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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Position Vacancy Listing
PVL# 46775

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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 skills.

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 technology.

Principal duties:

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.

Responsibilities include:
*Primary responsibility for all aspects of the Institutional Repository system's user management.
*Write and maintain user documentation for the system, including system help pages.
*Perform user training for library staff and Institutional Repository community users.
*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 Repository communities.
*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 Institutional Repository.
*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 project.

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


Application must be received by: FEBRUARY 20, 2004


Resume should include contact information for three references.

Send resume and cover letter referring to Position Vacancy Listing #46775 to:
MADISON WI 53706-1418
Phone: 608-262-8190

NOTE: Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding the names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.

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Charles W. Dean
Technology Librarian
Library Technology Group/
University of Wisconsin Digital Collections Center
312F Memorial Library
University of Wisconsin-Madison