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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.


Vacancy for Digital Archivist (20-month contract) at National Library of Ireland

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The successful candidate will contribute to the RDA's European training programmes in research data and to the development of an open-access European database of knowledge about best practice in research data management and sharing.  In addition, and working with the Digital Collections team, the Digital Archivist will work to advance a series of born digital pilot projects, concentrating on different digital file formats and working through the full cycle from acquisition to preservation and online availability.  The person appointed will be expected to undertake European travel as required and to present their work at conferences and events internationally and in Ireland.


Consultancy Opportunity with Cambridge University Library

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Cambridge University Library (CUL) is planning to source and implement a new archival management system (AMS) for use by the Cambridge University Libraries, Colleges and other institutions associated with the University of Cambridge.

There is an initial requirement for an experienced consultant, with archives and/or extensive library experience, with an understanding of the hierarchical nature of archival cataloguing and the relevant archival standards, for the first phase of the project which should take approximately 2-3 months duration to complete. The consultant will work alongside the custodians of our archives, manuscripts and records to identify and analyse requirements, prepare a formal business case for approval and identify a range of potential products that could meet our needs.


Vacancy for Technical Lead, Digital Collections at National Library of Ireland

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  • Job title - Technical Lead, Digital Collections
  • Location - National Library of Ireland, Dublin

The NLI's current digital services infrastructure combines open-source software, vendor-supplied products and locally-developed middleware and interfaces.  Core systems include a Library Management System, discovery and access systems and a digital repository system which currently manages over 40TB of digitised material.  The Technical Lead, Digital Collections will provide technical oversight and strategic leadership in developing and enhancing the NLI's digital services infrastructure to meet the NLI's core strategic objectives.


Transforming Archives (Digital Skills) Traineeship available at Norfolk Record Office

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  • Location - Norfolk Record Office, Norwich
  • Salary - £14,500 salary

Are you interested in testing your skills in technology in the archive sector? If you can answer yes to one or more of the following questions, then we would like to hear from you.


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