8 August 2021

Sydney, Australia

$97,443 - $107,864 plus super

Fixed Term

The State Library of New South Wales (NSW) collects and preserves materials and evidence relating to the State and its place in the world, and makes them accessible to everyone in New South Wales and beyond. The Library exists in order to support and encourage research, debate, conversation, inspiration, learning and enjoyment. The Library welcomes all people and strive to serve them all equally well, whether they visit us in person on Macquarie Street, online, or through their local public library.

About the role

The Digital Collections Analyst works within the Digital Curation team to develop and support workflows and processes for the acquisition and ongoing stewardship of born-digital collection material across the Library. Key accountabilities include:

  • Collaboratively develop policies, guidelines, business rules, processes and procedures for acquiring, managing, preserving and providing access to digital collection material and prepare reports, briefings, issues papers and statistics to inform decision making

  • Providing direct support to Library staff for the acquisition of born-digital material. This includes liaising with suppliers/owners of digital material and ensuring born-digital acquisitions meet appropriate specifications and guidelines

  • Preparing born-digital material for ingestion into the digital preservation system and troubleshooting and monitoring ingestion of these assets to meet regular workflow cycles and agreed deadlines

  • Test, document, and support the use of equipment and software for digital curation activities in the Digital Preservation Lab

  • Assist the Lead Digital Archivist in communicating knowledge and the importance of digital preservation through training and workshops, ensuring all staff have sufficient knowledge relevant to their roles to enable the Library to develop and maintain robust digital collections

Term: Temporary full-time role up to 30 June 2022 with a possibility of extension

About you

Key knowledge and experience:
  • Applied knowledge of international standards and best practice relating to preservation of digital materials in a library or archive environment including metadata, file formats and technical specifications

  • Experience in the use of collection management systems, web-based technologies and databases for ongoing stewardship of born-digital collections

  • Capacity to work effectively with software tools used in digital preservation workflows

Essential requirements:
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications and/or demonstrated experience managing born-digital collections

How to apply

For further details and to apply for this role, please visit the I Work for NSW website (job reference number 00008EFC): https://iworkfor.nsw.gov.au/job/digital-collections-analyst-258355


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