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Subject: Position at Columbia

Position at Columbia

From: Janet Gertz <gertz<-a>
Date: Thursday, February 27, 2014
eJournal Preservation Librarian
Columbia University Libraries/Information Services

Temporary grant-funded project position ending on or about April
2015 (with the possibility of extension)

Project goal is to expand the number and extent of e-journal
preservation coverage by applying preservation strategies to
selected categories of selected e-journals.

Position responsibilities:

    Work with preservation agencies such as CLOCKSS and Portico and
    with producers and distributors of eJournals (including
    publishers, aggregators, professional societies, and academic
    departments)to secure preservation agreements for titles held by
    the Columbia and Cornell University Libraries.

    Provide a detailed analysis of un-preserved e-journals by types
    of content, methods of publication and dissemination; provide an
    initial assessment of importance for preservation.

    Reviewing license agreements and terms, for copyright, fair use,
    and perpetual access with vendors, and propose improvements.

    Streamline the workflow for the preservation of eJournals,
    developing methods of analysis for problem solving, documenting
    procedures, developing and using statistical and other
    management reports.

    Assist in preparing and presenting issue briefs and white papers
    based on experience and findings of the project.

Required Qualifications:

    MLS or equivalent

    Experience working with eJournals

    Experience with license agreements for electronic resources

    Ability to work with varied user groups and to function
    effectively in a team environment

    Excellent organizational, analytical and interpersonal, oral and
    written communication and training skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

    2 or more years of academic library experience

    Experience working with Library vendors

    Knowledge of the complex, ever-changing electronic publishing
    environment and scholarly communications issues

    Knowledge of preservation practices for electronic journals

    Knowledge of publishers and publishing

For details, contact

    Joyce McDonough
    Director, Continuing and Electronic Resources Management
    mcdonough<-a t->columbia< . >edu

                  Conservation DistList Instance 27:33
                   Distributed: Monday, March 3, 2014
                       Message Id: cdl-27-33-032
Received on Thursday, 27 February, 2014

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