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Vacancy at the British Museum: Analyst Programmer (Support)

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Analyst Programme (Support)
Location: London
Salary: £31,365 – £36,722
Position Type: Full Time, Permanent
Closing Date: Monday 15th May 1200

The British Museum’s Information Services department are hiring a new Analyst Programmer- Support to provide support for existing applications and interfaces, improve the development environment to reduce support requests, to analyse requirements and develop new application software, in collaboration with colleagues inside and outside IS. This is an excellent opportunity to leverage your experience to support world-class researchers and the operations of the 2nd most visited Museum on the planet.

This is an exciting time to join the development team of Information Services. While the initial primary focus of the role will be to provide 2nd and 3rd line support for existing legacy systems, the technology landscape of the museum will be radically changing in the next 12-36 months to deliver innovative strategic aims and this role will be part of the team implementing new systems and technologies. The aims which technology is expected to enable include an emphasis on mobile (both for staff and visitors), flexible working, data-centric decision-making requiring a consolidation of systems and data, CRM and a new website including new ways of integrating changing data and tracking visitors.

The ideal candidate will be educated to degree level or equivalent and be experienced in writing or supporting applications and object-oriented design and programming. The successful candidate must also have experience of database and application design, in support of user requirements and also have had worked within a formal project environment. You will also have good written and oral skills and be able to capture and accurately reflect user requirements, and to produce good-quality documentation. A measure of rigor, when testing and developing information models, is also required.

Founded in 1753, the British Museum’s remarkable collection spans over two million years of human history and culture. With over 6.5 million visitors in 2014, the Museum is the top visitor attraction in the UK, and its world-famous collection includes the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures, Egyptian mummies, the Admonitions Scroll, and the Amaravati sculptures.


Vacancy at Imperial College London: Research Data Support Manager

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Research Data Support Manager
Location: London
Salary: 43530-52630GBP
Position Type: Full time, Fixed term (two years)
Closing Date: Midnight 26th May 2015

Imperial College London is seeking an enthusiastic, experienced individual to establish, promote, and manage a service incorporating all aspects of research data management including organisation, description, preservation, and discoverability of College research data. Under the direction of the Team Leader Education and Research Support, and in close cooperation with the Scholarly Communications Officer in the Research Office, the Research Data Support Manager is responsible for shaping and developing the service and engaging proactively with Imperial’s community of researchers in provision of training, guidance, and awareness support.

The post-holder will work closely with other Library teams and in partnership with College stakeholders, including the Research Office and ICT, to ensure a cohesive and researcher-centric service is provided. This is a 2 year fixed term post in the first instance. Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Ruth Harrison, Team Leader Education and Research Support ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; 020 7594 7245) for an informal discussion about the post. Interviews for the post are anticipated to take place in mid-June.

For further details and to apply for the post, please go to http://www.imperial.ac.uk/job-applicants (Job Reference Number: SS 2015 097 GW).


Beaford Archive seeks consultant to assist with Digital Preservation and Management Plan

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The Beaford Archive seeks a consultant to help draft a Digital Preservation and Management Plan for a major new heritage project.  The plan should align to the Open Archival Information System reference model and reflect current research and good practice in the area of digital preservation from organisations such as The Digital Preservation Coalition, The National Archives and The British Library.


Vacancy at Liverpool John Moores University: Digital Innovations Project Officer

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Digital Innovations Project Officer
Location:     Liverpool
Salary:     £25,513 to £30,433
Position Type:     Permanent, Full Time
Closing Date:     19th May 2015

Liverpool John Moores University is appointing a Digital Innovations Project Officer to provide specialist project support on behalf of Library Services in its ongoing programme to develop and enhance digital library services to support learning, teaching and research. You will have experience of digital projects in libraries and/or archives in the HE sector, with a focus on innovation. Additionally you will demonstrate an ability to foster excellent working relationships with colleagues internally and externally, liaise with stakeholders and demonstrate a commitment to innovation and change.


Vacancy at British Library - Technical Analyst (Digital Preservation)

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Technical Analyst (Digital Preservation)

Position Type: Full-time, Permanent
Location: British Library, Boston Spa, UK
Salary: £28,450-£33,041
Closing Date: 31st May 2015

The British Library is one of the World's greatest research libraries, committed to providing researchers with access to reliable digital content now and into the future. Our digital collection is one of the most exciting and heterogeneous in the world, containing everything from digitised books and newspapers to born digital maps, eBooks and sound.

This is a great new role within the digital preservation team to help contribute to the preservation of our digital library content. As a technical analyst, you will help investigate digital preservation challenges faced by the library, using your analytical expertise and research skills to understand and explain the problems and solutions. Liaising with other Library colleagues, you will utilise your understanding of digital preservation challenges and solutions to contribute to the development and improvement of preservation processes and standards across the library.

Possessing excellent research and analytical skills, you will be confident in applying your technical expertise to investigating relevant challenges, relating both practical and theoretical results to derive potential risks and mitigation strategies. You will have good knowledge and experience of managing digital content, and be able to demonstrate excellent team-working and communication skills, being able to convey your interest in the long term preservation of our digital heritage collections.

For further information and to apply, please visit www.bl.uk/careers quoting vacancy ref: COL00119


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