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Digital Publishing Specialist

Indiana State University
Job Location:
Terre Haute, 47809-9989
Publications and Editing

Required Relevant Education & Experience:

ALA-accredited MLS degree and or equivalent experience in digital publishing administrating metadata and digital platforms.

About the Institution:
Indiana State University is a world-class center of higher education, located in Terre Haute, Indiana, and serving a multi-state region that stretches from Indianapolis to St. Louis, Chicago, Louisville, Cincinnati, and beyond. It has been recognized by the Princeton Review as among the best universities in the Midwest.

Indiana State is a beautiful, pedestrian-friendly campus located within walking distance of local shops, restaurants, and activities in Terre Haute's historic downtown district. Situated near the Indiana-Illinois border, the campus is about an hour's drive from Indianapolis and within a few hours of other major metropolitan areas.

Indiana State, one of the most diverse campuses in Indiana, is a welcoming community of students, faculty, and staff representing most U.S. states and many countries around the world. There are more than 260 student-run organizations offering activities and entertainment throughout the year, along with 15 NCAA Division I athletic teams, a first-rate student recreation center with numerous classes and recreational sports programs, and a Performing Arts Series and University Speakers Series that bring national touring productions and speakers to campus. Indiana State is a place of belonging where students, faculty, and staff learn and thrive together.
Indiana State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and belonging in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, reproductive health decisions, or related medical conditions), religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, status as an individual with a disability, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, political views or activity, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics. This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including recruiting, hiring, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and applicable apprenticeships.
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Diversity Upgrade: No

Job Summary:
This position will coordinate access to Electronic Theses & Dissertations (ETDs), Faculty Scholarship, Open Access (OA) Journals, and other OA creative works. This position will administrate and optimize scholarly platforms like the Institutional Repository (IR). Optimization efforts will be accomplished through refinement of metadata limiters and increasing discoverability. As platforms evolve this position will be expected to stay aware of trends and have the capacity to migrate metadata between vendors. This position will have the requisite knowledge to describe and manage metadata records in OA platforms. The Digital Publishing Specialist will document workflows and facilitate the project planning to onboard new scholarship and support existing scholarship. Developing workflows to capture campus publications will be an expectation of this position. This will require proactive outreach to the offices of the Registrar, Graduate Studies, and Colleges, among other campus organizations. This position has broad latitude to collaborate with partners within and outside the university to pursue advancements in areas including but not limited to new conceptions and outputs of library publishing, publishing workflows and competencies, digital publishing platforms, publishing pedagogy, and digital humanities.

Required Field of Study:
Library Science

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