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Discovery & Delivery: Job Opportunities

Shape the future of libraries.

 

Position: Software Engineer

 

About the position

Do you truly enjoy software engineering? Do you want to learn new things in a job where you can have a real impact? Do you enjoy working in a fun team environment where your ideas are really heard? Then join the California Digital Library’s Discovery and Delivery team.

We are a team of software engineers and librarian/analysts using the best ideas in software engineering (agile, continuous integration, design patterns, etc.) to write software for the University of California’s libraries, the HathiTrust’s 16 million volume digital library and the WEST consortium of major academic libraries. We work primarily in Java/Spring and Ruby/Sinatra on AWS. We are eager to learn more about Python, statistical and visualization software (Scikit, etc.), machine learning languages (TensorFlow, etc.), Jupyter Notebooks and other new technologies.

This is a great job for a software engineer who has a real interest in software engineering best practices; has the ability to independently learn and investigate new ideas; and has a strong team orientation. If you have these things, we are very interested in talking with you (no matter what your primary programming language) and would be very interested in having you join our smart, fun, friendly, diverse and dynamic team.

Get details and apply here.

 

Position: Metadata Product Manager (career position)

 

About the position
The Metadata Product Manager provides product management and metadata strategy experience in support of the CDL's Discovery & Delivery (D2D) program goals. In close coordination with D2D leadership, the Metadata Product Manager leads a team of developers and analysts; assumes overall product management responsibility for Zephir, a custom metadata management service provided to the HathiTrust Digital Library; assesses and advises on metadata strategies for consortial data workflows and data integrity, collection analysis, and discovery and delivery services; collaborates with CDL product managers, service owners, leadership, and with analysts and other staff in organizations external to CDL, such as vendors and cross-institutional partnerships, to achieve D2D goals; maintains awareness of new technology and digital library industry trends; and identifies opportunities for improvement of current services, or the creation of new services based on a deep commitment to addressing stakeholder and end user needs.

The Metadata Product Manager works closely on:

  • Zephir; metadata management system for the 15 million+ volume Hathi Trust digital library
  • HathiTrust and other digital library partners
  • dataflows and workflows in a system-wide UC environment
  • Linked data projects
  • Development of local, national and international metadata standards


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

Get details and apply to the CDL D&D Metadata Product Manager position.

 

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

Get details and apply here: https://jobs.ucop.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=60855

Last updated: September 06, 2018