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    This position is located within the United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, National Agricultural Library, Data Production Division - Digitization and Access Branch, in Beltsville, MD.

    The incumbent manages digital archival initiatives and services for the description, management, and preservation of born-digital and digitized collection objects. The incumbent also provides Special Collections reference and access services and performs outreach activities

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    • Participates in the development and implementation of policies and workflows for managing, preserving, and providing access to Library?s digital collections.
    • Performs digital object management and preservation services and carries out archival actions in NAL?s digital repository system, and in other environments as required.
    • Performs processing, preserving, and acquisition of archival, historical, and special collections materials.
    • Researches and recommends new tools to meet digital preservation, digital access, data management, and other digital curation needs for born-digital assets.
    • Develops procedures for managing born-digital or digitized materials for ingest, storage, preservation, organization, description, and access.
    • Develops methods to maintain the infrastructure of a digital archive and establishes digital archival preservation procedures for NAL Special Collections materials.
    • Coordinates with other archivist and librarians to create, transform, curate and apply descriptive, structural, administrative, and preservation metadata.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    1420 Archivist

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/585318400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.