Open Scholarship Repository Manager – Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

Princeton University seeks an innovative, collaborative, and detail-oriented individual to support current and future open scholarship repository services by providing day-to-day management of Princeton’s Open Access repository and technical operation of Princeton’s research data and institutional repository infrastructure. In collaboration with colleagues within the Library and key campus partners, this position will explore and implement workflows and technologies that enable Princeton researchers to more effectively share their scholarly outputs in ways that promote open discovery, effective re-use, and long-term preservation.
Reporting to the Director of Research Data and Open Scholarship (RDOS), this position is part of a newly formed Library department that is building a new, forward-looking service oriented toward Open Research goals, providing the Princeton research community with expert guidance, resources, tools, and training to support and promote effective open and reproducible research practices. RDOS provides services that support democratizing information, including open access to research outputs, and managing, curating, and preserving digital research data in ways that maximize usability, transparency, and sustainability.
The repository manager will coordinate, deliver, monitor, assess, and advance repository infrastructure and operations, and will contribute to the collaborative development and delivery of critical repository services. This position will work closely with research data specialists, information technology specialists, and scholarly communications staff to support RDOS’s repository infrastructure and services, including open access deposit workflows and dataset curation and publication.

Manage the day-to-day operation of the Open Access Repository (OAR)
• Oversee the ingest of faculty publications and other scholarly outputs into the OAR
• Hire, train, and supervise student assistants for the ingest process; manage their schedules and ensure work quality
• Provide training to library and other university staff on using the OAR
• Support research data repository services
Oversee technical operation of the research data repository
• Work with data curators, key campus partners, and library staff to maintain efficient and effective curation and deposit workflows
• Participate in development of new data repository infrastructure
• Proactively engage with RDOS services stakeholders and IT staff to identify and implement improvements to repository operations, workflows, and infrastructures for all RDOS repositories
• Work with RDOS services stakeholders and IT staff to troubleshoot and solve problems with ingest, discovery, and access
Document repository operations, including curation and ingest wAorkflows
• Provide analytics reporting on repository usage and performance
• Serve on committees and working groups; represent the Library on campus, nationally, and internationally in appropriate professional venues, and engage in professional activities outside of the University to stay up to date on developments in digital repository services and related professional areas

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
• A minimum of three (3) years combined of library, information technology, informatics, and/or research experience
• Experience with digital repositories and/or complex content, data, or document management systems
• Familiarity with one or more components of the open research ecosystem, such as research data workflows, open data, open access, data discovery and re-use, open publishing, copyright and licensing, and persistent identifiers
• Demonstrated ability to train, supervise, assign work, and review the work of others
• Must be self-motivated, proactive, have excellent attention to detail, and be willing to take on new challenges and solve problems independently
• Superb relationship building and interpersonal skills, strong team-orientation, and professional attitude
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills; Demonstrated ability to write clear documentation
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively on projects across a wide range of groups

• A Masters or other advanced degree
• Knowledge of digital libraries, scholarly communications, and/or research data management
• Experience with data harvesting APIs and structured data (e.g. XML, JSON)
• Familiarity with standards-based metadata; ability to investigate and learn new metadata standards
• Familiarity with current best and recommended practices in open research and open repositories
• Proficiency with citation data systems such as Web of Science, Scopus, and/or Dimensions
• Experience with user interface and/or user experience design
• Familiarity with common languages, tools, and processes for software development, ticketing, version control, collaboration, and/or deployment
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

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