12 April 2021


£27,511 to £32,817 pa


Do you have expertise in digitisation, especially of rare and fragile material?  Are you knowledgeable about technological developments in digital content management and digital access?  Can you lead a team and collaborate with colleagues to deliver an excellent service and enable researchers around the world to find and reuse our digital collections?

Our studio has digitised over 3 million images from Library collection material for access, discovery and preservation.  This is in addition to providing a digitisation service for fee-paying externals. We are flexible and responsive to competing demands, creating efficient workflows and using technology to develop the service in this research-led environment. Access to this rich and ever-growing body of content is through an increasingly complex online environment that needs to comply with legislative frameworks around copyright, data and privacy.

We are looking for a Digital Access Coordinator who is enthusiastic about collection digitisation, access and discovery with all its challenges and opportunities.  You’ll need excellent communication and problem-solving skills as well as be able to work collaboratively with others on projects. This role will be key to help drive forward our ambition of connected and accessible collections as we continue to digitise and make content available on various platforms. You’ll be responsible for managing the studio output and digital access points dealing with our Special Collections material, which has international research value.

Special Collections at the University of Leeds holds world-class collections, encompassing rare books, archives art and objects, and includes the University’s institutional archive, the Stanley and Audrey Burton Art Gallery and the Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery.

This role will initially involve a mixture of remote working and occasional days working on campus. The role may move to campus-based work as guidance around social distancing is updated.


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