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'Professor (HATII)' Vacancy with the University of Glasgow, School of Humanities

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College of Arts, School of Humanities

Professor (HATII)

Vacancy Ref: 010096

This is an exciting opportunity to lead and shape the future direction of research and teaching in the internationally-recognised Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute (HATII) and the School of Humanities. This role provides the opportunity to take a well-known brand in the sector and build on its successes as well as leading new innovative developments through your transformative strategic, academic, and research leadership.

You will be able to demonstrate an international profile in one or preferably more of the areas of digital curation, information management, digital heritage, and digital humanities, and may have employment experience in the Gallery, Library, Archive or Museum sectors. As a result, you will be able to demonstrate the integration of the study of information with cultural and humanistic studies in order to bridge research and practice through knowledge exchange and technological implementation in the context of institutional settings such as cultural heritage organisations, museums, libraries and archives.

Salary will be within the professorial range and subject to negotiation

Closing date:  26 March 2015.

For further information and to apply for this job, visit: http://jobs.theguardian.com/job/6033226/professor-hatii-/?LinkSource=PremiumListing


Vacancy at The British Library: Repository Manager

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Come and join us as custodians of the UK's national collection of digital content

This is a rare and exciting opportunity to work at the cutting edge of repository management and help ensure the Library can preserve its digital collections far into the future. Working closely with colleagues from across the Library, you will be part of our Digital Preservation Team and be a leading source of expertise in long term system management. You’ll work with colleagues to ensure our repository infrastructure and processes are of sufficiently high quality to meet the Library’s legal obligations and support us in our role as the nation’s digital cultural memory. 

The successful candidate will care about the longevity of the British Library’s digital material and be motivated to work with both content owners and technical colleagues to manage the day to day running of the repository and keep watching watchful eye over repository development initiatives. You will be educated to degree level in a relevant discipline and your knowledge and experience with preserving digital collections will be of particular importance.

This is a fixed term post for two years, based at Boston Spa. The post holder will be expected to travel on occasion, either to other Library sites, nationally, or internationally.

Closing date: 19th February 2015.

 For more details and to apply, visit bit.ly/163VyYN 


Vacancy at Strathclyde University: Institutional Repository Support Assistant (open contract)

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The University of Strathclyde has a commitment to boldness and innovation as part of its core institutional values, and we believe that our engagement with Open Access and repository development is a significant example of this commitment. Therefore, in furtherance of these values, the Library and Information Resources of the University is now seeking to appoint an Institutional Repository Support Assistant to work on materials and records deposited in the Institutional Repository.

The role will include the use of both PURE (the University’s research information system) and Strathprints (the Library’s Open Access Institutional Repository). The work involves validating metadata, including correcting, generating and approving metadata, which describes a wide variety of scholarly outputs. You will need to be able to understand and interpret research funder Open Access deposit policies, have some knowledge of copyright matters, liaise with academic departmental administrators and authors, and be able to manipulate digital files. An attention to detail and the ability to work with colleagues across the department are key requirements for the post. You will have a good general education to SCE Higher or equivalent. A recognised qualification in information management would be an advantage. Some experience of working with research data or publications, including online record creation and amendment to a high level of accuracy, would also be an advantage.

There may be a requirement for the post-holder to carry out late evening and weekend shift duties on a rota basis.

For full details of the post and to apply online, please visit: http://goo.gl/PZem9J

To request an application pack, contact Human Resources, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow G1 1XQ, tel 0141 553 4133, quoting ref: 14533.

Closing Date Sunday, 15 February 2015.


Vacancy at Sheffield University: Digital Preservation Manager

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Digital Preservation Manager
Location: Sheffield
Salary: grade 7 (£29,552 to £37,394 per annum)
Closing Date: 16th Feb 2015
Position Type: Fixed term (18months) Full Time

The University of Sheffield Library is one of the UK’s leading academic libraries. As well as supporting the research, learning and teaching activities of the University of Sheffield, it provides library services for the NHS in South Yorkshire through its Health Sciences Library.

The University Library operates from 4 staffed sites: the Western Bank Library; the Information Commons; St George’s Library, and the Health Sciences Library.As part of its strategic planning, the Library is seeking to safeguard future access to the University’s digital outputs by means of a digital preservation system supported by appropriate policy and service delivery. The Library, along with internal stakeholders, will be adopting a full life cycle approach to digital preservation informed by the OAIS Reference Model. The University is currently out to tender for a digital preservation system with the intention of completing the procurement in the 2014-15 financial year.

Reporting to the Head of Special Collections, you will lead and directly support a strategic approach to the establishment of the University’s sustainable and robust digital preservation programme, starting with the implementation of the selected digital preservation system.

Educated to degree level, you will be able to think strategically as well as deliver operationally, be well organised and proactive, experienced in planning and managing projects, and will possess excellent communication and diplomacy skills. You will be enthusiastic about digital preservation and able to advocate and lead change in this developing area.

For more information see:  http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AKL498/digital-preservation-manager/


Vacancy at the University of Melbourne: Research Data Curator

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Research Data Curator
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Position Type: Permananent, Full Time
Salary: 90,341– 97,783 AUD p.a. plus 17% superannuation
Closing date: Friday 13 February 2015 (AEDT – Australian Eastern Daylight Time)

The University of Melbourne is advertising for a Research Data Curator to work within the Research group at Research & Collections (University LIbrary). This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a leading international university with a tradition of excellence in teaching and research.The successful candidate will be a highly flexible, collaborative and innovative individual, committed to providing the best possible service to our research community. The role requires a range of operational and project-based activities that will advance the Library’s strategic objectives for expanded research data identification, management, curation and preservation support, tools and services.

  • For more details and to submit an application, see: http://jobs.staff.unimelb.edu.au/ci/en/job/885097/research-data-curator
  • For enquiries, contact: Leo Konstantelos, Tel: +61 3 90356125, Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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