Electronic Resource Interface Specialist
Ann Arbor, MI
In 2002 the Electronic-Archiving Initiative, known informally as E-Archive, was launched by JSTOR, a not-for-profit organization which provides access to an electronic archive of scholarly journals across a variety of academic disciplines. E-Archive's mission is to preserve scholarly literature published in electronic form and to ensure that these materials remain accessible to future generations of scholars, researchers, and students. E-Archive is currently focused on developing the technological and organizational infrastructure required to fulfill its mission, and on creating an archive which is relied upon by a broad range of publishers, librarians, and scholars. E-Archive has formed a strategic partnership with JSTOR for the design, development and operation of an electronic content delivery system, and a web presentation interface is one component of this system. To develop this interface JSTOR seeks an Electronic Resource Interface Specialist. This position will be responsible for designing a new interface for web delivery of electronic journals preserved by E-Archive and by JSTOR.
JSTOR has offices in New York, NY and Ann Arbor, MI; E-Archive is located in Princeton, NJ. The Interface Specialist will be a member of the User Services unit of JSTOR, which is located in the Ann Arbor office, and will report to JSTORs Manager of Interface Development. This position will work closely with E-Archive staff and occasional travel between Ann Arbor and Princeton, NJ is expected.
Position Duties and Responsibilities
The primary responsibility of the Electronic Resource Interface Specialist will be to design, develop and maintain an interface for web delivery of scholarly e-journals in various formats from a broad range of commercial and not-for-profit scholarly publishers. This will encompass general web design, site navigation, and e-journal article rendition for web delivery. The work will begin with the creation of an interface for an interim prototype delivery system for E-Archive, and will be carried forward into a rebuild of the JSTOR delivery system, which will form the final delivery platform for both JSTOR and E-Archive.
The Electronic Resource Interface Specialist responsibilities may include, but will not be limited to the following:
 Work extensively with staff throughout both organizations as needed to explore ways of implementing appropriate functionality in the delivery of electronic journals.
 Lead a team of User Services and Technology staff as the new interface is designed and implemented on a schedule which meets established business goals;
 Work closely with business owners in the E-Archive organization as interface design and development decisions are made;
 Play an integral role in the User Services unit as JSTOR expands its content formats and takes on the support of users of the E-Archive resource.
 Work with Quality Assurance, User Services, and Technology staff to refine and carry out testing processes that will ensure that software and content releases affecting the public interface meet JSTOR quality standards.
Bachelors degree and a minimum of 2 years experience in a digital environment, including extensive experience with digital resource formats, web page design, and information architecture;
Experience with HTML/SGML/XML and familiarity with text conversion processes.
Experience working in a digital library or scholarly journal publishing environment.
Knowledge of web accessibility standards and the concepts and processes involved in usability testing.
High-level computer skills, demonstrated proficiency with a wide range of computer platforms, Internet tools, and web presentation and design software.
Ability to organize workflow and to prioritize and handle multiple projects while meeting established deadlines.
Proven leadership skills and an ability to work comfortably and effectively with a distributed development/implementation team and in a diverse work environment.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Knowledge of relevant archiving and e-journal publishing standards.
Familiarity with Content Management System software.
Awareness of and interest in emerging web technologies.
JSTOR offers a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefits package, and the opportunity to grow. Qualified candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to: ER_interface_spec@jstor.org. We will consider each response carefully, but only contact those individuals we feel are most qualified for the position. Telephone inquiries will not be accepted.
JSTOR is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.