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Vacancy at the British Library: Digital Preservation Officer
Digital Preservation Officer
Salary: £37,937-£44,059 per annum plus benefits
Position Type: Full-time, fixed term (2 years)
Closing date: 29th May 2013
The British Library is currently recruiting for a Digital Preservation Officer to join the Digital Preservation Team at the British Library. This is a rare and exciting opportunity to work at the cutting edge of international digital preservation research & development, and help ensure the Library can preserve its digital collections far into the future. Working closely with colleagues from across the Library, the successful candidate will be part of our digital preservation R&D team and contribute to the successful delivery of the Library’s new digital preservation strategy. The post holder will work with digital material in a wide range of formats, exploring and analysing our options to help us identify the most appropriate means of safeguarding our digital collections for future generations.This is a London-based post, fixed term for two years.
More details at http://bit.ly/11DTHX4
Vacancy at The National Archives: Development Lead for Digital Records Infrastructure
Lead Developer Digital Records Infrstructure
Postition Type: Full time, permanent
Closing Date: 31st May 2013
Are you seeking to build a career in a world-leading institution using your skills and experience in software development to preserve a nation’s history? Building on our award-winning experience in digital preservation, The National Archives is developing a new Digital Records Infrastructure (DRI) system to acquire, store and preserve our rapidly increasing digital collection. Operating at petabyte-scale, this system will ensure the long-term preservation of the UK government’s records. Records such as government websites, the records of significant public inquiries, the decisions and deliberation of senior officials, ministers and prime ministers and the nations digitised history from the 10th to the early 21st century are all to be preserved in the system.
As the Development Lead for the DRI, you will play a key role in the delivery of this innovative and high-profile system, ensuring that it remains capable of handling the latest digital records as new record formats are presented to the archives for permanent preservation. The current system comprises a series of batch-processing workflows constructed predominantly in Java, XSLT, XML Schema and Bash script running in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux environment. You will influence the future technical design of the system and be responsible for setting the technical direction and tasks of the team, mentoring staff, undertaking code review and also writing code yourself. You must be an expert in at least one or more programming languages, with a good level of knowledge of others. A concrete understanding of TCP/IP networking and Linux systems would be an advantage.
You should be passionate about both technology and information management. Your creativity and experience will be essential to the organisation to inform and shape the design of new workflows that you will need to translate into efficient operational code. You will liaise with Heads of Department, technical staff throughout the Technology Directorate, and colleagues across The National Archives and beyond; the role will be varied and challenging.
For more information see: http://bit.ly/YWaing
Vacancy at London School of Economics: Senior Library Assistant (Digital Library)
Senior Library Assistant (Digital Library)
Position Type: Full Time, Permanent
Closing Date: Midnight 26th May 2013
Salary: £26,846 - £31,074 per annum inclusive
The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is one of the foremost social sciencecuniversities in the world. The Library of LSE provides one of the best social science collections in any university – supporting the research and teaching of LSE as well as opening its doors to the wider world. The role of the Collections Services Group is to acquire, catalogue and make available resources to support the teaching and research activities of the Library’s user community, to produce an IT framework that supports the work of the Library and to ensure preservation of print and digital collections.
The Senior Library Assistant (Digital Library) will take a lead on the addition of content to LSE Digital Library from a variety of sources such as digitisation projects and born-digital acquisitions across a range of established and emerging collection areas. You will work closely with the Digital Library team to develop new workflows to enable our services to scale significantly in coming years. Over time this is likely to involve the supervision of staff as these workflows become part of the day-to-day work of the Library. You will be involved in innovation projects to develop new Digital Library functionality and play a key role in ensuring that the transition from development to embedded capacity is handled effectively. Over the next few years we will be building several new digital collections from the ground up making this an exciting opportunity to contribute to the growth of our Digital Library service.
This is a very exciting time for LSE Library with the development of our digital library to acquire, preserve and provide access to digital collections, the introduction of the Women’s Library @ LSE – Europe’s largest collection of material relating to the lives of women – together with a building modernisation project to enable the library to
Candidates should have a high level of IT literacy and familiarity with a range of software applications and the internet. Experience of working with a library management system, institutional repository, or digital library system is essential, as is experience of creating or processing metadata. Candidates should also be able to communicate complex information in a clear and accurate manner, using terms appropriate to the audience, and work effectively with others as part of a team.
To apply for this post please go to http://www.lse.ac.uk/JobsatLSE and select “Vacancies”.
Vacancies at King's College London: 'Knowledge Transfer and Sustainability Manager', and 'Community of Practice Co-ordinator'
There are currently two posts availabile at the Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London: a Knowledge Transfer and Sustainability Manager and a Community of Practice Co-ordinator. Both posts are associated with the Presto4U initiative. Details below.
Knowledge Transfer and Sustainability Manager (Presto4U)
Position type: Full time, Fixed Term (18 months)
Closing Date: 29th May 2013
Salary: £31,330 plus £2323 London Allowance
The Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London seeks an EU Knowledge Transfer & Sustainability Manager to deliver the PRESTO4U core deliverables on behalf of King’s. PRESTO4U is a European Union project with the full title European Technology for Digital Audiovisual Media Preservation. The role will focus upon delivery of the technology and knowledge transfer from preservation research to the projects communities of practice.
The successful candidate for this position will have existing experience and knowledge of digital preservation and preferably knowledge and experience of the audiovisual industry and community. The candidate will need to be able to work to a very tight project schedule and have experience of working in projects with a both a knowledge transfer and technical focus.
For more details see: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/depsta/pertra/vacancy/external/pers_detail.php?jobindex=13176
Community of Practice Co-ordinator (Presto4U)
Position type: Full time, Fixed Term (17 months)
Closing Date: 29th May 2013
Salary:Grade 5 - £26,264 plus £2323 London Allowance
The Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London seeks an EU Community of Practice Co-ordinator to deliver the PRESTO4U core deliverables on behalf of King’s. PRESTO4U is a European Union project with the full title European Technology for Digital Audiovisual Media Preservation. The post holder will create a Community of Practice for Learning and Teaching audiovisual media preservation, which will develop a body of knowledge on the status of digital preservation practice, outstanding problems and needs for access to research results.
The successful candidate for this position will have existing experience and knowledge of digital preservation and preferably knowledge and experience of the audiovisual industry and community. The candidate will need to be able to work to a very tight project schedule and have an understanding of working in projects with a technical focus but also the capability to build and maintain a Community of Practice (CoP) across subjects and national boundaries.
For more details see: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/depsta/pertra/vacancy/external/pers_detail.php?jobindex=13177
Vacancy at National Library of Scotland: Digital Preservation Officer
Digital Preservation Officer
Position type: Full time, Permanent
Closing Date: 13th May 2013
Salary: Band 6, £27,420 - £31,788
An exciting opportunity to preserve the nation’s digital heritage!
National Library of Scotland is seeking a dedicated information or digital technology professional with excellent digital preservation skills and experience to help preserve the nation’s digital heritage for future generations. You will play a key role in the on-going development of the Library’s digital preservation environment, policy, and strategies, and in ensuring that the digital content that the we create and collect today remains understandable and accessible in the future. The Digital Preservation Officer will be a key member of the Digital Assets Team, and will work with NLS staff and partners, and the digital preservation community across the UK and beyond.
Closing date for completed applications: Monday 13th May 2013
For more information please see the Library’s career site http://bit.ly/YwYti7
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