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Vacancy at the University of Aberystwyth: Chair in Digital Humanities / Digital Information
Chair in Digital Humanities/ Digital Information
Contract Type: Full Time / Permanent
Closing Date: 22nd October 2013
Salary: Not disclosed
The University of Aberyswyth is seeking an outstanding scholar to develop and lead new research and teaching in digital humanities/information. In particular, she/he will provide a strong point of focus and binding to strengthen academic partnerships in new interdisciplinary research centres being developed by the University as part of its ambitious 2012-2017 Strategic Plan. We aim to build a strong international presence in digital humanities/information and the Chair will have a key role in these exciting new developments. This is a post for an ambitious, innovative scholar motivated by the possibilities of the discipline interacting with others to lead cutting edge research of international significance. The role holder will be expected to forge strong partnerships with the National Library of Wales.
The Chair will be based in the University’s Department of Information Studies (DIS) within the Institute of Management, Law and Information Science. DIS has an international reputation and a central role in supporting education and research across the field of in formation science and the information profession. Spanning Archives, Records Management, Digital Curation and Libraries the department is fully committed to the development of teaching and research in these areas and wishes by this appointment to strengthen its teaching activity and research within these and related areas. The successful applicant will contribute to the teaching of the Department’s PG portfolio
spanning multiple PG courses including our Pathways to Information Leadership courses.
In addition to teaching, the post will involve administrative duties, student supervision and support.
Vacancy at Glasgow University: Senior Lecturer
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Information Studies
Job Type: Permanent, Full-time
Salary: 47,314 - 53,233 GBP
Closing Date: 20th October 2013
The Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute at the University of Glasgow is building on its innovative research and teaching program in information management and data curation. We seek a creative, forward-thinking leader to join our team and work collectively to catalyze this growth.
The individual will have a strong commitment to excellence in both research and teaching and be excited by and able to thrive in a diverse, intellectually stimulating, multi-disciplinary environment. Recently designated one of only four iSchools in the UK, the post holder will work to establish links with other iSchools in the UK and internationally.
Scholars from all areas of library and information science, information management, digital humanities and related fields are welcomed. Specializations of particular interest include the following with an emphasis on curation, management and reuse of data in the context of institutional settings such as cultural heritage organizations, museums, libraries and archives.
Vacancy at the Open Planets Foundation: Executive Director
Executive DirectorLocation: negotiable
Salary: from £45,000 pa
Job type: Full time, permanent
Closing date: 21 October 2013
The Open Planets Foundation is inviting applications for the position of Executive Director. The successful candidate will ideally be in post from December 2013.
- To develop and enhance the membership of the OPF and ensure that member organisations benefit from their association with the organisation
- To promote and advocate open digital preservation solutions and services
- To provide leadership and management of OPF staff and to run the organisation responsibly and accountably
The full job description and requirements are detailed on the OPF website: http://www.openplanetsfoundation.org/community/job-opportunities.
Vacancy at the National Library of New Zealand: Digital Preservation Manager
Digital Preservation Manager
Location: Wellington new Zealand
Position Type: Permanent Full Time
Closing Date: 1700, Friday 18th October
The National Library of New Zealand is looking for an experienced Digital Preservation Manager to lead its digital preservation programme. You will be responsible for the operational management of the Library's digital preservation programme. This is a formative role in the context of developing a long term digital preservation programme for the ongoing safekeeping of the Library's digital collections and New Zealand's digital patrimony.
You will lead a team of 6 staff within the Preservation Research & Consultancy team and be responsible for:
- championing digital preservation issues in the Department as well as nationally and internationally.
- contributing to the development of the strategic direction of the National Library with particular emphasis on the Library's digital collection building, preservation and access roles.
- working closely with digital preservation teams in the National Library and Archives New Zealand, with related teams within the department and with vendors responsible for infrastructure (hardware and software), storage and systems.
You will have substantial practical experience with digital preservation (with particular emphasis on digital collections in libraries, museums, archives or special collections). You will be an experienced people manager and ideally you will have a tertiary qualification in information technology, computer science or information science or its equivalent.
Applications close: 5pm, Friday 18 October 2013 For more information please contact: Steve Knight (Programme Director Preservation Research) National Library of New Zealand steve.knight_at_dia.govt.nz
For more details see:
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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
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