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Position: Discovery & Delivery Director


About the position
At the California Digital Library (CDL), we believe passionately that the library, in all its forms, is critically important to the vital work of students, scholars and the public. As a University of California systemwide library, CDL provides services to and on behalf of the UC system as a partner and collaborator to the UC campus libraries. As a globally-connected digital library, CDL occupies a unique position between the local UC campuses and the global digital library infrastructure. The user base for CDL services and programs includes UC faculty, students and library staff; the patrons of the consortia in which the UC Libraries participate; and the many people worldwide who benefit from UC's open access offerings.

The CDL Discovery & Delivery (D2D) Director is responsible for working collaboratively across CDL and with stakeholders at UC and beyond to develop a forward-thinking strategic vision for the essential services and technologies that connect faculty, students and staff to UC collections and open access materials. The director provides oversight, encourages collaboration and innovation, and ensures the successful operation of D2D systems, services and initiatives.

Reporting to the CDL's Associate Vice Provost/Executive Director (AVP/ED), and consulting within the UC Libraries' ten-campus advisory structure, the D2D director is a member of the CDL senior leadership team tasked with planning and implementing a comprehensive and coordinated suite of digital library services. The D2D service portfolio includes:

  • Melvyl - UC Libraries' union catalog/discovery service run on OCLC's WorldCat Local
  • Request - ILL and document delivery services built atop of OCLC's VDX
  • UC-eLinks - UC Libraries' link resolver run on Ex Libris' SFX
  • Zephir - a metadata management system for the 15 million+ volume Hathi Trust digital library
  • Agua - a shared print management system that supports the Western Regional Storage Trust (WEST) and UC Libraries Shared Print programs

In addition, the UC Libraries and CDL are currently pursuing a plan to investigate, select and implement a consortial Intergrated Library System for the UC Libraries; the D2D program will assume a primary role in the success of the project. We expect this consortial ILS, once implemented, to significantly reconfigure the D2D service portfolio and create opportunities to rethink the contemporary infrastructure required to fulfill the ongoing key requirements of discovery, link resolution and interlibrary loan across the system.

About us
We are the California Digital Library’s Discovery & Delivery Team. We're planning and building the next generation of library services even as we make our existing systems better. We need you to help us make it happen. Read more about what we do and our strategic goals on the CDL website

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Last updated: January 12, 2018