Term: 2 Years
The Library Systems Analyst is primarily responsible for migrating the digital repository, which uses Islandora, to a more recent version. Islandora is primarily used for the Waterloo Digital Library (WDL), our public access tool to access digitized items from Special Collections and Archives. The position is responsible for the systems administration, application management, configuration and support of Waterloo’s digital repositories, digital scholarship and related services. Working closely with Library staff from several departments, they design, implement and advance the integration of digital repository platforms and services to support the local digital collections needs of the University of Waterloo Library.
Migration and Implementation of Islandora
Builds an in-depth understanding of the software running the WDL (Islandora) and all of its components
Investigates and implements migration path for Islandora
Identifies and implements local customizations to reflect or improve current workflows
Liaises with key stakeholders to identify needs, workflows, customizations
Conducts programming, testing, and development of application
Works closely with Library Systems Administrator and Library Technology and Facility Services (LTFS) to ensure optimization of repositories’ storage, computing capacity, and toolsets
Documents migration path and customizations
Participates with other members of the Digital Initiatives Department in the development and provision of training and support programs for Library staff related to Islandora
Investigates integrations with existing library systems (ie. Access to Memory, Archivematica) to streamline existing workflows and implements suitable solutions
Conducts programming, testing, and development of integrations
Works closely with Senior Systems Administrator and Analyst as needed to identify and implement integrations with existing library systems
Documents integration work
Provides excellent technical support and client service
Ensures proper problem identification, analysis, testing and implementation of projects in collaboration with other Library staff
Responds in a timely manner to technical ticket following local best practices
Provides support and expertise to colleagues in Digital Initiatives and the library
Participates as a member of a support team to ensure essential system functionality during times of vacation or illness
Researches and maintains an up-to-date knowledge of technologies to assist the Library
Documents development/maintenance activities
Adheres to quality assurance standards and follows best practices
Post-secondary education in a computing discipline together with relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
Experience with Islandora or similar digital repositories
Experience with application of APIs
Experience with Linux environments
Experience migrating/implementing open-source solutions
Experience developing and integrating open-source software components with Java, Apache Foundation platforms, XML, RESTful APIs
A strong commitment to high-quality service
Demonstrated ability to independently, as well as collaboratively, plan, coordinate, and implement effective information technology projects, including managing multiple and simultaneous projects
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively on projects across a wide range of departments and for varying audiences
Demonstrate strong communications, analytical, and planning skills in order to provide appropriate problem solving and expert consultation services to Library departments and groups so they can match staff and user needs with available and appropriate technology
Familiarity with Fedora based systems, SOLR
Ability to work effectively and efficiently without direct supervision
Academic library or higher education experience
Familiarity with Library Services Platforms
Knowledge of PHP based web content management systems (ie. Drupal)
Occasional after-hours and weekend support for unexpected application outages or emergency changes
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