15 November 2018

Nottingham, UK

£30,395 - £39,609

Fixed Term


Applications are invited for a fixed term post of Digital Preservation Officer within the University of Nottingham Libraries.  This role will assist with the introduction of a digital preservation system and appropriate archive storage to ensure the long term preservation of our digital holdings. The post holder will coordinate a preservation and archiving strand of a wider Integrated Scholarly Information project and work closely with Manuscripts and Special Collections staff. They will assist with the market appraisal and procurement of a digital preservation system; develop and implement standards, procedures, systems, tools and workflows; develop staff training and process and manage digital records.

Candidates should be educated to degree level and have a postgraduate archive qualification or equivalent professional expertise. They should have in depth knowledge of digital preservation theory, standards and best practice; knowledge of data storage methods and experience of the management and preservation of born digital and digitised resources.

Manuscripts and Special Collections (MSC) is an Accredited Archive Service and part of the University of Nottingham Libraries, based on the King's Meadow Campus with a dedicated exhibition gallery at Nottingham Lakeside Arts on University Park. MSC preserves and provides public access to the University's rich collection of archives, manuscripts, rare books and local studies materials. It holds nationally designated collections including the papers of leading Nottinghamshire families and their estates; the records of local businesses and organisations, including those of the Archdeaconry of Nottingham; the papers of political, diplomatic, literary, scientific and academic figures, including D.H. Lawrence; historical records of the University and its predecessor, University College Nottingham and named special collections of published works.

This is a full time, fixed term position available from 2 January 2019 and will be offered until 31 July 2020. Job share arrangements may be considered.

Please view further details, using the post reference LD343818 at: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/jobs/currentvacancies/

Closing date: Thursday 15th November


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