Advise both library staff and external content creators on digital content lifecycle issues and strategies for digital content preservation
•Participate in the development of services to support curation and preservation of research data
•Participate in the development of digital preservation strategies for time-based media as part of IU’s Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative
•Develop preservation policies for IU’s digital repository environments, including Fedora, DSpace, and Hydra.
•Serve as liaison to the Indiana University (IU) community for digital preservation projects and initiatives related to digital collections and data
•Contribute to the IU Libraries’ participation in consortial efforts such as Digital Preservation Network (DPN) and Academic Preservation Trust (APTrust)
•Represent the university in matters concerning digital preservation at the local, national and international level