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The Florida International University Libraries (FIU Libraries) is in search of an energetic, creative, and innovative individual to assume the position of Research and Data Repository Coordinator within our team of GIS and Digital Collections experts. The Research and Data Repository Coordinator will hold a pivotal role in overseeing and safeguarding our university’s research and scholarly output, with a primary focus on ensuring accessibility, discoverability, and long-term sustainability. The ideal candidate will have a passion for information management, digital preservation best practices, and a commitment to facilitating open access to scholarly and institutional content.
- Promotes the availability and capacity of the Institutional Repository (IR) and Data Repository to the university community, faculty, researchers, and students.
- Collects, organizes, and digitally archives research, scholarly works, and other university content within the IR and Data Repository.
- Participates in the ongoing identification and recruitment of content through outreach initiatives in collaboration with departmental liaisons.
- Maintains network relationships with faculty, researchers, students, and staff as content contributors.
- Supports publication of peer-reviewed research journals, conferences, and other institutional activities through the IR.
- Creates, enhances, and maintains metadata for digital objects, adhering to recognized standards such as Dublin Core and MODS, ensuring comprehensive and accurate metadata, improving discoverability and accessibility of repository content.
- Provides consultations, workshops, and guides to educate users about repository functions, content submission procedures, and open access as well as open science principles.
- Supports data literacy programs and initiatives, including trainings on data management practices, file organization, metadata creation, and data documentation.
- Collaborates on library-wide strategies for long-term preservation of digital materials.
Interprets departmental rules and policies related to information systems.
Florida International University is classified by Carnegie as a R1: Doctoral Universities – Highest Research Activity and recognized as a Carnegie engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers 196 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, computer science, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes almost $9 billion each year to the local economy. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission. FIU has awarded more than 220,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and three centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU@I-75, and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. FIU’s Medina Aquarius Program houses the Aquarius Reef Base, a unique underwater research facility in the Florida Keys. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit http://www.fiu.edu/.
The Florida International University Libraries (FIU Libraries) serve as the intellectual heart of our students’ academic journeys, offering pathways to knowledge and discovery, ultimately paving the way for student success. Our libraries provide essential resources crucial for research and innovation, fostering collaborative research endeavors and supporting scholars throughout the entirety of their research lifecycle. FIU Libraries is steadfast in its mission to be a catalytic leader in the realms of data, information, knowledge management, and digital technology. We are dedicated to empowering students and researchers in their pursuit of learning, discovery, exploration, and creation.
Bachelor's degree in a technology related field with three (3) years of experience in systems administration; OR seven (7) years of experience in systems administration; OR an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience.
- Strong understanding of data management principles, digital preservation best practices, and metadata standards.
- Knowledge of scholarly communication issues, Open Access initiatives, intellectual property and copyright law, and new forms of publication and research/creative activities.
- Understanding of the scholarly publishing lifecycle, including author agreements and publisher self-archiving policies.
- Experience using institutional repositories and/or other digital asset management systems.
- Experience working with diverse digital formats, such as text, images, audio, video, and datasets.
- Experience using Digital Commons and/or other repository platforms, tools, and products.
- Experience using Dataverse and/or other data repository platforms, tools, and products.
- Demonstrated experience managing projects.
- Experience with automated metadata crosswalking.
For further information or to apply, please visit careers.fiu.edu and reference Job Opening ID # 531553.
You may also use the following link to go directly to the job opening: https://pslinks.fiu.edu/psp/jobs/CUSTOMER/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1000&JobOpeningId=531553&PostingSeq=1
The position will be open until filled. However, applications will be reviewed starting 2/13/24.