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The California Digital Library is housed under the University of California Office of the President (UCOP). Job opportunities at the CDL are listed here as well as on the UCOP employment web site.

Senior UNIX System Administrator

CDL’s Infrastructure and Applications Support (IAS) group is looking for a Senoir UNIX System Administrator to join our small band of IT professionals. The Infrastructure and Application Support team is responsible for the technical infrastructure required to create and deliver CDL services. We provide a reliable and secure platform for software development and deployment, while ensuring the best possible application performance and user experience. With a focus on efficiency and availability, we design and manage an environment that meets the demanding needs of our service delivery teams and our end users. We adopt and promote technology standards and best practices, leverage open-source solutions, and collaborate with others to create a stable, cost-effective infrastructure. We create this infrastructure to support existing and future CDL operations, with a focus on innovation and adaptability that will allow us to quickly and easily adjust our environment to meet future needs and technology trends.

Among other tasks, the senior UNIX system administrator applies advanced systems infrastructure concepts and organizational objectives to resolve highly complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors. This person selects methods, techniques and evaluation criteria to obtain results, gives presentations to associated team and other technical units and evaluates new technologies including performing moderate to complex cost/benefit analyses.

Get details: https://jobs.ucop.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=60135.

Information Services Analyst

The California Digital Library (CDL) supports the education, research, and public service mission of the University of California in partnership with the ten campus University of California Libraries system. The CDL has four core programs: Collection Development; Discovery & Delivery; Access & Publishing; and the UC Curation Center.

As a member of the CDL Information Services Team, the Information Services Analyst will provide support to the CDL program teams responsible for the development and ongoing management of UC Libraries’ digital library collections and services, and importantly, to the users of those services. The primary user base of CDL programs and services include UC faculty, students and library staff.

The Information Services Analyst will provide user support for a range of CDL-managed services, included but not limited to the Melvyl Catalog, Request, UC-eLinks, the Online Archive of California, and Calisphere. A primary responsibility of the position is serving on the CDL Helpdesk, including staffing the Helpline, triaging and troubleshooting problems with CDL services and UC-licensed resources, and identifying issues with policy implications for CDL programs and services. Ideal candidates will have a commitment to excellence in customer service, are technically adept and able to learn and support new and quickly-changing technologies; and have the ability to research solutions or information regarding technical issues.

Get details and apply here: https://jobs.ucop.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=60177.

Metadata Analyst

The California Digital Library seeks a Metadata Analyst to work collaboratively and creatively with the CDL’s Discovery and Delivery (D2D) team of developers, product managers and analysts who develop and support a wide variety of library services including a union catalog for the University of California; instant access to books and journals; and an interlibrary loan system. Consortial systems include a metadata management system and a collection analysis and decision support system.

The D2D Metadata Analyst will identify, assess, and address metadata management needs in a range of data flows and systems, in part as a member of the team that manages metadata for the HathiTrust, a digital library preservation and access partnership in which the University of California actively participates. Responsibilities include engaging with metadata contributors to analyze submissions, developing metadata transformation use cases, working with team members to determine the system requirements that will address prioritized needs, and translating requirements into metadata handling specifications. Ideal candidates will be service-oriented, rigorous data sleuthers who are driven to solve detailed data problems and who are energized by new and evolving opportunities to mine large datasets and realize useful data interactions across complex systems and workflows.

Get details: https://jobs.ucop.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=60168

Software Developer Opening for the Discovery and Delivery Team

Software developers, analysts and product managers on the CDL’s Discovery and Delivery (D2D) team work collaboratively and creatively to develop and support a wide variety of library services for the University of California’s libraries and for regional and international library consortia. University of California library services include a union catalog; instant access to books and journals; and an interlibrary loan system. Consortial systems include a metadata management system and a collection analysis and decision support system.

Software developers on the D2D team create technical designs, develop software, create enhancements for existing systems and provide systems integration. They also work together to understand new technologies and to determine how these technologies can be used to provide improved library services. To fill this position, we are looking for someone with excellent software development skills, interest in working in a digital library and the ability to work collaboratively. Knowledge of (or interest in) some or all of the following would be a real asset: Java, Ruby, front-end technologies (React, Angular, jQuery, etc.), frameworks (Spring, Rails, etc.), RESTful Web Services, machine learning (TensorFlow, etc.) and software engineering skills (continuous integration, agile, etc.)

Get details: https://jobs.ucop.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=59989

Shared Print Operations and Collections Analyst

The California Digital Library seeks a Shared Print Operations and Collections analyst to coordinate existing and emerging shared print initiatives among the University of California Libraries and other extramural partners, including the Western Regional Storage Trust (WEST).

Shared print is a collaborative effort of the ten campuses of the University of California and other academic libraries to enable the libraries to meet the information needs of faculty and students in the 21st century through efficient acquisition, sharing and restructuring of physical collections. The Shared Print program assumes a leadership role in planning sustainable cooperative collection development and management initiatives for print collections. The program guides and provides focus for the libraries in formulating strategies, policies and operational approaches to managing physical research collections in a digital age.

Reporting to and working closely with the Shared Print Manager, the successful candidate will have a passion for facilitating cooperative collection management initiatives among libraries. The successful candidate analyzes collections, and works with data, collections officers, and many librarians to propose and facilitate retention and other collection management decisions. S/he is an excellent communicator, capable of guiding groups in complex technical and cross-institutional issues to arrive at common practices. S/he serves as a main operational contact for shared print projects among many libraries and storage facilities.

The position is a three (3) year contract position.

Relocation to Oakland, CA is preferred. Depending on experience, this position may work remotely from somewhere in the western region of the United States and travel periodically to the California Digital Library.

First review date of applications will be Friday, February 10, 2017. Open until filled.

For a full position description and to apply for the position, please visit:


Please be prepared to attach your resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references as part of the application process. In your letter, please refer to Payroll Title: Project Policy Analyst 4 (Job Code: 7399).

To learn more, about the California Digital Library and shared print programs, please visit:

To review a complete list of all of UCOP’s open positions please visit the University of California Office of the President Employment Website: http://jobs.ucop.edu

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.

Last updated: February 01, 2017
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