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Library Associate / Scholarly Communication - Publishing

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

Position Overview

Assist Scholarly Communication Librarian with digitization, description, and uploading of materials into Digital Commons @ Butler, the institutional repository for Butler University. Create and describe documents following local and national standards for metadata creation and file storage. Provide support for open educational resource initiatives on campus and through PALNI. Provide support for web and social media archiving projects. Research copyright issues for materials submitted for inclusion in Digital Commons. Evaluate repository analytics and assist in the creation of reports for various campus stakeholders. Support existing faculty/student digital publishing initiatives and help initiate new projects.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Support faculty and students in using digital platforms for publishing and sharing their work
  • Creation of compliant metadata (XML, DC) to describe items to be included in institutional repository
  • Perform copyright clearance of previously published work, including contacting rights holders when necessary (SHERPA/RoMEO checking)
  • Handle curriculum vitae processing and update faculty profiles in SelectedWorks
  • Platform maintenance and site support for Omeka installations
  • Facilitate and support library-sponsored digital humanities services for faculty and staff
  • Train and provide quality control for Collection Management student employees in digitization projects and related tasks
  • Track total usage and holdings of repository sites, producing reports as requested

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree required (preferred degree in History or Computer Science)
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office and Google Doc Suites required
  • Facility and accuracy in handling detail-oriented work required
  • Strong communication and organizational skills required
  • Experience with library digitization or metadata initiatives using markup schema and metadata standards (XML, Dublin Core)
  • Understanding of scholarly communication, open access, copyright, and fair use
  • Experience with HTML, CSS, PHP, jQuery, Python
  • Familiarity with web design and user experience concepts
  • Familiarity with publishing platforms (InDesign, Pressbooks, etc.)

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, gender identity, sex, race, religion, color, disability, 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.