6 April 2020

Sheffield, UK

£41,526 - £49,553 p/a


The University of Sheffield Library is looking for an enthusiastic individual with expertise in digital preservation to lead its digital preservation programme. The Library’s mission is to enable the University to access and use the information universe, and this requires preservation of our unique assets for the future.

You will collaborate with others across the Library and University to develop an Institutional Digital Preservation Strategy and Policy ensuring the long-term discovery and access to key assets, including, but not limited to, Research Outputs, Library’s Special Collections, National Fairground and Circus Archive and University Records. This includes the digitisation of non-digital assets.

You will manage and develop the Library’s Digital Preservation Service to support the new Institutional Digital Preservation Strategy and harness the full benefits of the new digital collections system that is being implemented and which will increase the potential impact of the Library’s collections and their use to support research. You will work with others across the University to define and build workflows, processes and capabilities to preserve born-digital assets, support the digitisation of paper-based assets in readiness for digital preservation, and provide expertise and advice to enable the discovery of, and access to, digital assets.

As an equal opportunities employer, the University of Sheffield encourages applications from currently underrepresented groups, including those from LGBT and BAME communities. All applications will be considered solely on merit. As an important department in the University, the Library is committed to Inclusive Learning; visit https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/library/inclusivelearning for more information.


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