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Repository Librarian

Job Description

Why Your Role Matters

The Library’s Scholarly Communications and Repositories Unit is responsible for managing the Library’s research services, research reporting and repository infrastructure. This includes developing services and providing specialist systems and digital tools to enable researchers to manage and maximise the reach and impact of their publications and research data.

The Repository Librarian is responsible for managing UNSW Library’s repository infrastructure. UNSW Library is currently migrating to a new repository on DSpace 7 software and completing integrations with Symplectic Elements and ORCID. The Repository Librarian will play a key role in this project. The position will work collaboratively with Library staff, vendors and University stakeholders to implement and maintain systems and services to enable open access to UNSW’s world class research encompassing theses, datasets, publications and creative works.

For more information regarding the responsibilities for this role, please refer to the Position Description

Who You Are

Degree from a higher education institution or equivalent level of knowledge gained through any other combination of education, training and/or experience. Eligibility for Associate membership of the Australian Library and Information Association will be well regarded
Demonstrated understanding of research processes and practices and the scholarly communication landscape, including in-depth knowledge of the role of digital repositories in enabling Open Access. Experience with DSpace an advantage
Strong collaboration and communication skills, including the ability to document procedures and workflows, understand business requirements, communicate technical concepts to non-technical audiences, and liaise with staff in a matrix organization
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and flexibly as part of a small team and with other staff. Must also be able to work well independently with little supervision
Understanding of requirements for information management throughout the research lifecycle, including scholarly communication in a university or research environment. Understanding of metadata schemas and standards (e.g. Dublin Core), resource description, and persistent identifiers will be highly regarded.

Benefits And Culture

People are at the core of everything we do. We recognise it is the contributions of our staff who make UNSW one of the best universities in Australia and the world.

Our Benefits Include
Flexible Working Option available with expectation to work some days on campus
Career development opportunities
17% Superannuation contributions and additional leave loading payments
Additional 3 days of leave over Christmas period
Discounts and entitlements (retail, education, fitness)

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