The WV & Regional History Center in Libraries at West Virginia University is seeking applications for a Digital Archivist. The Digital Archivist is responsible for all aspects of digital archives management and preservation at the West Virginia & Regional History Center (WVRHC). This position develops digital archives policies and procedures for materials given to and created by the WVRHC, based on best practices and professional standards and in collaboration with WVRHC and WVU Libraries faculty and staff. The Digital Archivist reports to the WVRHC Assistant Director.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Survey and assess existing digitized and born-digital materials in WVRHC collections.
Assess WVRHC needs for management and long-term preservation of digitized and born- digital materials.
Identify and select tools and systems for management, access, and preservation of digitized and born-digital content.
Develop, implement, and oversee policies and workflows for appraisal, ingest, accession, creation, arrangement, description, access, and preservation of digitized and born-digital materials. Provides guidance to WVRHC faculty and staff to implement workflows.
Analyze born-digital content for personally identifiable information and creates and implements workflows for redacting and/or restricting access to this information.
Continuously improve policies and procedures for management and preservation of digital materials.
Recommend and implement use of metadata schema, descriptive standards, and reparative description for digital archives.
In collaboration with faculty and staff, develops and maintains digital collections and projects.
Participate in evaluation of materials for digitization and provides guidance for digitization efforts.
Liaise with Library Systems Development and Infrastructure groups, Knowledge Access and Resource Management (KARM) Department, and WVU ITS and other relevant departments.
Maintain an understanding of current practices by participating in relevant professional development, research, and service activities.
Manage support staff including graduate assistants and student workers as needed.
Provide guidance and serve as a voice for digital preservation across WVU Libraries.
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship, offers high quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU is located in Morgantown, West Virginia, has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America, with divisional campuses in Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg, and Montgomery. WVU is a Research University (Highest Research Activity) and ranks among the top 100 public universities in the nation, including a top 15 ranking in most affordable tuition for out-of-state students. WVU offers 184 degrees throughout the 15 colleges and schools within the university. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy, and forensics. There are more than 32,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide who are pioneering, passionate, innovative, tireless and caring.