26 June 2019


£36,261 - £48,677 p/a

Fixed Term

Cambridge University Libraries are looking to appoint a Digital Preservation Manager. This is a new and exciting opportunity to lead, develop and manage a new digital preservation service for the University of Cambridge.

The post-holder, based in the University Library on West Road, will play a key role in the Digital Preservation Project Implementation Team responsible for the delivery and implementation of a Digital Preservation System for the University Libraries. In this new role, the role holder will shape, define and build the new digital preservation service and transition the service to business-as-usual processes embedded in the Libraries' workflows.

Cambridge University Libraries (CUL) archival and digital collections are of global importance, enabling world-leading research to take place. The Archiving and Digital Preservation Foundation (ADPF) Programme is a core part of the Libraries' emerging Digital Strategy, designed to underpin and support the current and future needs of academic strategy and to meet the University's stewardship and responsibility for research and heritage digital collections. Building on the work and success of the Polonsky Foundation-funded Digital Preservation project at Oxford and Cambridge (https://www.dpoc.ac.uk/), this programme and the digital preservation service it will establish, will define and deliver digital preservation infrastructures to ensure the preservation of the Cambridge University Libraries' digital assets for current and future scholarship in support of Libraries' newly-published Digital Preservation Policy and Strategy.

The Digital Preservation Manager will be a digital preservation specialist, and will work with senior managers and library staff to develop and establish digital preservation capabilities, advise and develop workflows and design, and implement tools and procedures for digital preservation activities.

The role holder will manage the Cambridge University Libraries' Digital Preservation Service after the implementation project, and will continue to work, coordinate and liaise with a range of stakeholders (including curators, digital and technical specialists and managers) across the University Libraries (and wider University) to deliver the digital preservation service, create workflows, and manage the digital preservation infrastructure.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 5 years in the first instance.

For an informal discussion, please contact Lesley Gray (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Deputy Director Digital Initiatives.

The closing date for applications will be Wednesday 26th June 2019 and the anticipated interview date is Wednesday 3rd July 2019.

Please quote reference VE19328 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.


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