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  • Monday, July 27, 2020 10:35 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

    Digital Projects and Metadata Librarian

    (July 27, 2020)

    Located in New York City, the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) is a non-profit organization working to develop and maintain essential library services throughout New York City and Westchester County. The METRO membership consists of a diverse group of over 200 libraries, archives, and information organizations ranging from New York’s largest libraries to small community archives. METRO provides professional development and continuing education opportunities for our membership, in addition to digitization, metadata, hosting and support services for digital collections plus the development of custom digital projects.

    POSITION OVERVIEW:

    Reporting to the Assistant Director for Digital Strategy, the Digital Projects and Metadata Librarian manages data, metadata, media imports and exports including transformations and quality assurance across all METRO supported platforms.

    The Digital Projects and Metadata Librarian works side by side with METRO’s software development team to incorporate critical Metadata and Linked Data expertise. This person will gather local use cases and help to devise innovative solutions to challenging cataloging and workflow issues, in order to grow and support METRO’s digital repositories

    As an active member of the Archipelago Commons Open Source project team, the Librarian will discuss, evaluate and propose improved workflows, existing and new functionality to leverage the platform’s philosophy and to support METRO partner institution’s metadata needs. The work will also include public community engagement, knowledge sharing, and collaboration.

    The Digital Projects and Metadata Librarian takes a lead role in developing and applying workflows and procedures for processing metadata and associated digital resources into METRO repositories and performs a variety of administrative tasks related to ingest, migrations and partner communication.

    Candidates should be enthusiastic about supporting and expanding access to digital resources from New York GLAM institutions of all sizes and to make learning a constant and iterative process. Creativity, flexibility, critical thinking, self driven research, and the ability to question everything while following and anticipating emerging technologies will be essential.

    This a remote position; there is no residency requirement. Some travel required.

    IF YOU FILL THIS POSITION, YOU WILL BE ASKED TO:

    Support METRO digital repositories and hosted collections by performing related metadata, data and media tasks (ingest, export, transformation) in METRO’s Archipelago and Islandora repositories.

    Be an active member of the Archipelago Commons development team and help test and release new features and versions.

    Support METRO in metadata, data, and media migrations between systems.

    Train and assist partners who are creating metadata for digital objects.

    Participate actively in Github discussions and our Community forums.

    Create webforms, Twig templates, and workflows for editing, ingesting, exposing and exporting digital resources in Archipelago and Islandora.

    Ingest simple and complex objects into Archipelago and Islandora using a variety of tools and workflows.

    Create and maintain guidelines, documentation, training materials and workflows in Github.

    Maintain content and perform basic administration of repositories.

    Coordinate statewide Metadata and Semantic working groups to support and promote metadata quality and shareability in New York State.

    Serve as liaison to other New York City and state digital collaborations (ESLN, WikiData, WikiMedia, WikiPedia, others).

    THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL HAVE:

    Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science or a related degree.

    Demonstrated success working a remote and distributed environment.

    Knowledge and experience working with metadata standards/ontologies such as Dublin Core, MARCXML, MODS, Schema.org, Europeana Data Model, the various IIIF APIs.

    Knowledge and experience working with Linked Data technologies (RDF, JSON-LD) and Querying Languages like GraphQL, Gremlin, SPARQL.

    Deep practical understanding of JSON, including JMESPATH and JSONPATHS.

    Experience working with digital collections systems and frameworks including CONTENTdm, Islandora, Samvera, CollectiveAccess, ArchiveSpace, DSpace and Omeka/Omeka-S.

    Knowledge working with CMS systems like Drupal 7/8/9 and WordPress.

    Basic understanding of programming languages like Python, PHP and Javascript and markup languages like HTML and associated technologies like CSS, markdown and pseudo languages like TWIG.

    Comfortable reading software code.

    Understanding of cloud service providers and technologies.

    Understanding of relational databases, document stores and fast indexes and their underlying technologies like SQL Solr, ElasticSearch.

    Comfortable using Linux/Unix terminals (sh/bash/zsh).

    Understanding of the state of open source communities and their software such as Islandora, Fedora, Samvera.

    Understanding of what Archipelago Commons, our development platform and repository is, does, and does not do.

    Knowledge of XML and related technologies like XSLT, XPath and XQuery.

    Experience with mapping and transforming a range of metadata schemas and standards.

    Knowledge of metadata harvesting protocols like OAI-PMH,OAI-ORE, JSON API, IIIF Collection and Search APIs and in general HTTP based API interactions via command lines.

    Experience with metadata cleanup utilities such as OpenRefine, Catmandu.

    Knowledge of file formats and common compression methods for Public access and preservation. Includes best practices and EXIF manipulation.

    Comfortable speaking in public and leading meetings and training sessions.

    Comfortable defending ideas in software development teams.

    Comfortable presenting publicly at conferences and other professional events.

    Knowledge of LIS operation, workflows and MARC.

    Bi-lingual or better (Human Languages).

    APPLICATION DETAILS:

    Compensation for this role will be non-negotiable at 70K/yr, with health benefits. To apply, please send a pdf copy of your resume and cover letter along with any other material you would like considered part of your application to info@metro.org. Final candidates will be required to provide names and contact information for three professional references. This position remains open until filled; METRO is accepting applications on a rolling basis. METRO is an equal opportunity employer.


  • Thursday, July 16, 2020 6:29 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

    Digital Resources Librarian

    (July 16, 2020)

    Position Type: Full-Time, Permanent

    Benefits: Yes

    Salary Range: $45,000 - $55,000

    The Morristown and Morris Township Library’s North Jersey History and Genealogy Center seeks a dynamic, creative, outgoing full-time digital resources librarian. The North Jersey History and Genealogy Center has one of the best local history collections in the state and already has an excellent online presence. The successful candidate will add to that online presence from our various Morris County manuscript collections, our local photograph collections, our impressive collection of original work and works about Thomas Nast, A.B. Frost and Lucille Hobbie to name a few. The digital resources librarian should have experience uploading video and audio, and digitizing exhibits. The successful candidate will also provide reference services to our visitors who come from across the country and beyond. The Digital Librarian also does original cataloging. The digital librarian will work one night a week and one weekend day every other week. The position requires an M.L.S. or M.L.I.S.

    An interest in U.S. history and genealogy would help and a fluency in Spanish would be a bonus. For more about the job see the attached job description. Please note only New Jersey residents or candidates intending on moving to New Jersey will be accepted. Please send your cover letter and resume to Department Head of the North Jersey History and Genealogy Center, James Lewis at james.lewis@mmt.mainlib.org.

    North Jersey History & Genealogy Center – Digital Resources Librarian

    Job Description

    Status: Exempt

    Reports to: Head of the North Jersey History & Genealogy Center

    Summary

    The digital resources librarian is a full-time, exempt position that provides reference services to patrons and performs special projects as directed.

    Qualifications and Requirements

    • This position requires a Master of Library Science or Information Science, and the ability to obtain a professional librarian’s certificate from the New Jersey Department of Education. A student enrolled in an accredited M.L.S. course of study who is on track for this qualification will also be considered
    • Strong knowledge of material of all kinds in New Jersey history and genealogy.
    • Good reference interview skills
    • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
    • Commitment to providing the best quality customer service to our patrons
    • Computer skills including, but not limited to, the ability to work competently with the Library’s online catalog, databases, email, calendar and Circulation systems
    • Experience with Word, Publisher, photo and video editing/uploading software, digital scanning, familiarity with metadata schema and OCLC ContentDM; however, the ability to learn these skills is also acceptable
    • Knowledge of library cataloging and familiarity with OCLC WorldCat, OCLC Connexion, and Innovative Polaris and Leap platforms; however the ability to learn these skills is also acceptable
    • Basic microform reader, printer, scanner, and photocopier troubleshooting

    Duties

    • Provide reference desk service to patrons in the North Jersey History Center
    • Research and answer reference inquiries
    • Catalog maps, books and unpublished materials
    • Perform general housekeeping duties, such as shelving and shelf-reading
    • Maintain Digital Collections on the Library’s web site
    • Scan and digitize material from the photo, postcard, map, fine art, etc., collections
    • Maintain the department’s pages on the Library’s web site and public computers in History Center
    • Draft and distribute public relations announcements
    • Assist in creating exhibits and displays with material from the department’s collections
    • Assists in preservation of collection material
    • Assists archivist with space management of plans, maps, fine art and photographic materials
    • Other duties as needed

    All Library employees are expected to be courteous and helpful in their dealings with both fellow staff and the public. Promptness, neatness and regular attendance and the ability to be a self-starter are also important parts of this position. Employees must be able to lift, sort, and shelve library materials as required. Employees must be able to work some nights and weekends.

    https://my.bccls.org/job/morristown-and-morris-township-library-morristown-and-morris-township-library-morristown-nj-full-time-digital-librarian/


  • Monday, June 15, 2020 7:25 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)
    Full Stack Developer (Temp, FT)

    (June 15, 2020)

    Benefits-No

    Salary Range - $45,000 - $55,000

    Full Stack Developer (Temp, FT)

    The Department of Records and Information Services seeks an experienced full-stack developer to work with the Municipal Archives and Municipal Library to assist in the development of a digital platform for preservation and access. The ideal candidate will be eager to work collaboratively with a dynamic group of digital archivists, librarians, and developers to build products that will allow the Department to preserve and provide access to large amounts of born digital and digitized archival materials. The Digital Platform will customize and integrate open-source software tools such as Fedora Commons, Solr, Archivematica, ArchivesSpace, and Hyrax / Hyku.

    Required Skills

    · Front-End Development (JavaScript, HTML, and CSS)

    · Back-end Development (e.g. Ruby, Java, Python)

    · Relational and non-relational databases (PostgreSQL)

    · Familiarity with open-source library and archives software

    · Experience building and consuming RESTful APIs

    · System Administration and Shell Scripting (Ansible, Terraform, Packer, Bash Scripting, Python, Vagrant, RHEL, Ubuntu)

    · Experience using versioning software such as Git and Github to manage collaborative projects

    · Experience writing unit tests and integrating with continuous integration tools

    · Ability to plan and prioritize work and meet project deadlines

    · Able to work both in a team and individually

    · Excellent oral and written communication, organization, and interpersonal skills

    · Experience with XML-based library and archives metadata standards, such as Encoded Archival Description (EAD), MARCXML, MODS, Dublin Core, and METS, as well as XSLT stylesheets associated with their transformation

    Preferred Skills

    · Experience working with and contributing to open-source software tools

    · Experience with Fedora Commons Repository and ActiveFedora

    · Strong understanding of UX and accessibility best practices

    Salary

    · $60 per hour, July – December 2020

    · Total = $40,950

    https://www1.nyc.gov/site/records/about/career.page

    To Apply: Please send Resume to recruit@records.nyc.gov


  • Monday, April 20, 2020 9:55 AM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

    Advising Archivist (Remote) 

    (April 20, 2020)

    Position Type - Part-time, term

    Benefits - No

    Salary Range - Position pays an hourly wage

    Hourly wage range - $46 - $50

    RFP: Structured Metadata Standards & (Scalable) Taxonomy Datasets for Curationist.org

    REMOTE. Incorporated in Richmond, VA

    Date April 17, 2020

    Client MHz Foundation

    Requested by Virginia Poundstone, Content Curation Director, virginia@mhzfoundation.org

    As an online curation platform of open access art and cultural heritage content, MHz Curationist (curationist.org) imagines an online space where cultures meet, differences are celebrated, and people collaborate to build collective knowledge.

    Our goal is to establish two founding documents: a Structured Metadata Standard that we can implement as we pull from open access API sources and (Scalable) Taxonomy Datasets that apply our values of cultural diversity and dynamism while making our materials discoverable through our advanced search tool as well as general SEO. Both of these documents will set clear, intentional, and efficient frameworks that will help us with our mission to increase access to art and cultural heritage and expand cultural awareness.

    In order to accomplish our goals, the team requires an Advising Archivist to create clearly defined in-house Structured Metadata Standards & (Scalable) Taxonomy Datasets that can be based around existing best practices with room to evolve alongside the project and culture-at-large.

    Please review the RFP for a fuller context and project goals. Thank you for taking time to consider helping us advance this project from a pragmatic critical archival studies perspective. We hope to hear from you soon. Proposals will be reviewed until April 24th, 2020.

    CONTEXT SUMMARY

    As an online curation platform of open access art and cultural heritage content, Curationist imagines an online space where cultures meet, differences are celebrated, and people collaborate to build collective knowledge.

    Currently, Curationist is a manually culled and searchable WordPress database of hot linked open access and Creative Commons art and culture content from around the world. The content is curated by a small team of moonlighting freelance contributors who are cultural producers from various fields, experience levels, and cultural backgrounds.

    In 2020, we plan to expand the project into an ecosystem for sharing art and culture in dialog with others. Eventually, this emergent archive will evolve to be a free knowledge hub full of high quality community curated and generated digital content and editorial materials. The beta site is currently in a re-design phase to become more useful, intentional, and entertaining. Enriching, but not academic. Fun and trustworthy.

    PROJECT GOALS

    We want to be a valuable, discoverable, and verifiable source of global art and cultures via anti-colonial, anti-racist, feminist, and queer practices that deliver great art and culture, not as a static authority, but as an emergent collective.

    Having spent a year gaining a strong understanding of content available, obstacles in our current technology, and getting aspirational metrics in place, we are preparing to launch into clear-eyed archive building. It is critical that the technical, content, and communications teams are aligned around standardization of metadata and taxonomy datasets that are flexible enough to expand beyond hegemonic norms to include a plurality of classifications, and is structured enough to stand up to dominant culture.

    Our goal is to establish two founding documents: a Structured Metadata Standard that we can implement as we pull from open access API sources and (Scalable) Taxonomy Datasets that apply our values of cultural diversity and dynamism while making our materials discoverable through our advanced search tool as well as general SEO. Both of these documents will set clear, intentional, intuitive, and efficient frameworks that will help us with our mission to increase access to art and cultural heritage and expand cultural awareness.

    In order to accomplish our goals, the team requires an Advising Archivist to create clearly defined in-house Structured Metadata Standards & (Scalable) Taxonomy Datasets that can be based around existing best practices with room to evolve alongside the project and culture-at-large. We prefer to use a standard (or reference multiple standards) available through a Creative Commons license (if possible) as part of our ethos to participate in the free knowledge movement top to bottom.

    PROJECT SCOPE

    In collaboration with the Content Curation Director, in conversation with the Technical Project Manager, and with logistical support from the Content Curation Coordinator, the Advising Archivist will establish Metadata Standard & (Scalable) Taxonomy Dataset (CC BY-SA 4.0). These documents will determine and provide guidance on:

    which cultural heritage standard(s) we will adopt as a baseline and why with a strong preference for free knowledge sources

    how we will adopt as we forefront knowledges not yet at the center

    additional standards that are needed to ensure alignment on the anti-colonial, intersectional feminist, queer, and anti-racist thought we espouse

    outline a protocol for an evolution of Standards & Datasets so we can remain flexible for lexicon expansion and future planning towards multilingualism and international text layout and typography

    Additionally, the Advising Archivist may discover further lines of inquiry to be considered for future development under this or a separate agreement.

    TIMELINE

    May: Research & Discovery

    June: Delivery of a first draft Metadata Standard & (Scalable) Taxonomy Dataset

    July: Final draft

    Thank you for taking time to consider helping us advance this project from a pragmatic critical archival studies perspective. We hope to hear from you soon. Proposals will be reviewed until April 24th, 2020.

    WE ARE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO

    Approaches Art History, Cultural Heritage and Cultural Theory through social justice frameworks

    Excels in the art and maintenance of Archiving practices

    Is a thought leader in the field with a desire to contribute to the free knowledge movement and help it move beyond its Euro-American centrism

    Is experienced and/or comfortable navigating the nuance of anti-colonial ethos within the colonial practice of collecting, archiving,

    PREFERRED EXPERIENCE

    +/- 5 years of experience as an archivist, registrar, librarian, data scientist, or similar

    Multi-lingual

    Translation & Translation technology

    Peer review and/or collaborative authoring

    Technical writing for archives

    APPRECIATED EXPERIENCE

    Familiarity with Getty Vocabularies (and the critiques of)

    Familiarity with Wikidata (linked open data)

    Familiarity with Asia Art Archive’s Datasets

    Familiarity with Artsy’s Art Genome Project

    Familiarity with international text layout and typography

    Familiarity with structured data as outlined by schema.org and google

    Comfortability with communication through Slack

    Proficiency with Google Docs and Google Drive

    Proficiency in Wordpress or similar CMS

    Proficiency with SEO strategies

    To Apply: Please send Proposal Including Estimate Costs to virginia@mhzfoundation.org



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