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The California Digital Library is housed under the University of California Office of the President (UCOP).

Software Engineer

Have a background in object oriented languages (Java, Python and/or Ruby)? Interested in learning machine learning and data analysis technologies? Enjoy working in a team environment where your ideas make a difference? Then come join the California Digital Library’s Discovery and Delivery team.

We are a team of software engineers, librarians and product managers working together to develop innovative library services for the University of California’s libraries and for regional, national and international library consortia. Our work includes organizing and analyzing metadata for the 16 million+ items in the HathiTrust digital library; analyzing the collections of 50+ libraries; and providing the University of California’s shared library catalog, digital resource access and interlibrary loan services.

This is a great job for a software engineer with an excellent knowledge of object oriented programming; a strong interest in learning and using machine learning, data analysis and data visualization technologies; a commitment to software development best practices; an enjoyment of teamwork; and a desire to provide library patrons with the very best access to information.

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Senior Product Manager, Publishing

The Publishing & Special Collections group of the California Digital Library welcomes qualified candidates to apply for the position of Senior Product Manager, Publishing. This position is responsible for managing a portfolio of open access publishing and dissemination products and services that include the eScholarship open access repository and publishing platform as well as the systemwide Publication Management System. The primary role of the Senior Product Manager is to assemble and lead cross-functional teams that support the daily operations of the products and services, to manage infrastructure integrations, and to guide the implementation of features to improve the use and effectiveness of the portfolio. The Senior Product Manager also guides staff in the development of value-added products and services, and works with key campus stakeholders and industry partners to ensure that this service suite continues to provide transformative open access publishing and dissemination solutions.

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Shared Print Operations and Collections Analyst

Are you passionate about print collection management in academic libraries? Do you thrive in cooperative environments, excel at facilitating collaborative efforts, and enjoy conceiving and executing innovative analyses? The California Digital Library (CDL) seeks a creative, enthusiastic individual for the position of Shared Print Operations and Collections Analyst. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to engage at a local, regional, national, and even international, level supporting the efficient acquisition, sharing, and restructuring of physical collections in academic libraries. The Shared Print Operations and Collections Analyst coordinates existing and emerging shared print initiatives working with the University of California Libraries and the 65+ members of the Western Regional Storage Trust. The Analyst also has the opportunity to support CDL/UC and WEST in a variety of extramural initiatives, including the Rosemont Shared Print Alliance, the HathiTrust Shared Print Program, and the Partnership for Shared Book Collections.

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Executive Assistant

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. As executive assistant to the CDL Associate Vice Provost and Executive Director ("Executive Director"), the position plays a key role in managing the daily activities of the office, performing a variety of administrative functions requiring a high degree of discretion, organization, and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision. The successful candidate will oversee complex and sensitive issues requiring professionalism and confidentiality, setting priorities and exercising considerable initiative in completing a high volume of varied and complex duties.

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Licensing Analyst

As a member of the Licensed Content Group within the CDL’s Collection Development and Management Program, the Licensing Analyst provides services in the area of license management, including drafting, editing and redacting complex licensing contracts to secure advantageous terms that meet UC Libraries service goals and ensure compliance with University policies, collaborating with colleagues and legal staff on license development and interpretation, interpreting license provisions in the electronic resource management system (ERMS) for use by UC Libraries staff, communicating about license information with vendors and campuses, and maintaining the department’s central license archive including obtaining signatures and digitally storing and posting licenses. The Licensing Analyst also assists with related functions and works on special projects as assigned, such as collecting and analyzing usage data, producing reports or announcements for the UC library community, and participating in the life-cycle management of electronic resources. The position reports to, and receives direction from, the Assistant Director for Systemwide Licensing.

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Shared Content Service Coordinator

As a member of the Licensed Content Group within the CDL's Collection Development and Management Program, the Shared Content Service Coordinator communicates with UC campus librarians and collection development officers to identify their information needs, negotiates with content vendors, drafts UC systemwide subscription/purchase proposals, supports senior-level discussions, provides outreach events and workshops related to CDL collection development activities, and informs UC librarians on CDL-licensed resources totaling nearly $50M annually. The Shared Content Service Coordinator also assists with related functions and works on special projects as assigned. The position reports to, and receives direction from, the Assistant Director for Systemwide Licensing.

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

Last updated: January 30, 2019