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Three Vacancies at the British Library (Sound Archive): Project Manager; Metadata Manager and Project Officer
Contract Type: Full Time / 3 years
Salary: c47.5K GBP plus benefits
Closing Date: 5th December
Contract Type: Full Time / 3 years
Salary: C38K GBP plus benefits
Closing Date: 5th December
Project Support Officer (part-time)
Contract Type: Part Time (23hrs per week) / 3 years
Salary: C 25K GBP plus benefits (pro rata)
Closing Date: 5th December
Europeana Sounds is a new EC-funded project, to run from 2014-2017, which will greatly improve the discovery of and access to Europe’s rich digital sound and music collections, by enriching metadata and by doubling the number of sounds and audio-related digital items on the Europeana web portal. The project will build a sustainable best practice network including the 24 funded project partner institutions from 12 EU member states.
The Project Manager will be based at the British Library’s London offices from February 2014, to manage the project and coordinate the members of the consortium. The successful candidate will have strong project management experience, good leadership and people management skills, employment experience in a library, academic or similar environment, and extensive experience of working in collaborative, multinational projects for delivering major programmes of work within strict timetables. Knowledge of audio archives, and experience of licensing for cultural heritage items, a second European language, and of EC FP7 or ICT project regulations will be advantageous.
The Metadata Manager will be based at the British Library’s London offices from February 2014 as part of the project team. The main task in this role is the management of one of the key project work packages: ensuring aggregation, to a common standard and from 17 partner institutions across Europe, of a target of 0.75 million metadata records for sound and related audio content, including those from the British Library’s own collections. The successful candidate will have extensive experience of working in large–scale projects, a strong background in metadata standards and working with structured data, and experience with copyright and licensing of digital assets. Experience of managing projects and of international programme working, knowledge of a second European language and of recorded sound, and familiarity with the Europeana Data Model will be advantageous.
The Project Support Officer will be based at the British Library’s London offices from February 2014 as part of the project team. The main tasks in this role are to provide administrative support for the internal project team in its management of the project and the multinational consortium, to draft reports and presentations as required, to communicate with all project partners in collating financial and reporting information on a regular basis, and to assist in organising internal and external project meetings. The successful candidate will have excellent administrative, communication and time management skills, broad experience in using desktop computer applications in support of projects, and experience in managing project budgets.
For more information on all three posts see: https://gs10.globalsuccessor.com/fe/tpl_britishlibrary01.asp?newms=sr
Vacancy at National Library of Scotland: Digitisation Programme Coordinator
Digitisation Programme Coordinator
Position type: Permanaent Full Time
Salary: £27,420-£31,788 (Subject to change pending a pay and grading review)
Closing Date: 6th December 2013
The National Library of Scotland is seeking applicants for the role of Digitisation Programme Coordinator.
This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in opening up the internationally renowned collections of the National Library of Scotland to the world. As Digitisation Programme Coordinator you will lead the Library’s digitisation strategy and take responsibility for the management and delivery of our digitisation programme. You will coordinate a team dedicated to making the Library’s collections open and accessible to the people of Scotland and the rest of the world, and develop innovative new approaches to digitising our collections for online access. You will have experience of managing digitisation programmes, good knowledge of technical environment for digitisation, and understand the practice and benefits of digitisation of cultural material.
Brief description of role:
To lead and coordinate the digitisation of the library’s print and non-digital media to expand the collections, enhance access, and deliver digital content in accordance with the agreed strategy;
- To provide knowledge, advice, and training in the library’s digitisation functions;
- To support the Digital Assets Manager ensuring standards and procedures are consistently applied;
- To contribute to the development of strategies, policies and procedures for the Digital Assets Team;
- To work within the corporate framework and in collaboration with other colleagues to help deliver organisational goals.
For more details see: http://www.nls.engageats.co.uk/Welcome.aspx
Vacancy at Royal Museums Greenwich: Records Manager
Position Type: Full Time
Salary: £30,000 - £37,000
Closing date: 25 November 2013
With significant experience of working with EDRM systems, you’re now looking to take your career forward in a bigger role. So bring your skills to Royal Museums Greenwich, a world-renowned heritage organization comprising three historic museums and the Cutty Sark set in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, attracting around 2.3 million visitors each year.
This is a unique opportunity for you to develop, promote and manage the use of our EDRM system throughout the Museum. A key element of your role will be to co-ordinate the transition to a new system. In addition, you’ll devise and implement digital preservation strategies and act as an internal consultant on all aspects of records management.
Strong communication and influencing skills are absolutely essential here, as you will need to win buy-in from colleagues, convince them of the importance of good record keeping and provide training. Knowledge of current trends in digital preservation is vital, together with an understanding of current FOIA and DPA legislation. We are looking for a candidate with proven team leadership and projects management skills. A relevant postgraduate qualification would be welcomed too.
For a full job description and details of how to apply, please visit www.rmg.co.uk/jobs
Vacancy at Digital Repository of Ireland: Post Doctoral Research in Linked Data
Postdoctoral Researcher, Linked Data
Position Type: Full Time to 31st August 2015
Salary: 33,975e to 46,255e
Location: Digital Repository of Ireland, Royal Irish Academy, Dublin, Ireland and INSIGHT@NUI Galway (formerly DERI, the Digital Enterprise Research Institute), Galway, Ireland
Deadline: 5pm GMT Friday Nov 8, 2013
The National University of Ireland, Galway and the Royal Irish Academy are seeking applications from suitably qualified candidates for a post-doctoral research position in the linked data domain. This is an exciting full time position in Linked Data applications in the media and cultural domains. The successful candidate will work in a lively atmosphere with an energetic, multidisciplinary team of researchers working at the forefront of semantic web, digital humanities and digital preservation technologies. The candidate will also collaborate with national broadcasting institutions and key cultural institutions.
- For more information see: http://dri.ie/sites/default/files/files/NUIG%208613%20Posdoctoral%20researcher%20Insight-RIA.pdf
Vacancy at DPC: Project Officer
Project Officer (TIMBUS)
Location: Glasgow / London / York
Contract Type: Full Time / 12 months fixed term
Closing Date: 18th November 2013
Salary: Grade 7 (32,267-39,649)
The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) seeks to employ or second a Project Officer to help deliver its commitments to the TIMBUS (Timeless Business Processes) Project, an initiative co-funded by the European Commission. Applications should be submitted by email not later than 1200 on Monday 18th November 2013. Shortlisted candidates should be ready to present themselves for interview on Thursday 28th November 2013. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a high-profile and wide-ranging role. The post has been created to deliver the Coalition’s dissemination, communication and training activities as part of the TIMBUS project. Recruitment will be to the DPC offices in Glasgow, York or London and is available immediately for 12 months full time.
You will work internationally with the world’s leading authorities in digital preservation, helping to communicate first-class research, connecting leaders and professionals from different sectors and disciplines, and helping to influence public policy. You will have the opportunity to develop an exceptional international portfolio of professional contacts and you will gain experience in the operation of EC-funded research ahead of the commencement of the Horizon 2020 programme, which will see €80bn in project investments. You will have strong communication skills with experience of new media, with enough knowledge of digital preservation – or with a proven capacity to learn quickly – in order that you can support and engage others with the outcomes of cutting edge research.
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