DLP Content Coordinator
Commensurate with experience.
Standard University business hours
8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)
Hours may vary based on operational needs.
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Under the direction of the Head of Digital Stewardship and the
Digital Library Program, this position maintains digital content in
the Libraries’ various digital repositories, including but not
limited to SURFACE (the Institutional Repository) and the
Libraries’ digital collections system.
The incumbent’s provides broad support to the Digital Library
Program, primarily through assistance in processing/ingesting files
and the application of appropriate metadata. This work is
accomplished through batch processes and single-item ingests. The
position also helps maintain repository data and structures as
assigned, as well as collection-level metadata and associated
project information. This position may also perform metadata
remediation as needed and accessibility remediation as
The Syracuse University Libraries is dedicated to an inclusive and
equitable workforce. We are fully committed to hiring and
developing diverse talent and believe deeply in equity, diversity
of race/ethnicity, gender identity, abilities, veteran status, and
all the other fascinating characteristics that make us different.
We are committed to reducing physical barriers in the workspace and
ensuring that all applicants and employees receive reasonable
accommodations to perform the essential functions of any given
role. We strongly encourage applicants who share these values to
- Two years experience in libraries or similar organizational
setting, or exceptional background
- Basic familiarity with open access, institutional repositories,
project management, and metadata practices
- Bachelor’s degree
Job Specific Qualifications
- Knowledge of metadata standards (ideally MARC, Dublin Core,
- Experience with open access publishing and/or institutional
repository platforms or digital libraries
- Strong communication, interpersonal, and time management
- Data entry experience
- Attention to detail
- Ability to work independently
- Experience working in a team-based environment.
Metadata & Repositories Services
- Uploads submissions and collections in the institutional
repository ( SURFACE ) and the Libraries’ digital collections
management system, according to established guidelines and best
practices and in accordance with priorities developed by the
SURFACE team and the Digital Library Program.
- Assigns relevant metadata and performs quality assurance
measures for a variety of digital objects and collections.
- Assists in digital collection/project management and workflow
documentation as appropriate.
- Participate in SURFACE team meetings and project meetings for
digital library services.
- Participate in departmental meetings.
- Keep current in evolving practices and tools related to
repository and metadata management and best practices.
- Other duties as assigned.
In addition to completing an online application, please attach a
resume and cover letter.
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