8 November 2020

Boston Spa

£19,500 per annum

Fixed Term


An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Digital Processing Team based at Boston Spa. This fixed term role is part of an exciting development within the British Library that revolutionises our approach to acquiring and saving audio content.  The Save our Sounds programme addresses changes in the UK’s recording industry, particularly the transition to file-based distribution and the fragmentation of sound production. The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for the processing and ingest of digital audio content, working closely with curators and content experts to ensure successful ingest and preservation. In addition, the post holder will be required to work with Digital Processing colleagues ingesting other forms of born digital content the British Library as acquired for its collections.

As one of the world’s great libraries, our duty is to preserve the nation’s intellectual memory for the future and make it available to all for research, inspiration and enjoyment. At present we have well over 170 million items, in most known languages, with three million new items added every year. We have manuscripts, maps, newspapers, magazines, prints and drawings, music scores, and patents. We make our collections and programmes available to all. We operate the world’s largest document delivery service providing millions of items a year to customers all over the world. What matters to us is that we preserve the national memory and enable knowledge to be created both now and in the future by anyone, anywhere.

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