1 February 2017


£32,004 per annum, pro rata


The UK Data Archive is curator of the UK's largest collection of digital data in the social sciences and humanities. It is also a partner in delivering the UK Data Service, an online portal for social science data, documentation and guidance. Both are vital resources for researchers, policymakers, teachers and students around the world.

The responsibilities of the Senior Discovery Metadata Officer include contributing to and project managing numerous and varied resource discovery initiatives. They will help plan and participate in activities to investigate user needs for data discovery and access. They will undertake cross-site and cross-functional communication in the areas of discovery, ontologies, metadata and indexing.

The Senior Discovery Metadata Officer will contribute to the strategic development of discovery tools, metadata and controlled vocabulary strategies, and policies and schema for use within the UK Data Service. They will be expected to investigate initiatives elsewhere and share knowledge.

Candidates should have experience of managing metadata, thesauri or of working in a library, archive or information service. They should have an understanding of resource discovery technologies and data citation requirements and techniques. They should also have experience of collating impact metrics.

The post is temporary for up to 6 months and for 15 hours per week (work pattern to be confirmed) and commences as soon as possible.

For more information about the post please visit the UK Data Archive vacancies webpage

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