58 Survey Results: Survey Questions and Responses
Formalized the availability of collaborative work services in the area of computational text analysis/
text &data mining.
Greater emphasis given to project support.
Grew from general website management to include more consulting and outreach.
In 2014, job responsibilities changed from Head, Circulation &Multimedia Services to new position
title with leadership responsibility for the DH/DS strategic library initiative.
In addition to existing liaison duties (reference, instruction, and collection development), DS skills were
explicitly recruited for and the position responsibilities include DS-related outreach with the liaison
departments and teaching DS-related open workshops.
Job evolved from a position that was helping students with finding and analyzing data to a broader
digital scholarship/data management support role.
Job evolved from an electronic resources leadership position in a different team. E-resources
responsibilities were partly redistributed among staff. New responsibilities are in line with others in
the technology group, doing software development on projects and providing support to students and
faculty in coding and working with data.
Management and oversight of the institutional repository were added to the position.
Modified previous departmental liaison job to include DH support.
Moved from digitization to IR support, then added support for digital publishing.
Moved from more traditional IT management to also include a DS portfolio.
Position changed from primarily internal (metadata support for library-created digital collections) to
hybrid of internal and external responsibilities. External responsibilities include providing metadata
expertise and consultation for faculty and student digital projects and instruction. New internal
responsibilities include metadata support for research data management. Additionally, this position is
a member of the Digital Scholarship Services unit and as such participates in a number of other general
DS support work, including, for example, consultations on digital humanities project work.
Position was originally hired as Digital Archivist in SPCL but need for DI coordinator and digital
preservation librarian, along with interest and skills of the Digital Archivist led us to redefine and move
position to Preservation and Digital Initiatives.
Previously was reference librarian.
Previously was a metadata and catalog librarian position, redefined to provide overall management of
digital collections.
The Head of Science Library part of this position pre-existed the inclusion of DS responsibilities. When
this position opened up, it was re-written to include the following DS responsibilities: Participate in
leadership of university eScience and research data management initiatives for the library system
provide data management training and facilitation, in-depth research consultation, and support for the
writing and management of research grants.
The librarian was previously an instruction librarian with more traditional instruction-related
responsibilities (e.g., course-integrated instruction for English as a Second Language, managing
online learning objects, library tours, open workshops). Over time, the librarian took on support
for undergraduate research publishing efforts that came out of liaison work to undergraduate
research programs. New skills were learned through professional development (e.g., formal training,
professional conferences, research). New responsibilities: Develops partnerships with faculty, research
groups, and units around courses or research methods, integrating Scholarly Commons resources and
services into research and/or teaching. Assesses Scholarly Commons partnership programs, working
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