The General Library System, University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking an
Institutional Repository (DSpace) User Support Manager. The
application deadline is February 20, 2004. The position vacancy
announcement #46775 follows here, and can also be seen at
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UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
Position Vacancy Listing
INSTITUTIONAL REPOSITORY USER SUPPORT MANAGER
ASSOC ACAD LIBRARIAN(R04FN)
Degree and area of specialization:
ALA Accredited Masters degree in Library Science
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
Required: Experience training faculty and/or staff in the use of
web-based publishing tools, preferably in an academic setting; working
knowledge of web-based publishing tools and practices (e.g., markup
languages); strong familiarity with metadata schemes such as Dublin Core
or USMARC; excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication
Desired: Experience working within complex library systems; knowledge of
trends in institutional repositories and their strategic importance to
academic libraries and research communities; extensive knowledge of
library and archival practices and goals, especially with regard to
Reporting to the Head of the Digital Content Group, the Institutional
Repository User Support Manager has primary responsibility for managing
the communication with and support of Institutional Repository users. The
Institutional Repository is designed as a tool for the capture, storage,
dissemination, and preservation of digital content developed for teaching
and research purposes. The repository serves as a library archive,
providing functionality for collection building, cataloging, searching
and preserving the content stored within. The position will require a
knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and self-motivated individual.
*Primary responsibility for all aspects of the Institutional Repository
system's user management.
*Write and maintain user documentation for the system, including system
*Perform user training for library staff and Institutional Repository
*Provide expertise and assistance to public services staff in their
support of Institutional Repository end-users.
*Coordinate and manage the definition and setup of new Institutional
*Coordinate and communicate with library subject specialists as needed in
support of Insitutional Repository communities.
*Perform outreach to UW community, including faculty site visits and
general training to articulate the vision, goals, and objectives of the
Institutional Repository service.
*Plan and implement usability tests of the user interface and recommend
user interface changes based upon test results.
*Make recommendations on new functionality for Instutional Repository
based on feedback from faculty, submitters, and the UW Libraries. Serve
as liaison with the Institutional Repository advisory group to develop
policies and prioritize enhancements.
*Work with campus public relations organizations (e.g. Libraries
Communication Coordinator, University News) to publicize and promote the
*Coordinate and participte in collection assessment, metadata consulting,
conversion referral, and developing metadata crosswalks as needed.
*Provide consultation on policies, copyright, and regulatory issues
related to intellectual property and sponsored research in the context of
the Institutional Repository.
*Work on projects and teams with library and other groups at UW who are
closely aligned with services provided by Institutional Repository.
*Monitor trends in the evolving field of digital repositories and share
information with interested staff and project participants.
*Chair the Institutional Repository Advisory Group for duration of pilot
A period of evaluation will be required.
Appointment type: Academic Staff
Department(s): LIBR / LIBR TECH GROUP
Full time salary rate: Minimum $36,475 ANNUAL (12 months).
Depending on Qualifications
Term: This is a renewable appointment.
Appointment percent: 100%
Anticipated begin date: MARCH 01, 2004
Number of positions: 1
TO INSURE CONSIDERATION:
Application must be received by: FEBRUARY 20, 2004
HOW TO APPLY:
Resume should include contact information for three references.
Send resume and cover letter referring to Position Vacancy Listing #46775
365 MEMORIAL LIBRARY
728 STATE ST.
MADISON WI 53706-1418
NOTE: Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information
regarding the names of applicants must be released upon request.
Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.
UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We
promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified
individuals to apply.
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Charles W. Dean
Library Technology Group/
University of Wisconsin Digital Collections Center
312F Memorial Library
University of Wisconsin-Madison