Graduate Research Assistant Positions
UT Libraries’ Digital Stewardship unit provides specialized scanning of collection materials for all UTL branches, and maintains a secure tape archive of all digitized and born-digital UTL collections that pass through the unit. The Digitization and Digital Preservation GRA will contribute to a range of digitization, digital asset management, and digital preservation tasks in the Digital Stewardship unit. This is a developmental position: the GRA will have the opportunity to work with digital collections at every step of the information lifecycle, and will work with their supervisor to identify digital archival skills and knowledge they wish to develop. In addition to the core duties of the position, the GRA and their supervisor will set a work plan that builds these skills over the course of the appointment.
The Global Studies Digital Projects Graduate Research Assistant supports project management for new digital collections and digital scholarship projects in area/international/global studies. Current and past projects include digitizing European Cold War content at the LBJ Library, building a crowdsourcing platform to collect information for a South Asian photograph collection, writing scripts for Natural Language Processing on non-English texts, and supporting the development of a local OCR solution for Arabic periodicals. Students in this position are encouraged to share their insights and expertise by writing for the UT Libraries TexLibris blog, and/or by co-teaching workshops on tools for area studies digital scholarship.