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Subject: Position at Cornell

Position at Cornell

From: Barbara B. Eden <beb1<-a>
Date: Friday, October 17, 2014
Director of Digital Preservation Services
Cornell University Library

Cornell University Library (CUL) seeks a service-minded and
collaborative professional to coordinate the Library's overall
preservation and conservation program including both physical and
digital materials.  Reporting directly to the Associate University
Librarian who provides leadership for collections and digital
scholarship and preservation services, the Director of Digital
Preservation Services will play a key role in creating a cohesive
preservation framework for the Library and collaborate closely with
Library staff involved in preservation activities.

The key responsibilities include:

    Collaborating with CUL staff involved in digital preservation
    services and other Cornell stakeholders interested in
    preservation, the director will coordinate the Library's overall
    preservation and conservation program (supervisory
    responsibilities to be determined) - 40%

        Facilitate communication among different teams involved in
        preservation and curation, especially in regard to needs
        assessment, resource planning, and priority setting within
        the context of long-term preservation and access to

        Foster a shared understanding of CUL's diverse preservation
        services, initiatives, and memberships for different content
        types, including Cornell University Library Archival
        Repository (CULAR), Archive-It, 2CUL e-journal preservation
        initiative, HathiTrust, Portico, LOCKSS, DPN, etc.

    Assuming responsibility for planning, managing and implementing
    the well-developed and accomplished preservation and
    conservation of physical circulating and rare collections for
    Cornell University Library
    supervising six staff members - 30%

        Work with Library and conservation staff to promote
        standards and guidelines for the general care, handling, and
        treatment of library materials.

        Assess preservation needs for all CUL units and serve as a
        resource on preservation issues for Cornell University.

    Contributing to the Digital Scholarship and Preservation
    Services (DSPS) programs (such as digital media
    production/reformatting, repository services, web
    design/usability, scholarly communication, digital humanities
    services) by contributing to grant writing, fostering
    collaborations, promoting the unit's services, and assessing
    needs to improve the unit's services based on broad input from
    CUL and CU <URL:> - 30%

For the full job description, please see:


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