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SCAPE Digital Preservation project: Software Engineer
Salary range £31,387 - £35,554 per annum
Fixed Term Contract to 30 September 2014
Closing Date: 5 January 2014
Interview Date: 15 or 16 January 2014
"Are you ready for a new challenge? Would you like to play a leading role in preserving access to the world's scientific and cultural heritage? Developing innovative digital technologies as part of a cutting-edge European research and development project, you'll be working closely with developers within our digital preservation team to create new and enhanced solutions for processing digital media on a massive scale, leading to open source solutions that will help national libraries and archives across the world to manage their content effectively now and in the future.
Possessing excellent Java development skills and experience in rapid prototyping with scripting languages such as Python and Bash, you'll also demonstrate excellent team-working skills and an enthusiasm to work in a collaborative project environment."
For further information and to apply, please visit www.bl.uk/careers quoting vacancy ref: COL00032"
Vacancy at LIBER: Projects Officer
Location: The Hague, The Netherlands
Contract Type: Part Time (2o hrs per week) 12 months
Salary:Scale 8: minimum € 2,285.00 to maximum €3,061.00 gross per month full-time, plus a vacation allowance of 8% and a December allowance of 8.33%.
Closing Date: 9th January 2014
Are you innovative and flexible, and would you like to work for an international library organisation? Are you aware of recent developments in the library sector? Do you have a good oral and written knowledge of English? Do you have a talent for working with stakeholders from different countries? Come join the LIBER team. LIBER (Association of European Research Libraries / Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche) is looking for a Projects Officer, based at our office in the National Library of The Netherlands. This is a part-time position, for 20 hours per week. Download the full job description.Your primary focus will be to contribute to the duties that LIBER has been asigned as part of several European projects, (mainly relating to communication and dissemination activities) and to provide support for the coordination of LIBER’s participation in Horizon 2020. Tasks include:
- Working with other project partners and contributing to work packages in which LIBER is involved
- Implementing project communication plans and organising dissemination activities such as workshops
- Promoting projects to the LIBER membership and raising awareness through workshops, conferences, social media and other tools
- Compiling EU bids, under the supervision of the Projects Manager
- Organizing a Horizon2020 workshop at the LIBER Conference.
For more information see: http://www.libereurope.eu/news/job-opportunity-projects-officer-at-liber
Three Vacancies at the British Library (Sound Archive): Project Manager; Metadata Manager and Project Officer
Contract Type: Full Time / 3 years
Salary: c47.5K GBP plus benefits
Closing Date: 5th December
Contract Type: Full Time / 3 years
Salary: C38K GBP plus benefits
Closing Date: 5th December
Project Support Officer (part-time)
Contract Type: Part Time (23hrs per week) / 3 years
Salary: C 25K GBP plus benefits (pro rata)
Closing Date: 5th December
Europeana Sounds is a new EC-funded project, to run from 2014-2017, which will greatly improve the discovery of and access to Europe’s rich digital sound and music collections, by enriching metadata and by doubling the number of sounds and audio-related digital items on the Europeana web portal. The project will build a sustainable best practice network including the 24 funded project partner institutions from 12 EU member states.
The Project Manager will be based at the British Library’s London offices from February 2014, to manage the project and coordinate the members of the consortium. The successful candidate will have strong project management experience, good leadership and people management skills, employment experience in a library, academic or similar environment, and extensive experience of working in collaborative, multinational projects for delivering major programmes of work within strict timetables. Knowledge of audio archives, and experience of licensing for cultural heritage items, a second European language, and of EC FP7 or ICT project regulations will be advantageous.
The Metadata Manager will be based at the British Library’s London offices from February 2014 as part of the project team. The main task in this role is the management of one of the key project work packages: ensuring aggregation, to a common standard and from 17 partner institutions across Europe, of a target of 0.75 million metadata records for sound and related audio content, including those from the British Library’s own collections. The successful candidate will have extensive experience of working in large–scale projects, a strong background in metadata standards and working with structured data, and experience with copyright and licensing of digital assets. Experience of managing projects and of international programme working, knowledge of a second European language and of recorded sound, and familiarity with the Europeana Data Model will be advantageous.
The Project Support Officer will be based at the British Library’s London offices from February 2014 as part of the project team. The main tasks in this role are to provide administrative support for the internal project team in its management of the project and the multinational consortium, to draft reports and presentations as required, to communicate with all project partners in collating financial and reporting information on a regular basis, and to assist in organising internal and external project meetings. The successful candidate will have excellent administrative, communication and time management skills, broad experience in using desktop computer applications in support of projects, and experience in managing project budgets.
For more information on all three posts see: https://gs10.globalsuccessor.com/fe/tpl_britishlibrary01.asp?newms=sr
Vacancy at National Library of Scotland: Digitisation Programme Coordinator
Digitisation Programme Coordinator
Position type: Permanaent Full Time
Salary: £27,420-£31,788 (Subject to change pending a pay and grading review)
Closing Date: 6th December 2013
The National Library of Scotland is seeking applicants for the role of Digitisation Programme Coordinator.
This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in opening up the internationally renowned collections of the National Library of Scotland to the world. As Digitisation Programme Coordinator you will lead the Library’s digitisation strategy and take responsibility for the management and delivery of our digitisation programme. You will coordinate a team dedicated to making the Library’s collections open and accessible to the people of Scotland and the rest of the world, and develop innovative new approaches to digitising our collections for online access. You will have experience of managing digitisation programmes, good knowledge of technical environment for digitisation, and understand the practice and benefits of digitisation of cultural material.
Brief description of role:
To lead and coordinate the digitisation of the library’s print and non-digital media to expand the collections, enhance access, and deliver digital content in accordance with the agreed strategy;
- To provide knowledge, advice, and training in the library’s digitisation functions;
- To support the Digital Assets Manager ensuring standards and procedures are consistently applied;
- To contribute to the development of strategies, policies and procedures for the Digital Assets Team;
- To work within the corporate framework and in collaboration with other colleagues to help deliver organisational goals.
For more details see: http://www.nls.engageats.co.uk/Welcome.aspx
Vacancy at Royal Museums Greenwich: Records Manager
Position Type: Full Time
Salary: £30,000 - £37,000
Closing date: 25 November 2013
With significant experience of working with EDRM systems, you’re now looking to take your career forward in a bigger role. So bring your skills to Royal Museums Greenwich, a world-renowned heritage organization comprising three historic museums and the Cutty Sark set in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, attracting around 2.3 million visitors each year.
This is a unique opportunity for you to develop, promote and manage the use of our EDRM system throughout the Museum. A key element of your role will be to co-ordinate the transition to a new system. In addition, you’ll devise and implement digital preservation strategies and act as an internal consultant on all aspects of records management.
Strong communication and influencing skills are absolutely essential here, as you will need to win buy-in from colleagues, convince them of the importance of good record keeping and provide training. Knowledge of current trends in digital preservation is vital, together with an understanding of current FOIA and DPA legislation. We are looking for a candidate with proven team leadership and projects management skills. A relevant postgraduate qualification would be welcomed too.
For a full job description and details of how to apply, please visit www.rmg.co.uk/jobs
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