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Digital Publishing & Digital Preservation Librarian
The Washington University Libraries in St. Louis are seeking an innovative, energetic individual for the position of
Digital Publishing & Preservation Librarian. The person in this position is responsible for the management of archival and access digital assets for the campus-wide digital repository based in the Washington University Libraries. The successful candidate will bring both a broad knowledge of relevant metadata standards, digital repository and publishing platforms and programming to build on the technical and intellectual infrastructure in place in the Washington University Libraries.
Primary content for the access repository represents targeted services to our users and stakeholders that meet demonstrated needs: electronic theses and dissertations, undergraduate honors theses, open-access scholarly contributions from Washington University faculty, and scientific data sets; archival digital assets from select digital projects across campus and those created within the University Libraries. Support for original publication of locally created online journals, conference proceedings and similar content is an emerging priority.
Reporting to the Director of the Digital Library, the Digital Publishing & Preservation Librarian works in the team environment of the Digital Library Services, serving as a metadata resource for the unit and library and contributing to digital projects as needed.
QUALIFICATIONS: Required -MLS (MLIS) from an ALA-accredited degree program, or computer science/informatics advanced degree, or combination of advanced degree and relevant experience. Project management skills and experience, especially in digital projects, repository development and/or digital publication. Knowledge of the development and maintenance of data repositories, especially Fedora. Experience with eXtensible Markup Language (XML) and eXtensible Style Language (XSL). Knowledge of and/or experience with three of the following metadata standards: OAI, EAD, MODS, METS, VRACore and/or relevant thesauri or ontologies. Good communication (verbal and written) and organizational skills; collaborative and interpersonal skills and customer-service orientation; team orientation essential. Preferred - Knowledge of file formats and mime-types, and of data sets used in the sciences. Knowledge of RDF and linked open data (semantic web) applications. Experience with data modeling for digital and research data collections and knowledge. Experience with programming/scripting languages such as Java, Perl, Ruby, AJAX or PHP. Experience with UNIX/LINUX, Apache, Lucene, SOLR, Cocoon, MySQL, Fedora Hydra. Work experience in library, museum, academic, or relevant commercial environment.

GENERAL INFORMATION: Washington University, located at the western edge of the city of St. Louis, is a medium-sized, independent, research university founded in 1853, and is internationally known for excellence in teaching and research and for the quality of its faculty and student body. Washington University Libraries, a member of the Association of Research Libraries, includes the John M. Olin Library and twelve school and departmental libraries and holds over 3.7 million volumes. The University is a member of MOBIUS, a consortium of academic institutions in the state which provides online direct patron borrowing through an INN-Reach union catalog. For more information, visit or

APPLICATION INFORMATION: Applications for this position must be submitted online at Reference job #24326. For full consideration, attach a letter of application, resume, and the names of three references (including e-mail & phone number). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Employment eligibility verification required upon hire. Washington University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and encourages applications from women, ethnic minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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