Coordinator: Discovery Services (HEO 7)

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 01 Aug 2021

  • Based in the University Library at the Mawson Lakes Campus
  • Full-time, fixed term contract until 22 December 2023
  • Commencement Salary: $90,234 per annum (plus 17% superannuation)

About the Role

The Coordinator: Discover Services leads a team responsible for the management of the Library’s Discovery Services, Research Outputs Repository system and is responsible for capturing and the provision of research outputs metadata to University systems for research reporting and reuse in corporate systems.

With a direct reporting line to the Manager: Information Management Services, this position provides advice to researchers on the inclusion of research outputs onto the institutional repository and will ensure Repository Services support the University’s Open Access policy, compliance with Funder Open Access mandates, publisher licenses and author archiving management rights.

The University of South Australia Library

The University of South Australia Library supports the University’s teaching, learning and research mission through the provision of relevant information resources and associated services. The Library also coordinates copyright for the University. There are four campus libraries located at City East, City West, Magill and Mawson Lakes and an off-campus Library Service that supports regional engagement at Whyalla and Mt Gambier. Information technology and information resource management services are managed from the Mawson Lakes campus.

The Library operates in an environment of increasing availability of digital information in support of the University’s Digital Learning Strategy. As such, it has accelerated its commitment to acquire the vast majority of resources in digital format which are accessible and discoverable via an established next generation Library Management System. The Library has a growing research collection with over 700,000 ebooks and online journals available anytime, anywhere, on any device. The Library maintains a targeted, high quality print collection and is the custodian of several valuable special collections including the Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Library.

The Library is operating in an environment of increasing availability of digital information and demand and plays a significant role in training staff and students in information skills.

Core Responsibilities

  • Develop workflows, policies and procedures to support the efficient and comprehensive collection of the University’s research outputs
  • Manage and oversee data quality and ensure that research outputs metadata conforms to agreed standards for the Enterprise Data Warehouse and reuse in corporate systems and services
  • Support the University’s reporting of research outputs for Excellence in Research Australia (ERA)
  • Ensure that Repository Services’ processes support the University’s Open Access policy, compliance with Funder Open Access mandates, publisher licenses and author archiving management rights
  • Provide advice to the researchers on the inclusion of research outputs onto the institutional repository, including appropriate copyright permissions, in line with the University’s Open Access Policy
  • Manage copyright and license permissions relating to the archiving of research outputs to maximise access and minimise risk, and in liaison with the University Copyright Officer and the Knowledge Base and Licensing Librarian maintain documentation on author archiving policies and permission

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Demonstrated current working knowledge of MARC, MARCXML, Dublin Core and other relevant metadata schema
  • Substantial knowledge of the resource management and digital modules of an integrated library management system
  • Experience working across copyright and rights management issues relevant to institutional repository collections and trends in digital information and preservation
  • Significant demonstrated in depth knowledge of open access policy, publisher licenses and archiving rights management policies, procedures and standards at a local, national and international level
  • Experience leading the development, implementation and continuous improvement of procedures and administrative systems, as well as have an understanding of benchmarking, performance management, change management principles, practices and methodologies


Getting a great job working with the best is just the start. UniSA rewards its staff with a wide variety of benefits such as:

  • Corporate health insurance
  • Staff study support
  • Various on-site services available at our campuses which may include on-site gym membership
  • A variety of leave arrangements


As a University of Enterprise, we offer a dynamic and agile workplace culture, one that embraces challenges and thrives on breaking new ground. Our staff are creative and innovative thinkers, communicating with clarity, conviction and enthusiasm. We embrace diversity and inclusion in a vibrant, engaging environment. Our people are authentic, resilient, and influential, and we deliver results.

How to apply

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Working at UniSA . The online application form will list the specific selection criteria that you need to address.
Please address your cover letter to Samantha Matthews, Senior Recruitment Consultant. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or via email at using job reference number 3194.

Applications close: 11.30pm Sunday 1 August 2021

Applications welcomed from Australian or NZ citizens, Australian permanent residents and those who have the legal right to work in Australia for the term of appointment.

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Applications must be lodged online, please note UniSA does not accept applications via email.

UniSA is committed to developing a diverse workforce and a constructive enterprising culture in which everyone can thrive.

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