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Vacancy at the Parliamentary Archives: Senior Digital Archivist
Senior Digital Archivist
Position Type: Permanent, Full time
Salary: £34,104 - £42,686 per annum
Closing Date: 27 September 2013
Would you like to manage digital preservation at the UK Parliament? A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen to play a leading role in managing and developing the digital collections of a major national archive, using cutting-edge facilities. The Parliamentary Archives is seeking a Senior Digital Archivist, who will deliver a comprehensive, exemplary digital preservation function, in order to enable the long-term survival and continued accessibility of its digital collections. You will have operational responsibility for Parliament’s state-of-the-art digital repository, and for developing and enacting preservation plans for its content. You will manage the Archives’ digital preservation function as a business-as-usual activity, as well as leading the final phase of the Digital Preservation project to its conclusion in March 2015. You will also advise both Houses on all aspects of digital preservation.
You will have an excellent understanding of digital preservation principles and practice, underpinned by substantial practical experience. Enthusiastic, well organized and flexible, you will also have excellent communications, influencing and analytical skills, and be able to work effectively in a collaborative, team-based environment.
For more details see: http://www.parliament.uk/documents/jobs/Senior-Digital-Archivist-JD-2013-09-05.pdf
Two Vacancies at the Open University: Metadata Officer and Research Data Management Librarian
Location: Milton Keynes
Position Type: Temporary, Part time (30hrs per week) until 31 July 2014 with possibility of extension
Salary: £30,424 - £36,298 pro-rata
Closing date : 05/09/2013
We are seeking a metadata specialist to support exciting new initiatives in metadata development across The Open University. You will contribute to strategic objectives to improve discoverability and business efficiency through digital library development, cataloguing, metadata management, taxonomy development, semantic technologies and information retrieval. You will need to have experience working with recognised cataloguing and indexing standards, subject indexing using recognised thesauri and an understanding of the principles of applying metadata and the range of schemas currently available. Familiarity with digital libraries and/or digital preservation projects is preferred.
You will need to be able to work effectively as part of a team as well as being able to work on your own on individual tasks, and be motivated and organised. Ideally you would be practised in communicating with technical and non-technical staff and able to liaise with end-users and understand their needs.For more details see:
Research Data Management Librarian
Location: Milton Keynes
Position Type: Temporary full time Contract until 31 July 2014
Salary: £30,424 - £36,298 Closing date : 12/09/2013
We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic information specialist to help us to position the University to respond to the new and emerging challenges and opportunities in the research data landscape.
You will have a library or information science qualification (or equivalent) and knowledge and experience of cataloguing and indexing using recognised standards, as well as an understanding of the principles of applying metadata profiles. You will be a self-motivated problem solver and able to communicate effectively with both, technical and non-technical colleagues. Above all you will be committed to understanding the needs of end users and providing an excellent service.
Vacancy at CERN: Web Services Developer
Web Services Developer
Location: CERN Geneva
Salary: Career Path D (6732 – 7662 CHF per month)
Position Type: Fixed term (5 years)
Closing Date: 02/09/2013
Collaboration and the free flow of information are critical to CERN's success in achieving its scientific goals, which is why CERN is spearheading the Open Access movement with partners across the scientific community, the publishing industry and libraries worldwide. The CERN Open Access Section is looking for a talented and inspired Web-Services Developer to connect people and science through our Open Access initiatives. If you are interested in combining your skills in web-based development with your interest in world-class digital libraries, this is the opportunity for you. Take Part!
Open Access to scientific results accelerates science and is a core mission of CERN Scientific Information Service. The Service manages the Sponsoring Consortium for Publishing in Particle Physics (SCOAP3): a partnership of libraries and funding agencies worldwide which, with scientific publishers, aims to convert key journals in the field of High-Energy Physics to Open Access, for everyone to read and freely re-use scientific results. The Service also supports CERN authors to make their publications Open Access, either in direct contact with publishers, or through a network of linked repositories such as CDS (cds.cern.ch), INSPIRE (inspirehep.net), and arXiv (arXiv.org).
For more details see: http://jobs.web.cern.ch/job/10840
Invitation to Tender from The National Archives: Cloud Storage Specification Developer
Tender for: Cloud Storage Specification Developer
Sponsor: The National Archives
Closing Date: 1200 on 23rd August 2013
The National Archives is the UK government's official archive, containing almost 1,000 years of history, with records ranging from parchment and paper scrolls through to digital files and archived websites. It gives detailed guidance to government departments and the public sector on information management, in order to ensure the survival of records, and advise others throughout the public and private sectors about the care of historical archives. It also publishes all UK legislation and advise upon and encourage the re-use of public sector information.
The National Archives seeks to engage a Cloud Storage Specification Developer within the Archives Sector Development Department. They will establish standards and requirements for cloud based management and preservation of digital records held in places of deposit and other public sector archives; explore options from existing framework contracts for the provision of such services, collate into guidance for public sector archives, and a communications plan for promotion of the guidance.The contract will run from 9th September 2013 to 31st March 2014.
Tenders are due for return by no later than 12 noon, 23rd August.
For more information see the attached document containing the Cloud Strorage Specification Developer Invitation to Tender.
Vacancy at ULCC: Senior Consultant (Academic and Research Technologies)
Senior Consultant, Academic and Research Technologies
Location: Central London
Salary: From £39,516 pa incl LW
Position Type: Permanent, Full Time
Closing Date: 2 September 2013
University of London Computer Centre is looking for a suitably experienced individual to deliver services and projects in academic and research technologies and to identify and develop new areas and opportunities. This will involve taking overall responsibility for specific projects, services and activities in the field of academic and research technologies, with particular emphasis on training and consultancy on digital skills relevant to research in HE and cultural heritage, including our award-winning Digital Preservation Training Programme (DPTP).
You will have experience of Digital Libraries, Archives and/or Repositories with a good knowledge of web technologies used within them. Demonstrable experience of both project management and providing service delivery is essential along with a general understanding of the HE and cultural heritage sectors. To succeed in this role, you will be qualified to degree level in Library/Archives or a related subject or have equivalent vocational experience. A professional, enthusiastic and flexible individual, you will have strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to engage proactively with potential customers.Previous experience of supervising staff would be highly advantageous.
For more details see: http://ig29.i-grasp.com/fe/tpl_universityoflondon01.asp?newms=jj&id=102894&aid=17684
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