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Vacancy at United Nations (New York) Information Management Officer

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Information Management Officer
Location: New York
Position type: full time temporary (6 months)
Salary: P-4 (approximately 88K USD per annum tax free)
Closing date: 31st July 2014

The United Nations Seeks to recruit a temporary Information Management Officer. Under the direct supervision of the Chief of the Archives and Records Management Section, Office of Central Support Services, Department of Management, the Information Management Officer will perform the following duties:

  • Manage the day-to-day operations of a sub-Unit in line with Section work plans. Provide advice and assist in the formulation of the Unit and Section's strategic plan.
  • Develop and implement strategies, policies and procedures for the management of the United Nations archives and records. Lead implementation of strategies policies and procedures by initiating and overseeing archival improvement projects, in particular relating to digital preservation. Advise United Nations officials and staff on archival issues and practices.
  • Plan, organize, oversee, coordinate and evaluate all work on: acquisition, accessioning, arrangement and description, storage, preservation and conservation of archives, including digital archives.
  • Develop and implement strategies and tools for online public outreach and access to United Nations archives. Implement the Organisation's information security regime.
  • Provide advisory services Organisation-wide on recordkeeping practices; make recommendations relating to improvement and implementation strategies, resource requirements, file plans and retention schedules. Oversees organisation and maintenance of UN records, including disposal; identifies and protects vital records.
  • Assist the Section Chief in developing the Section’s plans for disaster preparedness, response and recovery and by monitoring archival repositories.
  • Carry out managerial responsibilities relating to Archives and Records Section compliance with administrative requirements relating to planning, budgeting, finance,contract management, human resources and facilities management.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Supervise one professional staff member and general service staff. Perform other duties as required.

For further details about the post and how to apply see the attached document.


Vacancy at Archives New Zealand: Digital Preservation Process Administrator

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Digital Preservation Process Administrator
Location: Wellington (New Zealand)
Position type: Full time, permnanent
Salary: IT Band G (64,479 - 87,236 NZD)
Closing date: 5pm, Sunday 27 July 2014 NZ / 6am Sunday 27 July 2014 U.K. time BST

  • Key opportunity to mix technical capability with strong business involvement
  • Leading-edge all-of-government initiative

Archives New Zealand has a statutory responsibility for the long-term storage, preservation and accessibility of digital records. Archives New Z ealand is transforming the way it conducts its business by developing the capability to transfer digital records and preserve them over the long term.

The primary focus for the Digital Preservation Process Administrator is to provide business-focused technical support and specialist advice in relation to digital repository hardware and software infrastructure; and to the ingest of digital content into the digital repository.

Our ideal candidate will have a strong technical background in system administration and be used to basic server management and diagnostics. The role supports the overall administration of the Ex Libris Rosetta digital preservation system and configuration, and involves collaboration with the National Library of New Zealand, our preservation partner within the Department of Internal Affairs,. The Digital Preservation Process Administrator supports deposits to the digital repository through the creation of business workflows, resolution and recording of issues relating to the ingest process, and provides technical assistance with preconditioning and preservation actions and analysis. The person in this role will work closely with a team which includes digital preservation and technical analysts, and with business staff managing transfers, restrictions and access.

We're looking for a team player with a strong background working with data repositories, ingest and system configuration and management. You'll have excellent problem solving, analysis and communication skills, and enjoy working with different parts of the business to make sure that our infrastructure and processes are running smoothly. This is a busy role, which requires good organisation skills and flexibility, as you'll deal with both well established and emerging processes. Experience in digital preservation management and/or Ex Libris Rosetta long-term preservation system is a distinct advantage.

In return, you'll get to work on an exciting, all-of-government digital preservation initiative, that will change the way New Zealanders interact with Government records.

  • For more information and a job description, go to: http://www.bfound.net/detail.aspx?jobId=124679&CoId=164&rq=3
  • For more information please contact: Antony Moss, Director Client Capability on +64 27 476 0361 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Vacancy with the University of Portsmouth​: Senior Research Fellow E-ARK (European Archival Records and Knowledge Preservati​on)

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Created on Tuesday, 10 June 2014 17:21

Senior Research Fellow Vacancy

At the Faculty of Creative & Cultural Industries, School of Creative Technologies, University of Portsmouth

Employment type: Fixed term for 3 years
Employment basis: Full time
Salary: £36,661 - £45,053
Position number: 10012045
Date published: 09 June 2014
Closing date: 4 July 2014
Interview date:   23 July 2014

The School of Creative Technologies has recently been successful in a three year, 6M Euro EC funded award – E-ARK (European Archival Records and Knowledge Preservation and would now like to appoint a Senior Research Fellow to successfully manage a number of research projects and related activities. This would involve planning teams, chairing working parties and leading/initiating internal research networks, developing, analysing and interpreting research data.

Working with colleagues both in the UK and internationally, the successful candidates will be expected to identify and pursue potential sources of income appropriate to the work of the Future Proof Computing Group.

Further details of the project may be found here: http://www.port.ac.uk/uopnews/2014/02/04/e-ark-gets-6m-to-save-our-digital-data

For further information please contact Dr Janet Delve, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or 023 9284 5524

For detailed information about the vacancy, please select this link: 10012045 - Senior Research Fellow.docx https://port.engageats.co.uk/ViewAttachment.aspx?enc=jmxpV+AcVus8i/wvT3FZXrrCOvCUGNWd9uca/tGZrALbARvrOskpRCQPx+1sa8CHP1Z7eK6n1fib9nVAHNixkBtdfWoTuMJdysNAzEntD2b7JPaRgAH9QpyFcCM0vkPH


Vacancy at the Bodleian Libraries: Trainee Digital Archivist

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Graduate Trainee Digital Archivist
Closes: 9 June 2014, 12:00;
Grade 2: £15,814 p.a.
Location: Oxford
Post Type: Full Time, Fixed Term (2 years)
Closes: 9 June 2014, 12:00

The Bodleian Libraries are looking for the Digital Archivists of the future through an exciting new training scheme. Preserving the past for the benefit of the future is not just about manuscripts and printed material. Digital materials are surprisingly fragile and also need to be preserved.

This is a 2 year paid training scheme with fully funded postgraduate qualification.

This scheme combines on-the-job training and postgraduate study. You will learn traditional and digital curation skills, applying these to the libraries’ internationally important archive collections. You will be involved in processing digital materials, including archiving websites, but will also have the opportunity to work with the papers of individuals and organisations. You will learn everything from how to manage legal risks to using digital forensic tools. You will also gain a prestigious postgraduate qualification from Aberystwyth University.

If you have a good grasp of digital technologies, excellent research skills and a passion for problem-solving then this might be the career for you. You don’t need experience in archives but you must have a keen interest in culture and history. You will be a graduate (ideally STEM) with great communication skills, initiative and a willingness to work closely in a team.

This role is full-time for 2 years (one afternoon per week released for study).

Due 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.

For more information see: http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/about-us/jobs#vacancy-113121


Vacancies at the Bodleian Libraries: DAMS Software Engineer

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DAMS Software Engineer (2 posts)
Closes: 16 June 2014, 12:00
Grade 7: £29,837 - £36,661 p.a.
Location: Oxford
Post Type: Full Time, Fixed Term (1year)

Bodleian Digital Libraries Systems & Services (BDLSS) provides systems and services in support of Bodleian digital collections. These collections have rapidly expanded in recent years to include digitised books, manuscripts and maps, audio, video, databases and company and personal archives. The BDLSS Digital Asset Management System (DAMS) infrastructure is designed to provide a common hosting and preservation platform for these collections.

BDLSS seeks to recruit two experienced and capable individuals to manage the migration of collections and collections systems from projects to production services hosted by the DAMS. These are hands-on technical roles requiring strengths in Linux, PHP and Python as well as an appreciation of the SDLC and service management.

The postholders will be members of the team within BDLSS working closely with the Digital Library Architect, and reporting to the Digital Portfolio Manager.

The successful candidate will have relevant qualifications and/or experience in an IT-related environment and have a wide range of technical knowledge and experience.

Both posts are available immediately and will be fixed-term for 1 year.

Due to the nature of these posts, 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.

You will be required to upload a supporting statement as part of your online application. Your supporting statement should list each of the essential and desirable selection criteria, as listed in the further particulars, and explain how you meet each one. CVs will not form part of the selection process.

Applications must be made online before 12.00 midday on 16 June 2014 to be considered. Interviews are expected to take place on 26 June 2014.

For more details see: http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/about-us/jobs#vacancy-113339


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