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Position at British Library

From: Alistair Greenhalgh <alistair.greenhalgh>
Date: Tuesday, November 23, 2004
Digital Preservation Manager
The British Library
UKP 28,000 - UKP 40,000 per annum   London

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
develops its digital collections.

The British Library has an ambitious and broad-based range of
digital activities, from collaborative digitisation projects to web
archiving to managing electronic material deposited under
legislation at the BL. The Library is developing a Digital Object
Management programme, which will provide the infrastructure for
maintaining and archiving the electronic component of the national
published archive.

This post represents a dedicated focus for the long-term
preservation of digital materials within the British Library. You
will be a key member of a planned cross-directorate team focusing on
the long-term preservation of digital materials within the British
Library. This is to ensure that digital preservation is being
addressed in projects to enable continued long-term access to the
British Library's digital material.

In the first instance, the post will focus on the preservation
elements of the Digital Object Management programme. Based within
Collection Management, the post holder will work with many parts of
the organisation as representing the collections, and collaborate
with external research projects and comparable institutions. The
post will ideally be located in London.

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

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 an application pack, please contact People Media Response
<bl [at] peoplemedia__co__uk> quoting Ref: VM005204 and where you saw the

Further information is also available from

Closing date: 17 December 2004

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