Job Postings - Professional/Administrative

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Posting # 05067P

Title: Senior Systems Programmer/Analyst
Position Number: 00045415
Rank: PAE-4IT
FTE: 100%

Summary: The Indiana University Libraries are seeking a skilled senior software developer to join the Avalon Media System project. Independently with very little supervision, this position will be responsible for the analysis, design, development, implementation and maintenance of software systems to support digital collections and digital repository services for the IU Libraries and other academic libraries and archives. This will include developing requirements; evaluating and implementing commercial and/or open-source software solutions; designing, coding and testing software; defining and implementing interfaces with other library systems; defining and implementing interfaces with external systems, such as learning management and storage systems; and working with other staff to define metadata and content standards. The position will work on software projects focused around a Samvera/Fedora software stack in collaboration with librarians and staff in the IU Libraries, other departments at IU, and staff at other institutions, playing a lead role in design and/or architecture on some subprojects.
This position is part of a 2 year grant funded project.

Qualifications: Review your qualifications prior to applying to ensure that you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. Resume and cover letter required
Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related technical discipline required. Combinations of related education and experience will be considered.
Minimum Experience: 5 years of experience in the development of complex software systems, including work in Ruby on Rails and/or Java and relational database design and programming.
Required knowledge, skills, and abilities: Experience in web application development and Web Services. Experience with XML and XML-related technologies. Experience working in a Unix/Linux environment. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Good interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team.

Preferred: Master’s degree preferred. Experience with digital repository technologies, including Hydra, Fedora, and Blacklight, strongly desired. Experience with library systems and metadata standards highly desired. Experience with library metadata formats, such as MARC, MODS, Dublin Core, and METS strongly desired. Experience with RDF and linked data technologies strongly desired. Experience working with digital image, audio, and video formats also desired.

Physical Requirements: Physical demands will be limited to moving personal computing equipment, running cables between equipment, and operating computers of various types. Most duties of this position will involve use of computers for long periods of time and require good mental concentration.

Posting # 00525P

Title: Cartographic Resources Cataloger
Position Number: 00044158
Rank: PAO-2RS
FTE: 100%

Summary: Creates original bibliographic and authority metadata records with expertise in cartographic materials including sheet maps, atlases, gazetteers, globes, and GIS datasets. Reviews and proposes local cataloging policies and workflows relevant to cartographic materials and advise management in metadata activities related to cartographic materials.

Qualifications: Review your qualifications prior to applying to ensure that you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. Resume and cover letter required
Bachelor’s degree in Library Science, Information Science, Social Sciences, or relevant field; Combinations of experience and education will be considered. Two years of metadata creation experience in an academic environment; experience creating original MARC records preferred.

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities: Knowledge of geographical and mathematical components of cartographic resources; Demonstrated working knowledge of international and national metadata content standards and tools such as Resource Description and Access (RDA), Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, 2nd ed., revised (AACR2), Library of Congress classification and subject headings (or other controlled vocabularies), Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR); Working knowledge of at least one metadata structure standard or schema (e.g., Dublin Core, MODS, MARC, EAD, TEI, etc.); Demonstrated ability to work with OCLC database and an integrated library system; Excellent oral and written communication skills; Ability to work collaboratively in an environment of continuous change; Ability to meet deadlines and maintain a high level of productivity and accuracy; Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with supervisors, peers, and trainees and work cooperatively in a team environment.

Preferred: Master’s degree preferred.

Physical Requirements: Ability to locate and obtain material throughout the library of a wide variety of sizes and shapes, walk and stand for extended periods and carry a reasonable selection of materials between places where they are stored and places where they are used.  Ability to push and pull a book cart.

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Posting # 05254P

Title: Film Digitization Specialist
Position Number: 00042836
Rank: PAO-3RS
FTE: 100%

Summary: Serves as the project manager for the IU Libraries Moving Image Archive (IULMIA) film digitization project. Oversees preparation of the university’s motion picture film collections for large-scale digitization. Manages the inventory of motion picture film collections by analyzing, normalizing and merging records from multiple, non-uniform databases and spreadsheets. Creates new records for non-described films. Determines best copies of IU Libraries Moving Image Archive (IULMIA) films (which comprise 90% of the university’s film holdings,) for digitization. Develops methodologies for prioritizing films for digitization. Analyzes data on the physical condition, copyright status, and rarity of individual titles and collections to develop digitization workflows. Develops strategies for inventorying, prioritizing and evaluating motion picture film holdings of non-library units. Hires and supervises full time and temporary staff. Manages and monitors the unit’s temporary budget; provides payroll budget projections.

Qualifications: Review your qualifications prior to applying to ensure that you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. Resume and cover letter required.

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities: Master’s degree in Library Science or moving image archiving relevant discipline, or a bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline plus advanced certificate in moving image archiving and preservation. Two years’ experience in film and media preservation required. Demonstrated knowledge of the history of film technology. Expert knowledge of handling, inspecting, repairing, and identifying motion picture film (35mm, 16mm, 8mm and super 8). Knowledge of basic metadata and cataloging schema for moving image material. In-depth knowledge of film reservation options and strategies. Knowledge of film digitization procedures, workflow, equipment. Demonstrated ability to work independently and analyze complex data. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of colleagues to develop sustainable long-term solutions and systems.

Preferred: Supervisory experience and project management experience. Ability to analyze and apply metadata and cataloging schema for moving image collections. Ability to design and implement complex workflows in an archival setting. Database design skills.

Physical Requirements: Ability to lift up to 25 pounds on a regular basis and up to 50 pounds on occasion while moving film cans and, occasionally moving large boxes containing new film collections, and other physical activities related to moving and inspecting archival media, including hand rewinding films, occasionally splicing films and inspecting film.


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