By Patricia Cruse, CDL Director of the Digital Preservation Program

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, CALIFORNIA DIGITAL LIBRARY

TITLE: Digital Preservation Services Manager

CATEGORY: Full-Time

SALARY: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Excellent benefits.

TO APPLY:  http://jobs.ucop.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=52447

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Want to be part of a dynamic team that is working to preserve digital information for future generations?  At the California Digital Library (CDL), we’ve developed a world-class program to preserve digital material that supports the University of California’s research, teaching, and learning mission and you can be a part of it.  A key member of the team is the Digital Preservation Services Manager — reporting to the Director of the Digital Preservation Program the Manager is responsible for the day-to-day management of digital preservation services (production and development) through project management, the provision of support services (whether offered in person or online), and liaison with digital preservation service providers and support staff.  In addition, the Services Manager will be responsible for translating experience of users’ needs and perceptions of system capabilities in a manner that informs further refinement and extension of the digital preservation technology and service infrastructure.

This is an ideal opportunity for someone with solid people skills and a passion for working in a collaborative and dynamic environment.

The California Digital Library (CDL) supports the assembly and creative use of the world’s scholarship and knowledge for the UC libraries and the communities they serve.  In partnership with the UC libraries, the California Digital Library established the digital preservation program to ensure long-term access to the digital information that supports and results from research, teaching and learning at UC.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor’s degree in the social sciences, public administration, library and information science or a related field and at least three years’ relevant experience with development or delivery of online information services in educational, digital preservation, library, research, and/or cultural heritage settings or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Demonstrated experience to plan, evaluate, budget for and manage complex projects from their inception through to their final delivery.

Plans projects and assignments and monitors performance according to priorities as demonstrated by regularly meeting established deadlines in an environment of multiple projects and changing priorities.

Strong logic and quantitative reasoning skills as demonstrated by ability to review and assess a range of variables to define key issues, evaluate reasonable alternatives and translate findings into recommended changes, actions or strategies.

Proven experience with and general understanding of the academic user community and the digital library/scholarly information services domain.

Demonstrated experience working with user community and technology/programming staff to build use cases, functional requirements and user interface design.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills as demonstrated by the ability to understand and articulate technical ideas and issues at a conceptual level and explain them clearly and concisely to non-technical staff.

Demonstrated ability to operate under general direction, able to develop creative solutions to problems, and tackle issues in a self-motivated manner in a service-oriented geographically distributed team environment.

Demonstrated ability to plan, evaluate, budget for and manage complex projects from their inception through to their final delivery.