[Irtalk] Fwd: [WEB4LIB] Job: NYU Digital Scholarship Specialist

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Sun Aug 11 09:35:33 SAST 2013

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From: Jennifer Vinopal <vinopal at nyu.edu>
Date: 1 August 2013 00:02
Subject: [WEB4LIB] Job: NYU Digital Scholarship Specialist
To: WEB4LIB at listserv.nd.edu

Dear colleagues,

(Apologies for x-posting)

NYU Division of Libraries is developing a unit to provide digital
scholarship and publishing services for our faculty and graduate students.
The Digital Scholarship Specialist will join that unit to provide client
service, technical expertise, training, and support for tools and practices
that are used by faculty and researchers engaged with digital scholarship
and publishing, with a particular focus on the digital humanities. The
Digital Scholarship and Publishing Services team works collaboratively with
staff throughout NYU Libraries and NYU Information Technology Services,
including the Digital Studio, Data Services, Digital Library Technology
Services, Libraries subject specialists, and NYU Abu Dhabi Library.

This position reports to the Librarian for Digital Scholarship Initiatives
and will also work under the guidance of the Program Officer for Digital
Scholarly Publishing.

Key Responsibilities:

Our mission is to provide engaging, responsive, and human-centered services
connecting the global NYU community to the resources they need for digital
scholarship and publishing. In support of that mission, the Digital
Scholarship Specialist will work with the team to:


   Provide customer service for digital publishing, possibly including
   WordPress, Omeka, ARTstor/Shared Shelf, Open Journal Systems, Scalar, etc.


   Act as primary service contact for NYU’s DSpace institutional
   repository, the Faculty Digital Archive.


   Advise on metadata creation related to publishing and repository


   Help scholars use common digital humanities tools and methods, such as
   text scanning, OCR, and text analysis; data visualization; audio and video
   production; etc.


   Advise clients on website development, including content production,
   website architecture, hosting platforms, content migration, etc.


   Provide training in digital scholarship tools and methods.


   Provide client service in the Digital Studio.


   Manage projects to deploy new tools and services.


   Evaluate user needs and service gaps; test new tools, platforms, and
   software with an eye to potential deployment at NYU; stay current on tools,
   trends, and methods to enhance services.


   Participate in outreach and promotional events, maintain our web
   presence for digital scholarship services, using social media, etc.

For a full description and to apply:

- Jennifer

Jennifer Vinopal / vinopal at nyu.edu
Librarian for Digital Scholarship Initiatives
5th floor south, Bobst Library, New York University
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY  10012
v: 212.998.2522

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