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Digital Scholarship Associate

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Work type: Staff Full-time
Location: Indianapolis
Categories: Academic & Student Services

Butler University Libraries seeks a Digital Scholarship Associate. This position is the full time staff member responsible for coordinating and supporting activities related to digitization of physical materials, as well as born-digital scholarship. The position supports efforts to digitize rare or unique documents and materials held in library collections, as well as provide expertise on using digitization equipment to students and faculty looking to create or transform scholarly work. The Associate will create and describe digital files following local and national standards for metadata creation and file storage, and provide support for both display and preservation web platforms, working closely with Metadata and Special Collections staff and faculty as appropriate.


  • Coordinate digitization of unique materials held in Special Collections & Archives; or rare library-owned print, visual, or media materials into a variety of formats using library equipment.
  • Creation of compliant metadata (XML, DC) to describe digital objects as part of their ingest into ContentDM, InDiPres, or elsewhere.
  • Create online exhibits, making traditional collections more usable online, in order to facilitate new forms of digital scholarship with digitized materials (highlighting collections, history, thematic interests, etc.)
  • Facilitate and support digital scholarship projects as needed in collaboration with staff or faculty across the university
  • Assist in developing strategies to ensure long-term viability of digital assets regardless of format.
  • Work with Collections & Digital Services and Special Collections teams in developing procedures, designing workflows, and identifying or testing tools and software to increase the Libraries' capabilities to address current and future needs.
  • Oversee student employees in digitization projects and related tasks
  • Other duties as assigned in support of Butler Libraries' mission.

Bachelor's degree required; experience with library digitization or metadata initiatives (using markup schema and metadata standards [XML, Dublin Core]) and supervisory experience preferred.

Butler University is an equal opportunity employer.  We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees.  We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of age, gender, gender identity, sex, race, religion, color, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.

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Butler University is committed to enhancing the diversity of the student body and our faculty and staff. In addition hiring decisions are made on the basis of an individual's qualifications, past experience, overall performance, and other employment-related criteria. Butler University provides equal opportunities for employment and advancement for all individuals, regardless of age, gender identity, sex, race, religion, color, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.