Fellowship: Library Fellow for Digital Curation and Preservation, 2012-2014: Positions Available in the MIT Libraries

Reporting to the Head of Curation and Preservation Services, the activities of this position will span the full life-cycle of digital content management through collaboration with the Institute Archives and Special Collections, Specialized Content and Services, and structured interactions with other key units of the MIT Libraries. Activities include:

• Engagement in a range of activities related to the long-term management of digital content types (e.g., video, web content, architectural or other design documentation, geospatial), including the development of principles of good practice, development of selection criteria, determination of archival storage rules, and definition of digital object packaging;
• Contribution to monitoring prevailing community standards and practice for curation and preservation to enhance and extend life-cycle practice at the MIT Libraries;
• Development of outreach materials and guides to raise awareness about the benefits and challenges of curation and preservation;
• Initiation of an experiment to address a specific curation or preservation need.

Specific position/project responsibilities will be more fully developed early in the appointment, based on the strengths and opportunities presented by the appointee.