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Graduate Assistantships

DRUM Graduate Assistant

  • Opened Date:  May 1, 2019
  • Closing Date: May 15, 2019

The graduate assistant will participate in and support a wide range of activities surrounding DRUM (Digital Repository at the University of Maryland), including the logistical management of the digital repository, implementing new features, assisting researchers in depositing documents in DRUM, and obtaining copyright permissions from publishers. The graduate assistant will work with the Digital Scholarship Librarian, library staff, and campus liaisons to promote use of DRUM and encourage UMD departments, centers and institutes to deposit their collections in DRUM. In addition, the graduate assistant will support the Data Services Librarian with a variety of activities supporting the research data lifecycle, including assisting researchers in depositing research data in DRUM, performing test plans for Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap) (, and investigating new software in support of data services.

To apply, please go to the DRUM Graduate Assistant application webpage.


Graduate Assistant, Digital Programs and Initiatives

  • Opened Date:  April 30, 2019
  • Closing Date:  May 14, 2019

The Digital Programs and Initiatives (DPI) GA assists DPI staff in all aspects of the departments’ work, including researching, testing, and troubleshooting systems; developing policies and workflows for the management of digital content; analyzing digital collections; and carrying out maintenance and testing to ensure the integrity and long-term preservation of digital assets. The DPI GA would take an active role in ongoing digital projects, such as the implementation of a new administrative interface for digital collections, testing and assessment of a new media repository system, and supporting the Terps Publish initiative. Other regular tasks include generating reports and documentation; performing quality assurance and other testing on systems managed by DPI; and working with staff across the UMD Libraries to prepare content for ingest into the Fedora-based Digital Collections repository. The GA works collaboratively across the UMD Libraries to gather information and requirements for digital projects, and works closely with other Digital Systems and Stewardship departments to plan and implement new applications and application features. The GA is an active member of the department, and as such may be involved in work supporting a range of departmental programs, including Research Data Services, digital preservation, data management, digital publishing, and new initiatives.

To apply, please go to the Graduate Assistant, Digital Programs and Initiatives, application webpage.




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If you have any questions regarding Graduate Assistantships, contact Dun-Yee Wong at dywong[@] or 301-314-0211.