One of the main purposes of the DPC's Digital Preservation Competency Framework is to provide a foundation from which organizations and individuals can develop clear, consistent, robust role descriptions for those involved in digital preservation. To aid with this process the DPC has created a collection of example role descriptions that can be used as a starting point.

The role descriptions are not meant to be definitive or proscriptive as it is important to recognize the importance of organizational contexts, and related staffing hierarchies and conventions, in the process of developing role descriptions that are fit for purpose. The role decriptions are available for reuse and adaptation under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) license.

Role Descriptions:

  1. Information Studies Graduate (DOCX)
  2. Digital Preservation Trainee (DOCX)
  3. Digital Preservation Officer (DOCX)
  4. Digital Archivist/Librarian (DOCX)
  5. Web Archivist (DOCX)
  6. Developer (DOCX)
  7. Digital Preservation Program Manager (DOCX)
  8. Senior Executive/Administrator (DOCX)


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