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Position at British Library

From: Helen Shenton <Helen.Shenton>
Date: Tuesday, August 29, 2000
Digital Preservation Co-ordinator
British Library
Salary UKP24-UKP36K

The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom
and one of the world's greatest research libraries. We are seeking
an innovative and highly motivated person to help the Library as it
embraces the digital age.

The British Library has an ambitious Digital Library Programme,
ranging from collaborative digitisation projects to addressing the
implications of the voluntary legal deposit of electronic material.
The Library is about to implement a Digital Library System, which
will provide the infrastructure for maintaining and archiving the
electronic component of the national published archive.

A new post is being created to help develop and co-ordinate the
growing strands of activity in the preservation of digital material
in the Library.  In the first instance, the post will focus mainly
on the preservation elements of the Digital Library System
implementation. Based within Collection Management, the postholder
will work with many parts of the organisation, and collaborate with
external research projects and comparable institutions.  The post
will ideally be located in London, but an appointment in Boston Spa,
Yorkshire, might be possible.

It is an extremely interesting time in digital preservation, as
practice tests the theories of digital preservation. The post
represents the opportunity to make a significant contribution to
this unresolved subject.

As this is an emerging field, it is not anticipated that the
successful candidate will have any stereotypical background. An
understanding of information systems, library skills (especially
life cycle collection management), experience in digital
preservation and an understanding of the philosophy of preservation
would be the ideal combination.

For further information and an application pack please telephone +44
20 7412 7331 between the hours of 09:00 and 17:00 or email:
bl-personnel [at] bl__uk  The closing date for receipt of applications is:
14 September 2000.

Further details on the work of the British Library can be found at

The British Library is committed to equal opportunities

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