Digital Library Developer Analyst

This position performs operational level management of the Libraries’ digital repositories and digital preservation systems under the general supervision of the Head, Digital Scholarship Services. This includes providing technical support to repository users, scripting work flow processes, and managing feature development to adapt and expand repositories’ functions in support of the Libraries’ strategic digital initiatives. Works with the UCI Libraries, campus, and other UC campuses’ IT to develop solutions that can be integrated with other systems utilizing current standards within the Libraries’ infrastructure. Manages, explores, adapts, and supports library information technologies for digital projects, including the application of standards, metadata, discovery interfaces, workflow design, production coordination, and quality controls appropriate to specific projects. Collaborates and coordinates with other staff in the UCI Libraries, on campus, and system-wide as appropriate.

Responsibilities include:

Operations management and support

  • Perform routine maintenance tasks such as monitoring system usage and performance (ex. seed crawls for identifying and ingesting web pages into web archival system), planning and applying software upgrades, creating and administering user accounts. Monitor disk storage allocations and recharge budget.
  • Create and monitor automation scripts for handling ingest and export of digital assets and metadata within and between systems.
  • Write metadata analysis and conversion scripts. Perform complex batch remediation and data normalization.
  • Perform digital format preservation analysis and file format conversions using industry standards and tools. Create file manifest and deposit information packages. Coordinate physical transfer of hard disks between UC Irvine and California Digital Library.
  • Design and oversee digitization processes, including quality control monitoring.
  • Create and maintain work and procedure documentation. Provide training, instruction, and support to functional and technical users of Digital Scholarship Services systems and associated management tools. Convene operational working groups.
  • Plan and perform system migrations (ex. DSpace end of life decommissioning and content transfer to Nuxeo DAMS).

Service owner for digital repositories and digital preservation systems:

  • Oversee Digital Scholarship Services production systems and associated work management tools (ArchiveIt, DASH/OCDP, DMPTool, DSpace, eScholarship, EZID, LAMPP, Merritt, Nuxeo, ProQuest ETD system, UC Publication Management System). Working with functional and technical users, conduct business analysis to determine requirements for improvements and/or new features. Identify and recommend the right solutions.
  • Build, test, deploy and administer the identified resource and service solutions.
  • Act as the campus subject matter expert for these systems to provide guidance on their use, integration with other services, and troubleshoot complex issues. Understand both the current system and potential replacement products in development systemwide by California Digital Library.
  • Special projects and other Duties:
  • Manage workflow to prevent backlogs.
  • Meet established timelines.
  • Maintain and enhance current technical knowledge by reading books and journals, consulting internet resources, attending classes, and networking with colleagues and vendors both on and off campus.
  • Participate in systemwide repository systems projects (ex. evaluating Fedora/Hydra Install and test software on development server). Provide local use cases and functional requirements. Contribute to code sprints in alignment with Libraries strategic priorities.
  • Design and implement custom interfaces for accessing materials within current systemwide DAMS (ex. dark reading room for managing authenticated access to restricted materials, complex object viewer integration of oral history audio recordings and text transcripts).
  • Participate in grant related digital projects. Consult on technical repository requirements during grant application.
  • Participate in committees and groups as assigned. Work to fulfill the charge by researching the topic, recommending solutions, assisting in decision making and meeting deadlines for assignments.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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The University of California is one of the largest public university systems in the country, comprising 10 campuses, a combined student body of 238,700 students, 62,400 academics, 135,900 staff members and over 1.6 million living alumni.

Located in the heart of Orange County, UCI enjoys the best of what Southern California has to offer:  beaches, mountains, deserts, and a broad variety of cultural, entertainment and intellectual activities. At the center of campus, Aldrich Park creates an oasis of serenity from which buildings radiate in a circular pattern, integrating natural open space with modern structure.

With over 30,000 students, UCI is among the fastest-growing UC campuses, is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), and is consistently ranked among the nation’s best universities.

Some of the many advantages of working in the IT environment at UCI include:

  • Exceptional benefits including health/wellness insurance programs with low associated premium costs
  • A minimum of 3 weeks accrued vacation, 13 paid holidays, and accrued sick days
  • UC Retirement Program, including a traditional pension plan
  • Excellent work/life balance
  • Supportive management and co-workers
  • Opportunities to work with new technology
  • A positive reputation with the people we serve

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

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