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Vacancy at University College London: Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Information Governance

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Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer in Information Governance
Job Type: Full time, Permanent
Salary: Grade 8: £41,430 - £48,873 per annum; Grade 9: £53,119 - £57,760 per annum
Location: London, UK
Closing Date: 16th December 2014

Please note and draw to the attention of anyone who might be interested that there is a vacancy in the Department of Information Studies at University College London for a Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in the field of Information Governance. This post which has just been advertised (with a closing date of December 16th) will suit an individual with a strong and proven track record in research and teaching in information governance and records management.

Further details on the post and how to apply can be found at http://tinyurl.com/kwtlxwkIf you wish to discuss the post informally, please contact Andrew Flinn ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) or Anne Welsh ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). For enquiries about the application procedure please contact Kerstin Michaels ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ); tel: 020 7679 2107.


Vacancy at CERN: Data Curation Manager

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Data Curation Service Manager at CERN
Location: CERN, Switzerland
Salary: commensurate with seniority. Entry-level remuneration for this job category is in the range of 96'000-109'000 CHF/year, net of taxes.
Job Type: Full Time, Fixed term (5 years)
Closing date: January 11th, 2015.

CERN is seeking a Data Curation Service Manager to take responsibility for the design, development, deployment and operation of curation services for data (and other relevant scientific artefacts such as software or figures) across multiple platforms, in synergy with the scientific community and in partnership with relevant CERN services and emerging global initiatives.  Some activities are now launching, such as a Open Data portal for the LHC results  and the integration of data within our flagship subject-specific digital library: INSPIREhep.net. Other services need to be designed, harmonising the requests and contributions of all stakeholders. All services leverage existing activities for data citation and attribution (DataCite, ORCID, CreativeCommons licenses), need to interoperate with other relevant initiatives (arXiv, figshare, GitHub, HEPData, Zenodo and systems by scientific publishers) and support the scientific community to address Open Science policies of CERN Member States.

The Data Curation Service Manager will:

  • Operate CERN data curation services: oversee the ingestion of data in the appropriate platform at CERN or elsewhere; liaise closely with the user community and the relevant services at CERN to assure that appropriate information is either captured or promptly generated in order to make data discoverable, attributable and citable, both immediately and in the long-term future; implement emerging standards across the data curation workflow at CERN, including licensing and Open Access aspects when requested.
  • Integrate and harmonize data curation services for the High-Energy Physics community across services operated at CERN (e.g. across experimental collaborations, INSPIRE, the Open Data portal, the future Analysis Preservation Framework) and beyond (e.g. third-party repositories both community operated and commercial ventures, publishing companies, initiatives in the Member States), seeking synergies and avoiding duplication of effort, while assuring wide discoverability and resilient linkage of data and optimizing solutions at the service of the High-Energy Physics community.
  • Convene all stakeholders in the High-Energy Physics community (large and medium-sized collaborations as well as across the theory community and neighboring disciplines) and other relevant services at CERN to continuously monitor, improve and harmonize data ingestion and curation workflows.
  • Explore existing and evolving needs of the community for the expansion and scalability of data curation services and propose effective and economic multi-lateral solutions for their implementation.
  • Liaise with external initiatives, at the European and Global level, to integrate emerging best practices within all CERN data curation services. Support the High-Energy Physics community in addressing emerging requirements of funding agencies.
  • Explore opportunities for external funding of R&D projects to expand interoperability of CERN and external relevant systems.

CERN Staff is hired from its Member States [http://jobs.web.cern.ch/content/member-states]

More information on benefits is available at: http://cds.cern.ch/record/1664325/files/Employment_Conditions_EN.pdfA

Full vacancy note can be found at http://jobs.web.cern.ch/job/11269


Vacancy at the United Nations: Information Management Officer

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Information Management Officer, United Nations
Location: New York
Salary: P4
Location: New York
Closing Date: 12th January 2015

This position is located in the Department of Management (DM), Office of Central Support Services (OCSS), Archives and Records Management Section; the incumbent will report to the Section Chief.

Within delegated authority, the Information Management Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Contributes to the formulation of overall policies, procedures, objectives and guidelines affecting the development and maintenance of the Organization’s non-current records and archives and delivery of reference services, archival description and systems management within the Organisation’s information management governance framework.
  • Conducts policy-oriented research and drafting on the applicability of information technology to records and archives using data from internal and external sources to: develop Section policies, guidelines and procedures in keeping with technological developments, e.g., strategy for long-term preservation and retrievability of electronic records.
  • Assesses and makes recommendations relating to the use of information management systems from an archives management perspective.
  • Conducts relevant research and specifications for information management technology and innovations relevant to archives management and service delivery.
  • Provides advisory services Organization-wide on recordkeeping practices based on needs, business process, workflow, technical architecture and information resources analysis;
  • makes recommendations relating to recordkeeping practices, improvement and implementation strategies, resource requirements, file plans, retention schedules and procedures for transferring records and archives to the section.
  • Leads engagement with all stakeholders to develop strategies for integrating records created in diverse systems into digital preservation systems and repositories; leads and manages the archival preservation programme.
  • Evaluates applications and cost-effectiveness of services in relation to technology options and prepares data and recommendations for decision-making.
  • Ensures the preservation of information assets with continuing value by appraising records according to their administrative, legal, financial and/or historical value.Manages the delivery of reference services to public and internal clients.
  • Ensures access to records with continuing value by managing the application of international cataloguing and indexing standards for intellectual control and retrieval; advises internal and external users regarding the use of the Section’s holdings; and assures the delivery of records and/or copies.
  • Develops and implements policies and guidelines relating to the preservation of and access to digital archives by establishing metadata requirements;
  • retains schedules for incorporation into electronic recordkeeping systems; transfers, maintains security protocols; and selects standards for digitisation of finding aids and records and their electronic dissemination.
  • Manages information security by enforcing security-classification restrictions;
  • facilitates declassification reviews by liaising with records-originating offices; and ensures the physical security and safety of the Organization’s records.
  • Carries out managerial responsibilities at the unit level relating to compliance with administrative requirements, programme planning, policy and procedure recommendations, budgeting, human resources and facilities management.
  • Develops client outreach strategy and programme and coordinates its implementation.
  • Represents the Section, as required, in departmental offices and at working groups, task forces and other fora, advocating recordkeeping and/or archives perspectives and standards.Evaluates the performance of vendors and certifies invoices, as necessary.
  • Guides, trains and supervises professional and general service staff in the various records information management functions.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

For more information and to apply see: https://inspira.un.org/psc/UNCAREERS/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/UN_CUSTOMIZATIONS.UN_JOB_DETAIL.GBL?Page=UN_JOB_DETAIL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=36599&


Vacancy at the DPC: Head of Research and Practice

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Head of Research and Practice
Job type: Permanent, Full Time
Location: Glasgow or York
Salary: £30434- £40847 (initial offer)
Closing Date: 27th November 2014

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) seeks to employ or second a Head of Research and Practice to help deliver its strategic commitment to ‘better tools, smarter processes and enhanced capacity in digital preservation’.  The post holder will provide direct support to DPC members, develop and contribute to grant applications and lead on a number of externally-funded research projects, including a new research project on the preservation of transactional data and social media.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a high-profile and wide-ranging role.  Recruitment will be to the DPC offices in Glasgow or York and is available immediately. This is a permanent post. You will work internationally with the world’s leading authorities in digital preservation, developing and communicating first-class research, connecting leaders and professionals from different sectors and disciplines, and helping to influence public policy.  You will bring a portfolio of existing interests and expertise and will have the opportunity to develop these with an exceptional international network of professional contacts and projects.  You will be a motivated researcher with strong communication skills, have experience of problem-solving in information technology and data management. You will have a detailed knowledge of digital preservation, drawing appropriately on practical experience.  You will be able to listen to the needs of others, support them and engage them with the outcomes of cutting edge research. 


Vacancy at the Parliamentary Archives: Head of Preservation & Access

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Head of Preservation & Access
Location: London
Position Type: Permanent, Full time
Salary: £47,636 - £60,824 per annum
Closing Date: 17 October 2014

Would you like to lead preservation and access at the Parliamentary Archives in London?

This is a rare and exciting opportunity to lead the development and management of preservation and online access at a major national archive, with a particular emphasis on developing innovative digital services for users. The Preservation & Access team of 10 staff brings together responsibility for preservation of records in all forms, their cataloguing and digitisation, disaster planning, and the provision of online access to records, finding aids and other services. Key strategic priorities for the team include building an expanding range of innovative online services for users, the future development of our archives management system, embedding digital preservation as business-as-usual and expanding the range of digital records to be ingested, and continuing to develop our exemplary collection care service and digitisation programme.

You will be an experienced information management professional, with excellent leadership skills and proven experience of improving online access to archival information, underpinned by a high level of familiarity with major development trends in ICT, and the ability to innovate and act as an ‘intelligent client’ for the Archives. You will be familiar with the full range of activities in the Preservation & Access portfolio, with proven experience of managing teams or projects to support strategic aims in at least one area. You will have excellent communication, interpersonal and influencing skills, and experience of leading or participating in project or programme boards and developing successful business cases.

For more details see the vacancy notice, job description and application form at: http://www.parliament.uk/about/working/jobs/

For an informal chat, please contact Adrian Brown on +44 (0) 20 7219 3071 or at brownad [at] parliament.uk


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