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Digital Library Program (DLP) Content Coordinator

Syracuse University
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 3, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Digital Media, Professional Fields, Library & Information Sciences, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Librarians & Library Administration, Other Academic Affairs, Business & Administrative Affairs, Technology Administration/Other
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job # 037305 Department Code 20610-5452 Department SU Libraries Job Title Digital Library Program (DLP) Content Coordinator Location Syracuse, NY Pay Range Commensurate with experience. Staff Level S4 FLSA Status Non-exempt Hours
Standard University business hours

8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)

8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs. Job Type Full-time Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description
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 requested.

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 apply.
  • 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, etc.)
  • Experience with open access publishing and/or institutional repository platforms or digital libraries
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and time management skills
  • 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.
Professional Development
  • Keep current in evolving practices and tools related to repository and metadata management and best practices.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Physical Requirements
Not Applicable Tools/Equipment
Not Applicable Application Instructions
In addition to completing an online application, please attach a resume and cover letter. About Syracuse University
Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit About the Syracuse area
Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal. EEOC
Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities. Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans
Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members. Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community
Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity. Quick Link Job Posting Date 08/03/2021 Application Deadline Full Consideration By Job Category Staff Message to Applicants
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