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Web Archiving Service contract opportunity with the National Records of Scotland

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The National Records of Scotland (NRS) has issued a tender invitation for a Web Archiving Service contract.

  • Closing date for raising clarification questions on the ITT: 15 July 2016
  • Invitation to Tender closing date for submission of tenders: 3:00pm GMT - 1 August 2016

For further information, to register an interest and for all enquiries visit: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk


Consultancy opportunity for Online Training Programme Developer with UNHCR

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  • Project Title: Development of the new UNHCR Records and Archives Management Online Training Programme
  • Organisation: UNHCR
  • Job Title: Records and Archives Online Training Programme Developer Duty
  • Station: Home based
  • Duration: 01 July – 31 December 2016
  • Contract Type: Individual Consultant
  • Closing date: 21 June 2016

Records and Archives Section of the Office of United Nations’ High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) invites consultants to submit proposal for the project management for development of the New UNHCR Records and Archives Management Online Training Programme. The consultant will be the project manager and coordinate the staff in Records and Archives Section who will develop most of the modules. In addition, the consultant will develop the Mandatory Records and Archives Management Induction Module with the support of Global Learning Center and an external company. The consultant will work remotely and meetings will be with online communication tools.


Vacancy for Research Data Specialist with the Digital Repository of Ireland

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  • Job title - Research Data Specialist, Digital Repository of Ireland
  • Location - Dublin
  • Type - fixed term contract for 12 months, ideally starting 01 Aug 2016.

The Royal Irish Academy is seeking applications for the position of Research Data Specialist, Digital Repository of Ireland. The Research Data Specialist is an exciting new role that will lead the planning, development, and delivery of research data management capacity in the DRI, and prepare the DRI to offer research data archiving and preservation to its stakeholders. The Research Data Specialist should be an experienced digital archivist with expertise in research data curation, policy and publication. The successful candidate will build on existing project management skills, and contribute significantly to Ireland’s ability to meet and exceed Irish and European requirements for research data, open data, and open science.

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Vacancy at the Bodleian Libraries: Technical Officer/Research Software Engineer (Polonsky Fellow)

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Technical Officer/Research Software Engineer (Polonsky Fellow)

Location: Osney Mead, Oxford
Salary: (Grade 7) £30,738 - £37,768 with a discretionary range to £41,255 p.a. (an annual market pay supplement of up to £1,448 may be payable and is subject to review)
Position Type: Full Time / Fixed Term (2 years)
Closing Date: 12.00 midday on Monday 13 June 2016

The Bodleian Libraries and Cambridge University Library have received substantial funding from the Polonsky Foundation to appoint six Polonsky Digital Preservation Specialists for a joint 2-year project. Three posts will be based at each institution, and will work collaboratively to address the development of systems and services to support the long-term preservation of the libraries' digitised and born-digital cultural heritage collections. The six posts offer an exciting opportunity to help shape the digital preservation activities at two of the world's foremost research libraries, and to share with other the knowledge and experience learned.

As a Technical Officer/Research Software Engineer you will undertake research and training to build upon your expertise in the technical issues surrounding digital preservation and your awareness of the tools, systems and projects that seek to address these issues. You will also develop and/or implement digital preservation applications and services with the Bodleian Libraries, contribute to the development of a business case and sustainability plan for digital preservation operations, disseminate the key findings of your work to at least one conference and submit one journal article per year based on your work in collaboration with colleagues. You will be expected to work closely with the rest of the Polonsky team based at both Oxford and Cambridge, as well as with colleagues in BDLSS.

You will have an honours degree or postgraduate diploma, preferably in library or information science, or computer science or equivalent skills and experience, demonstrable knowledge of at least two object orientated programming languages, excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work as part of a matrix team and with stakeholders. You will also have experience of implementing and documenting complex software, working with open source software, a version control system, and release management. A postgraduate qualification or equivalent experience in a field relevant to digital preservation in any subject or discipline is desirable.

Travel to other sites, conferences and institutions in the UK and internationally will be required.

Owing to the nature of this post, candidates will be required to undertake a Disclosure Scotland check as well as a financial background check. The possession of a criminal record or poor financial background will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided.This post is part of a pilot scheme testing a new Supporting Evidence form in place of the more usual 'supporting statement'. Please ensure that you carefully read the How to Apply section provided in the Job Description, which you can download below along with the required Supporting Evidence form. Your application cannot be considered without this form. You will also be required to upload your CV as part of your application.

Only applications received online before 12.00 midday on Monday 13 June 2016 can be considered. Interviews are anticipated to be held in late June 2016. The interview panel will comprise of representatives from both Universities.

For full details and to make an application, visit https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=123531


Vacancy for Web Archivist at the British Library

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  • Job title - Web Archivist
  • Salary - £29,000 Boston Spa or £32,000 St Pancras
  • Type - Permanent. full Time (36 hours per week)
  • Location - Based in St Pancras, London or Boston Spa, West Yorkshire

This is an exciting opportunity to join the British Library’s renowned Web Archiving Team and contribute to the development of the UK's National Web Archive collection. Working closely with the Lead Curator, you will drive the appraisal, description and preservation of the Web Archive. Your key responsibilities will be to ensure that websites are adequately captured, curated, highlighted and used. You will work with a range of tools to describe and collect UK websites ensuring that they meet quality criteria and that the metadata requirements of the collection are met. You will work with curators across the British Library and Legal Deposit Libraries to ensure that they have the necessary skills and knowledge to contribute to collection development by using our specialist web archiving tools.


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