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Vacancy at The Science Museum Group: Digitization Manager

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Digitization Manager
Location: Any Science Museum Group Site (UK)
Position Type: Full Time / Permanent
Salary: 'Competitive'
Closing Date:     2nd May 2016

Play a leading role in making the world's greatest collection of science, technology, medicine and transport available online.

The Science Museum Group is taking a new approach to making its collections more accessible and better appreciated by our audiences. Joing up teams across four museums, a new strategy for collection services places a major emphasis on digitisation, together with achieving greater impact for the thousands of objects we lend to others. New roles and new ways of working will enable successful delivery of exciting Masterplan projects at all the museums.

You will lead delivery of an efficient new approach to digitisation and documentation of SMG' s collection, making it more accessible and accountable; manage photographic and documentation teams to support the Museums’ strategic objectives through best practice collections Management; maximise the information available to online visitors, researchers and colleagues, and oversee internal standards and training; advocate for digitisation and collections information and ensure delivery of an excellent standard of communication and customer service; develop a culture of integrated teamwork (including volunteers) and continuous improvement across SMG sites, in line with the ‘one collection’ philosophy; and be a member of the Collections Services leadership team.

Responsibilities include developing and implementing digital preservation strategy and plans in conjunction with ICT.

For more information see: https://vacancies.nmsi.ac.uk/VacancyDetails.aspx?FromSearch=True&MenuID=6Dqy3cKIDOg=&VacancyID=1297

   

Vacancy for Lecturer in Digital Humanities/Information Studies at University of Glasgow

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  • Job title - Lecturer
  • Location - HATII, University of Glasgow
  • Salary - £33,574 to £37,768 per annum
  • Hours of work - Full-time, Permanent
  • Closing Date - 8 May 2016
  • Reference Number - 012668

Job Purpose

To undertake high-quality research and research supervision, to make an active and high level contribution in the School of Humanities in the College of Arts to teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level in the Humanities and Arts Technology and Information Institute (HATII) and to undertake administration as requested by the Head of School.

As part of the development of a new research strategy for HATII that will look towards the REF2020, the School of Humanities has created this new lectureship that will contribute to the strategic development of Digital Humanities at Glasgow.

The purpose of the Lectureship will be to develop research on the use and communication of digital content within scholarship, focusing on aspects of digital culture and Digital Humanities methods. HATII invites applications from those with an existing area of research in the Digital Humanities that will complement and develop existing expertise in the Subject Area. Applications would be particularly welcomed from candidates with a background in geo-humanities, digital culture and media, information visualisation, the cultural heritage and creative industries, and other emerging areas that will contribute to a research strategy that addresses the creation and theorization of digital content and the research infrastructures that surround it.


Visit the University of Glasgow website for more details

   

Preserve Better: Accreditation and Certification for Digital Archives and Digital Repositories (London 25th May)

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DPC is delighted to invite members to priority registration for Preserve Better: Accreditation and Certification for Digital Archives and Digital Repositories (London 25th May).  General registration will open shortly.

http://www.dpconline.org/events/details/105-preserve-better-accreditation-and-certification-for-digital-archives-and-digital-repositories?xref=139

   

Vacancy for Graduate Trainee Digital Archivist at Bodleian Libraries, Oxford

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  • Job Title: Graduate Trainee Digital Archivist
  • Location: Bodleian Libraries, Special Collections, Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford
  • Salary: Grade 2 - £16,357 p.a.

Developing the Next Generation Archivist Project.

http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/get-involved/trainee-digital-archivist

The Bodleian Libraries are looking for a Digital Archivist of the future through an exciting new Graduate training scheme.

Preserving the past for the benefit of the future is not just about manuscripts and printed material, digital materials are surprisingly fragile and also need to be preserved.

This scheme combines on-the-job training and funded postgraduate study. You will learn traditional and digital curation skills, applying these to the Libraries’ internationally important archive collections. You will be involved in processing digital materials, including archiving websites, but will also have the opportunity to work with the papers of individuals and organisations. You will learn everything from how to manage legal risks to using digital forensic tools. You will also work towards a prestigious postgraduate qualification from Aberystwyth University.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Medicine (STEM) graduates rarely consider a career in archives and libraries, but in order to preserve the history of science and technology, organisations like the Bodleian Libraries need people with knowledge in these subject areas.

If you have a good grasp of digital technologies, excellent research skills and a passion for problem-solving then this might be the career for you. You don’t need experience in archives but you must have a keen interest in culture and history. You will be a graduate (ideally STEM) with good communication skills, initiative and a willingness to work closely in a team.

This role is full-time for 2 years (one afternoon per week released for study).

Owing to the nature of this post, candidates will be required to undertake a Disclosure Scotland check as well as a financial background check. The possession of a criminal record or poor financial background will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided.

This post is part of a pilot scheme testing a new Supporting Evidence form in place of the more usual ‘supporting statement’. Please ensure that you carefully read the How to Apply section provided in the Job Description, which you can download below along with the required Supporting Evidence form. You will be required to upload your completed supporting evidence form as part of your online application. CVs will not form part of the selection process.

Please do not apply if you already have, or are currently doing, an undergraduate or postgraduate degree related to archives administration/information management/museum studies, or if you have already completed an archives/heritage/libraries traineeship.

This opportunity is supported by The National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund.

   

DPC and NCDD Webinar, 20th April: Bentley Historical Library's 'ArchivesSpace-Archivematica-DSpace Workflow Integration'

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The next in the series of DPC and NCDD webinars will be held on Wednesday 20th April at 2-3pm, and will be presented by Max Eckard, Michael Shallcross and Dallas Pillen of the Bentley Historical Library, Michigan.

ArchivesSpace - Archivematica - DSpace Workflow Integration

In April 2014, the Bentley Historical Library received a $355,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to partner with the University of Michigan Library and Artefactual Systems on the integration of ArchivesSpace, Archivematica, and DSpace in an end-to-end digital archives workflow. The project seeks to expedite the ingest, description, and overall curation of digital archives by facilitating (a) the review and characterization of newly acquired content, (b) the creation and reuse of descriptive and administrative metadata among emerging platforms and (c) the deposit of fully processed content into a digital preservation repository. This presentation will identify key project goals and outcomes and demonstrate features and functionality of Archivematica's new 'Appraisal and Arrangement' tab developed by Artefactual Systems.

Interested? Here's what to do next:

  • Date: Wednesday 20th April 2016; Time 1400-1500 (UK Time)
  • Registration is not necessary for DPC members, but if you would like to reserve a place, email info [at] dpconline [dot] org
  • The webinar will use the DPC's WebEx system. To join by PC, the webinar open this link at 1355 on 20th April 2016
  • To join by phone, dial +44 (0)203 478 5289 and give the meeting number 248 285 460

More information

NCDD (the Dutch National Digital Coalition for Digital Preservation) and DPC (the British Digital Preservation Coalition) have teamed up to organize a series of monthly webinars in 2016, with alternate speakers from the British and Dutch preservation field. All webinars are recorded and made available online. Keep an eye on the agenda for upcoming webinars and other joint events.

   

iPRES 2016 | Submission deadline for Workshops, Tutorials and Panels extended

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iPRES 2016, 13th International Conference on Digital Preservation, Bern - Switzerland, October 3-6, 2016

iPRES 2016 is pleased to announce that the Workshop, Tutorial and Panel submission deadline has been extended by 10 days!

**Submissions are now due by 11th April 2016 at midnight GMT**

We hope that this gives you additional time to prepare your proposals.

For any questions please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Click here for the Call for contributions: https://ipr16.organizers-congress.org/frontend/index.php?folder_id=351

   

Recording now available for DPC and NCDD webinar 'Born digital: pre- or post-natal care' with Chido Houbraken

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The recording from the latest in the DPC and NCDD’s webinar series with Chido Houbraken entitled 'Born digital: pre- or post-natal care?' is now available online. Members can watch the recording in the members’ area of the DPC website using their login. 

The next webinar in the series will be held on Wednesday 20th April at 1pm (GMT). More details to follow soon.

   

DPC Announces 'Getting Started...' Roadshows for 2016, Registration Open for 1st Date in London

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The DPC is pleased to announce the schedule for its ‘Getting Started with Digital Preservation’ roadshow series for 2016, with registration now open for the first event in London.

About ‘Getting Started….’

This day-long introduction assumes no prior knowledge except a willingness to engage with digital preservation. Through a series of presentations, case studies and exercises, participants will learn how to apply techniques of assessment, risk management and planning to help secure their digital collections. Presentations and exercises will help participants:

  • Understand the range of issues associated with digital preservation
  • Survey and characterize a digital collection
  • Undertake preliminary risk assessment to manage their own digital collections
  • Understand preservation planning and write a basic preservation plan
  • Meet and network with others locally working in digital preservation.

Dates for 2016

The DPC will be offering 4 ‘Getting Started….’ Roadshows in 2016. Registration is now open for the first date in London and will open for each of the remaining roadshows 6 weeks before the event. Dates and locations are as follows:

  • 28th April - Information Technologists’ Hall, London (Registration open now!)
  • 18th May - National Archives of Ireland, Dublin (Registration opens early April)
  • 9th June - University of Loughborough, Loughborough (Registration opens late April)
  • 14th December - National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth (Registration opens early November)

The DPC’s ‘Making Progress….’ Roadshows will also be returning later in 2016, dates and locations will be announced in due course.

How to Register

Places are strictly limited and should be booked in advance. Registration for the London roadshow is open until 21st April 2016 at 17:00. Attendance is free for DPC members and costs £30 per person for non-members. Payments can be made by cash or cheque on the day or by cheque in advance (receipts will be issued for all payments).

For more information and to register for this event, visit the DPC events page.

   

Vacancy for Digital Research Project Manager at University of St. Andrews Library

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  • Job title - Digital Research Project Manager 
  • Location - University of St. Andrews Library (Digital Research Division)
  • Salary - £31,656 - £37,68 per annum,
  • Hours of work: 18.125 hours per week, Fixed Term: 12 months, Start: As soon as possible
  • Closing Date - 11 April 2016

The University of St. Andrews Library are looking for an enthusiastic, flexible and customer-focussed individual to join their Digital Research team as Digital Research Project Manager.  The University is part of the Jisc-funded UK Shared Research Data pilot and your primary role will be to lead and co-ordinate this exciting and innovative project at St Andrews.   

Through the UK Shared Research Data pilot we aim to review our existing research data infrastructure, plan and, where possible, implement improvements throughout the research data lifecycle – whether through process review or the introduction of new technologies.   This role based in the Library will work closely with colleagues in academic schools, IT and the Research Policy Office so an ability to communicate with a variety of stakeholders is key.  

If you have experience managing projects, an understanding of research data management, whether as a researcher, manager or librarian, and an interest in new technologies then please get in touch.   

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Anna Clements at the University Library,   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   or 01334 472761.  

The University of St Andrews is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all, which is further demonstrated through its working on the Gender and Race Equality Charters and being awarded the Athena SWAN award for women in science, HR Excellence in Research Award and the LGBT Charter;  http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi/diversityawards/

Interviews will be held on 21 April 2016

Please quote ref: AD1671MR

Visit the University of St. Andrews website for more details

   

Vacancy for Research Systems Officer at University of St. Andrews Library

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  • Job title - Research Systems Officer
  • Location - University of St. Andrews Library (Digital Research Division)
  • Salary - £25,769 - £30,738 per annum,
  • Start - As soon as possible
  • Closing Date - 4 April 2016

The University of St. Andrews Library are looking for a flexible and customer-focussed individual to join their Digital Research team as Research Systems Officer.  The University of St Andrews is a prestigious research-intensive institution regularly featuring in the top 5 in UK league tables and in the top 100 of world league tables. The institution was one of the first in the UK to recognise the importance of implementing a university-wide research information system (CRIS) motivated by the need for access to high quality information without relentlessly increasing burden on researchers and administrators. 

This is an opportunity for you to join the Digital Research team and take a key role in systems administration, training and development, not only for Pure, our CRIS, but also related research systems. This role is based in the Library and you will be a pivotal member of the Pure team, working alongside Open Access (OA) and Research Data Management (RDM) colleagues in the Digital Research Division within the Library and the Senior Research Information Manager, who has a split role across the Library and the Research Policy Office.

If you have experience of research information administration in an HEI or are a CRIS user and want to extend your knowledge and experience in research information management, then please get in touch.   

The University of St Andrews is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all, which is further demonstrated through its working on the Gender and Race Equality Charters and being awarded the Athena SWAN award for women in science, HR Excellence in Research Award and the LGBT Charter;  http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi/diversityawards/
Interviews will be held on 15 April 2016
Please quote ref: CG4872MR
   

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