Job Posting: Manager of Digitization and Repository Services, Calgary University, Calgary, AB

Libraries and Cultural Resources is currently seeking a Full-time Regular Manager, Digitization & Repository Services.

Reporting to the Associate University Librarian, Technology, Discovery and Digital Services, the Manager, Digitization and Repository Services enables active lifecycle curation, discovery, and re-use of digital assets. To this purpose, the Manager will develop and maintain scalable and sustainable services, infrastructure, procedures and training and is expected to provide management, operational and technical support to ensure the successful delivery of services.

Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

  • Engaging and supporting researchers and the broader community with data intensive projects, digitization initiatives, and digital preservation
  • Acting as the key technical liaison for Libraries and Cultural Resources with national and international digitization and repository organizations
  • Maintaining close engagement with related scholarly communications issues including copyright, open access and new forms of publication and research-creative activities
  • Providing strong leadership and management of staff, including responsibilities for recruitment, training, staff development, evaluation and performance management
  • Coordinating staff roles and responsibilities as digitization and repository services evolve
  • Establishing a business model for digitization and repository services
  • Developing and maintain budgets, policies, integrated priorities, standards of service and marketing
  • Facilitating planning for digital projects
  • Ensuring the understanding of technology needs for Libraries and Cultural Resources and contribute to planning, goal setting, and support of services
  • Developing and refining the current repositories to cater for future research demands
  • Designing stable systems to ensure digital collections including images, text, video, audio and other digital assets can be explored, discovered and reused to qualitatively benefit the University and other appropriate audiences
  • Collaborating with Information Technologies to ensure that appropriate stability, security, backup and software support are available for existing systems
  • Ensuring that web and metadata standards and appropriate searching capabilities are supported
  • Developing strategies for digital preservation and storage of digitized materials
  • Supporting online publishing initiatives
  • Keeping up-to-date on technology trends related to digitization, object repositories and metadata, digital archiving, and digital preservation

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Masters degree or a comparable combination of education and experience in computer science, information science, or a related field
  • Advanced skills in system design and systems integration, including practical experience in managing Unix/Linux servers, web development, API applications, scripting, and development for both applications and databases
  • Established record of the successful completion of digital asset management projects, demonstrating technical aptitude and an understanding of digital scholarship trends and academic library requirements and priorities
  • Knowledge of metadata concepts and standards, including descriptive metadata, technical metadata and preservation metadata
  • Familiarity with current trends and developments in digitization and in institutional and other repositories
  • Capacity to build and maintain collaborative working relationships with colleagues and stakeholders
  • Ability to operate within a complex work environment, working both independently and within a team setting
  • Demonstrated commitment to public service
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills

Application Deadline:  February 15, 2015. Consideration of applications will begin after January 18, 2015.