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Previously advertised posts

This page lists jobs in open access, repositories and related fields that have been forwarded to the SHERPA team and previously advertised. Current posts can be found here.

January

Research Publications Librarian, St George's, University of London

Applications are invited for this new position which will support the development and operation of SGUL’s institutional repository (SORA) and current research information system (CRIS)

SGUL has a fully integrated CRIS (Symplectic Elements platform) and institutional repository (Eprints platform). The CRIS was launched in 2009 and SORA was launched in Nov 2012.

Based in the Library you will undertake a range of duties to manage the ongoing population and technical development of the CRIS and SORA as well as being a point of expertise with regard to the use and re-use of copyrighted material by SGUL staff and students. You will also assist with the integration of the CRIS and SORA with other systems to deliver future services and resources.

The role is a technical one and requires experience of either implementing or supporting CRIS's and/or institutional repositories. You will also have some understanding of related issues such as the provision of eTheses and research data via institutional repositories.

You will be a graduate with a postgraduate LIS qualification.

The salary range for this post is £33,250 to £39,124 per annum inclusive of London Allowance.

For further information about this position and to complete an online application form visit http://jobs.sgul.ac.uk.  Please note that CVs only will not be accepted. General enquiries can be made to the Recruitment Team on 020 8725 5020 (24-hour answerphone)or jobs@sgul.ac.uk.

Please note, this is a readvertisement. Previous applicants need not apply.

Please quote reference: 902-13

Closing date:                Friday 15th February 2013

Interview date:              Week beginning 25th February 2013

 

December

Leicester Research Archive Manager, University of Leicester

At Leicester we’re going places. Ranked in the top 20 universities in Britain our aim is to climb further. A commitment to high quality fused with an inclusive academic culture is our hallmark and led the Times Higher Education to describe us as “elite without being elitist”.

Reporting to our Library Research Services Manager, you will manage and develop the Leicester Research Archive (LRA) to ensure that it enhances access to the University’s research outputs.

Building on the Archive’s role in providing access to research papers and theses, you will lead and develop the Library’s contribution to research data management, including associated identifiers and metadata, in collaboration with other relevant University professional services and departments. This role, therefore, offers many opportunities to use your expertise and enthusiasm to influence the development of University policy and services in this area.

Substantial relevant experience, project management ability and good IT skills are amongst the attributes required for this role.

Informal enquiries are welcome to Ian Rowlands, Library Research Services Manager/Bibliometrician by email ir46@le.ac.uk or telephone 0116 229 7398.

Closing date is midnight on Monday 7 January 2013.

Salary Grade 7 - £31,020 to £35,938 per annum

Further details

 

November

Scholarly Communications Manager, Unviersity of Edinburgh

We seek to appoint a dynamic manager for the Scholarly Communications Team to take forward our work in open access publishing, the management of research outputs and new requirements in research data.  With a proven interest and track record in these areas, you will form part of the Digital Library's management team, and be involved with local, regional, national, and international funded services, projects and initiatives.

The purpose of the role is to provide effective, dynamic and expert team leadership to the Library & Collections Scholarly Communications Team as it delivers services, support, and strategic direction to the university.

The University of Edinburgh has a (relatively!) long tradition in this area: we were very early adopters of DSpace and employ two of the DSpace committers, we rely heavily on the PURE CRIS system, we are seeing lots of demand for our open access journal hosting platform, we have access to dedicated digital library software developers, we host the Scottish Digital Library Consortium, we employ a dedicated Open Scholarship Development Officer, we have links to local centres of expertise such as EDINA and the DCC, and of course we are home to the Repository Fringe!

It is an exciting time to take on a role such as this: with the new RCUK policies on Open Access and Research Data Management, the REF, increasing requirements for impact and bibliometric services, and the need to provide a world-class university that continues to rise up the THE World Rankings with a world-class scholarly communications support service.

The role is grade UE08 and attracts an annual salary of £37,012 to £44,166.

Further details can be accessed via https://www.vacancies.ed.ac.uk/ using the reference number 005223.  Please feel to get in touch directly for an informal and confidential chat if you have any questions.

Closing date: Thursday 15th November 2012

[The University reserves the right to vary the candidate information or make no appointment at all. Neither in part, nor in whole does this information form part of any contract between the University and any individual.]

 

Research Publications Librarian, St George's, Unviersity of London (0.8 FTE - Permanent)

Applications are invited for this new position which will support the development and operation of SGUL’s institutional repository (SORA) and current research information system (CRIS)

SGUL has a fully integrated CRIS (Symplectic Elements platform) and institutional repository (Eprints platform). The CRIS was launched in 2009 and SORA was launched in Nov 2012.

Based in the Library you will undertake a range of duties to manage the ongoing population and technical development of the CRIS and SORA as well as being a point of expertise with regard to the use and re-use of copyrighted material by SGUL staff and students. You will also assist with the integration of the CRIS and SORA with other systems to deliver future services and resources.

The role is a technical one and requires experience of either implementing or supporting CRIS's and/or institutional repositories. You will also have some understanding of related issues such as the provision of eTheses and research data via institutional repositories.

You will be a graduate with a postgraduate LIS qualification.

The salary range for this post is £30,122 to £35,938 plus £2,798 London Allowance (pro rata)

For further information about this position and to complete an online application form visit http://jobs.sgul.ac.uk.  Please note that CVs only will not be accepted. General enquiries can be made to the Recruitment Team on 020 8725 5020 (24-hour answerphone)or jobs@sgul.ac.uk.

Please quote reference 901-12         

Closing date:                         Tuesday 20th November 2012

Interview date:                      Monday 3rd December 2012

Applications for this position can only be processed if made through the SGUL website https://jobs.sgul.ac.uk

August

Institutional Repository & Records Manager, Glasgow School of Art

Learning Resources

£29,249 - £33,884 per annum  


As Institutional Repository & Records Manager you will manage and develop the Institutional Repository (RADAR) working with the GSA research community.  

The successful candidate will develop and expand the repository in line with the Research and Knowledge Transfer Strategy.  You will also be responsible for the effective and appropriate management of the School's records and will ensure integration and alignment with other GSA systems to deliver services and resources.

You will have excellent communication skills and ability to communicate with colleagues at all levels and with differing levels of IT skills. You will be educated to degree level with relevant postgraduate qualification experience of working with repositories, preferably within Higher Education or other research environment.  

Download: Job Description

Closing date for submission of completed applications:  19th September.  

For full details and to apply online, please visit: www.gsa.ac.uk/jobs  

July

World War One Digitisation Project Repository Support Manager, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth

Band 4: £22,524 - £29,553
Fixed Term until 31 October 2013
37 hours per week
Closing date for receipt of applications: 20 July 2012
Date of interviews: 3 August 2012

Overall purpose of the role: To manage and co-ordinate the ingest of the World War One
project’s digital content and metadata into repositories at NLW and partner institutions; and
to research and document existing and potential repository provision in Welsh Libraries and
Higher Education Institutions.

Further information: http://www.llgc.org.uk/index.php?id=1189

For an information pack and details of how to apply
please contact the Personnel Unit 01970 632530/1; or
fax 01970 615709 or by Email: vacancies@llgc.org.uk

May

Research Publications Project Officer, Library Services, Open University

Based in Milton Keynes. Twenty month temporary contract
 
£30,122 - £35,938
   
closing date : 10/05/2012
 
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced project officer to work for The Open University (OU), the United Kingdom's largest teaching and research University.

A good working knowledge of the research publication process and bibliographic data to manage and co-ordinate the publications element of the OU Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 submission is essential.

You will play a pivotal role in the REF 2014 project team and will work closely with the REF project manager to ensure the accurate submission of publications data to HEFCE.

You will be accustomed to working to deadlines and have a high level of personal responsibility and attention to detail. The role will require you to communicate with a wide range of people; hence you will need excellent communication and influencing skills. You will have experience of collating, analysing and presenting data.

Experience of working with an institutional publications repository and developing user requirements are desirable.

Closing date: 10 May 2012.
Interview date: 30 May 2012

Full details can be found here http://www3.open.ac.uk/employment/job-details.asp?id=6225

 

March

Institutional Repository Officer, Queen's University Belfast

Ref: 12/101935

Required for two years in the first instance, the post will be based within Library Services and Research Support to undertake a range of duties carried out in support of the population and development of an Institutional Repository at Queen’s University Belfast.

Anticipated interview date: Tuesday 27 March 2012

Salary scale: £30,122 - £39,257 per annum (including contribution points)

Closing date: Friday 2 March 2012

Information about the post and how to apply can be found at: www.qub.ac.uk/jobs or alternatively contact the Personnel Department, Queen's University Belfast, BT7 1NN.  Telephone (028) 9097 3044 FAX: (028) 9097 1040 or e-mail on personnel@qub.ac.uk

February

Product Manager, Open Repository (ref:BMC/PMR)

End date for applications: 29th February

Company and position overview

Open Repository is a service from BioMed Central to build, launch, host and maintain institutional repositories for organisations. Built upon the latest DSpace repository software the service has been designed to be flexible and cost-effective. BioMed Central's economy of scale makes it possible for organisations that could not otherwise afford to, or lack the infrastructure or technical capacity in-house, to run their own repositories.

BioMed Central is an open access publisher and committed to providing immediate free access to peer-reviewed scientific, technical and medical research, and part of Springer Science + Business Media.

Main Duties

The Product Manager, Open Repository (PM) is responsible for taking Open Repository to the next level by ensuring the product continues to develop technically, existing clients are renewed and new ones brought on board in line with the strategy. The PM will be both technically and commercially astute, targeting sales and marketing effort as well as guiding product development in order to drive this part of the business forward.

The successful candidate will develop strong working relationships with our customers, acting as the face of Open Repository.

The PM will make sense of, analyze and prioritise business requirements, customer requirements, developments in institutional repository software and related fields (such as digital preservation and metadata standards), and developments within DSpace software specifically, and work with the technical team to create short-term and long-term project roadmaps.

*         Represent Open Repository at industry events and conferences as a speaker where possible, delegate or exhibitor

*         Manage and maintain the development roadmap for Open Repository

*         Assist the Sales Managers and marketing team with their activities.

*         Document all project developments and make regular progress reports to the business as required.

*         Ensure all project documentation is kept up to date

*         Develop a complete and thorough understanding of both the product and repository user community in order to:

o   Provide staff training

o   Provide customer training, including creating and maintaining customer training documentation

o   Represent the project at external meetings, conferences and workshops

o   Act as the "voice-of-the-customer" within the business and externally

*         Develop and maintain a thorough understanding of institutional repositories and related fields (such as digital preservation and metadata standards, CRIS systems).

*         Define technical specifications and oversee graphical mock-ups.

Person Specification

Essential:

*         An understanding of Open Access business models and the role of institutional repositories

*         Experience in repository technology, library or publishing communities.

*         Demonstrable project management skills

*         Strong commercial awareness

*         Excellent written and verbal communication skills and organizational skills

*         Developed people management and customer service skills

*         Ability to work both independently and within a dynamic team

*         Flexibility in reacting to rapidly changing project requirements

*         Strong presentation and networking skills

*         Excellent IT literacy

Desirable

*         An understanding of web applications and server management

*         A working understanding of the Java programming language and Java technologies

*         An understanding of tools used by today's researcher/librarian

*         A working understanding of metadata schemas (eg Dublin Core)

*         A working understanding of Linux

*         Experience with open source development communities

*         Understanding of web usability issues

*         Experience of HTML authoring packages (such as Dreamweaver) and graphics packages (such as Photoshop)

Please send your CV and covering letter, stating salary expectations and quoting the job reference (BMC/PMR) to: HR, Floor 6, 236 Gray's Inn Road, London, WC1X 8HB, or by email to: jobs@biomedcentral.com

BioMed Central offers a competitive salary and benefits package including 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, contributory pension scheme, life assurance, discounted gym membership, cycle to work scheme, childcare vouchers and an employee support programme.  

 

Data Management Project Officer, British Library, London

Salary: £30,768 per annum

Ref: EIS00185

15 Months Fixed Term

Managing and delivering a programme of activities to foster and support good data citation practice in the UK research community, you will deliver a series of workshops over a 15-month period, closely aligned with the JISC Managing Research Data programme and will ensure that the outputs are captured, documented and communicated using a variety of mechanisms to reach the widest possible audiences.

With an excellent understanding of the current research environment and the way that researchers use and manage data, you will have knowledge of the issues affecting management of research data and data citation. You will have good organisational skills and an ability to synthesise multiple requirements into practical solutions with demonstrable evidence of a consultative and team working approach to projects. You will have the ability to work independently and deliver to time and budget.

For informal enquiries please contact Elizabeth Newbold, STM Content and Collections Leader on 020 7412 7930

Closing Date: 27 February 2012

Further information

 

Project Manager (Research Data Management) (Fixed-term), University of Nottingham

Reference : LD07082
Closing Date : 22 February 2012
Salary : £35,938 to £44,166 annum, depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

Do you want to work in an international leading research-led University to spread the use of research data?

We are building a team to work with University information and research support services to manage our research data and make it as useful as it can be.

The impact and re-use of research data to drive economic growth has been identified by both the UK Government and the European Commission as being of key importance. This is an opportunity to work at a leading international research-led university in high-profile roles that address key research and funding questions in this area.

The Project Manager will need to be able to work with authority in creating the new data management service, balance priorities and needs from University researchers and services alike, liaise with stakeholders across the institution at senior levels - and manage the project. This needs an experienced project manager who is keen to work at the interface of data management, service provision and information access.  Candidates should have a degree in relevant area or equivalent formal training, plus substantial hands-on experience in similar or related role.

This full-time post will be offered on a fixed-term contract for a period of one year.

For more information see the project blog - http://admire.jiscinvolve.org/

Further information and to apply

Service Developer (Research Data Management) (Fixed-term), University of Nottingham

Reference : LD07084
Closing Date : 22 February 2012
Salary : £27,578 to £35,938 per annum, depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
This full-time post is offered on a fixed-term contract for a period of one year.

Do you want to work in an international leading research-led University to spread the use of research data?

We are building a team to work with University information and research support services to manage our research data and make it as useful as it can be.

The impact and re-use of research data to drive economic growth has been identified by both the UK Government and the European Commission as being of key importance. This is an opportunity to work at a leading international research-led university in high-profile roles that address key research and funding questions in this area.

The Service Developer will lead on skills and support-infrastructure development, dealing with analysis and training in data management, preservation and metadata tagging for re-use. This work will go across faculties, dealing with work-flows and academics with different needs and different research data.

The role-holder will need skills in providing training, creating support materials and acting as an advocate for change.  Candidates should have a degree in relevant area or equivalent formal training, plus substantial hands-on experience in similar or related role.

For more information see the project blog - http://admire.jiscinvolve.org/

Further information and to apply

Technical Developer (Research Data Management) (Fixed-term), University of Nottingham

Reference : LD07085
Closing Date : 22 February 2012
Salary : £27,578 to £35,938 per annum, depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
This full-time post will be offered on a fixed-term contract for a period of one year.

Do you want to work in an international leading research-led University to spread the use of research data?

We are building a team to work with University information and research support services to manage our research data and make it as useful as it can be.

The impact and re-use of research data to drive economic growth has been identified by both the UK Government and the European Commission as being of key importance. This is an opportunity to work at a leading international research-led university in high-profile roles that address key research and funding questions in this area.

The Technical Developer will help to develop an archive service to effectively gather, store, preserve and make available all types of research data for re-use by other researchers and by industry. The work will involve the analysis of technical needs and identify costs, risks and opportunities in system design.

The post-holder will need to be knowledgeable about web service development; tools and protocols for data-sharing between different internal data systems; user interface design and diverse data management standards and practices. Candidates should have a degree in a relevant area or equivalent formal training, plus substantial hands-on experience in a similar or related role.

For more information see the project blog - http://admire.jiscinvolve.org/

Further information and to apply

 

Software Developer (Digital Repository), University of Liverpool

£31,020 - £35,939 pa
University Library
Location: Liverpool City Centre
Ref: A-576989/WWW
Closing date for receipt of applications: 10 February 2012
To work as part of a small team based in the University Library, working closely with the University’s Computing Services Department on the institutional digital repository, recommending and developing technical solutions, tools and functionality to integrate the repository with other internal systems and to enable research outputs to be shared externally.  You will be an experienced Software Developer with knowledge of LAMP technologies such as XML, XSLT, Perl and Javascript. You will hold a degree in Computer Science or a related discipline and/or have proven industrial experience of software development. The post is full time, 35 hours per week. 
For further details and to apply, please go to: http://www.liv.ac.uk/working/job_vacancies/management_and_professional/A-576989.htm

 

Digital Repository Developer, Milton Keynes

Temporary two year contract £30,122 - £35,938

Would you like to play a key role in the development and maintenance of the Open University’s research repository (Open Research Online)? You will be working with Library Services and Research School to provide technical input to support the University’s research activity in line with University’s requirements for the Research Excellence Framework 2014 submission.

You will have substantial directly relevant work experience in the development of a digital repository system and experience of programming with PERL language. You must have excellent skills in software design. You must also have experience of working with at least one of the main relational database software and demonstrable experience of excellent user interface design.

For this role you will need effective communication skills, be proactive and flexible and be able to prioritise your own workload.

Closing date: 9 February 2012

Interview Date: 17 February 2012

For information on how to apply please go to the OU Website – www.open.ac.uk/jobs

January 2012

Digital Library Metadata Specialist, Cambridge University

Grade 7, £27,428 - £35,788 pa

Limit of tenure: 1.5 years from date of appointment.

Closing Date: Monday 9 January 2012

Cambridge University Library is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified candidate with an interest and relevant experience in digital libraries or digital humanities to work within its digital library team from early 2012. The Foundations Project is a strategic initiative of the Library, which aims to establish a state-of-the-art infrastructure for the production, preservation and online delivery of digitised content from its world-class collections. The first iteration of the digital library is now online at http://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/.

The appointee will work within a core team of six, including another metadata specialist, with whom they will share a portfolio. Reporting to the Library’s Digitisation and Digital Preservation Manager, they will concentrate on metadata and transcription aspects of the project, supporting the broad requirements of the Foundations Project and the particular needs of several associated projects, particularly a JISC-funded mass digitisation project based on the fascinating archive of the Board of Longitude. This role will provide an opportunity for the appointee to work at the forefront of digital library and digital humanities initiatives.

Applicants should have a good honours degree in information management, computing, digital humanities or a related field and experience of working with XML-based metadata or transcription data (e.g. METS or TEI). They should ideally have some experience of scripting in one or more of the following: PHP, Perl, Java. In addition to excellent technical skills, we seek applicants with good project management and interpersonal skills, able to communicate well with non-technical users and stakeholders.

Informal enquiries are welcomed by Grant Young, Digitisation and Digital Preservation Manager on 01223 765576 / gy219@cam.ac.uk or Patricia Killiard, Head of Electronic Services and Systems on 01223 333037 / pk219@cam.ac.uk

For further details on the post and how to apply, please see:
http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/Vacancies/index.htm

Project Officer (Digital Communications Enhancement) (6 month fixed term contract), London School of Economics

Salary : £31,998 to £38,737 p.a. inclusive

The Library is at the heart of LSE, one of the world’s greatest social science universities, and serves a vibrant community of students and staff in the centre of London. An opportunity has arisen for a confident, self-motivated individual to join our busy and dynamic Library Services.

The JISC-funded Digital Communications Enhancement (DICE) project is based in the Digital Library team which is part of the Resources and Innovation Group. The project forms part of our existing Digital Library programme and will produce training materials designed to raise awareness of digital preservation in two audiences: Library information management training providers, and academic and PhD student participants in that training.

The post holder will be responsible for using their awarensss of current and emerging digital preservation theory and practice to distil key messages for the target audiences of the project and, in collaboration with the in-house design unit, designing and producing training materials. The post holder will also participate in piloting the materials in information literacy training, provided in partnership with experienced Library trainers, and will contribute to documenting the outcomes of the project for the wider JISC and UK/HE community.

For information about LSE and its Library, please visit www.lse.ac.uk

To apply for this post please go to ‘www.lse.ac.uk/JobsatLSE’ and click on the “Online Recruitment System” link. If you need to contact us please email hr.jobs@lse.ac.uk or call us on 020 7955 7859 quoting reference 1222073.

https://atsv7.wcn.co.uk/search_engine/jobs.cgi?SID=amNvZGU9MTIyMjA3MyZ2dF90ZW1wbGF0ZT05Mjgmb3duZXI9NTA0MDczNSZvd25lcnR5cGU9ZmFpciZicmFuZF9pZD0wJnBvc3RpbmdfY29kZT0yMjQmcmVxc2lnPTEzMjQ0NzA4MjYtZTc2NDk1MDk2Y2RiMmI3MjRiZjc1NzIzYzhhYWYwZDMwZGNkZmU5Zg==

The closing date for the receipt of applications is midnight on 6th January 2012. Regrettably, we cannot accept any applications received after this date. Interviews are expected to take place on the 17th January 2012

December

eResearch Systems Analyst, Australian National Data Service, Canberra Office

$91,512 - $96,028 pa plus 17% superannuation

The e-Research Systems Analyst is a role that will appeal to individuals who like working on the frontier of new information systems, creating new value for data intensive research. The role gives opportunities for both strategic conceptualisation and detailed system design. Creating new information systems and services to underpin the emerging Australian Research Data Commons, the e-Research Systems Analyst is a chance to improve data management, re-use, connectivity, and discovery.


The duties of this position will require interstate travel.

Further Information

Closing Date: 2nd December 2011

Digital Library Officer, Wolverhampton Campus

£25,101 - £27,428 pa

You should be educated to degree level in the field of library and information management or equivalent professional qualification or working towards one.

Reporting to the Content Development Manager you will be a member of the Content Development Team and will be responsible for driving forward and co-ordinating digital library development and access to and exploitation of information provision. You will support the Content Development Team in the procurement, ingestion, conversion, distribution and curation of information resources. You will offer metadata expertise and authority control to ensure data integrity and compliance with internationally recognised standards.  Your role is to assist the Content Development Team Manager to develop the capacity of the team to transition from the print to the digital environment.  You will be expected to deliver on projects as directed.  Ref A5731

Further details please contact: Frances Machell - Content Development Manager
01902 321965

Closing date: 16 December 2011

For more information about this post and for an application pack, go to our website www.wlv.ac.uk/pers/jobs.htm  or telephone 01902 321049 quoting the job reference number.

November

Digital Repositories Specialist, University of London

Fixed term for 18 months

We are looking for a suitably experienced individual to join our Digital Archives & Repositories Team. You will be responsible for assisting our Senior Repositories Specialist in the technical development and maintenance of our repository service, liaising with external and internal customers and with our network and hosting services team.

This is a new post, for 18 months in the first instance. The role is predominantly a technical one and requires a experience of implementing and supporting institutional repositories, and a good understanding of related issues such as digital preservation, linked data and research information management.

In addition to managing the requirements of existing customers we expect you to contribute to the maintenance and enhancement of the service infrastructure. We also actively encourage participation in innovative project opportunities, often in participation with other institutions.

To apply, please follow the link http://ig29.i-grasp.com/fe/tpl_universityoflondon01.asp?newms=jj&id=76911&aid=18076

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is on Wednesday, 30 November 2011.  Interviews are scheduled to take place in early December 2011.

The University offers membership to the Universities' Superannuation Scheme (USS).

INSPIRE web developer, Stanford University

SLAC - Stanford is seeking an operational web developer for the INSPIRE repository, built on the Invenio digital-library software.  INSPIRE is a dynamic international collaboration which is building, enhancing and operating the INSPIRE information service, a key working tool for 50,000 scientists worldwide to access crucial research information.   INSPIRE has recently completed its beta period and has entered production. It is run by a collaboration of CERN, DESY, Fermilab, and SLAC.

The operational web developer will be responsible for a variety of day-to-day duties necessary to the ongoing management of an internationally utilized information resource.  These include, but are not limited to: new feature development on the Invenio repository management platform, production deployment, maintenance programming, systems automation and test.  At SLAC, the operational web developer will be part of a small, multidisciplinary team.  As part of the INSPIRE collaboration, the web developer will communicate effectively and work in a highly collaborative, multicultural community.

Requirements:
* Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Physics, or related field
* Strong ability to develop, test, and monitor performance of application code; to respond quickly to staff and user needs; and to produce accurate and reliable results in a dynamic, time-sensitive and high-visibility environment
* Experience with Unix/Linux and one or more of the following: Python, JavaScript, Perl
* Experience in web management, system administration, or operations.
* Ability to work and communicate effectively with others in a highly collaborative, multicultural community.

Desired Skills:  
* Experience with LaTeX, XML/XSL, git, Lucene/SOLR/Other search engines, digital document repository systems (Invenio, DSpace, etc)
* Experience with scholarly publications, search engines, information retrieval
* Experience with scientific research
* Experience in logfile analysis, data mining
* Experience with lightweight development methodologies such as agile or scrum

INSPIRE Background: Operated by CERN (Geneva), DESY (Hamburg), Fermilab (Chicago), and SLAC (Stanford) and built on the Open Source Invenio digital library software, INSPIRE serves 1 million records to 50,000 High-Energy Physics researchers worldwide. INSPIRE, in production at http://inspirehep.net, provides fast metadata and full-text searches, author disambiguation, citation analysis, and is expanding its content and services in a community-centric approach, in addition to journal publications and other scientific contents. We anticipate users will soon be submitting scientific documents, and large scale recovery of historical OCR’ed material will take place, with hundreds of thousands of documents from 3 to 300 pages long.  Further, we will explore and expand initiatives for figures and tables extraction from the text, as well as contextual information on references.  Finally INSPIRE is heavily involved in Data Preservation initiatives in the HEP field and author ID initiatives in scholarly communications in general.  For more information on INSPIRE see http://projecthepinspire.net.

This position is posted at the 4P2 and 4P3 levels.  If hired at the 4P3 level, candidate will perform above listed responsibilities independently.

For further information and to apply please visit
https://tbe.taleo.net/NA12/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=SLAC&cws=1&rid=601

 

Business Manager (Repositories), EDINA, Edinburgh

£36,862 - £44,016
Fixed Term: 2 years

With a strong track record for building business relationships, your role will be to initiate and manage negotiations for technical services that support repositories of research literature and related scholarly outputs in UK Higher and Further Education institutions. You will contribute to planning that will enhance and sustain the services.

You will be a graduate with at least 4 years work experience in an IT environment, or have significant experience of working in a senior role managing projects/services. Flexibility, showing initiative, good problem solving skills and being customer focussed would be considered key qualities.

Closing date: 14 November 2011

For Information for Candidates and an application pack visit the University Human Resources Department Recruitment Web Site or telephone the recruitment line on 0131-650-2511.

October

Mimas Senior Development Officer (Jorum Technical Coordinator)

Closing date: 25/10/2011
Reference: ACS/12271

Mimas (mimas.ac.uk) is an organisation of experts. Our role is to support the advancement of knowledge, powering world-class research and teaching. Technology is at the heart of everything Mimas does. We are looking for a highly motivated Technical Coordinator to join our Learning & Teaching team and lead on the technical direction of Jorum.

Jorum (www.jorum.ac.uk) is a JISC-funded service, collecting and sharing learning and teaching materials primarily developed in UK Further and Higher Education, allowing their reuse and repurposing. A key function for Jorum is to support Open Educational Resources (OERs) including the JISC/Higher Education Academy funded Programme.

The Jorum Technical Coordinator will primarily work on the Jorum service and be skilled in project management, coordinating and motivating staff to deliver user-led service developments. You will be responsible for an ambitious programme of work to help turn Jorum into an enabling infrastructure that supports the ecology of reuse of OERs

You will use your advanced technical skills and experience to develop an appropriate functional and data model for the Jorum service and turn user requirements into service enhancements. You'll working closely with the Jorum service manager and director, and have opportunities to participate in initiatives across Mimas. You will also engage with the broader JISC innovations community, and beneficiaries of Jorum.

You will be an effective communicator and have a flexible approach to work, working well in a team context and showing strong technical leadership skills. Good organisation, communication skills and the ability to give presentations to a variety of audiences are essential requirements of this post, as is the willingness to travel.

This will be a fixed term appointment up to the end of July 2012 in the first instance.
Salary

£36,862 - £45,336 p.a. (fixed term)

Further Information

 

Open Access Adviser - RSP (Repositories Support Project) (Fixed Term)

Reference : LD05589

Closing Date : 19 October 2011

Salary : £27,428 to £35,788 per annum, depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this range is subject to performance

The post is available from November 2011 and will be offered on a fixed-term contract until October 2012

The Centre for Research Communications is helping to open access to research through research and development projects and supporting services which are used around the world. This Open Access Adviser (RSP) post is an exciting opportunity to join the team of the CRC to work on the successful and highly regarded Repositories Support Project (RSP) - www.rsp.ac.uk - which supports the development of the open access repository infrastructure in the UK.

Almost all research-led universities in the UK now have an open access repository to give free access to their research results.  The RSP supports the development of these to support the wider readership and use of research in this country and abroad. The post will support the work of the RSP in outreach, strategic consultancy, operational advice and information provision. Work will include research into significant issues, support of policy development and acting as an advocate of open access and related research communications on a national scale.

This work on a very successful, high profile national project is a great opportunity to achieve personal success and recognition within an active and rapidly developing field  and will be varied, including liaison with a wide range of stakeholders; carrying out promotion campaigns and events; writing reports, briefing papers, fact sheets and support material.

The person appointed will work as part of the CRC team at the University of Nottingham, addressing a national and international community; the work will involve national and probably international travel. They will work as part of a supportive team, but will be expected to be pro-active and capable of working on their own initiative and carrying through self-contained projects. The post calls for an enthusiastic all-rounder, able to take a flexible and disciplined approach, able to prioritise sometimes conflicting demands and tasks. 

Candidates will be educated to degree-level or equivalent and a postgraduate degree or diploma in librarianship or information science would be an advantage. They need some familiarity with, and understanding of, web-based technologies and information support requirements and ideally will have a working background in an HE/research environment. Experience in academic libraries in a role supporting academic users or research publishing would be a plus.

Working for the University offers a number of attractive benefits including 30 days annual leave and membership of the USS pension scheme.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Bill Hubbard, Head of the CRC, tel: 0115 846 7657 or email: bill.hubbard@nottingham.ac.uk.  Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Further details

Technical Developer - Repositories Support Project (Fixed-Term)

Reference : LD03658X1

Closing Date : 19 October 2011

Salary : £27,428 to £35,788 per annum, depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this range is subject to performance

The full-time post will be based at the University of Nottingham and will be offered on a fixed-term contract for a period of 12 months

The Centre for Research Communications at the University of Nottingham is helping to open access to research through research and development projects and through supporting services which are used around the world. This Technical Developer (RSP) post is an exciting opportunity to join the team of the CRC to work on the successful and highly regarded Repositories Support Project (RSP) - www.rsp.ac.uk - which supports the development of the open access repository infrastructure in the UK.

The successful Technical Developer will be required to:
• Recommend and develop technical solutions including implementing a range of new tools and software features to enhance functionality.
• Provide technical advice and support to project clients across the UK
• Develop and maintain the project website, Wiki and project blog.
• Present at workshops and conferences as required.

The project requires a highly motivated Technical Developer with extensive experience in open source web development and related software.

Essential technical skills include:
• LAMP stack technologies (Linux, APACHE, MySQL, Perl/PHP).
• Web based technologies
• Web accessibility
• Human and computer interface design
• Web development

Other skills and experience required includes:
• The ability to present complex concepts in a clear manner
• Ability to write effective support documentation for a variety of audiences
• A positive approach to changing work requirements and user needs
• Ability to manage competing priorities and meet deadlines
• Ability to identify new opportunities and present creative solutions
• Ability to work to a high level of accuracy
• Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team

Working for the University offers a number of attractive benefits including 30 days annual leave and membership of the USS pension scheme.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Bill Hubbard, Head of the CRC, tel: 0115 846 7657 or email: bill.hubbard@nottingham.ac.uk.  Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Further Information

Technical Developer - Open Access Services (Fixed-term)

Reference : LD00535X2

Closing Date : 19 October 2011

Salary : £27,428 to £35,788 per annum, depending on skills & experience. Salary progression beyond this range is subject to performance

The full-time post is available from November 2011 for a period of 12 months.

The Centre for Research Communications is helping to open access to research through research and development projects and supporting services which are used around the world. This post is an exciting opportunity to join the team of the CRC to work on the successful and highly regarded SHERPA Services: OpenDOAR, ROMEO and JULIET which support the development of the open access repository infrastructure in the UK and worldwide.

This post has a focus on OpenDOAR, which is a trusted, valued and essential part of the open access environment, giving information on the spread of repositories around the world. OpenDOAR provides a comprehensive and authoritative list of open access academic repositories broken down by locale, content or other measures and will support and develop the OpenDOAR service and contribute to other CRC technical services, solutions, websites etc, see http://www.opendoar.org.

The duties of the role include:
• Maintenance and development of the service; interface; API; content; user-relations
• Technical development on harvesting repository information, record counts, statistical displays and presentation of results
• Development of administrative tools and interfaces to suit
• Development of ideas and software solutions for improved services and integration with other services and institutional systems
• Liaison with the user community and repository managers worldwide
• Presentations at workshops and conferences as required.

The project requires a highly motivated canddiates able to both develop the technical service and work with stakeholders within the larger context of the service as supporting open access to research materials. This work addresses an international community; the work will involve national and possibly some international travel.

Candidates must have a degree in computing or equivalent formal training, plus previous hands-on experience in similar or related role. They will ideally have a working background in an HE/research environment. Experience in academic libraries or research publishing would be a plus.

Essential technical skills include:
• LAMP stack technologies (Linux, APACHE, MySQL, Perl/PHP).
• Web based technologies
• Web accessibility
• Human and computer interface design
• Web development

Other skills and experience required includes:
• The ability to present complex concepts in a clear manner
• Ability to write reports and effective support documentation for a variety of audiences
• A positive approach to changing work requirements and user needs
• Ability to manage competing priorities and meet deadlines
• Ability to identify new opportunities and present creative solutions
• Ability to work to a high level of accuracy
• Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team

The full-time post is available from November 2011 for a period of 12 months.

Working for the University offers a number of attractive benefits including 30 days annual leave and membership of the USS pension scheme.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Bill Hubbard, Head of the CRC, tel: 0115 846 7657 or email: bill.hubbard@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Further Information

September

Senior IT Research Liaison Manager, University of Leicester


Ref

CSE00365

Department

IT Services

Contract Type

Full Time Fixed Term Contract

Salary Range

£39,107 to £44,016

Job Purpose
At Leicester we’re going places. Ranked in the top 12 universities in Britain our aim is to climb further. A commitment to high quality fused with an inclusive academic culture is our hallmark and led the Times Higher Education to describe us as “elite without being elitist”.

Research activities have changed. More and more it’s about simulating natural phenomena, matching up and mining vast datasets, solving big numerical problems, creating visualisations and spotting patterns. These trends create huge and interesting IT challenges. Research funding bodies have also started to specify tight conditions about how research data must be secured, disseminated and preserved for the long term. You have a research background and have used IT extensively. Join our progressive IT Services team to act as a ‘bridge’ between the world of research and the world of IT. Help us to offer our researchers, across the full range of disciplines, the right IT services, infrastructure, expertise, specialist training and guidance to grapple with these challenges and answer the big questions of our time.

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Bridget McGinley, Head of IT Business Partnering on or bm158@le.ac.uk 0116 2297647, or Jonathan Tedds, Senior Research Liaison Manager on jat26@le.ac.uk or 0116 2297780.

The closing date for this post is midnight on 18th September 2011.

Further information: http://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/jobs

 

August

Research Information Officer, Royal Holloway

The Library Service at Royal Holloway provides access to a wide range of electronic resources, complemented by over 500,000 printed volumes across two campus libraries. This lively research-led environment is based in Egham, Surrey, and has strong partnerships with other universities in South West and Central London.

Applications are invited to fill an important new role within the library service at Royal Holloway, University of London. Working closely with Research & Enterprise, the post holder will support and co-ordinate the collection and management of bibliographic information for College’s submission for the forthcoming Research Excellence Framework (REF). The post holder will liaise with a variety of stakeholders across all academic and support departments of the College.

You will have excellent organisational, planning and problem-solving skills with an eye for detail. You will have a first degree in an academic discipline and/or relevant work experience in a library, academic, research support or IT environment. You will have excellent communication skills and a proven ability to communicate with colleagues at all levels.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Dominic Tate, Repository & Digital Assets Manager: dominic.tate@rhul.ac.uk; 01784 276619.

Please quote the reference: X0711/6427

Closing date: 12 noon 17th August 2011

Salary: £26,504 to £31,233 per year inclusive of London allowance

Further Information

June

Research Data Management Coordinator, University of Sydney

The University of Sydney is Australia's premier University with an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence, and employs over 7500 permanent staff supporting over 49,000 students.

We are seeking to appoint a Research Data Management Coordinator. Organisationally this position sits in the University Library, but the context is the University’s eResearch strategy, a collaboration between the Research Portfolio, ICT and the University Library.

The position of Research Data Management Coordinator is funded through the ANDS (Australian National Data Service) Seeding the Commons program. The purpose of this program is to facilitate the identification of research data sets for discovery through the national Research Data Australia service, and to develop guidelines and templates for research data management plans at the University of Sydney.

In this role, you will:

REFERENCE NO. 592/0311

Full time, fixed term for 12 months: Aus$80Kp.a

CLOSING DATE: 26 June 2011

Further Information

Research Data Manager

The University of Sydney is Australia's premier University with an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence, and employs over 7500 permanent staff supporting over 49,000 students.

We are seeking to appoint a Research Data Manager. Organisationally this position sits in the University Library, but the context is the University’s eResearch strategy, a collaboration between the Research Portfolio, ICT and the University Library.

The position of Research Data Manager is funded through the ANDS (Australian National Data Service) Seeding the Commons program. The purpose of this program is to facilitate the identification of research data sets for discovery through the national Research Data Australia service, and to develop guidelines and templates for research data management plans at the University of Sydney.

In this role, you will be:

REFERENCE NO. 594/0311

Full time, fixed term for 12 months: $88K p.a.

CLOSING DATE: 26 June 2011

Further Informatio

May

Repository Development Officer, Coventry University

The post holder will be responsible for the ongoing development, as well as day-to-day administration, of the University’s institutional repository (CURVE). With the focus of the role on the development of the Research Collection you be responsible for populating the repository, ensuring compliance with agreed metadata standards,

and for further developing procedures and workflows relating to the depositing of material within the repository.

Ref no: REQ000753
Closing date: 27-May-2011

Futher Information: http://www.coventry.ac.uk/d/1198/$/a/6352

Digital Archive, Web and Systems Support Librarian

Salary: £22,325-£25,101 pa

Tenure: Temporary for 1 year pending review of ICT & Library Services

You will be responsible for the further development of the Library and Information Services web site, management of the Digital Archive (ArchivalWare), and assisting with the systems administration for the library management system (SirsiDynix Symphony).

You will have knowledge of web based technologies and developments, experience of web-based management systems, and an understanding of digital media and copyright. A graduate qualification in Library and Information Studies, or a demonstrable knowledge of library processes is desirable. You must have excellent communication skills and be able to build strong effective working relationships with staff at all levels.

Closing Date: 11 May 2011 at 5.00pm

Further Information

DSpace@Cambridge Research Data and Digital Curation Officer

Grade: 6

Salary Range: £25,854 - £29,972 pa

Applications are invited for the post of DSpace@Cambridge Research Data and Digital Curation Officer to support work in the areas of digital curation and research data management.

The role holder will assist current projects and continue the work from completed projects in research data management. The role holder will be working within the existing DSpace@Cambridge team, which currently consist of five members of staff, including a system manager, developer, repository manager and two part-time Support and Liaison Officers. The library’s Digitisation and Digital Preservation Specialist will also provide support on aspects relating to digital curation and preservation.

The position involves undertaking a range of activities, with an initial focus on contributing to the work of the EPIC project, investigating the intentions of those depositing content within the DSpace@Cambridge repository and potential requirements of future users. The role holder would also help to embed and extend work begun with the Library’s Incremental and DataTrain projects, which have developed advice and training on research data management.

The post is within the Electronic Services and Systems Division of the library. The role-holder will report to the DSpace@Cambridge Repository Manager.

This post is available for 18 months from the start of the contract.

Informal enquiries are welcomed by Elin Stangeland, DSpace@Cambridge Repository Manager, 01223 333130, e-mail es444@cam.ac.uk or Grant Young, Digitisation and Digital Preservation Specialist, 01223 765576, e-mail gy219@cam.ac.uk.

Closing Date: Monday 16 May 2011

For further details see: http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/Vacancies/index.htm#568

April 2011

Senior Manager - Research Data Management, CSIRO

This role will:

* Work with CSIRO research groups and external bodies to progress the objective of building a robust research data management culture within CSIRO

* Develop the Data Management Service (DMS) to support the management of CSIRO research data and Web-based discovery/access to datasets

* Develop and deliver a research data advisory service as part of the CSIRO eResearch programme to assist CSIRO researchers in data management practice

Salary: $115K - $127K per annum plus up to 15.4% superannuation

Important: Open to Australian Residents Only

Closing Date: 1 May 2011

Further Information: https://recruitment.csiro.au/asp/job_details.asp?RefNo=2011%2F154

Academic Support Librarian (E-Services), LSE

The Information Services Division supports research and teaching at the School by identifying information needs and, within the resources available, ensuring access to information sources which meet them.

Close liaison with academic departments and a proactive approach are vital to the Division’s success. The postholder will carry out research and investigation into a wide range of electronic library services and will work to help implement services.

The initial focus of the post is expected to be on the areas listed below. In this fast-moving area of library and information provision, a high degree of flexibility is required and the postholder may be required to work on other related initiatives as the need arises.

Closing Date: 2 May 2011

Salary: Band 6: £31,998 – £38,737 pa inclusive with potential to progress to £41,693 per annum inclusive

Further Information: Here

February 2011

Associate Director (E-Strategy & Technical Services) - Library Services

Applications are invited for the post of  Associate Director (E-Strategy & Technical Services) in the Library Services Department at Royal Holloway, University of London.

The Library Service at Royal Holloway provides access to a wide range of electronic resources, complemented by over 500,000 printed volumes across two campus libraries. This lively research-led environment is based in Egham, Surrey, and has strong partnerships with other universities in South West and Central London.

An exciting new leadership opportunity has arisen combining strategic responsibility for our e-Library development and open access initiatives alongside the technical functions relating to the acquisition and management of content and associated workflows.

You will be a determined individual with the necessary enthusiasm, communication skills and knowledge to lead this new division and associated projects through a period of change, ensuring that our e-services deliver an excellent user experience as efficiently as possible. A qualified librarian, you will be a confident negotiator and strategic thinker with relevant experience.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact John Tuck, Director of Library Services: john.tuck@rhul.ac.uk|; 01784 443334.

More information regarding library services can be found at:

 http://www.rhul.ac.uk/library/aboutus/introduction.aspx|

Relocation support is provided.

Salary: £47,470 to £54,690 Per year inclusive of London allowance

Please quote the reference: X0211/4995

Closing date: 12 noon 1st April 2011

Interviews are likely to take place on either 18 or 19th April 2011

Further Information: http://www.rhul.ac.uk/jobs/jobvacancies/4995associated.aspx

Software Developer, BioMed Central

Position Summary

Leading scientific publisher seeks a talented Software Developer to work on their repository and database platforms. The successful candidate will have demonstrated a keen interest in both technology and programming practices.

Key Responsibilities

Contributing code and expertise as part of an agile development team.

Skills/Experience

*     Essential

      *     Java
      *     Unit Testing (e.g. JUnit, TestNG)
      *     Experience of building web-based systems
      *     Strong, numerate university qualification

*     Highly Desirable

      *     Ruby
      *     Experience of Institutional Repositories (ie. DSpace/Fedora/EPrints)

*     Desirable

      *     Agile (e.g. XP, Scrum)
      *     Spring IoC and MVC
      *     Tomcat
      *     Maven
      *     Linux
      *     Hibernate
      *     Oracle
      *     Postgres

Please send your CV and covering letter, stating salary expectations and quoting the job reference (BMC/SD) to: HR, BioMed Central Ltd, Floor 6, 236 Gray's Inn Road, London, WC1X 8HB, or by email to: jobs@biomedcentral.com.

BioMed Central offers a competitive salary and benefits package including 25 days holiday plus bank holidays , contributory pension scheme , life assurance , discounted gym membership , cycle to work scheme, childcare vouchers and an employee support programme.

BioMed Central Ltd is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We welcome all applications irrespective of race, gender, age, religion or belief, relationship status, pregnancy/maternity, sexual orientation or disability.

Technical Developer - Repositories Support Project (Fixed-term), Centre for Research Communications

Reference LS03658

Closing Date Monday 21st March 2011

Salary £27319 to £35646 per annum.

This post is offered on a fixed-term contract for a period of 13 months

The Centre for Research Communications at the University of Nottingham is helping to open access to research through research and development projects and through supporting services which are used around the world. This post is an exciting opportunity to join the team of the CRC to work on the successful and highly regarded Repositories Support Project (RSP) - www.rsp.ac.uk - which supports the development of the open access repository infrastructure in the UK. To support the project, we are currently seeking a Technical Developer to co-ordinate the technical strands of the project.

Main duties and responsibilities
The successful Technical Developer will be required to:
• Recommend and develop technical solutions including implementing a range of new tools and software features to enhance functionality.
• Provide technical advice and support to project clients across the UK
• Develop and maintain the project website, Wiki and project blog.
• Present at workshops and conferences as required.

Key skills and experience
The project requires a highly motivated Technical Developer with extensive experience in open source web development and related software.
Essential technical skills include:
• LAMP stack technologies (Linux, APACHE, MySQL, Perl/PHP).
• Web based technologies
• Web accessibility
• Human and computer interface design
• Knowledge of repository softwares
• Web development
Other skills and experience required includes:
• The ability to present complex concepts in a clear manner
• Ability to write effective support documentation for a variety of audiences
• A positive approach to changing work requirements and user needs
• Ability to manage competing priorities and meet deadlines
• Ability to identify new opportunities and present creative solutions
• Ability to work to a high level of accuracy
• Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team

The post will be based at the University of Nottingham. Working for the University offers a number of attractive benefits including 30 days annual leave and membership of the USS pension scheme.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Bill Hubbard, Head of the CRC, Tel: 0115 846 7657 or Email: bill.hubbard@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this Email address will not be accepted.

Further Information

13210T Library & Repository Systems Officer / Library / North West / Temporary

Salary: 25,000 - 28,000

A Higher Education establishment in the North-West is looking for a Library & Repository Systems Officer to play a key part in the implementation, customization and integration of new library business systems in particular the Institutional Repository. You will assist in the selection and development of library business systems with technical advice and recommendations on standards and integration issues. There will be particular emphasis on the analysis of out-of-the-box software functionality and the development and design of appropriate customization.

You will be service-focused and a quick learner with good communication skills. You will have knowledge and/or expertise in some of the following web technologies, services and languages:-

*HTML, CSS, Javascript, XML
*PHP (or .Net) Perl, SQL, Web 2.0 , SOAP / REST *Linux / Unix (or Windows) *Microsoft products
 
This is a three month contract. 

Please contact Donald Lickley, Sue Hill on 020 7378 5470 or Donald.Lickley@suehill.com

 

Timescapes Digital Resources Officer, Univeristy of Leeds

Salary: University Grade 7 (£29,972 - £35,788 p.a.)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a well qualified Data Officer, with skills and experience in data services, to support the Methods and Infrastructure work of the Timescapes Research Initiative.

You will be working closely with the Director, Communications Officer, and Archiving and Project teams and will be responsible for setting up and developing a new Digital Resource Centre, which will support the work of Qualitative Longitudinal (QL) and life history researchers across the UK, and enable data discovery and retrieval of QL datasets across Europe. At project level, you will be a member of the Young Lives and Times project team, taking responsibility for all data management tasks for the project, the generation of metadata and the preparation of these for the Timescapes Archive. Working closely with the Archiving team, you will also assist in the development of the Timescapes Archive, including supporting the migration from Digitool to Fedora open source software, refining the metadata scheme and assisting in the provision of user support and promotional activities. The post would suit someone with a librarianship, archiving or information management background, and with a strong interest in the provision of data services and the organisation and exploitation of social science research data for secondary use. Educated to graduate level or equivalent, with relevant qualifications and experience of working in a data services environment. You will need to have good organisational and interpersonal skills and the ability to be creative and use initiative to develop online data services for social scientists.
An extension of the post would depend on securing further external funding.

Fixed term until 31 January 2012, available immediately

Informal enquiries to Bren Neale tel 0113 28-5052, email b.neale@leeds.ac.uk

Further information

Closing date: 22 February 2011

 

Assistant / Associate / Full Professor - Digital Preservation/Records Management  -  1001189, University of Toronto   

Faculty / Division
: Faculty of Information 
Closing Date
15/Feb/11 Open until filled  
Description

The Faculty of Information, more commonly known as the iSchool, at the University of Toronto invites applications in the area of archives and records management at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor. The appointment will commence on July 1, 2011. Rank and salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. 
We seek candidates with excellent research and teaching track records and with expertise in the areas of archives and records management. Areas of focus might include: (i) digital records/object preservation; (ii) digital/data curation; (iii) digital recordkeeping standards; (iv) digital preservation strategies, services, and techniques; (v) trusted digital repository architecture and management. Candidates with expertise in the preservation of audio-visual records in digital form or the preservation of digital records generated in specific disciplinary areas (e.g. e-science, creative and performance arts), are encouraged to apply. 
The iSchool at the University of Toronto educates the next generation of professional and academic leaders in Information to transform society through collaboration, innovation and knowledge creation. The Faculty believes that society's information practices are being reconfigured and transformed by material shifts in information infrastructures and by political and cultural shifts in our attitudes toward information as a social phenomenon.

We seek an outstanding scholar with a proven record of scholarship, experience with multidisciplinary research, evidence of excellence in teaching, and a PhD (or equivalent). More senior candidates may be considered for appointment at a rank higher than Assistant Professor. Candidates applying at the Associate or Full Professor level are expected to have experience leading research projects and working with graduate students.

Applicants should send curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, copies of three representative papers/publications, and a statement outlining current and future research interests to the address below. Applicants at the Assistant Professor level should arrange to have three letters of reference sent, under separate cover, to the same address.  Applicants at the Associate or Full Professor level should include a list of three referees in their application package. 

Application deadline is February 15, 2011 but the search will remain open until the position is filled.

Further Information: https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=1001189

 

January 2011

Open Access Adviser (Repositories Support Project) (Fixed-term), Centre for Research Communications

Reference LS03423

Closing Date Friday, 18th February 2011

Salary £27319 to £35646 per annum.

This post is available immediately and will be offered on a fixed-term contract until March 2012

The Centre for Research Communications is helping to open access to research through research and development projects and supporting services which are used around the world. This Open Access Adviser (RSP) post is an exciting opportunity to join the team of the CRC to work on the successful and highly regarded Repositories Support Project (RSP) which supports the development of the open access repository infrastructure in the UK. For more information please access www.rsp.ac.uk.

Research-led universities in the UK now have open access repositories to give free global access to their research results.  The RSP needs someone to support and promote work done across the UK in tying together these repositories with research management, library and other systems. This post will work with a number of independent JISC projects enabling take-up of the lessons and benefits from the most successful repository applications, tools and good practice. The post will support these projects to ensure cross working, effective communication and coherence of project work. It will ensure the widest possible dissemination of the outputs and outcome of the projects.
 
The work will be varied, including liaison with a wide range of stakeholders; carrying out promotion campaigns and events; writing reports, briefing papers, fact sheets and support material.  Applicants should have some experience in giving presentations with a professional and confident style.  You will be working with and advising stakeholders from a variety of different backgrounds, which will require excellent face to face and written communication skills. Experience in a role supporting academic users would be useful.

You will work as part of the CRC team at the University of Nottingham, addressing a national and international community; the work will involve national and probably international travel.

You will work as part of a supportive team, but will be expected to be pro-active and capable of working on your own initiative and carrying through self-contained projects. The post calls for an enthusiastic all-rounder, able to take a flexible and disciplined approach, able to prioritise sometimes conflicting demands and tasks. 

Candidates will be educated to degree-level or equivalent and a postgraduate degree or diploma in librarianship or information science would be an advantage. They should have some familiarity with, and understanding of, web-based technologies and information support requirements and ideally have a working background in an HE/research environment. Experience in academic libraries or research publishing would be a plus.

This work on a very successful, high profile national project is a great opportunity to achieve personal success and recognition within an active and rapidly developing field.

Working for the University offers a number of attractive benefits including 30 days annual leave and membership of the USS pension scheme.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Bill Hubbard, Head of the CRC, tel: 0115 846 7657 or Email: bill.hubbard@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note applications sent directly to this Email address will not be considered.

Further Information

Technical Developer - Open Access Services (Fixed-term), Centre for Research Communications

Reference LS00535X1

Closing Date Friday, 18th February 2011

Salary £27319 to £35646 per annum.

This post is available immediately and will be offered on a fixed-term contract until March 2012

The Centre for Research Communications is helping to open access to research through research and development projects and supporting services which are used around the world. This post is an exciting opportunity to join the team of the CRC to work on the successful and highly regarded SHERPA Services: OpenDOAR, ROMEO and JULIET which support the development of the open access repository infrastructure in the UK and worldwide.

This post has a focus on OpenDOAR, which is a trusted, valued and essential part of the open access environment, giving information on the spread of repositories around the world. OpenDOAR provides a comprehensive and authoritative list of open access academic repositories broken down by locale, content or other measures (see http://www.opendoar.org) and will and develop the OpenDOAR service and contribute to other CRC technical services, solutions, websites etc. This work addresses an international community; the work will involve national and possibly some international travel. The duties of the role will include:
• Development and maintenance of the service; interface; API; content; user-relations.
• Technical development on harvesting repository information, record counts, statistical displays and presentation of results.
• Development of administrative tools and interfaces to suit.
• Development of ideas and software solutions for improved services and integration with other services and institutional systems.
• Liaison with the user community and repository managers worldwide.
• Presentations at workshops and conferences as required.

The project requires highly motivated candidates who are able to both, develop the technical service and work with stakeholders within the larger context of the service supporting open access to research materials. 

Candidates must have a degree in computing or equivalent formal training plus significant hands-on experience in a similar or related role, a postgraduate degree or equivalent experience in computing science, librarianship, information science or relevant area would be an advantage.  Candidates should ideally have a working background in an HE/research environment. Experience in academic libraries or research publishing would be a plus.
Essential technical skills include:
• LAMP stack technologies (Linux, APACHE, MySQL, Perl/PHP).
• Web based technologies
• Web accessibility
• Human and computer interface design
• Knowledge of repository softwares
• Web development

Other skills and experience required includes:
• The ability to present complex concepts in a clear manner
• Ability to write reports and effective support documentation for a variety of audiences
• A positive approach to changing work requirements and user needs
• Ability to manage competing priorities and meet deadlines
• Ability to identify new opportunities and present creative solutions
• Ability to work to a high level of accuracy
• Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Mr B Hubbard, Head of the CRC, Tel: 0115 846 7657 or Email: bill.hubbard@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this Email address will not be accepted.

Further Information

Administrator (Fixed-term), Centre for Research Communications

Salary: £20938 to £25001

The Centre for Research Communications is helping to open access to research information through research and development projects and supporting services which are used around the world. We need an Administrator to support our work and help in our financial and administration systems and with our project work.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the team of the CRC to work on our successful and highly regarded projects and services. We work in a dynamic and changing environment with funders from the UK and abroad and a global network of contacts and stakeholders.

The duties of the role include:
• develop contacts and survey work with Centre stakeholders
• build and maintain Centre documents and records
• publicity and outreach through web and print
• organise meetings with funders and others
• help with event organisation and travel arrangements
• act as a contact point for the Centre's global network of stakeholders.
• prepare budgets and process financial transactions

Candidates must have at least GCSE mathematics & English (or equivalent), 2 A Levels or NVQ Administration Level 3 or HND/HNC, or equivalent senior administrative experience. A degree or equivalent and/or a AAT part- qualification would be an advantage.  Candidates should also ideally have a working background in an HE/research environment, knowledge of HE administration and University accounting systems.  

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Bill Hubbard, Head of the CRC, tel: 0115 846 7657 or Email: bill.hubbard@nottingham.ac.ukPlease note that applications sent directly to this Email address will not be considered.

Deadline: 18th February 2011

Further Details: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/jobs/currentvacancies/ref/LS00561

 

Digital Library Systems Manager and Developer (Foundations Project), University of Cambridge

Grade: 8
Salary Range: £32,620 - £43,840 p.a

Limit of tenure 31 August 2013

Cambridge University Library is seeking to appoint an experienced systems manager to work on its Foundations digital library project for 2.5 years from early 2011. The Foundations project is a strategic initiative of the Library, which aims to establish a state-of-the-art infrastructure for the production, preservation and online delivery of digitised content from its world-class collections.

Working within a core team of three, the appointee will be responsible for managing the systems required to underpin all aspects of the digital library infrastructure. The appointee will undertake procurement of system hardware, installation and configuration of software, system maintenance and security, and the provision of first line support. They may also contribute to development work within the project, depending on their skills and the needs of the project. It is likely that such work would be focused on achieving interoperability between various systems within the Library’s infrastructure, such as the library management system or institutional repository. The project will provide an opportunity for the appointee to work at the forefront of digital library and digital humanities initiatives.

Applicants should have a good honours degree in Computer Science or a related field and considerable expertise in Unix/Linux systems administration, large-scale storage systems and network security. Experience in Java development and the JavaServer Faces framework is an advantage. In addition to excellent technical skills, we seek applicants with strong interpersonal skills, able to translate the vision and requirements of non-technical stakeholders into a suitable technical architecture and provide support to systems users.

Informal enquiries are welcomed by Grant Young, Digitisation and Digital Preservation Specialist on 012237 65576 or Patricia Killiard, Head of Electronic Services and Systems on 012233 33037.

Further particulars and an application form can be downloaded from the Library website at: http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/Vacancies/ or are available from the Librarian’s Personal Assistant, Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DR. Tel: (01223) 333045. E-mail: cr267@cam.ac.uk

Applications should include a CV and covering letter, contact details for three professional referees, and a completed CHRIS/6 application form and should be sent to the Personnel Officer not later than 12 noon on Monday 14 February, either by post to the above address or electronically to cr267@cam.ac.uk (but not both)

Closing Date: Monday 14 February 2011


Digital Library Developer (Foundations Project), University of Cambridge

Grade: 8
Salary Range: £32,620 - £43,840 p.a

Limit of tenure 31 August 2013

Cambridge University Library is seeking to appoint an experienced Java developer to work on its Foundations digital library project for 2.5 years from early 2011. The Foundations project is a strategic initiative of the Library, which aims to establish a state-of-the-art infrastructure for the production, preservation and online delivery of digitised content from its world-class collections.

Working within a core team of three, the appointee will lead development work for the project, adapting and developing software to support all aspects of the digital library infrastructure. An open source environment is envisaged for this project, so the appointee would be selecting and adapting existing open source tools, contributing code and developing new tools as required. The project will provide an opportunity for the appointee to work at the forefront of digital library and digital humanities initiatives.

Applicants should have a good honours degree in Computer Science or a related field and considerable experience of leading and delivering successful software development within contexts relevant to the project. Java and SQL experience is essential and experience with the JavaServer Faces framework and Lucene/Solr is desirable. In addition to excellent technical skills, we seek applicants with strong project management and communication skills, able to translate the vision and requirements of non-technical stakeholders into a clear programme of work.

Informal enquiries are welcomed by Grant Young, Digitisation and Digital Preservation Specialist on 012237 65576 or Patricia Killiard, Head of Electronic Services and Systems on 102233 33037.

Further particulars and an application form can be downloaded from the Library website at: http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/Vacancies/ or are available from the Librarian’s Personal Assistant, Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DR. Tel: (01223) 333045. E-mail: cr267@cam.ac.uk

Applications should include a CV and covering letter, contact details for three professional referees, and a completed CHRIS/6 application form and should be sent to the Personnel Officer not later than 12 noon on Monday 14 February, either by post to the above address or electronically to cr267@cam.ac.uk (but not both)

Closing Date: Monday 14 February 2011

 

Digital Repository Manager, City University London

Salary: £41,119-47,905

City University London is an international University committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location. The University is in the top 5% of world universities according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2010 and attracts over 22,000 students from around 160 countries.

Applications are invited for an exciting new post to manage the use and development of the Digital Repository for academic staff research outputs shortly to be implemented at City University London.

You will be a member of the Library team based at Northampton Square and will work closely with the Research Office and academic colleagues as an advocate for the repository promoting its use and developing policies and procedures for submission of digital content.

You should be professionally qualified in librarianship or information science and have significant experience in academic libraries or equivalent. You should possess excellent IT skills, have a knowledge of copyright and metadata issues relating to digital content and be an excellent communicator.

In return, we offer a comprehensive package of in-house staff training and development, and benefits that include a final-salary pension scheme.

For more information and to apply, please visit: www.city.ac.uk/jobs

Reference number: 60013326.

Closing Date: 08 February 2011.

December 2010

Project Manager - Institutional Repository, Research and Enterprise Office


Ref              SS254
Location           Colchester
Job Category   Senior Support

Salary:        £29,853-£35,646 per annum
Closing date:  23/01/11


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a proactive individual to make a significant contribution to the development and implementation of an institutional repository at the University of Essex, one of the country's leading research universities.

The establishment of an Institutional Repository is a high profile project that will provide a key tool in managing the University's submission to the HEFCE Research Excellence Framework (REF) and, as such will need to be embedded in the University's research management processes.

The successful candidate will project manage the development and implementation of an Institutional Repository (IR) for the University's research outputs, by working closely with colleagues in IT, the Albert Sloman Library, other professional services and academic departments to identify and implement a suitable system that provides a quality service for sharing the University's world leading research outputs. You will have a track record of successful project management, experience of policy development and implementation in a complex organisational environment and excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to engage and enthuse people. This post is fixed-tern for one year.

Further information about this post is available http://gs12.globalsuccessor.com/fe/tpl_essex01.asp?newms=jj&id=54948 or http://jobs.essex.ac.uk/fe/tpl_essex01.asp?newms=se and enter reference SS254

Please read this information carefully before applying for this post as it contains details of documents that must be attached to your application. Applications should be made on-line, but if you would like advice or help in making an application, or need information in a different format, please telephone (01206 874588/ 873521).

Scholarly Communications Librarian

Minimum Salary: $57,000

Deadline: 15th January 2011

The George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida is seeking an experienced, skilled, and dedicated individual to serve as the Scholarly Communications Librarian.  The Scholarly Communications Librarian will lead the UF Libraries' outreach efforts to build a scholarly communications program in support of scholarly publication reform and Open Access (OA) activities at UF.  This role includes educating the university community about OA resources and services at UF, scholarly publication modes and reform, and intellectual property issues and their impact on scholarly inquiry and instruction. In this endeavor, the incumbent will coordinate efforts to recruit, collect, showcase, and preserve the scholarly output of the University of Florida. 

This is a tenure accruing faculty position at the University of Florida.

Further Information: http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/pers/documents/SchlcomPVAFinal.pdf

Open Access Consultant

The UNESCO Communication and Information (CI) Sector is looking to urgently engage a temporary consultant with high levels of skills and experience in the area of Open Access (OA) to scientific information.

Under the director supervision of the Director of the Information Society Division, Mr. Indrajit Banerjee, the Consultant would be responsible for advancing the Open Access Workplan for 2010 - 2011 with the following benchmarks:

• Multilingual platform for the sharing of open scientific resources accessed by users from at least 3 regions;

• Agreements reached with 3 publishers to facilitate access to the state-of-the-art scientific research;

• Open Access policies adopted in 5 countries;

• Following on from a General Conference Resolution, the development of a Global Map of Open Access Initiatives and Resources including a dynamic, viable Portal;

The contracts would be for: a) For up to 6 months; b) Paid at UN P3 - P4 levels; c) Based at the UNESCO HQ in Paris with full support services and requiring field work; d) with UNESCO covering return economy-class airfares, 7 day's Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) for settling-in costs, and all costs for a French work visa We would highly favour female candidates especially from Africa, Least Developed Countries (LDCs), or Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

We would greatly appreciate it if you would forward this message to your Open Access networks.

Candidates should forward their expressions of interest and CVs to: i.banerjee@unesco.org and a.caine@unesco.org.

 

November 2010

Part-time E-Repository Librarian (until 30th June 2011 in the first instance)

The School of Pharmacy, University of London seeks a qualified Librarian / information professional to manage the day-to-day running of Pharmacy Eprints, the School’s institutional repository which is part of the University of London SHERPA-LEAP initiative  (Pharmacy Eprints is hosted by the University of London Computer Centre, so all IT technical tasks are undertaken by their staff).  In addition you will work closely with the library team in a busy Library to carry out other duties as necessary within this customer-focused environment. 

You will have a flexible approach to work with excellent communication skills, experience of repository software and knowledge of open access developments, electronic copyright, metadata and bibliometrics.

The salary range will be from £25,666 - £29,310 including London Allowance, pro rata.  

Closing Date: 11th November 2010
Further Details and Application Procedure at http://www.pharmacy.ac.uk/2284.html

October 2010

Information Systems Librarian

Learning and Information Service, Southampton Solent University

37 hours
£33,600 - £38,951 per annum

Closing Date: 4 November 2010 

We are seeking an information systems librarian to join the Library. You will support all systems which are part of the
library digital environment including the Ex Libris suite of LMS products; Eprints Institutional Repository and the Planet
E-stream system. You will be responsible for a team of 3 staff. You will also work closely with other colleagues
within LIS responsible for web developments, the University's VLE and business systems. 

You will have a recognised qualification in IT or librarianship and previous experience of administering a library management or similar system is required. You should have experience in managing or supervising individuals or teams.

Please follow the links below for an application form and further details. Alternatively, email
recruitment@solent.ac.uk or contact Human Resources on 023 8031 9977.

http://www.solent.ac.uk/vacancies/BAAA11.aspx

 

Curation Services Officer

Digital Curation Centre, University of Edinburgh

£29,853 - £35,646

Closing Date: 28 October 2010

The Digital Curation Centre (DCC) wishes to appoint a Curation Services Officer to

(1)     support third party projects for which the Digital Curation Centre (DCC) has the position of lead or contributing partner,

(2)     take the lead in providing expert support to the provision of DCC resources and services through its website and

(3)     provide consultancy services on behalf of the DCC. 

The post is based at the University of Edinburgh but will form part of the integrated DCC team and some activities will be undertaken in collaboration with staff from the DCC's two partner sites (Bath and Glasgow). 

The initial contract for this post is funded for one year but it is favourably anticipated that options for enabling subsequent years will be identified in due course.  The post-holder will be expected to contribute to the identification of new funding opportunities.

Further Information

 

Institutional Repository Manager (Temporary - Full time)

University of the Arts London

Reference: 300040

Salary: £34,201 - £41,062

Closing Date: 21/10/2010

Maternity cover contract for 6 months starting November 2010.

University of the Arts London is a vibrant world centre for innovation, drawing together six Colleges with international reputations in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts.

University of the Arts Research Online (UALRO) was launched in February 2010, following on from the successful JISC funded Kultur project. UALRO provides the University with a repository for research outputs, allowing them to be effectively managed and curated, and showcased to benefit the individual researcher or Research Group, and the University as a whole. Work is underway to ensure that UALRO is fit for purpose for the REF, including participation on the JISC funded R4Ref project. This is an exciting opportunity to work with the first significant art and design research repository, one that is rapidly becoming established as an exemplar in its field.

Working closely with the University’s Research Management and Administration service you will ensure that UALRO meets the needs of the University’s research community, and is embedded in its processes. You will manage UALRO, providing a steer on its development and promotion at this critical time in the repository’s growth. This will include attending relevant research committees and promoting the repository within the University and externally.

You will have a relevant post graduate qualification, or equivalent, and experience of managing an institutional or similar, repository. An understanding of issues relating to managing research outputs in an art and design environment, such as the open access agenda, Intellectual Property Rights, and managing multimedia formats, is desirable. You will be a confident communicator, with the ability to lead and develop internal networks, and build productive relationships with to a wide range of University staff and students.

In return, University of the Arts London offers generous leave, a final salary pension and a commitment to your continuing personal development and training in an environment that encourages excellence, creativity and diversity.

Please download an application pack and then upload your completed application form here.

If you have any queries about this role that are not covered in the documentation available below please contact please contact Adrian Machinn, telephone: 020 7514 8780, email: ADSRecruitment@arts.ac.uk

 

September 2010

Systems Analyst (incl. Repository)

Permanent Position
Salary grade 8: £34904 - £37941 incl. LW
Closing date: 12 noon 11/10/2010

About the vacancy
Information Services manages a large and diverse set of services based on Linux/Unix, Novell NetWare, Solaris, and Windows Systems. Database technologies include Oracle, Microsoft SQL and MySQL.

To continue the good work of the previous Systems Analyst, the Infrastructure Team is seeking a replacement to assist with the management of existing services (focusing on Linux/Unix) and to take responsibility for the technical development of new services, specifically our E-Prints Research Repository, our Federated Access solutions based on Shibboleth and development of our forthcoming iTunes U service. You will be an excellent communicator, liaising with colleagues both across Kingston University as well as with external organisations.

For further information see: https://recruitment.kingston.ac.uk/Default.asp?Section=Vacancy&VacID=10/252

 

Project Manager - Arts Learning and Teaching Online (ALTO)

Fixed term contract from October 2010 until 31st August 2011

This is a unique opportunity to help us take our world-leading education provision to a wider audience. Working across the University, you will lead the development and successful delivery of our ambitious ALTO project. You will head up a team of coordinators to establish an institutional teaching and learning repository and advocate the deposit and use of educational resources into the repository by the teaching community. This will require strong networking and communication skills to secure buy-in from a range of audiences while also championing it across the wider HE community.

Passionate about the open access agenda in HE, you will be an experienced project manager with a solid understanding of institutional repositories. Knowledge of Higher Education, particularly with regard to supporting student learning, networking skills and an interest in teaching and learning at this level are essential as is the ability to gain credibility with Arts practitioner/educators. You must also have the tenacity, drive and communication skills needed to get diverse audiences enthused about this new project.

Follow this link for full details and application process here

Part-Time Repository Manager

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine - Library & Archives Service (Two year post)

An enthusiastic and qualified person is required to work in the Library & Archives Service of this major international postgraduate medical school. This new and challenging position will drive the establishment and effective running of an institutional repository for the School's research publications and other research output. The post holder will be responsible for leading the selection and implementation of a new repository and successfully managing the service to meet the School's research needs.

To apply you should have a recognised qualification in Library or Information Management, excellent interpersonal and communication skills and experience of managing projects. Knowledge of repository software and developments in open access and scholarly publishing are also essential.

Salary will be on the Professional Support Grade 5 scale in the range £30,792 to £35,370 pro-rata, inclusive per annum, plus generous holiday allowance.

Applications should be made on-line via our website at http://jobs.lshtm.ac.uk The reference for this post is CSL25. Applications should also include the names and email contacts of 2 referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to jobs@lshtm.ac.uk.

Closing date for the receipt of applications is Friday 1 October 2010.

Open Access Adviser - Repositories Support Project (Fixed Term)

Reference : LS01926


Closing Date : 01 October 2010


Salary : £27,319 to £35,646 per annum, depending on skills & experience (Salary can progress to £38,951 per annum, subject to performance).


This post is available from November will be offered on a fixed-term contract until March 2012.

The Centre for Research Communications is helping to open access to research through research and development projects and supporting services which are used around the world. This post is an exciting opportunity to join the team of the CRC to work on the successful and highly regarded Repositories Support Project (RSP), see:  www.rsp.ac.uk, which supports the development of the open access repository infrastructure in the UK.

The post will support the work of the RSP in outreach, strategic consultancy, operational advice and information provision in the field of repositories. Work will include research into significant issues, support of policy development and acting as an advocate of open access and related research communications on a national scale. The work will be varied, including liaison with a wide range of stakeholders; carrying out promotion campaigns and events; writing reports, briefing papers, fact sheets and support material.  Being part of this very successful, high profile national project is a great opportunity to achieve personal success and recognition within an active and rapidly developing field.

You will work as part of the CRC team at the University of Nottingham, addressing a national and international community; the work will involve national and probably international travel.

Candidates should be educated to degree-level or equivalent. A postgraduate degree or diploma in librarianship or information science would be an advantage. Candidates need some familiarity with, and understanding of, web-based technologies and information support requirements and ideally will have a working background in an HE/research environment. Experience in academic libraries or research publishing would be a plus.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Bill Hubbard, Head of the CRC, Tel: 0115 846 7657 or Email: bill.hubbard@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this Email address will not be accepted.  

Further details

Open Access Services Coordinator (Fixed-term)

Reference : LS00560


Closing Date : 01 October 2010


Salary : £27,319 to £35,646 per annum, depending on skills & experience (Salary can progress to £38,951 per annum, subject to performance)


This full-time post is available from October 2010 and will be offered on a fixed-term contract for a period of 12 months.

The Centre for Research Communications is helping to open access to research through research and development projects and supporting services which are used around the world. This post is an exciting opportunity to join the team of the CRC to work on the successful and highly regarded SHERPA Services: OpenDOAR, ROMEO and JULIET which support the development of the open access repository infrastructure in the UK and worldwide.

The role provides development support and coordination of the Open Access Services based at the Centre for Research Communications, currently RoMEO, OpenDOAR and JULIET. The role will research, create, test and build sustainable business models based on community support for management and funding, building upon the worldwide usage and goodwill towards these services. The aim is to create and achieve sustainable business models and governance structures for the future.

These services are acknowledged as essential to the Open Access community. The OASC will work with a variety of stakeholders - institutional management teams, funding bodies, publishers, learned societies and academics - to advance the development of the services.  The scope and scale of the projects means that the role has an impact on scholarly communication across the HE sector and internationally.

Further Details

Technical Developer - Open Access Services (Fixed-term)

Reference : LS00535


Closing Date : 01 October 2010


Salary : £27,319 to £35,646 per annum, depending on skills & experience. (SSalary can progress to £38,951 per annum, subject to performance)


This full-time post will be available from October 2010 and will be offered on a fixed-term contract for a period of 12 months.

The Centre for Research Communications is helping to open access to research through research and development projects and supporting services which are used around the world. This post is an exciting opportunity to join the team of the CRC to work on the successful and highly regarded SHERPA Services: OpenDOAR, ROMEO and JULIET which support the development of the open access repository infrastructure in the UK and worldwide.

This post has a focus on OpenDOAR, which is a trusted, valued and essential part of the open access environment, giving information on the spread of repositories around the world. OpenDOAR provides a comprehensive and authoritative list of open access academic repositories broken down by locale, content or other measures. See: http://www.opendoar.org. We are currently seeking a Technical Developer (OAS) to support and develop the OpenDOAR service and contribute to other CRC technical services, solutions, websites etc. The role will include: maintenance and development of the service; interface; API; content; user-relations, technical development on harvesting repository information, record counts, statistical displays and presentation of results, development of ideas and software solutions for improved services and integration with other services and institutional systems, liaison with the user community and repository managers worldwide and presentations at workshops and conferences as required.

The project requires a highly motivated Technical Developer with extensive experience in LAMP stack technologies, web development and related software, able to both develop the technical service and work with stakeholders within the larger context of the service as supporting open access to research materials. This work addresses an international community and will involve national and possibly some international travel.

Candidates should be educated to degree-level in computing or equivalent. A postgraduate degree or diploma in information science would be an advantage.  Candidates will ideally have a working background in an HE/research environment. Experience in academic libraries or research publishing would be an advantage.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Bill Hubbard, Head of the CRC, tel: 0115 846 7657 or Email: bill.hubbard@nottingham.ac.uk.   Please note that applications sent directly to this Email address will not be accepted.

Further Details

 

August 2010

Senior Assistant Librarian: Repository and Digital Media Management: REF: 10414

Birkbeck is a world-class institution, with a vibrant centre of academic engagement and excellence and is the UK’s leading provider of part-time, evening education for mature students.

Applications are invited for an exciting new post, responsible for our institutional repository of research publications and for digital media management for visual images, learning objects, and other media content. The post holder will take a central role in the Library’s contribution towards the College’s preparations for the Research Excellence Framework (REF).

This demanding role requires excellent IT skills, a good understanding of the workflows and processes required in the management of digital material, and the ability to convey technical concepts to colleagues and the academic community in a clear and understandable way.  You will need experience of working with at least one type of online repository or a media content management system. 

Applicants should have the ability to manage staff, have at least one year's experience of working in an academic library, and possess excellent customer care skills as this post also forms part of the Library Help Desk Team.

We offer a final salary pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent development and training opportunities. This post is a full-time permanent post on Grade 7 starting salary £33,669 (includes £2,922 London Allowance) followed by five annual increments to £38,568 per annum inclusive of London Allowance.

Informal enquires can be made to Helen Matthews, E-Services Development Manager,  Birkbeck Library, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX, tel: 0207 631 6290 , e-mail: h.matthews@bbk.ac.ukwww.bbk.ac.uk/lib.
Further details and an application form can be found at: http://jobs.bbk.ac.uk/fe/tpl_birkbeckcollege01.asp?newms=se

 

Applications must be received by Thursday 5th August. Interviews will be held towards the end of August 2010.

 

June 2010

Metadata and Repository Officer, University of Salford

Salary: £25,001 – £28,983

Closing Date: 2 Jul 2010

The Metadata and Repository Officer will be responsible for making learning and research resources available, irrespective of format or media, via the Library Management System and the Digital Repository. The post holder will maintain the quality and integrity of these library systems, contribute to the formation of procedures and workflows and participate in the delivery of user support. A proactive approach and commitment to collaborative working will be essential. The culture and ethos of the post is directed towards customer service.

Further Information here

Repository & Digital Assets Manager, Royal Holloway, University of London

Salary scale: £31,987 to £37,780 inclusive of London Allowance

Library Services at Royal Holloway provides access to a wide range of electronic resources, complemented by over 500,000 printed volumes across two campus libraries. This lively research-led campus environment is based in Egham, Surrey, and has strong partnerships with other universities in South West and Central London. Applications are now invited to fill a new full-time, permanent position within the Library’s Systems & E-Strategy team.

This role will contribute to the delivery of the College’s Research Strategy and Open Access Publications Policy by managing the day-to-day work associated with the various research collections in the institutional repository and providing Library support for the College’s new research information system. The post holder will also help establish and maintain a digital offprint service for courses using the College’s virtual learning environment and will be the first port of call for staff needing practical guidance on copyright issues and open access publishing.

To undertake this interesting and varied role successfully, you are likely to have gained relevant experience in a publishing, legal, university or library environment. You will be expected to forge effective partnerships with stakeholders across the College to promote and evolve the repository and its digital assets to meet research and teaching needs. You will therefore need to be a highly-organised and self-motivated individual with excellent communication, presentation and networking skills with a keen eye for detail. You will be very familiar with open access initiatives and intellectual property issues in the HE sector.

For an informal discussion about this position, please contact Tim Wales, Associate Director (E-Strategy):tim.wales@rhul.ac.uk; 01784 276268. No agencies please.

Further details and an application form are available from http://bit.ly/9oPogI or from the HR Department, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX; fax: 01784 274900; telephone 01784 414241 or email: recruitment@rhul.ac.uk

Closing date for receipt of applications is midday, 16th July 2010. Interviews are likely to be held week commencing 2nd August 2010.

May 2010

Scholarly Communication Librarian - Associate University Librarian, University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries.

A detailed description of the duties and qualifications for this position can be found at: here

POSITION: Scholarly Communications Librarian
RANK: Associate University Librarian
REPORTS TO: Director of Academic and Scholarly Outreach
SALARY: Minimum Salary $52,000; Actual salary will reflect selected professional's experience and credentials

DEADLINE DATE: July 15, 2010 - review of applications begins May 15, 2010

JOB SUMMARY:
The Scholarly Communications Librarian will lead the UF Libraries'
Outreach efforts to build a scholarly communications program in support of scholarly publication reform and Open Access (OA) activities at UF. This role includes educating the university community about OA resources and services at UF, scholarly publication modes and reform, and intellectual property issues and their impact on scholarly inquiry and instruction. In this endeavor, the incumbent will coordinate efforts to recruit, collect, showcase, and preserve the scholarly output of the University of Florida.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develop and implement an educational program to increase awareness among UF faculty, researchers, and students about scholarly communication issues in the digital environment as they impact academia and research libraries (e.g., copyright compliance, fair use, rights to their own scholarship, deposit responsibilities, privacy rights). Participate in the development of university policy on scholarly communication issues, such as: copyright, the public domain, open access, user privacy, and other scholarly communication issues.
Plan, implement, and manage the University Open Access Policy, once adopted.
Manage, advertise, and promote the availability and capacity of the UF Institutional Repository (IR) to the university community, faculty, researchers, and students, and ensure compliance with relevant law and policy.
Establish mechanisms to assist faculty with publishing choices, publishing agreements, and management of intellectual property (to include administration of UF OA publishing fund pilot project). Serve as the Libraries' primary resource on copyright compliance, fair use, and other copyright issues and as a liaison to the UF Office of the General Counsel and Office of Government Relations on these matters. Work in close consultation and cooperation with the UF Office of the General Counsel, information technology offices, academic departments, and university administrators on issues and programs related to scholarly communication. Monitor national scholarly communication trends and policy issues, inform and educate the UF community of their significance, and participate in campus efforts to ensure that scholars, students, and libraries in the digital environment retain full benefits of the current and evolving intellectual property system. Develop the Libraries' scholarly communication website. Work with UF Libraries' units, teams, faculty, staff, and other stakeholders, including the University Library committee, on scholarly communication issues to ensure integrated services, knowledge-sharing, and collaboration to prepare communication tools for use with various constituencies. Perform other related duties incidental to the work described above. Perform scholarly research and provide service at the institutional and professional levels as related to assignment and in accordance with the Libraries' tenure and promotion criteria (see: here)

A detailed description of the duties and qualifications for this position can be found at: here

APPLICATION PROCESS:
Please submit application materials via e-mail. Send, as attachments (MS-Word format preferred), a cover letter detailing your interest in and qualifications for this position; a written statement regarding how discipline-based scholarship is changing in response to new technologies and what role libraries can play in meeting the evolving needs of scholars (500 to 750 words); your current resume and a list of three references.
Include address, telephone and email information for references. Apply by July 15, 2010 (applications will be reviewed beginning May 15, 2010). Send all required application materials to Kristy Mills, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at: krimill@uflib.ufl.edu.

 

March 2010

DSpace@Cambridge Support and Liaison Officer (Temporary), University of Cambridge

Salary Range: £25,623 - £29,704 pa, pro-rata (£13.44 - £15.58 per hour)

Limit of tenure: available until 14 October 2012 Applications are invited for the temporary part-time post of DSpace@Cambridge Support and Liaison Officer to provide technical support and guidance to all users of the DSpace@Cambridge institutional repository. The post is available on a three days per week basis, with the post-holder working Wednesday, Thursday and Friday each week. This is an excellent opportunity to become involved in a rapidly developing area of digital library services.

The post-holder will share responsibilities on a day-to-day basis for supporting new and existing users by providing training and guidance to contributors through the process of depositing files, advising on intellectual property rights and metadata standards; and monitoring service quality on an ongoing basis. He or she will have experience of working in a digital context and will have an interest in the process of specifying system developments to meet the growing needs of users. The post-holder will promote the DSpace@Cambridge service through an advocacy programme and liaison with academic departments and research groups.

Applicants should be enthusiastic and self-motivated and have a post-graduate qualification in library and information, information science, or a related area such as electronic publishing. They should have an good understanding of institutional repository, scholarly communication, digital library issues, and, knowledge of metadata schemes currently in use within the academic community. Excellent communication skills are essential.

Informal enquiries are welcomed by Elin Stangeland, DSpace@Cambridge Repository Manager, on 01223 333130.

Applications, in the form of a covering letter, a Curriculum Vitae and a completed PD18 form should reach the Personnel Officer not later than Friday 9th April 2010, either by post to the address below or electronically to cr267@cam.ac.uk (but not both).

Further details can be downloaded or are available from the Librarian’s Personal Assistant, Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge
CB3 9DR. Tel: (01223) 333045. Email: cr267@cam.ac.uk. Please complete Part I and Part III of the PD18 form only.

http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/Vacancies/index.htm#490

Closing Date: Friday 9 April 2010

Digital Collections Officer, University of Surrey

Library & Learning Support Services
University of Surrey
£28,983-£30,747 per annum pro rata
20 hours per week

This post supports the development of Surrey Scholarship Online, University of Surrey's open access repository of the full text of peer reviewed research publications (http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk). This important component of Library and Learning Support Services infrastructure is currently being integrated with new software under development in support of the institutions's REF submission.

The role involves advocacy and training to support and extend the deposit of publications, including work with academic staff, faculty managers and faculty information officers, advising and supporting development of open access policies and the collection of material for inclusion. You will carry out quality assurance of the metadata and assist with the resolution of copyright and IPR issues associated with making such publications available on open access. In connection with this, you will develop your knowledge of copyright as it applies to the digital repository. You will raise issues with the software supplier so that practical problems can be resolved quickly and efficiently.

A graduate with sound IT skills and an excellent communicator, you will have experience of working in a higher education context. You will have an interest in developing knowledge and awareness of research publishing, copyright and open access. Experience of working in scholarly communcation (preparing work for publication, working for a commercial publishing house) or of digital repositories would be desirable.

For more information, please contact Dr John Baxter, Research Development Co-ordinator, 01483 683347.

Please apply online at www.surrey.ac.uk/jobs or contact Emma Bolden on 01483 682021 or e.bolden@surrey.ac.uk for an application pack, quoting reference number 7394.

Closing date: 25 March 2010.

February 2010

Research Institutional Repository Officer

University Research Office, University of Lincoln

Job reference: RES1013

£17,606 - £20,327 pa

(Fixed term – until 31st July 2010)

You will be part of a small team (working across the University Research Office, Library and the Centre for Educational Research and Development) that is responsible for the management and development of the Institutional Repository (IR). The IR is an online resource for the permanent deposit of research and conference papers, e-theses, student projects and teaching and learning materials produced by our community of staff and students.

You will be expected to provide assistance to academics in organising and depositing their material in the Repository, including providing advice on clearance.

You should have good communication, teamwork and organisational skills.
Candidates will need to be able to demonstrate careful attention to detail in their work, as well as workload planning and prioritisation. IT skills are essential.

Experience of monitoring depositing, downloading and the use of other indicators to identify the impact and success of the IR and areas for improvement in the service would be useful. You should have a good general education. Knowledge and understanding of recent digital library developments, digital repositories and open access issues would beneficial.

Please visit our website at www.lincoln.ac.uk/vacancies to apply online. The closing date for applications is 22nd February 2010.

Alternatively, email jobs@lincoln.ac.uk or telephone (01522) 886629.

Please quote the job reference number and title in all correspondence.

Digital Research Repository Support Officer, University of St Andrews
(PM123/10)

£20,226 - £23,449 per annum

The University Library is looking to fill a fixed term vacancy in its Collections Division, providing support for the Digital Research Repository (DRR) Manager. This new post is being created to assist the DRR manager in developing effective and streamlined workflows for the Current research information system (CRIS) and the DRR. This post will contribute to an improved level of service to researchers using the new Research Information Service and will also support the introduction of new services. The investigation of new functionality and workflows, especially to comply with funder mandates are vital elements. Open Journals Software will also be a primary area of investigation.

We expect the implementation of the new RIS to result in an immediate growth in the quantity of research outputs deposited and demand for user support. There will also be an increased need for metadata quality control work associated with the deposit of Open Access full text, copyright support and rights clearance. The post holder will take a central role in meeting this demand and this post will make a significant contribution to the accessibility and visibility of St Andrews research outputs.

You should have good communication, teamwork, project and organisational skills together with a capacity for hard work and the ability to work flexibly under pressure to targets. Candidates will need to be able to demonstrate careful attention to detail in their work, as well as workload planning and prioritisation experience. IT skills are essential. Experience of metadata creation and knowledge of current standards would be helpful. You should have a good general education.
Knowledge and understanding of recent digital library developments, digital repositories and open access issues would be advantageous. An understanding of the legal and copyright issues related to repositories would also be desirable. Previous library experience or work in a service environment would be helpful but is not essential.

Informal enquiries to Ms Janet Aucock, e-mail: ja@-st-andrews.ac.uk, tel: 01334 462299.
Full details on the University vacancies pages at http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/employment/Code,46807,en.html
Further particulars at http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/media/FPs%20PM123%2010.pdf
Closing date: 22 February 2010

January 2010

 

SPARC Europe - Executive Director

SPARC Europe is a voice for the European research library community and provides the support and tools it needs in order to bring about positive change to the system of scholarly communications.


SPARC Europe promotes an open scholarly communication system through advocacy and education and the promotion of new models, for the benefit of researchers and society at large in Europe and beyond.

The position of Executive Director offers a challenging and rewarding role in driving forward SPARC Europe's goals and future development. The Executive Director will undertake his/her responsibilities on the authority of the SPARC Europe Board of Directors, and will report directly to the chair.


The Executive Director provides SPARC Europe with strategic direction and leadership in line with its strategic goals, implements its strategic plan, and serves SPARC Europe members. The Executive Director will be expected to be present and active in the European debate on the future direction scholarly communication, both in person and electronically, and will also be responsible for taking initiatives, developing plans, liaising with other organisations (including SPARC, SPARC Japan, LIBER, OASPA, etc.), and seeking funding and support.

Essential knowledge, skills and experience:
" A thorough knowledge of current developments in scholarly communication
" Proven experience in management, preferably in scholarly publishing or an academic library.
" Ability to think strategically and to identify opportunities
" Excellent knowledge of English
" A high standard of communication skills, both verbal and written,
" Experience of meeting deadlines and the necessary organizational skills to prioritize among several responsibilities.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
The post of Executive Director of SPARC Europe will be located in the LIBER Secretariat, which is to be established in the KB, National Library of the Netherlands in The Hague, The Netherlands.


Salary will be on Scale 12: minimum € 3,886.00 to maximum € 4,998.00 gross per month full-time, plus a vacation allowance of 8%, and a December allowance of 8,33%. Candidates from outside The Netherlands can apply for a tax-free allowance equivalent to 30% of their taxable salary.


The initial appointment will be for one year, subject to satisfactory performance of responsibilities and duties, and is open to renewal for a period of two years by mutual consent.

HOW TO APPLY
Applicants should send a letter of application, including details of three referees, with email addresses if possible. Applications may be sent by mail or by email, or both, to the Chair of the Board of Directors:
Bas Savenije, KB, PO Box 90407, 2509 LK The Hague, The Netherlands; bas.savenije@kb.nl
Please mark the envelope/email: SPARC EUROPE RECRUITMENT


The closing date for applications is 14 February 2010.

Interviews will be held in the KB in The Hague (www.kb.nl) on either 1 or 3 March.


FURTHER INFORMATION
More information about SPARC Europe and the post may be found at the website or by contacting:
Bas Savenije (Chair of the Board of Directors) bas.savenije@kb.nl , tel. +31 (0)70 314 0497
David Prosser (Director of SPARC Europe) david.prosser@bodley.ox.ac.uk,
Tel. +44 (0)1865 277 614

 

Technical Developer - Repositories Support Project (Fixed-term)

Information Services - Research & Learning Resources Division
Centre for Research Communications

£27,183 - £35,469 per annum
Salary can progress to £38,575 per annum, subject to performance
Location: NOTTINGHAM, NG7 2UH

The Centre for Research Communications at the University of Nottingham is helping to open access to research through research and development projects and through supporting services which are used around the world. This post is an exciting opportunity to join the team of the CRC to work on the successful and highly regarded Repositories Support Project (RSP) - see: www.rsp.ac.uk - which supports the development of the open access repository infrastructure in the UK.

To support the project, we are currently seeking a Technical Developer to co-ordinate the technical strands of the project, which will involve:

" Recommend and develop technical solutions including implementing a range of new tools and software features to enhance functionality.
" Provide technical advice and support to project clients across the UK.
" Develop and maintain the project web site, Wiki and project blog.
" Present at workshops and conferences as required.

The project requires a highly motivated Technical Developer with extensive experience in open source web development and related software. Essential technical skills include:

" LAMP stack technologies (Linux, APACHE, MySQL, Perl/PHP)
" Web based technologies
" Web accessibility
" Human and computer interface design
" Knowledge of repository softwares
" Web development

Other skills and experience required includes:

" The ability to present complex concepts in a clear manner
" Ability to write effective support documentation for a variety of audiences
" A positive approach to changing work requirements and user needs
" Ability to manage competing priorities and meet deadlines
" Ability to identify new opportunities and present creative solutions
" Ability to work to a high level of accuracy
" Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team

This post, based at the University of Nottingham, will be offered on a fixed-term contract for a period of two years.

Working for the University offers a number of attractive benefits including a salary of £27,183 - £35,469, 30 days annual leave and membership of the USS pension scheme.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Bill Hubbard, Head of the CRC, tel: 0115 846 7657 or Email: Bill.Hubbard@Nottingham.ac.uk. Please note the applications sent direct to this Email address will not be accepted.

For more details and/or to apply on-line please access: http://jobs.nottingham.ac.uk/LS33374X1. If you are unable to apply on-line please contact the Human Resources Department, tel: 0115 951 3262. Please quote ref. LS/33374X1.
CLOSING DATE: 05/02/10

Open Access Adviser - Europe (Fixed-term)

Information Services - Research & Learning Resources Division
Centre for Research Communications

£27,183 - £35,469 per annum
Salary can progress to £38,575 per annum, subject to performance
Location: NOTTINGHAM, NG7 2UH

The Centre for Research Communications is helping to open access to research through research and development projects and supporting services which are used around the world. This post is an exciting opportunity to join the team of the CRC to work on two high-profile projects - NECOBELAC and OpenAIRE - working over Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and (LAC) to promote and support open access to research.

NECOBELAC is a collaborative project for the promotion and establishment of open access repository networks across Europe/LAC to support healthcare information. OpenAIRE follows on from the successful DRIVER and DRIVER II projects in working across all countries of the European Union to support the development of open access research repositories.

The work will be varied, including offering support, advice and advocacy to practitioners across all partner countries regarding developments in research communication and open access; research and surveys into the different research environments in different countries; carrying out promotion campaigns and events; writing reports, briefing papers, fact sheets and support material. Candidates should have some experience in giving presentations with a professional and confident style. You will be working with and advising stakeholders from a variety of different professional and cultural backgrounds, which will require excellent face-to-face and written communication skills and sensitivity to cultural differences. Experience in a role supporting academic users will be useful.

You will work as part of the CRC team at the University of Nottingham, addressing an international community; the work will involve national and international travel.

The person appointed will work as part of a supportive team, but will be expected to be pro-active and capable of working on their own initiative and carrying through self-contained projects. The post calls for an enthusiastic all-rounder, able to take a flexible and disciplined approach, able to prioritise sometimes conflicting demands and able to see through tasks on their own initiative.

Candidates should be educated to degree-level or equivalent. A postgraduate degree or diploma in librarianship or information science will be an advantage. Candidates should have some familiarity with, and understanding of, web-based technologies and information support services. Specific web-based technical skills will be an advantage, but are not a requirement. Ideally, candidates should have a working background in an HE/research environment. Experience in academic libraries or research publishing will be an advantage, as will language skills in Italian, Spanish or Portuguese.

This work on high profile international projects is a great opportunity to achieve personal success and recognition within an active and rapidly developing field.

This post will be offered on a fixed-term contract for a period of two years.

Working for the University offers a number of attractive benefits including a salary of £27,183 - £35,469, 30 days annual leave and membership of the USS pension scheme.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Bill Hubbard, Head of the CRC, tel: 0115 846 7657 or Email: Bill.Hubbard@Nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent direct to this Email address will not be accepted.

For more details and/or to apply on-line please access: http://jobs.nottingham.ac.uk/LS33371X1. If you are unable to apply on-line please contact the Human Resources Department, tel: 0115 951 3262 or fax: 0115 951 5205. Please quote ref. LS/33371X1.
CLOSING DATE: 05/02/10

Open Access Adviser - Research Communications Strategy (Fixed-term)

Information Services - Research & Learning Resources Division
Centre for Research Communications

£27,183 - £35,469 per annum
Salary can progress to £38,575 per annum, subject to performance
Location: NOTTINGHAM, NG7 2UH

The Centre for Research Communications is helping to open access to research through research and development projects and supporting services which are used around the world. This post is an exciting opportunity to join the team of the CRC to work on high-profile strategic investigation and support in the UK into the changing field of research communication -- open access publications and repositories, data archiving, public access to research and knowledge transfer.

The post will support the work of the JISC Research Communications Strategist and take forward work on a wide variety of aspects of research communication - the strategic development of open access models, user-engagement, high-level briefings to senior managers and opinion-formers and work with authors, researchers, librarians, learned societies and publishers. Work will include research into significant issues, support of policy development and acting as an advocate of open access and related research communications on a national scale.

The work will be varied, including liaison with a wide range of stakeholders; carrying out promotion campaigns and events; writing reports, briefing papers, fact sheets and support material. Candidates should have some experience in giving presentations with a professional and confident style. You will be working with, and advising stakeholders from a variety of different backgrounds, which will require excellent face-to-face and written communication skills. Experience in a role supporting academic users will be useful.

You will work as part of the CRC team at the University of Nottingham, addressing a national and international community; the work will involve national and probably international travel. In addition, you will work as part of a supportive team, but will be expected to be pro-active and capable of working on your own initiative and carrying through self-contained projects. The post calls for an enthusiastic all-rounder, able to take a flexible and disciplined approach, and able to prioritise sometimes conflicting demands and tasks.

Candidates should be educated to degree-level or equivalent. A postgraduate degree or diploma in librarianship or information science will be an advantage. Candidates should have some familiarity with, and understanding of, web-based technologies and information support requirement. They should ideally have a working background in an HE/research environment. Experience in academic libraries or research publishing will be an advantage.

This work on high profile national and international projects is a great opportunity to achieve personal success and recognition within an active and rapidly developing field.

This post will be offered on a fixed-term contract for a period of 14 months.

Working for the University offers a number of attractive benefits including a salary of £27,183 - £35,469, 30 days annual leave and membership of the USS pension scheme.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Bill Hubbard, Head of the CRC, tel: 0115 846 7657 or Email: Bill.Hubbard@Nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent direct to this Email address will not be accepted.

For more details and/or to apply on-line please access: http://jobs.nottingham.ac.uk/LS33373X1. If you are unable to apply on-line please contact the Human Resources Department, tel: 0115 951 3262 or fax: 0115 951 5205. Please quote ref. LS/33373X1.
CLOSING DATE: 05/02/10

E-Repositories Manager
Library

Digital Services, University of Warwick


£27,319 - £35,646 pa


You will take responsibility for the management of the day-to-day running and development of the Library's e-repositories service including providing line management to the E-Repositories Assistant. You will work with the Deputy Librarian and Library Management Group to develop the strategic direction of the repositories, to establish priorities, and to develop and implement policies and procedures. You will also lead an advocacy campaign to ensure maximum awareness of the benefits of the repositories across the University.


You will be educated to degree level (or equivalent) and hold (or be working towards) an Information Management qualification. You must have experience of working with repositories or other relevant data set systems and an awareness and understanding of current scholarly communication issues and developments. Excellent team working and relationship building skills, a high level of communication and interpersonal skills, plus advocacy and influencing skills are also essential. You will have a range of IT skills with working knowledge of Web-based publishing tools and practices. Experience of staff management would be desirable.


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An application form must be completed if you wish to be considered for this post.


Minicom users can call 024 7615 0554 if they require any further help.


Please quote job vacancy reference number 70011-010.


The closing date/time for applications is midnight (British time) at the end of Thursday 28 January 2010.

December 2009

RADAR Repository Services Development Manager - Directorate of Learning Resources

This is a fixed term appointment for 2 years

Starting salary: £28,138, rising annually to £30,748

Oxford Brookes has recently launched its blended institutional repository, RADAR (Research Archive and Digital Assets Repository). Based in the library, you will take the lead and co-ordinate the development of the RADAR research repository as a service across the university. You will also work closely with the e-Learning Systems Developer to provide advice on the development of the Brookes learning objects repository.

You will be:

§ promoting the use of RADAR to potential content providers
§ managing the day-to-day operation of the research repository service
§ developing and implementing policies and procedures
§ providing training and advice to contributors

§ contributing to the RADAR Steering Group

You should have:
§ a recognised professional qualification (at degree or postgraduate level) in librarianship or information science
§ experience of working in a higher education library or relevant research/special library environment
§ excellent IT skills and familiarity with institutional repository software and metadata standards
§ strong advocacy skills and a customer orientated approach to service design and delivery


Ref: 121/17051/AAP

Provisional interview date: 18 January 2010

Apply online at www.brookes.ac.uk/vacancy

or contact Human Resources

tel 01865 484537

Closing date: 17 December 2009

 

EDINA Biblio and Multimedia: Jorum Services Manager

Fixed term to 31 July 2011

Based at Warrington. An appointment to EDINA's office at the University of Edinburgh would be considered.

Jorum is an online repository service for teaching and support staff in UK Further and Higher Education Institutions, helping to build a community for the sharing, reuse and repurposing of learning and teaching materials (http://jorum.ac.uk).

Your role will be to manage delivery of the Jorum service, including outreach, promotion, training and user support. You will also contribute to Jorum project activities.

You will be a graduate and have at least two years relevant e-learning based work experience, preferably within higher education or post-16 teaching. Ideally you will have knowledge of e-learning technologies, standards and interoperability issues and experience of managing staff and services or projects. You will also need excellent presentation, communication, organisation and IT skills. Substantial travel within the UK will be required. You should be able to demonstrate flexibility, initiative and good problem solving skills.

EDINA is a UK National Data Centre (http://edina.ed.ac.uk/) located within Edinburgh University Data Library, it is funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) of the higher education funding councils, and forms part of the 'virtual library' for staff and students in UK higher education.

More information at: http://www.jobs.ed.ac.uk/vacancies/

Closing date is 11 December 2009

November 2009

Knowledge and Information Management Officer, Knowledge Exchange and Capacity Building Division, KCE, Rome, Italy

Fixed term: 3 years

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the general supervision of the Branch Chief and the direct supervision of the head of the assigned work unit, the incumbent will participate in the conceptualization, design and development of internet based platforms for information organization, information retrieval, knowledge sharing, social networking or e-learning. In particular, will:

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Candidates should meet the following:

SELECTION CRITERIA

Candidates will be assessed against the following:

TO APPLY: Carefully read and follow the Guidelines to applicants

Send your application to: V.A 2270-KCE
Mr. S. Katz, Chief, KCEW
FAO Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00153 Rome ITALY
Fax No: +39 06 57054049
E-mail: VA-2270-KCE@fao.org

More information at: http://www.fao.org/VA/PROF/2270KCE_en.pdf

Closing date is 6 January 2010

Institutional Repository Manager, Research and Enterprise Office, University of Essex

Salary: £29,704 - £35,469 per annum

Job Ref. SS948

The University of Essex is seeking a proactive individual to manage the delivery and operation of an institutional repository for the University's research outputs. The role will involve working closely with colleagues in IT, other professional services and academic departments to identify, implement and manage a suitable system that provides a quality service for sharing its research outputs internationally. The appointee must be educated to degree level or equivalent qualification and have relevant experience in a university environment, working alongside academic staff.

For more details and to apply online click here.

Closing date is 30 November 2009

Digital Preservation Project Manager, House of Lords

Salary: Pay Band B1: £33,366-£41,347

Fixed Term Appointment to 31 March 2012, with the possibility of extension or permanency

There is a vacancy for the position of Digital Preservation Project Manager in the Parliamentary Archives, on a fixed term appointment to 31 March 2012, with the possibility of extension or permanency.

The Parliamentary Archives provides a records management and archives service for both Houses of Parliament, and assists the compliance of the House of Lords administration with Freedom of Information and Data Protection legislation. It supports the corporate aims of Parliament in the areas of effective information management, maintenance of heritage collections, promoting public understanding of Parliament's work, and sound corporate governance and risk management. In 2008 the Archives launched a Digital Preservation Strategy and Roadmap which encompasses all of Parliament's digital assets requiring long-term preservation. We are now undertaking a project to implement the Strategy and Roadmap.

The postholder will act as project manager, provide technical support to the Assistant Clerk of the Records (Preservation & Access) who is leading this work, and will be a major contributor to the successful implementation of the Strategy and Roadmap. There is no staff management responsibility included in this post, but the postholder will be expected to work closely with external contractors and consultants as required.

We are looking for someone with strong project management skills, e.g. PRINCE2; experience of gathering, analysing and specifying business requirements for complex systems and/or services; understanding of digital preservation principles and techniques, including up-to-date knowledge of relevant standards; excellent planning, problem solving and time management skills; excellent communication, presentation, influencing and team working skills; a degree in a relevant field or equivalent experience. Hands-on experience of digital preservation, digital repository management or a related area, and experience of applying formal system and process modelling techniques such as UML would be desirable.

Parliament's Digital Preservation Strategy and Roadmap and other work so far can be found at www.parliament.uk/publications/archives/digitalpreservation.cfm. For an informal discussion of the post or its requirements, contact Adrian Brown at archives@parliament.uk

Benefits include membership of a generous pension scheme, six weeks annual holiday entitlement, an interest-free season ticket loan after two months' satisfactory service, and a childcare voucher scheme.

For a full job specification and application pack, please email humanresourceshol@parliament.uk.

Closing date is 27 November 2009

The House of Lords is committed to equal opportunities.

Incremental (Research Data Management) Project Manager - Cambridge University Library, University of Cambridge

Salary: Grade 7 - £27,183 - 35,469 pa

Temporary until 31 March 2011

The library is seeking to appoint a manager for the Incremental project, a collaboration with the Humanities and Advanced Technology & Information Institute at the University of Glasgow and the Digital Curation Centre to identify requirements for the management of data created by researchers and deploy a pilot data management infrastructure to address these requirements. The project is funded by JISC under its Research Data Programme.

Coordinating a team of three, the appointee will be responsible for day-to-day management of the project, will undertake research to analyse data management requirements within departments and research groups, and will lead the implementation of appropriate data management solutions.

Applicants should have a good honours degree, preferably with research experience or a postgraduate qualification, and possess project management skills. They should be familiar with data repositories and research methods in the sciences or social sciences and have an interest in data curation.

For an informal discussion please contact Grant Young, Digitisation and Digital Preservation Specialist, on 01223 765576.

Further details can be downloaded or they are available from the Librarian’s Personal Assistant, Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DR, tel: 01223 333045, e-mail: cr267@cam.ac.uk

Applications, in the form of a covering letter, a Curriculum Vitae and a completed PD18 form, should be returned to the Personnel Officer either by post to the above address or electronically to cr267@cam.ac.uk (but not both). Please complete Part I and Part III only.

Job advertisement

Closing date is 25 November 2009

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 2 December 2009.

Incremental (Research Data Management) Project Officer - Cambridge University Library, University of Cambridge

Salary: Grade 6 - £25,623 - £29,704 pa

Temporary until 31 March 2011

The library is seeking to appoint a project officer to work on the Incremental project, a collaboration with the Humanities and Advanced Technology & Information Institute at the University of Glasgow and the Digital Curation Centre to identify requirements for the management of data created by researchers and deploy a pilot data management infrastructure to address these requirements. The project is funded by JISC under its Research Data Programme.

Working within a team of three, the appointee will undertake research to analyse data management requirements within departments and research groups, and will lead the implementation of appropriate data management solutions with the project manager.

Applicants should have a good honours degree, preferably with research experience or a postgraduate qualification. They should be familiar with data repositories and research methods in the sciences or social sciences and have an interest in data curation.

For an informal discussion please contact Grant Young, Digitisation and Digital Preservation Specialist, on 01223 765576.

Further details can be downloaded or they are available from the Librarian’s Personal Assistant, Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DR, tel: 01223 333045, e-mail: cr267@cam.ac.uk

Applications, in the form of a covering letter, a Curriculum Vitae and a completed PD18 form, should be returned to the Personnel Officer either by post to the above address or electronically to cr267@cam.ac.uk (but not both). Please complete Part I and Part III only.

Job advertisement

Closing date is 25 November 2009

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 2 December 2009.

UCA Repository and Digitisation Officer - University for the Creative Arts - Farnham

Fixed Term Contract – 8 months

Ref: LLS ADM 9-140

Salary: £27,182 to £30,595 pa

The University for the Creative Arts has campuses at Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham, Maidstone and Rochester and is home to 6,500 students from over 70 countries studying on courses in fashion, graphics, design, media, fine art and architecture

The recent JISC-funded joint Kultur project undertaken at the University for the Creative Arts, the University of the Arts and the University of Southampton, developed a model for a repository with diverse multimedia content, and enhanced access to work in the creative arts.

Library and Learning Services, University for the Creative Arts, now wishes to recruit to the newly created post of UCA Repository and Digitisation Officer.

You should be a graduate and have relevant professional experience and you will be familiar with the publishing environment and the development of subject and institutional repositories in the HE sector. The ability to communicate effectively across different cultures and environments is essential. Awareness of the research culture and of rights/IPR issues in the creative arts sector is also important.

This is an opportunity for someone wishing to further develop experience in the use of electronic databases within an HE library setting. It would suit a candidate with initiative who enjoys interacting and liaising with a wide-range of people.

An application form and further details are available from our www.ucreative.ac.uk/jobs. Alternatively contact the Human Resources Department at HR@ucreative.ac.uk or 01252 892681 (24 hours) or (quoting the relevant reference).

Closing date is 23 November 2009

We value the diversity of our organisation and welcome applicants from all sections of the community.

October 2009

Assistant Librarian - University of the West of England, Bristol - Repository

Ref: A12600

Salary: £23,449 - £26,391

Are you looking for a challenge in a newly developing area? We are seeking a qualified librarian to play a key role in the establishment and development of UWE's Research Repository.

You will be responsible for the day to day management of the repository, developing the workflows and ensuring compliance with copyright and other regulatory requirements. You will need excellent organisational and IT skills as well as a willingness to keep abreast of developments in the fast moving fields of open access publishing and digital repositories. An ability to liaise effectively with staff throughout the organisation - librarians, academics and those who support the research process more widely - is particularly important.

For further details and to apply online visit our website at www.uwe.ac.uk/jobs. Or telephone 0117 32 82890 to request documents by post.

Closing date is 23 October 2009

UWE is an equal opportunities employer.

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Cataloguer - Names 2 Project Analyst, British Library

Ref: O&S00184A

Fixed term 2 years

Salary: £22,063 - £23,896

Location: Boston Spa, West Yorkshire

A. Rose by any other name might be, "Alex" to her friends, "Dr. Alexandra Rose", to her students, "Dr. Alexandra N. Rose", to her funders and, "A.N. Rose, PhD", to her publishers; and she is not the only A. Rose. For the higher education and research communities identification of researchers and authors is difficult. The Names 2 Project aims to develop innovative and scalable solutions to problems of identification, attribution and affiliation.

We are recruiting an Analyst to help turn this project from a concept to a service. This is a full time, fixed term post, funded for two years by JISC (Joint Information Steering Council). Names 2 is led by MIMAS, based at the University of Manchester. Visit the project website at http://names.mimas.ac.uk/

Applicants should be enthusiastic and self-motivated and have a post-graduate qualification in library and information, information science, or a related area such as electronic publishing. They should have an good understanding of institutional repository, scholarly communication, digital library issues, and, knowledge of metadata schemes currently in use within the academic community. Excellent communication skills are essential.

You will have excellent communications skills and work effectively to deadlines. Experience of cataloguing at a professional level, using internationally recognised standards is essential. First hand knowledge or experience of institutional repositories or authority control will be an advantage. You will work as part of a distributed project team.

To find out more, apply online at www.bl.uk

Closing date is 18 October 2009

September 2009

DSpace@Cambridge Support and Liaison Officer (Temporary), Cambridge University Library, University of Cambridge

Limit of tenure: available until 14 October 2012

Salary: Grade 6: £25,623 - £29,704 pa, pro-rata (£13.44 - £15.58 per hour)

Applications are invited for the temporary part-time post of DSpace@Cambridge Support and Liaison Officer to provide technical support and guidance to all users of the DSpace@Cambridge institutional repository. The post is available on a three days per week basis, with the post-holder working Wednesday, Thursday and Friday each week. This is an excellent opportunity to become involved in a rapidly developing area of digital library services.

The post-holder will share responsibilities on a day-to-day basis for supporting new and existing users by providing training and guidance to contributors through the process of depositing files, advising on intellectual property rights and metadata standards; and monitoring service quality on an ongoing basis. He or she will have experience of working in a digital context and will have an interest in the process of specifying system developments to meet the growing needs of users. The post-holder will promote the DSpace@Cambridge service through an advocacy programme and liaison with academic departments and research groups.

Applicants should be enthusiastic and self-motivated and have a post-graduate qualification in library and information, information science, or a related area such as electronic publishing. They should have an good understanding of institutional repository, scholarly communication, digital library issues, and, knowledge of metadata schemes currently in use within the academic community. Excellent communication skills are essential.

Informal enquiries are welcomed by Elin Stangeland, DSpace@Cambridge Repository Manager, on 01223 333130. Applications, in the form of a covering letter, a Curriculum Vitae and a completed PD18 form should reach the Personnel Officer not later than Wednesday 30th of September 2009, either by post to the address below or electronically to cr267@cam.ac.uk (but not both).

Further details can be downloaded or are available from the Librarian’s Personal Assistant, Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DR. Tel: (01223) 333045. Email: cr267@cam.ac.uk

Closing date is 30 September 2009

Institutional Repository Project Assistant, Library & Information Services, Teeside University

Ref: 6232

Temporary for 2 years

Salary: £17,519 - £19,089

At Teesside University, our determination to achieve excellence in teaching, enterprise and research is matched by our success in widening access and participation for our 23,500 students. Our North East of England location offers exceptional opportunities for an affordable, quality lifestyle and an innovative, challenging work environment.

We are looking for an individual with a working knowledge of Microsoft software to support the implementation and development of the University’s Institutional Repository, TeesRep.

Reporting to the Institutional Repository Project officer, you will maintain the quality of the database, create metadata for digital resources and ensure that TeesRep meets the needs of the academic community.

Equipped with effective communication skills and the ability to produce clear written material you will use your organisational skills to complete tasks within a specified timeframe. Working as a pro-active member of the team you will make independent decisions and will have the skills to solve problems in accordance with departmental procedures.

Application forms and further details are available online at www.tees.ac.uk or from the Human Resources Department, Teesside University, Middlesbrough, Tees Valley, TS1 3BA. E-mail: jobs@tees.ac.uk or tel 01642 342200 (24 hours).

Closing date is 12 noon 25 September 2009

Interview date is 2 November

Institutional Repository Manager, University of the Arts London

Salary: £34,030 - £40,858 (potential for contribution pay up to £44,245)

Working with the University research community and other stakeholders, you will manage and develop the Institutional Repository (UAL Research Online) to meet the needs of the University, with particular reference to the University Research Strategy and HEFCE's Research Excellence Framework. With a degree in any subject plus a relevant post graduate qualification you will have knowledge of the role of repositories in a research environment. Knowledge of the RAE/REF processes along with an awareness of best practice in IR management, and issues relating to open access developments is desirable. In return, we offer a competitive employment package, including a salary that reflects working in London; generous annual leave; a final salary pension scheme; and a commitment to your continuing personal and career development in an environment that encourages creativity, diversity and excellence. Relocation assistance is also available.

For further details and to apply, please contact Adrian Machinn, University of the Arts London, 65 Davies Street, London W1K 5DA. Email: a.machinn@arts.ac.uk

Closing date is 25 September 2009

Institutional Repository Administrator, University of the Arts London

17.5 hours per week. 1 Year Fixed Term Contract

Salary: £25,784 - £31,508 pro rata (potential for contribution pay up to £33,165 pro rata)

You will be assisting in the management, customisation, promotion and exploitation of the University Institutional Repository (UAL Research Online). You will also assist in the depositing of electronic theses, including participation in the EThOS service and you will provide support and training to users of UAL Research Online. With experience in a related area of work, and a degree or a post graduate qualification, you will be able to work independently without direct supervision. You will possess an understanding of E-prints or other Institutional Repository software and relevant metadata standards. In return, we offer a competitive employment package, including a salary that reflects working in London; generous annual leave; a final salary pension scheme; and a commitment to your continuing personal and career development in an environment that encourages creativity, diversity and excellence. Relocation assistance is also available.

For further details and to apply, please contact Adrian Machinn, University of the Arts London, 65 Davies Street, London W1K 5DA. Email: a.machinn@arts.ac.uk

Closing date is 25 September 2009

Programme Manager - Information Environment (maternity cover), JISC, The University of Bristol

Ref: 14988

Grade K: Salary: £38757 - £43622

JISC is an exciting and influential organisation that provides leadership to the further and higher education sectors. It specialises in providing services, advice and innovation funding to encourage the use of technology in education and research.

You will work within the JISC’s Information Environment team. The aim of the Information Environment is to help provide convenient access to resources for research and learning through the use of resource discovery and resource management tools and the development of better services and practice. Your key challenge will be to help plan and manage activities that will achieve a coherent and shared information environment that is compatible with new developments such as the growth of user created content, institutional repositories, search engines and web 2.0 services, as well as systems such as university library systems and virtual learning or research environments. Learning content, sharing and re-use is likely to be the focus of this post.

With sound experience in managing projects and/or programmes, you should possess detailed knowledge of one or more of the following areas: Digital services to support the management, distribution and use of learning and research content e.g. digital repositories, standards to support interoperability, usability and content management, cultural and policy issues around publishing models and the sharing of learning and research outputs, technical issues relating to institutional systems, shared digital services and the Web environment. The projects are mainly carried out by staff in UK universities and they contribute to the vision of a national layer of scholarly resources for research and learning.

This is a maternity cover position, available for up to one year.

Non-EU Nationals please note:

The University has a legal responsibility to ensure that all employees are entitled to live and work in the UK. For some vacancies (those requiring specific skills or in shortage occupations) we may be able to obtain a certificate of sponsorship for a suitably qualified applicant as part of the process of obtaining permission to work in the UK from the UK Border Agency (UKBA). However, for most other vacancies it may be unlikely that permission to work in the UK would be granted. You can check whether you would be eligible to work in the UK under the points-based system for migrant workers using the UKBA points calculator. If you have any queries regarding your entitlement to apply for one of our vacancies please e-mail recruitment@bristol.ac.uk.

Contact for informal enquiries:
Ms R Bruce r.bruce@jisc.ac.uk Tel. 0203 006 6061
Dr N Jacobs n.jacobs@jisc.ac.uk Tel. 0117 331 0772

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It is expected that interviews will be held in late Sept/early Oct 2009.
Anticipated start date: 01 November 2009

Closing date is 9am 17 September 2009

Metadata Administrator, Information and Learning Services, Learning Research & Suppport, University of Plymouth

Ref: A1317

Salary: £19645 to £22126 pa - Grade 4

The newly formed Content and Development team is responsible for ensuring library materials, no matter what format they are, are made available to the university as efficiently and effectively as possible.

You will be responsible for the oversight of the day to day activities of describing materials across a number of datasets including the Library Catalogue Voyager, our repositories based on DSpace, BoB and Luna Imaging, and our e-journal and database access systems SFX, Metalib and Verde. You will be expected to develop and maintain the procedures that the Resource Description Team will work to.

You will also be expected to offer development to the team and have a good knowledge of the relevant metadata schema to offer second line enquiry and troubleshooting support. You will also be responsible for monitoring the standard of metadata records received from third party suppliers.

You will work with our other Administrator posts sharing their knowledge and expertise in order to provide mutual support and service resilience.

You will line manage the Resource Description Assistant and up to three Information Assistants. Staff development and team management are major elements of the post.

You should be educated to A level or equivalent standard and a library qualification or experience would be desirable.

You should have experience of at least one of the core metadata schemas in use, MARC21; Dublin Core (Extended). And an understanding of Dewy Classification (DD22) and the use of controlled authority files for metadata description.

You will also have supervisory or staff management experience and will have been responsible for staff development, either delivering staff development or identifying requirements. You will understand the importance of service level agreements and have some experience in monitoring services. Good analytical and problem solving skills are also required.

It is expected that you will have good IT skills in general office applications (word processing, use of spreadsheets and email) it is also desirable that you have some experience of at least one of our key systems (Voyager; DSpace; SFX/Metalib/Verde; BoB; Luna).

Selection will be based on individual merit. Black and minority ethnic people are under-represented in ILS and we welcome applications from this group.

For an informal discussion, please contact Fiona Greig on 01752 587131 or email fiona.greig@plymouth.ac.uk although applications must be made in accordance with the details shown below.

Job description and further particulars

Application forms can be downloaded into the following formats:

- Word
- Rich Text
- Adobe Acrobat
Application Forms & Additional Information must be returned to Human Resources, University of Plymouth by email to: jobs@plymouth.ac.uk or by post to the address stated on the application form. If you experience any problems in downloading any of the above information, please telephone Recruitment Services on 01752 588227.

Closing date is 12 noon 9 September 2009

Project Officer, UK Centre for Bioscience, The Higher Education Academy, University of Leeds

Ref: 216200

Full time, fixed term until April 2010, secondments welcome

Salary: University Grade 6 (£24,152 - £28,839 p.a.)

We seek a Project Officer to support a pilot project to provide bioscience teaching materials as Open Education Resources under suitable open license agreements. The role will be varied, involving assisting with project co-ordination, investigating and finding solutions to Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) related issues, technological developments and providing support and advice to project partners in multiple bioscience departments in universities across the UK. The project is managed by the UK Centre for Bioscience, a national centre supporting learning and teaching across the UK, located at the University of Leeds.

You will have experience of project coordination in a higher education context, preferably involving multiple partners or sites, and will be able to demonstrate evidence of strong organisational skills and a problem-solving approach. Knowledge of Open Educational Resource (OER) projects and repositories for the exchange of re-usable learning objects (RLOs) in Higher Education is highly desirable.

You will be expected to manage your own workload, prioritising a range of tasks effectively and working to tight deadlines. A relevant degree or equivalent experience is essential.

Committed, with excellent communication and networking skills, you will have an understanding of issues relating to higher education and ideally, the licensing and sharing of learning materials. Some UK travel is necessary for this post.

Informal enquiries regarding the post should be directed to Mr Terry McAndrew, Project Manager, email t.m.mcandrew@leeds.ac.uk, tel +44 (0)113 343 3593 or Dr Jackie Wilson, Centre Manager, email j.j.wilson@leeds.ac.uk, tel +44 (0)113 343 3003.

To download an application form and job details please visit http://www.leeds.ac.uk/ and click on ‘jobs'. Alternatively these may be obtained from Mr A Bateman, Faculty Staff Recruitment Office, email fbsjobs@leeds.ac.uk, tel +44 (0)113 343 8040.

Closing date is 10am 7 September 2009

Project Support Officer, School of Physical and Geographical Sciences, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Keele University

Ref: SE09/58UK

Fixed term for 6 months

Salary: Starting at Grade 4, £17,518

The position will involve co-ordinating the redesign of existing climate change and sustainability educational resources for inclusion in an open access educational resource repository as part of the Keele partnership in the ‘C-Change in GEES' consortium project. The Project Support Officer will be expected to take responsibility for ensuring the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) compliance for all resources repurposed for the C-Change project from the School of Physical and Geographical Sciences at Keele University. This will involve liaising closely with academic staff within the School of Physical and Geographical Sciences involved in the project, identifying the original source of materials and devising and implementing strategies to ensure IPR compliance of the repurposed resources. Additional activities will include: working with the project staff to ensure a high quality of resources, assisting in the design and collation of repurposed materials, ensuring consistent metadata and style across Keele resources, assisting in the dissemination of the project outcomes, and maintenance of a record of the process of repurposing for dissemination within the consortium and in the final project dissemination.

Applications are welcomed from enthusiastic and confident individuals with 4 GCSE's including Maths and English Grade C or above, or equivalent and, preferably, a degree in Geography, Earth Science or Environmental Science or a related discipline, and who have an interest in climate change and sustainability issues within the Geography, Earth and Environmental Science disciplines. Applicants should be committed to the development of high quality and professional teaching materials in the areas of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences and have experience of developing high quality image-based and informative materials. Applicants must be able to demonstrate initiative and an ability to work independently, as well as being able to work as part of a team. The successful applicant will have excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills, and excellent IT and visual presentation skills. The successful candidate will work on a project that will play a key role in further enhancing the School of Physical and Geographical Science's nationally leading position for excellence in teaching in the Geography, Earth and Environmental Science disciplines.

Informal enquiries may be made to the project manager, Dr Zoe Robinson, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Science/Physical Geography (Tel: 01782 734303; email z.p.robinson@keele.ac.uk)

Job packs are available: www.keele.ac.uk/jobs, vacancies@keele.ac.uk, Human Resources, Keele University, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG or Fax: 01782 733471.

Closing date is 7 September 2009

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Application Specialist (Library Systems), Information Services Directorate, University of East Anglia

Ref: ALC109

The post is available for a fixed term of 12 months.

Salary: £29,704 to £35,469 per annum

You will join a team responsible for the ongoing development, implementation and support for applications supporting catalogue, journal access, digital repository, and search functionality. Systems are based on products from Exlibris.

You will be a graduate (or professional equivalent) with previous demonstrable experience of development and support. Experience of XML, SQL (Oracle), Unix and Linux systems is essential. An understanding of metadata/taxonomy, digital archives and authentication methods is desirable. The role involves systems design and specification, strong communication and documentation skills are essential.

Further particulars and an application form are available on our website: www.uea.ac.uk/hr/jobs/ or Tel. 01603 593493.

Closing date is 12 noon on 3 September 2009

August 2009

Software Developer, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge

Ref: MA05526

The funds for this post are available until March 31st 2011 in the first instance.

Salary: 27,183-35,469 pa

Applications are invited for a programmer to work on developing an advanced repository for chemistry research data. Many types of data are produced in chemical research, ranging from raw spectral data, through processed results, experiment write-ups and conclusions, to theses and research papers. The aim of the CLARION project, led by Dr Peter Murray-Rust, is to create a repository capable of holding this wide variety of chemical information, making it available to scientists everywhere within the ethos of Open Data.

The project will create an Open Source RDF-based repository and data publication platform. The project will establish data feeds from existing departmental data resources, including an electronic laboratory notebook that is being deployed by the Department which has the potential to revolutionise the management of chemistry data.

The successful candidate will be an experienced software engineer who will help to design and implement the CLARION systems.

Applicants should have strong skills in Java web programming, Unix, Object-oriented design and architecture, XML and related technologies, unit testing, packaging and deployment, and semantic web technologies (especially RDF). Knowledge of digital repositories, open-source development, chemistry and CML would be an advantage, as would experience with functional programming languages and/or Lisp. The candidate should be a good team worker, self-motivated, with good communication and inter-personal skills.

Further particulars are available from Brian Brooks (bjb45@cam.ac.uk) or Jim Downing (ojd20@cam.ac.uk).

The post is available immediately. Applications should include a CV, contact details for three professional referees, and a completed form PD18 Parts I and III (downloadable from ojd20@cam.ac.uk).

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Closing date is 24 August 2009

Interviews are likely to be held on September 2nd 2009.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

Metadata & Repository Officer, Information and Learning Services, University of Salford

Ref: ILS/349

Fixed term until 2010

Salary: £24,877 - £28,839 per annum

An opportunity has arisen for the position of Metadata & Repository Officer within the Library and Learning Services Unit in Information & Learning Services Division (ILS). This is a temporary post to April 2010.

Core duties will include: creating, verifying and upgrading metadata for print and digital resources, maintaining the quality of data on the library management system and the digital repository; organising the conversion of research into digital formats and liaising with publishers, authors and suppliers to seek copyright permissions.

The post would suit an enthusiastic and flexible individual who is able to build effective working relationships. Excellent communication, organisational, time management and ICT skills are essential, as is the ability to use initiative.

For further details and an application form visit the Human Resources Division website at http://www.hr.salford.ac.uk.
Alternatively please call 0161 295 2122 (24 hrs) or e-mail hr@salford.ac.uk quoting reference number ILS/349.
CVs will not be accepted without a completed application form.

Closing date is 14 August 2009

At the University of Salford we are committed to an inclusive approach to promoting equality and diversity. We aim to have a more diverse workforce at all levels of the institution and particularly welcome applications from people from minority ethnic backgrounds and people with disabilities, who are under-represented in our workforce

E-Repositories Services Officer, Library, Newcastle University

Ref: C508A (Lib)

This post is available for fifteen months in the first instance

Salary: £28,839, rising to £35,469 per annum

The Robinson Library is looking for an E-Repositories Project Officer to undertake and support the development of E-Repositories within the Library, reporting to the Head of Information Systems and Electronic Libraries and working closely with the Liaison and Academic Services Division.

Applicants should have an honours degree (or equivalent), a qualification in Library and Information Science and, preferably, membership of CILIP or similar relevant professional body. You should have experience of working in academic libraries or other appropriate environments, together with experience of using library management or similar IT systems.

Strong self motivation skills and the ability to exercise initiative and to manage your own workload are essential, together with excellent written and oral communication, problem-solving and interpersonal skills and the ability to translate ‘technical' issues into user friendly language. You should have the ability to work as part of a team or independently to strict deadlines and to develop advocacy and project management skills. Staff management skills and experience of working in project and team environments is desirable.

Candidates should ensure that they attach a full curriculum vitae to their application.

Informal enquiries may be made after reading the vacancy information to: Mr John Williams, Head of Information Systems and Electronic Libraries (tel: 0191 222 7645, email: John.Williams@ncl.ac.uk).

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Closing date is 14 August 2009

Interview date is 27 August 2009

July 2009

Software Development Manager, Centre for e-Research, King's College London

Ref: G7/TAH/134/09

Salary: Grades 7 scale, currently £39,974 to £47,253 per annum (inclusive of London Allowance)

The Centre for e-Research at King’s College London is seeking to appoint a Software Development Manager to lead its Software Development team, which carries out architectural, design and development work for a variety of projects, both College- and externally-funded, in the fields of digital libraries, digital repositories and research infrastructures. The post is open-ended (not fixed term).

A particular focus of the Centre’s activities is developing innovative systems to support the research activities of research groups in a variety of arts, humanities and scientific disciplines across the College. For example, projects that have recently started include collaborations with textual scholars developing digital (XML-based) editions of manuscripts and documents, and biomedical researchers who want to capture and analyse experimental workflows. These projects also frequently involve digital repositories (specifically Fedora – http://www.fedora-commons.org/), and a key interest is the use of such technologies for research data management.

Responsibilities

The successful applicant will manage a team of software architects, designers and developers, each of whom will typically be working on a number of different projects at any one time. Currently there are four team members, some of them part of the core staff, others employed on a fixed-term basis that is dependent on income from project funding.

Managing the team will involve:

- Planning the overall activities of the team, and coordinating resources, deliverables and deadlines.
- Monitoring and reporting on progress to the Deputy Director.
- Ensuring that project outputs are delivered according to schedule.
- Ensuring that software and systems are produced in accordance with agreed specifications.
- Quality control of team members’ work, e.g. through code reviews.

A key part of the role will be to ensure the coherence of the architecture, development and procedures across the Centre’s several projects, and to facilitate their interaction with the wider digital infrastructure of the university, including learning technologies (such as VLEs) and portal environments.

In addition, the post holder will be positively encouraged to develop their own interests, and will be expected to keep abreast of advances and trends in technologies and standards, and to seek opportunities for further projects, for example by writing and submitting proposals to funding bodies. Thus management does not preclude the liberty to develop innovative software of one’s own, so long as it is within the scope of the Centre’s activities and driven by the needs of our users.

The successful applicant will be a graduate with a relevant degree or equivalent (either computing science or with significant IT component). Expertise in Java, web service technologies, XML and database technologies is essential. You must have experience of managing a team and coordinating resources, be thorough and methodical, and able to work independently to tight deadlines.

Salary will be within the Grades 7 scale, currently £39,974 to £47,253 per annum (inclusive of London Allowance) depending on skills and experience. Benefits include 27 days annual leave, an annual season ticket loan scheme, a final salary superannuation scheme and a subsidised gym.

For an informal discussion of the post please contact Mark Hedges on 020-7848-1970 or by email at mark.hedges@kcl.ac.uk

Further details and application packs are available on the College’s website at www.kcl.ac.uk/jobs, or alternatively by emailing Human Resources at
cass-recruitment@kcl.ac.uk. Please quote reference G7/TAH/134/09 number in all correspondence.

Closing date is 31 July 2009

Interview Date is 12 August 2009

Equality of opportunity is College policy

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Information Systems Developer, University of Edinburgh

Ref: 3011214

Fixed term for 1 year

Salary: £29,704 - £35,469 per annum

The Digital Library Section is looking for an information Systems Developer to focus on digital repository development. You will be alert to innovations and new approaches to digital library development and to the delivery of technical services in an environment where it is always necessary to focus on maximising availability to a user population of several thousands. The Digital Library Section is committed to continual efficiencies and improvements in the management of IT based services, in line with agreed service levels.

You will work alongside other developers in the Information Systems team, with particular focus in the area of Digital Repositories development. Project based work will include development on repositories for the University of Edinburgh and its partners via the Scottish Digital Library Consortium.

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Closing date is 31 July 2009

Project Manager (I-WIRE),Information Services, Aberystwyth University

Ref:356

Fixed Term for 2 years

Salary: £37651 - £43622 per annum

You will be Project Manager for the Integrated Workflow for Institutional Repository Enhancement Project (I-WIRE), working within the Information Services Directorate alongside teams responsible for the development of the University’s Modern IT Working Environment (MWE) and Institutional Repository.

Cardiff University’s Information Services Directorate (INSRV) provides a full range of IS, IT and Library services, supporting staff and students in their academic, research and business functions. MWE is a large IT project involving the deployment of Portal Services, Collaborative Tools and Business Integrations to Cardiff University’s users, and will transform the day-to-day working experience of staff and students. The Institutional Repository (ORCA – Online Research @ Cardiff) is a digital repository for the University’s research publications, making the full text freely available where possible.

The I-WIRE Project will develop a workflow and toolset, integrated into the MWE research portal, for the submission, indexing, and re-purposing of data and full text for staff publications in ORCA. You will have a significant role in the successful delivery of this externally-funded project.

Experienced in the management of complex projects, budgets and resources, you will have excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills, together with the proven ability to shape developments through active participation and leadership of teams and groups.

To work for an employer that values and promotes equality of opportunity, visit www.cardiff.ac.uk/jobs telephone + 44 (0) 29 2087 4017 or email vacancies@cardiff.ac.uk for an application form quoting vacancy number 356.

Closing date is 17 July 2009

Assistant Programme Manager,JISC Innovation Group Programme Office, King's College London

Ref:G6/TEJ/133/09

Fixed Term Contract until 31st March 2011

Salary: £32,917 - £38,855 per annum inclusive of London Allowance

JISC has a national and international reputation for providing leadership in the innovative use of ICT in higher and further education, through managing a large portfolio of innovation programmes and providing ICT services, advice and guidance to the education sector. You will play a lead role in the development and implementation of the JISC Repository to support the work of the JISC Executive.

You will be a qualified PRINCE2 practitioner (MSP qualification is also desirable) with experience of project / programme management. Experience of working within a HE/FE environment would be advantageous.

Delivery of a new Repository for JISC will involve end-to-end project management including writing specifications, supplier procurement and management through all stages of development, testing and implementation. Previous experience in managing project teams and working with external software delivery suppliers is essential. You will also manage the ongoing development and embedding of the development to service processes and take this work through its next phase of analysis, consultation and implementation. This role carries line management responsibility for the Project Officer who supports all aspects of the ongoing information management systems and processes within JISC.

The role will be based at the JISC offices in London, however frequent travel will be required with occasional overnight stays.

The appointment will be made, dependent on relevant qualifications and experience, within the Grade 6 scale, £32,917 - £38,855 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include an annual season ticket loan scheme and a final salary superannuation scheme.

For an informal discussion of the post please contact Claire Mc Nally, JISC Programme Office Manager, on 0117 331 0770 or Sarah Porter, JISC Head of Innovation, JISC, on 020 006 6060.

Further details and application packs are available on the College’s website at www.kcl.ac.uk/jobs, or alternatively by emailing Human Resources at
strand-recruitment@kcl.ac.uk. All correspondence should clearly state the job title and reference number G6/TEJ/133/09.

Closing date is 15 July 2009 (md day)

Interviews will be held on 27th July 2009.

Equality of opportunity is College policy

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June 2009


DSpace@Cambridge Support and Liaison Officer, University of Cambridge

Fixed term until 14 October 2012

Salary: £25,623 - £29,704 pa,

Applications are invited for the temporary part-time post of DSpace@Cambridge Support and Liaison Officer to provide technical support and guidance to all users of the DSpace@Cambridge institutional repository. The post is available on a three days per week basis, with the postholder working Wednesday, Thursday and Friday each week. This is an excellent opportunity to become involved in a rapidly developing area of digital library services. The post-holder will share responsibilities on a day-to-day basis for ensuring that contributors are able to deposit files and for providing them with continuing support. He or she will oversee metadata standards within DSpace@Cambridge, provide training in using the system, and advise on intellectual property rights.

Applicants should be enthusiastic and self-motivated, have a post-graduate qualification in library and information science or equivalent, and knowledge of metadata schemes currently in use within the academic community, particularly Dublin Core. They should have an good understanding of institutional repository, scholarly communication and digital library issues.

Informal enquiries are welcomed by Elin Stangeland, DSpace@Cambridge Repository Manager, on 01223 333130.

Applications, in the form of a covering letter, a Curriculum Vitae and a completed PD18 form should reach the Personnel Officer not later than , either by post or electronically (but not both) to the below address.

Further details can be downloaded or are available from the Librarian’s Personal Assistant, Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DR. Tel: (01223) 333045. Email: cr267@cam.ac.uk

Closing date is 1 July 2009

LIFE3 Financial Modeller & Analyst, British Library

Job ref S&C00174

Fixed term 12 months

Salary: £29,332 - £34,237

Transfer your impressive cost modelling skills to a groundbreaking challenge and help one of the world’s most significant research libraries to move forward into the digital age.

In collaboration with University College London, our LIFE (Lifecycle Information for E-Literature) project has developed a methodology to calculate the costs of preserving digital information, so we can leave a legacy for generations to come. Leading the way in preserving current and future collections, we’re the first to embark on such a project. So, you’ll be the first to develop costing models that fit into the methodology.

We’re more than just a library – and you’re more than just a modeller. Not only will you be able to develop predictive cost models for potential projects, you’ll be able to analyse them, provide expert advice and ensure we make the right decisions for the future.

If doesn’t matter whether your cost modelling expertise has been gained working on projects or in business. More importantly, you’ll have a degree or equivalent in Maths or Economics and the ambition to make your mark on the history of a world renowned institution.

We’ll provide you with the support, tools and resources you need to enhance both of our reputations. So, take up the challenge as LIFE enters an exciting new phase.

For more information and for application details please see here

Closing date 21 June 2009

 

Life3 Project Manager, British Library

Job ref S&C00176

Fixed term 12 months

Salary: £35,809 - £42,852

The Lifecycle Information for E-Literature project is a joint collaboration between UCL and the BL and is funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee and the Research Information Network. Continuing the development of the lifecycle methodology to inform and guide digital preservation activity and future collection procedures, the project will contribute to a UK centre of excellence in digital preservation. Transferring your project management skills to our world-class team, you’ll ensure we deliver a demonstrator tool which will be used by end users to predict digital curation and preservation costs. You’ll refine existing methodology to produce a best in class product aligned to the needs of the digital preservation community.

Ensuring long term preservation of the electronic collections for the BL and Higher Education, you’ll have demonstrable experience of Digital Preservation developments, tools and techniques. You’ll also have knowledge and experience of project management techniques and experience of managing budgets.

Able to build strong relationships in a multi-partner project, this is your chance to drive your career forward at a pivotal and exciting time in the digital preservation environment.

For more information and for application details please see here

Closing date 21 June 2009

 

Digital Repositories Manager, Leeds University Library

Job ref 215023

Full time

University Grade 8 (£36,532 to £43,622 p.a.)

Applications are invited for the newly-created post of Digital Repositories Manager, based in the e-Strategy section of the University Library.

You will manage the University’s digital repositories – created to contain resources in a variety of formats in order to support both research and learning & teaching. You will lead the development and monitoring of repository services, and ensure that the Library offers excellent support for University staff who wish to use the repositories. You will be an expert in digital content, with a good understanding of the issues surrounding creation of digital assets, and offering online access to those assets. Ideally you will have some technical expertise in order that you can contribute to the development and/or support of the repository infrastructure. The Library is making a significant investment in the e-information environment at the University of Leeds and this post offers an exciting opportunity to shape future information provision in innovative ways.

You will be based at the University of Leeds main campus in central Leeds. Visits to other University campuses and other organisations may be required

Potential candidates are encouraged to contact Bo Middleton, Head of E-Strategy and Development for further information about the post, email m.m.middleton@leeds.ac.uk tel +44 (0)113 343 6386.

To download an application form and job details please visit www.leeds.ac.uk and click on jobs. Alternatively for further information and an application form please ring +44 (0)113 343 7644 (24 hours) or email lib-recruitment@leeds.ac.uk leaving your name and address and quoting the job reference number.

Closing date 15 June 2009

Digital Preservation Archivist, Archives and Corporate Records Services (ACRS)/ Centre for eResearch (CeRch), King's College London

Ref: G6/QLJ/084/09

Fixed term for 18 months

Salary: Grade 6 scale, currently £32,917 - £38,855 per annum inclusive

We are currently advertising for a Digital Preservation Archivist at King's College London to work on our latest JISC project, PEKin (Preservation Exemplar at King's). This new project is a joint venture between the KCL Archives & Corporate Records Service (ACRS) and the Centre for e-Research (CeRch) which is likely to have significant impact at King's and beyond.

The role offers the opportunity to innovate around the interface between traditional archival methodologies and the new discipline of digital preservation. The post holder will take a lead within the project team on decisions relating to archives and records management processes and practices. They will carry out on site data audits throughout the College, liaising with administrators and researchers across diverse departments and disciplines. They will create documentation, develop procedures and workflows and support project administration, communication and dissemination.

To obtain a job pack and further information about King's please see our website at http://www.kcl.ac.uk/depsta/pertra/vacancy/external/ or alternatively e-mail ps-recruitment@kcl.ac.uk.

The closing date for applications is June 5 2009. Interviews should be held on June 12 2009.

May 2009

User Experience Analyst/ Developer, The National e-Science Centre, The University of Edinburgh

Ref: 3010875

Fixed term for 21 months

Salary: £29,704 - £35,469 per annum

Applications are invited from outstanding specialists to work for a new JISC funded project - UX2.0: Usability and Contemporary User Experience in Digital Libraries. As User Experience Analyst / Developer, you will be undertaking user experience (UX) research and development, usability inspection and evaluation to enhance a digital library hosted at the National e-Science Centre (NeSC).

You will be a graduate, ideally in a Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Interaction Design or computing related discipline, with proven research skills and relevant work experience in user-interface design, usability inspection and digital library evaluation. Web development or programming skills, and knowledge of Web 2.0 and social networking technologies are desirable. You should be a self-starter who is productive, detail-oriented, and has a strong work ethic and a can do attitude.

Please see here for more information

The closing date for applications is 27 May 2009

Research Associate, National e-Science Centre (NeSC), University of Glasgow

Ref: 00135

Salary: £31,513 - £35,469 per annum

The ENROLLER project (Enhancing Repositories for Language and Literature Researchers) is a 2-year collaboration between the National e-Science Centre (NeSC), the University of Glasgow STELLA Project, the Newcastle Electronic Corpus of Tyneside English (NECTE) and the Scottish Language Dictionaries Limited (SLD), with other partners from commerce and higher education. The project is formally due to start on 1st June 2009 and will run to 31st May 2011.

ENROLLER aims to address a need for the arts and humanities and in particular the language and literature community which currently deals with distributed, non-interoperable repositories of data that are often license protected. ENROLLER will show that through development and support of a novel, security-driven infrastructure, seamless and secure access to distributed data resources with targeted analysis and collaboration tools will provide the language and literature community with new ways to undertake their research, and significantly enhance existing repositories.. This will be achieved through supporting secure access to distributed resources with advanced authorisation tailored to researcher interests and needs through a user-and community-driven language and literature portal. This will facilitate a broad spectrum of research in the languages and literatures of the UK, with the longer term intent of providing a model which can be extended to other humanities data.

This position is focused upon the specification, implementation and delivery of the ENROLLER infrastructure and exploitation of Grid and related technologies. This is a full time position, based at the NeSC at the University of Glasgow that will run for the entirety of the project.

Apply online at www.glasgow.ac.uk/jobs/ If you are unable to apply online please contact us on 0141 330 3898 for an application pack.

Click here for Employer Profile

The closing date for applications is 15 May 2009


Repository Support Officer (Technical)/Swyddog Cymorth Cadwrfeydd (Technegol) Information Services/Gwasanaethau Gwybodaeth, Aberystwyth University

Ref: IS.09.05

Fixed term until 31 March 2011

Salary: Grade 6: £24,877 - £29,704

Gwahoddir ceisiadau am swydd Swyddog Cymorth Cadwrfeydd (Technegol) am gyfnod penodol i gynorthwyo’r Prosiect Gwella Rhwydwaith Cadwrfeydd Cymreig a gyllidir gan JISC. Byddwch yn gweithio i gyflymu datblygiad gwasanaethau cadwrfeydd a chynyddu’r nifer o Sefydliadau Addysg Uwch sy’n eu defnyddio ledled Cymru. Rhai o’r prif ddyletswyddau fydd cynorthwyo i addasu a chyfannu’r cadwrfeydd a datblygu offer gwasanaeth i wella rhyngwynebau a’r profiad o’u defnyddio. Bydd y swydd yn golygu teithio’n aml ledled Cymru.

Bydd gan yr ymgeiswyr sgiliau ardderchog o ran rhaglennu a datblygu’r we a bydd ganddynt ddiddordeb mewn datblygu’r cadwrfeydd. Mae’r swydd hon yn swydd amser-llawn tan 31 Mawrth 2011 a bydd y penodiad yn cael ei wneud ar Raddfa 6 (£24,877-£29,704).

Nodyn: Nodwch gyfeirnod y swydd ar flaen yr amlen ac ar y ffurflen gais os gwelwch yn dda.
Dylid llofnodi'r ffurflen gais ar ôl ei llenwi ac yna ei dychwelyd i'r Tim Recriwtio Adnoddau Dynol drwy ffacs neu drwy'r post at yr adran Adnoddau Dynol. Ni fyddwn yn derbyn atodiadau e-bost.
Sefydliad Dwyieithog sy'n gweithredu Cynllun laith Gymraeg.
Ymroddedig i Gyfle Cyfartal.
Tîm Gweithredol: swyddi@aber.ac.uk / Ffôn: 01970 622101/ Ffacs: 01970 622975

Applications are invited for the fixed term post of Repository Support Officer (Technical) to assist the JISC funded Welsh Repository Network Enhancement Project, working to accelerate the development and uptake of repository services by Higher Education Institutions across Wales. Key duties will include support for repository customisation and integration and the development of service tools to enhance interfaces and usage. The role will involve frequent travel around Wales.

Candidates will possess excellent programming and web development skills and display an interest in repository development. The post is full-time until 31 March 2011 and the appointment will be made on Grade 6 (£24,877-£29,704).

NOTE: Please put the post reference on the front of your envelope and on your application form.
Completed Applications Forms should be signed and returned to the Human Resources Recruitment Team by fax or post. E-mail attachments will not be accepted.
Bilingual Institution which operates a Welsh Language scheme.
Committed to Equal Opportunities.
Operations Team: vacancies@aber.ac.uk/ Tel: 01970 622101 / Fax: 01970 622975

For more information, please read the University's Human Resources page.

The closing date for applications is 15 May 2009

Digital Library Systems Developer, The University of York

Ref: UoY00350

Fixed term for 18 months.

Salary: £28,839 – £35,469 per annum, Grade: 6

The Library & Archives is looking for an enthusiastic systems developer to join its Digital Library team to contribute to building a multimedia digital library, underpinned by the Fedora Commons software. The post offers an opportunity to work closely with colleagues in both academic and support departments to develop and deliver Digital Library services for the whole University, as part of its Information Strategy.

We are looking for someone who can develop and maintain new software, and integrate solutions with current systems. A degree, knowledge of repositories, experience of client- and server-side scripting, manipulating XML and Web application development are essential. Knowledge of emerging semantic technologies and Web or interface design would be an advantage. This post needs a talented programmer with a customer-focussed approach who can take user requirements and develop creative technical solutions to realise these within the Digital Library.

For more information, please read the job description and person specification.

The closing date for applications is 13 May 2009

Open Repository Service Manager, BioMed Central

Ref: BMC/ORM

Company
BioMed Central is an independent publishing house committed to providing immediate free access to peer-reviewed scientific, technical and medical research.

Open Repository is a service from BioMed Central to build, launch, host and maintain institutional repositories for organisations. Built upon the latest DSpace repository software the service has been designed to be flexible and cost-effective.

Position Summary
Open Repository helps organisations build, maintain and populate institutional repositories, built upon the latest DSpace repository software. You will both work with and lead the project team on short- and long-term planning, development, execution and management of the Open Repository service.

Key Responsibilities
- You will develop strong working relationships with our existing customers, acting as a first point of call for questions and areas of concern, and understanding and managing their needs and requirements.
- You will make sense of, analyze and prioritise business and customer requirements, development in institutional repository software and related fields, developments within DSpace software specifically, and work with the project technical architect to create short-term and long-term project roadmaps.
- Develop a complete and thorough understanding of both the project and product
- Develop and maintain a thorough understanding of institutional repositories and related fields
- Prepare and deliver project presentations, internally, and at industry meetings, conferences and workshops.
- Assist with the creation of technical specifications and HTML mock-ups.

Key Personal Requirements

Essential:
- Strong project management skills
- Excellent written and verbal skills
- Good organizational skills
- Developed people management and customer service skills
- Ability to work both independently and within a dynamic team
- Flexibility in reacting to rapidly changing project requirements
- Strong presentation skills
- Excellent IT literacy

Advantageous:
- An understanding of web applications and server management
- A working understanding of the Java programming language and Java technologies and D Space
- An understanding of tools used by today's researcher/librarian (EndNote, RefMan, Connotea, Del.icio.us, blogs, wikis)
- A working understanding of metadata schemas (eg Dublin Core)
- A working understanding of Linux
- Experience with open source development communities
- An understanding of Open Access business models and the role of institutional repositories

Please send your CV and covering letter, stating salary expectations and quoting job reference to: HR, BioMed Central, Floor 6, 236 Gray's Inn Road, London, WC1X 8HL, or by email to: jobs@biomedcentral.com.

The closing date for applications is 22 May 2009.
BioMed Central requested that job details be removed on 12 May because vacancy had been filled by then.

BioMed Central is an Equal Opportunities Employer


April 2009

Institutional Repository Support Officer Planning Support Office, University of Reading

Ref: AS09030

part-time, fixed-term

Salary: £17,519 to £21,548 pro-rata per annum, Grade: 4

We need a well organised individual to prepare bibliographic metadata for our new institutional repository, opening access to the publications of this top research university.

You will have a strong commitment to accuracy and detail and be confident with searching and adding to e-resources in a higher education or research environment. Good communication skills will be vital for producing documentation and assisting users of the repository.

You will have:
- experience of searching bibliographic databases
- experience of accessing electronic journals
- experience of cataloguing and bibliographic management software, preferably EndNote.

A training in librarianship or information science would be an advantage but is not essential.

This is a fixed-term post for up to 17.5 hours per week, to start as soon as possible after 1 July 2009.

Informal contact details
Contact role: Head of the Postgraduate Research Student Office
Contact name: Chris Robson
Contact phone: +44 (0)118 378 6972
Contact email: c.robson@reading.ac.uk

Formal contact details:
Further information and application forms are available at www.reading.ac.uk/Jobs or telephone 0118 378 6771 (voicemail).

The closing date for applications is 24 April 2009

Interview date is 7 May

University of Edinburgh MIMS (Museum Collections & Image Management System) Project Officer Digital Library, The University of Edinburgh

Ref: 3010697

Salary: £29,704 to £35,469 per annum

The University Library division is responsible for the management and development of physical and digital collections across the University. In order to manage these collections effectively, and to support a growing demand for digitisation, we are seeking to develop the systems and infrastructure currently in place, and to implement appropriate processes and standards.

Central to the development, management and delivery of our image collections the postholder will work closely with colleagues to ensure a foundation on which we can continue to build and expand our services in this area.

This is a fixed-term post for up to 35 hours per week, until the end of July 2010 in the first instance.

You may be experienced in working with image management or museum systems in an educational /heritage/cultural sector environment.

Secondments will be considered.

For information for candidates visit here and also an application pack visit our website http://www.jobs.ed.ac.uk/ or telephone the recruitment line on 0131 650 2511.

The closing date for applications is Friday 17 April 2009

Systems Analyst, Kingston University, London

Ref: 09/091

Salary: £34591 - £37602 incl. LW

Information Services manages a large and diverse set of services based on Linux/Unix, Novell NetWare, Solaris, and Windows Systems. Database technologies include Oracle and Microsoft SQL.

The Infrastructure Team is seeking an additional Systems Analyst to assist with the management of existing services (particularly Linux/Unix) and to take responsibility for the technical development of new services, specifically our E-Prints Research Repository and our Federated Access solutions based on Shibboleth. You will be an excellent communicator, liaising with colleagues both across Kingston University as well as with external organisations.

For further information email recruitment@kingston.ac.uk or call the recruitment line on 020 8417 3153 quoting reference 09/091.

For further information and to apply for this vacancy visit this site.
For instructions on completing an application as well as alternative methods to apply please see our Application Instructions.
If you need to apply in an alternative format, please call the recruitment line on 020 8547 7153 quoting the reference number.
If you are a minicom user, please phone 020 8547 7169.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon 20 April 2009

Library Systems Officer, Library Services, Royal Holloway, University of London

Ref: Y0309/4035

Salary: £31,838 - £37,603 pa inclusive of London Allowance

You will play a vital role in a small team maintaining and developing the suite of Library systems and applications essential to the delivery of vital front-line services in a physical and online Library environment. You will work closely with IT Services on projects to deliver an integrated set of web services linked into key university-wide systems and repositories. You will be a graduate with a relevant qualification and a flexible and user-centred approach to customer service. Experience of web development, systems support and database administration is essential.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Tim Wales, Associate Director (E-strategy): tim.wales@rhul.ac.uk or tel: 01784 276268

Further details and an application form are available to download at our website www.rhul.ac.uk/personnel/jobvacancies or alternatively contact HR at recruitment@rhul.ac.uk or tel: 01784 414241.

The closing date for applications is 15 April 2009
We positively welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Assistant Librarian (E-Services), London School of Economics

Ref: 37/08/MR

Salary: £31,711 - £38,391 pa incl with potential to progress to £41,320 pa incl

The Library is at the heart of LSE, one of the world’s greatest social science universities, and serves a vibrant community of students and staff in the centre of London. The Library has a high reputation both nationally and internationally for its extensive print collections, its involvement in innovative projects and its high quality services. An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Information Services Division and contribute to the development of the Library’s electronic information services, with a particular focus on the institutional repository – LSE Research Online (http://eprints.lse.ac.uk).

In this post you will be responsible for carrying out research and investigation into a wide range of electronic library services and will help to implement services through project development and continuous service enhancement. You will be part of a team developing the institutional repository, playing a key role in the management and expansion of the service.

You will be educated to at least degree level or equivalent, with experience of managing and promoting electronic information services. You should be an excellent communicator with a proven ability to relate to a wide range of users and academic colleagues. You will be able to work under pressure and on your own initiative as well as being an effective team member. Experience of working with institutional or digital repositories would be an advantage.

We offer a final salary pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent development and training opportunities.

Further details can be obtained at www.lse.ac.uk/jobsaslse. Alternatively, please telephone 020 7955 6183 or email hr.recruit.support@lse.ac.uk. Please quote reference: 37/08/MR

The closing date for applications is 5.30pm 3 April 2009.

For information about LSE and its Library, please visit www.lse.ac.uk

We value diversity and wish to promote equality at all levels

March 2009

Senior Assistant Librarian: Head of Technical Services (job share), Newcastle University

Ref: C458A

Salary: £38,757 p.a. rising to £43,622 p.a. (pro rata)

Based in the University Library you will be jointly responsible for the effective operational management and development of Technical Service activities. You should be educated to degree level with a postgraduate qualification in Librarianship and Information Management and substantial post qualification experience of working within an academic/other appropriate library environment.

Experience of operating and developing workflows in at least one of serials, cataloguing, acquisitions, metadata is essential, as is considerable experience of working with an integrated library management system and databases. You should have staff management experience and team leadership skills and be able to work independently and within a team.

Good interpersonal, communication, organisational, negotiation, analytical/problem solving and time management skills are essential. Knowledge of electronic resource management/discovery systems and project management skills would be an advantage. Hours of work are 20 hours per week (Wednesday afternoon and all day Thursday and Friday).

Please apply online at http://www.ncl.ac.uk/vacancies/

If, having read all the available information, you have an informal enquiry about the post, please contact: Elizabeth Oddy, Head of Services and Operations (tel: 0191 222 7658; email: E.J.Oddy@ncl.ac.uk )

The closing date for applications is 19 March 2009.
Shortlisting will take place on 23 March.
Interviews are expected to take place on 2 April 2009.

Subject Librarian, Centre for Broadcast History, The Media School, Bournemouth University

Ref: AS276

Salary: £26,319 - £33,432 per annum

You will join our innovative service with its focus on support for research and integration of learning resources into our VLE. With your excellent knowledge of higher education and either media or allied health subjects and e-resource deployment you will contribute to our support for e-learning and information literacy.

With experience of digital archives you will lead our subject service for The Media School and support for the Centre for Broadcast History. You will also contribute to our Research Repository.

A detailed job description and person specification are available from our website (www.bournemouth.ac.uk/jobs) together with an online application form. Alternatively, please telephone 01202 961130 (24 hour answerphone) quoting the appropriate reference.

The closing date for applications is 13 March 2009.
Interviews are expected to take place on 19 March 2009.

SHERPA-LEAP Project Officer, UCL Library Services

Ref: 25/08/09

Salary: £31,620 - £38,250 per annum inclusive of London Allowance (pro rata)

21 hours per week, fixed term for 18 months

A vacancy has arisen for a Project Officer, serving the member institutions of the federal University of London. You will support SHERPA-LEAP, the London E-prints Access Project, which helps the creation, development and exploitation of open access e-prints repositories at University of London institutions. SHERPA-LEAP is funded by the Vice-Chancellor of the University of London and the project is led by UCL (University College London). You will be based at UCL.

The postholder will identify and respond to the evolving needs of the LEAP partners and other University of London institutions, to help them to continue to develop their open access e-prints repositories of research papers. You will facilitate the networking and experience-sharing which has been a strength of SHERPA-LEAP, and will provide a focal point for advice and guidance to the University’s member institutions, helping them to prepare for new challenges such as the Research Excellence Framework (REF), and to extend their repository activities to digital assets such as still images, multimedia objects and research data. You will identify opportunities for new projects of shared benefit to the SHERPA-LEAP community, and oversee a project to develop a cross-searching pilot for the LEAP repositories into a full service.

You will be educated to degree level, or equivalent, with strong interpersonal skills, experience in digital library services or projects, and a good awareness and understanding institutional repositories and in open access generally. Previous project management experience would be an advantage, as would experience of writing documentation and/or reports, and some understanding of issues and initiatives in the management of non-textual digital assets in Higher Education.

A full application pack can be downloaded at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/Library/jobs.shtml.
If you cannot download the pack, email library-jobs@ucl.ac.uk or phone 020 7679 0001.

No agencies

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under represented within UCL at this level. This is in line with section 38 of the Race Relations Act 1976.

The closing date for applications is 10 March 2009.
Interviews are expected to take place on 31 March 2009.

February 2009

Metadata Librarian, Operations Development Library, The University of Warwick

Ref: 23887-029

Salary: £23,449 - £26,391 pa

You will provide effective and appropriate access to the University's digital collections via the Library's catalogue and other services, in support of the University's teaching and research missions. You will develop your expertise in metadata and will take particular responsibility for the creation of metadata for materials added to WRAP (Warwick Research Archive Project), the University's digital institutional repository.

You will hold a professional qualification in Library or Information Studies. You will have experience in online cataloguing, excellent attention to detail, strong bibliographic and metadata skills and a flexible approach to work. You will also be proficient in the use of ICT.

Click here for an application form.

An application form must be completed if you wish to be considered for this post.
Minicom users can call 024 7615 0554 if they require any further help.

The university values diversity.

For further details see here.

The closing date for applications is midnight (British time) at the end of Friday 27 February 2009.

University of East London Research Services Librarian

Ref: 03s2009

Salary: £30,431 to £34,761 pa. inc

The University of East London is a dynamic and rapidly expanding university at the heart of Europe’s largest regeneration area and adjacent to the site of the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics.

We are seeking an enthusiastic information professional to develop and deliver our ambitious portfolio of services and resources to support our research activities. You will work closely with colleagues to identify the information needs of the research community and will also be responsible for the promotion and maintenance of our Research Repository.

You will have a degree or equivalent qualification in information science or librarianship with excellent interpersonal, project management and technical skills. You should be familiar with HE information and research environment. Knowledge and understanding of developments in Open Archive Initiatives and Institutional Repository would be an advantage.

To obtain further details about this vacancy please visit our website at www.uel.ac.uk/vacancies, e-mail recruitment@uel.ac.uk, quoting the reference number 03s2009.

CVs without completed applications forms will not be accepted.

We are working to improve the diversity of our staff

For further details see here.

The closing date for applications is 13 February 2009.

Programmer/Repository Web Developer, The Library and Learning Resource Centre, The Open University

Duration: Temporary contract until July 2011

Ref: 5429

Salary: £29,704 - £35,469

Based in Milton Keynes

Would you like to contribute to a key role in the development of OU Library’s systems, services & products to support all its business processes for both customers and Library staff. You will be part of the Library’s Information Management and Innovation Group and provide technical input to projects and service developments, in particular to supporting the University’s research activity and to support the Open Research Online repository and related repositories.

Educated to a higher educational qualification (or equivalent ) or having direct relevant work experience in programming (e.g. Perl) and implementing server side web technologies, you will have effective communication skills and ability to work in a team and on own initiative. You must have experience of working with at least one of the main relational database software and knowledge and experience of good web and user interface design and web standards.

In return we offer a dynamic working environment and good development opportunities.

For detailed information and how to apply, go to www.open.ac.uk/employment or call the recruitment Co-ordinator on 01908 659279 (24 hour answering service) or email library-recruitment@open.ac.uk quoting the reference number.

Further particulars are available here.

Closing date for applications is 12 noon 5 February 2009

Interviews: 20th February 2009

Further particulars are available in large print, disk or audiotape (minicom 01908 654901).

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Digital Preservation Specialist: Parliamentary Archives, House of Lords

Duration: Fixed term to 31 March 2012

Ref: ROB104

Salary: £33,366-£41,347

There is a vacancy for the position of Digital Preservation Specialist in the Parliamentary Archives, on a fixed term appointment to 31 March 2012.

The Parliamentary Archives provides a records management and archives service for both Houses of Parliament, and assists the compliance of the House of Lords administration with Freedom of Information and Data Protection legislation. It supports the corporate aims of Parliament in the areas of effective information management, maintenance of heritage collections, promoting public understanding of Parliament's work, and sound corporate governance and risk management. In 2008 the Archives launched a Digital Preservation Strategy and Roadmap which encompasses all Parliament's digital assets which require long-term preservation.

The Digital Preservation Specialist will provide expert technical and project support to the Assistant Clerk of the Parliamentary Archives (Preservation & Access) who is leading this work. This post will be a major contributor to the successful implementation of the Strategy and Roadmap, offering expert technical input across all our digital preservation activities, including preservation planning and policy, technology liaison, metadata and standards adoption, requirements specification, and the eventual implementation of selected preservation solutions.

We are looking for someone with a sound knowledge of digital preservation principles and techniques; strong project management skills; experience of specifying requirements for IT systems and/or services; hands-on experience of digital preservation, digital repository management or a related Area; up-to-date knowledge of relevant standards; excellent communication, presentation and team-working skills; a degree in a relevant field or equivalent experience; and ideally experience of applying formal system and process modelling techniques such as UML.

Benefits include membership of a generous pension scheme, six weeks annual holiday entitlement and assistance for childcare.

For a full job specification and application pack, please email humanresourceshol@parliament.uk quoting the reference above.

Closing date for applications is 2 February 2009

The House of Lords is committed to equal opportunities.

January 2009

Research Officer (Text Digitisation), UKOLN, University of Bath

Duration: 3 years fixed term

Ref: 08464SA

Salary: £29,704 - £35,469

UKOLN is a centre of expertise in digital information management, providing advice and services to the library, information, education and cultural heritage communities and is based at the University of Bath. The post holder will be a major part of UKOLN's contribution to the IMPACT (Improving Access to Text) project, and would be responsible for the specification and provision of high-quality documentation on text digitisation topics and an integrated training programme. Applicants should be happy working as part of a distributed team, be able to work independently and prioritise tasks and be confident in dealing with a range of external contacts. They should have specific knowledge of digitisation concepts and techniques, of the wider contexts of text digitisation, and of relevant digital library technologies. This is a full time post but we are open to flexible working arrangements and support home working where appropriate.

Informal enquiries should be made to Michael Day, Research and Development Team Leader, (01225) 383923, or email m.day@ukoln.ac.uk. Further details are also available at: http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/

An online application form is accessible here.

Alternatively please email: jobs@bath.ac.uk or call 01225 386924 quoting ref number 08464SA
Further details are available here.
Terms and conditions are available here.
General information is available here.
Other details are available here.

Closing date for applications is 30 January 2009

December 2008

SOAP Fellowship, CERN, Geneva, Switzerland

Duration: 2 years

Salary: 75,000 and 90,000 Swiss Francs per annum, tax free plus allowances

CERN, the world leading Particle Physics laboratory has its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, and is starting the LHC, the largest scientific instrument ever designed. With 2500 staff and 10000 scientific visitors the laboratory is home to a vibrant international scientific community.

CERN has recently taken a leading role in the Open Access movement. It manages an institutional and subject repository of 1-million records digital library including scientific manuscripts, an archive of CERN documents, educational multimedia content and much more. Beyond green Open Access, CERN is promoting the SCOAP3 project, an Open Access Publishing initiative.
SCOAP3 aims to convert to Open Access the entire literature in Particle Physics in partnership with funding agencies, libraries, and publishers worldwide. CERN interest in Open Access business models now include a new project called SOAP.

SOAP (Study of Open Access Publishing) is a project being negotiated for financing by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Program. Partners of the SOAP consortium are CERN, the coordinator, the Max Plank Society, the UK Science and Technology Facilities Council and the publishing companies BioMed Central, Sage, and Springer. The project is expected to have a duration of two years, starting in March 2009. Its objective is the study of Open Access business models and a comprehensive survey of the attitudes towards Open Access of researchers across all disciplines. SOAP will deliver evidence on the potential of sustainable forms of Open Access Publishing.

Conditional to the final availability of funding, CERN is looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic and motivated person to play a leading role in the SOAP project, in collaboration with all other partners. The person will be based in Open Access section of the CERN Library, in Geneva, collaborating with 4 other colleagues involved in the SOAP project.

The successful candidate will take responsibility for:
. The management of the SOAP project
. The analysis of a large-scale survey of the attitudes towards Open Access publishing of researchers in a wide spectrum of disciplines
. The study of the potential of different business models for Open Access publishing in the light of the needs and expectations of research communities

Your profile:
. You have a sound understanding of the mechanisms and economics of scientific publishing
. You are familiar with Open Access in general and business models for Open Access Publishing in particular
. Experience in the management of small projects and/or being conversant with the administration of FP7 projects is an advantage
. Experience with the analysis of large data samples collected by user surveys is an asset
. You hold a MSc or higher diploma and you have less than 10 years professional experience after the MSc.
. You are a citizen of one of the CERN Member states (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom).

What we offer:
. Contract duration: One year with a possibility of extension for a second year. The start date is fixed to March 1st, 2009, subject to the successful conclusion of the negotiations with the European Commission
. Financial conditions: You will be employed as a CERN Fellow with a stipend calculated individually, depending on qualification and experience.
CERN stipends are very competitive and tax-free and for this post could range between 75'000 and 90'000 Swiss Francs per annum. Fellows may be entitled to an additional installation grant, family allowance and child allowance. We also offer help with finding suitable accommodation.
. Leave: Fellows are entitled to 2.5 days paid leave per month, plus two weeks at Christmas and a few other local holidays.
. Insurance: Fellows have access to CERN's comprehensive health insurance scheme for themselves and their dependents.
. Travel expenses: Fellows are entitled to travel expenses for themselves and their family upon joining and leaving CERN.

Apply online at http://tinyurl.com/SOAP-CERN by providing your Curriculum Vitae, scan of the last (highest) qualification, a motivation letter, and three letters of recommendation to give as broad as possible overview of your academic and/or professional achievements.

The application and ALL supporting documents should reach us before Monday 12 January 2009.

We aim to select the successful candidate in January 2009. The projected starting date of the contract, subject to the successful conclusion of the negotiations with the European Commission, is March 1st, 2009.

Queries on this post can be addressed to Jens Vigen - CERN Head Librarian - Jens.Vigen@cern.ch

Digital Preservation Specialist: Parliamentary Archives, UK Parliament

Ref: ROB104

Salary: £33,366-£41,347

Fixed term to 31 March 2012

There is a vacancy for the position of Digital Preservation Specialist in the Parliamentary Archives, on a fixed term appointment to 31 March 2012.

The Parliamentary Archives provides a records management and archives service for both Houses of Parliament, and assists the compliance of the House of Lords administration with Freedom of Information and Data Protection legislation. It supports the corporate aims of Parliament in the areas of effective information management, maintenance of heritage collections, promoting public understanding of Parliament's work, and sound corporate governance and risk management. Earlier this year the Archives launched a Digital Preservation Strategy and Roadmap which encompasses all Parliament's digital assets which require long-term preservation.

The Digital Preservation Specialist will provide expert technical and project support to the Assistant Clerk of the Parliamentary Archives (Preservation & Access) who is leading this work. This post will be a major contributor to the successful implementation of the Strategy and Roadmap, offering expert technical input across all our digital preservation activities, including preservation planning and policy, technology liaison, metadata and standards adoption, requirements specification, and the eventual implementation of selected preservation solutions.

We are looking for someone with a sound knowledge of digital preservation principles and techniques; strong project management skills; experience of specifying requirements for IT systems and/or services; hands-on experience of digital preservation, digital repository management or a related Area; up-to-date knowledge of relevant standards; excellent communication, presentation and team-working skills; a degree in a relevant field or equivalent experience; and ideally experience of applying formal system and process modelling techniques such as UML.

Benefits include membership of a generous pension scheme, six weeks annual holiday entitlement and assistance for childcare.

For a full job specification and application pack, please email humanresourceshol@parliament.uk quoting the reference above.

The closing date for applications is Friday 12 December 2008

Interviews are expected to be held in the first half of January 2009

The House of Lords is committed to equal opportunities.

SHERPA-LEAP Project Officer, UCL Library Services

Reference: 16/08/09

Salary: UCL Grade 7 £31,620 - £35,239 per annum inclusive of London Allowance

Fixed term for 18 months

A vacancy has arisen for a Project Officer, based in a large, multi-site academic library service in central London. You will support the London E-prints Access Project (SHERPA-LEAP), a University of London partnership which has supported the creation, development and exploitation of open access institutional e-prints repositories at University of London institutions since 2004. SHERPA-LEAP is funded by the Vice-Chancellor of the University of London and the project is led by UCL (University College London).

You will help the LEAP partners and other University of London institutions to continue to develop their open access e-prints repositories of research papers. In addition, you will continue to facilitate the networking and experience-sharing which has been a strength of SHERPA-LEAP, and help the partners to prepare for new challenges such as the Research Excellence Framework. You will also oversee the continued development of a cross-searching service for the University of London repositories.

You will be educated to degree level, or equivalent, with experience in digital library services or projects and practical knowledge of one or more metadata schemas, eg MARC, Dublin Core. A postgraduate qualification in library or information science and previous project management experience would be an advantage.

A full application pack can be downloaded at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/Library/jobs.shtml. If you cannot download the pack, email library-jobs@ucl.ac.uk
or phone 020 7679 0001. Please quote reference 16/08/09

No agencies.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 16 December 2008.

Interviews are expected to take place on 23 January 2009.

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under represented within UCL at this level. This is in line with section 38 of the Race Relations Act 1976.

Metadata Technical Officer

Reference: 14/08/MR

Salary: £31,711 - £38,391 with the potential to progress to £41,320

Application deadline: 17 December 2008

LSE Library is one of the world’s greatest social science libraries, and serves a vibrant community of students and staff in the centre of London. The Library has a significant and growing collection of electronic resources and digital objects, including a research repository, electronic course readings, digitised materials, e-theses, datasets and audiovisual media. In order to support user access to this body of material it is vital that high-quality metadata is incorporated into the document storage systems. An exciting opportunity has arisen with this new post to provide technical support for metadata creation.

In this post you will investigate appropriate metadata formats for each application, based on your current knowledge of the field, and recommend suitable formats for use. You will then work with colleagues in the Bibliographic Services and Information Services teams to implement the metadata formats, and ensure that staff are adequately trained and supported in creating metadata. Quality of metadata is a primary concern for this post, and you will be involved in ensuring that quality checks are in place so that all metadata is accurate.

You will be educated to at least degree level or equivalent. You will have extensive technical knowledge, and experience working in further or higher education, of current metadata formats, as well as a technical understanding of harvesting services, and the associated XML schemas. You will have excellent general IT skills, be a good planner and communicator, and have a determination to deliver the best service for end-users. You will be able to work under pressure and on your own initiative as well as being an effective team worker.

We offer a final salary pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent development and training opportunities.

If you would like to apply, please see the instructions on how to apply , job description and person specification, and further information about the post. You will also need to complete a personal details form . If you cannot download the pack, email hr.recruit.support@lse.ac.uk or call 020 7955 6183 quoting reference number 14/08/MR

Closing date for receipt of applications is 17 December 2008.

November 2008

Library Assistant: UCL Eprints (NEEO Project), University College London

Ref: 12/08/09

Salary: £21,870 to £24,907 per annum inclusive of London Allowance (pro rata)

Part time (22 hours per week, 0.6 FTE). Fixed term appointment for 35 weeks

A vacancy has arisen for a Library Assistant, based in a large, multi-site academic library service in central London you will assist the UCL Eprint team, adding records to the institutional repository for the NEEO (Network of European Economists Online) Project. NEEO aims to bring together Europe's top economics research and make it available through a new multilingual portal called Economists Online. You will check that content complies with Copyright legislation and liaise with contributors and other parties to ensure a smooth running service.

You should have 5 A*-C GCSEs or equivalent and experience of working in a library, information or publishing environment. You will have demonstrably excellent accuracy and attention to detail in data entry. Experience of using bibliographic databases and electronic journals is essential.

A full application pack can be downloaded at (http://www.ucl.ac.uk/Library/jobs.shtml). If you cannot download the pack, email library-jobs@ucl.ac.uk
or phone 020 7679 0001.

Please quote reference: 12/08/09

No agencies.

The closing date for applications is Friday 7 November 2008

Interviews are expected to take place on 4 December 2008

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under represented within UCL at this level". This is in line with section 38 of the Race Relations Act 1976.

BRII Project Analyst, Systems and E-Research Service (SERS), University of Oxford

Ref: BL8088

Salary: Grade 7: Salary £27,466 - £33,780 p.a. (pay award pending 1 October 2008)

Building the Research Information Infrastructure (BRII) Project.

ORA (Oxford University Research Archive) the repository for Oxford research outputs and Oxford Medical Sciences Division Research Database Service have joined forces to create an innovative solution for research information management. The JISC funded project to create this new system, BRII, will forge connections between researchers, grants, projects and publications.

We are seeking a project analyst who has excellent demonstrable communication skills, both written and oral, who will liaise between BRII project staff including software developers, and members of staff in academic and administrative departments across the University. You will be able to communicate the purpose and design of the project, technical developments and plans to non-technical end users.

This is a full-time fixed-term post until the end of March 2010.

Visit http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/ for further details and an application form, or contact OULS Personnel(tel: 01865 277622; email: personnel@ouls.ox.ac.uk). Please quote reference BL8088 in all correspondence.

The closing date for applications is 5.00 pm on Friday 7 November 2008

Interviews are expected to take place on 17 November 2008.

Institutional Publications Repository Manager, University of Reading

Ref: PM08088

Salary: Grade 7 –£34,793 to £42,791 per annum, pay award pending

We need an experienced and knowledgeable person to create, implement, manage and roll out an Institutional Publications Repository, to meet the requirements of the Research Excellence Framework and of the University.

You will need excellent communication and interpersonal skills, previous experience of working in a university environment, and an awareness of current and possible future developments in the research repository community.

You will have:
• excellent oral and written communication skills
• a high level of attention to detail
• strong interpersonal skills for teamworking, advocacy and negotiation

Previous experience of working in a university environment is essential.

Informal enquiries: contact the Director of Academic Services, Dr Richard Messer on +44 (0)118 931 8531 or email r.j.messer@reading.ac.uk.

Further information and application forms are available at www.reading.ac.uk/jobs, or from: Human Resources, University of Reading, Whiteknights, PO Box 217, Reading RG6 6AH, Telephone +44 (0)118 378 6771 (voicemail) Please quote reference number PM08088

The closing date for applications is Monday 3 November 2008

Interview date is 13 November 2008

We value a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community

BRII Project Analyst, Oxford University Library Services

Ref: BL8088

Full time, fixed term to March 2010

Salary: £27,466 - £33,780 p.a., Oxford Grade 7

Systems and E-Research Service (SERS) Building the Research Information Infrastructure (BRII) Project

ORA (Oxford University Research Archive) the repository for Oxford research outputs and Oxford Medical Sciences Division Research Database Service have joined forces to create an innovative solution for research information management. The JISC-funded project to create this new system, BRII, will forge connections between researchers, grants, projects and publications. It will provide web-based services to disseminate and reuse this information in new contexts and for new purposes.

We are seeking a project analyst who has excellent demonstrable communication skills, both written and oral, who will liaise between BRII project staff including software developers, and members of staff in academic and administrative departments across the University. You will be able to communicate the purpose and design of the project, technical developments and plans to non-technical end users.

Working as part of a small team, your duties will include running stakeholder and user analyses, synthesising the findings and translating them into requirements to be used by technical developers. You will consult with end users, be involved with running testing and with dissemination of the project.

Further details and application form are available from OULS Personnel: tel 01865 277622, or email personnel@ouls.ox.ac.uk.
From 17th October further details and an application form available from here

The revised closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 7 November 2008

The University of Oxford is an equal opportunities employer

October 2008

Collection Digitisation Manager, Library, London School of Economics and Political Science

Ref: 06/08/MR

Salary: £39,167 - £45,371 pa

The Library is at the heart of LSE, one of the world's greatest social science universities, and serves a vibrant community of students and staff in the centre of London. The Library has a high reputation both nationally and internationally for its extensive print collections, its involvement in innovative projects and its high quality services. An exciting opportunity has arisen to contribute to the development, use and preservation of the Library collection by overseeing the digitisation of print and archive material held within the collections.

In this post you will be responsible for initiating and implementing digitisation projects and identifying opportunities to fund raise for them. You will develop and deliver advocacy strategies to ensure that key stakeholders in the Library, School and the wider community are informed and engaged with the collection digitisation programme. You will also be involved in research and development work on the use of digital repositories for storage and sharing of digitised collection resources as well as managing the digitisation budgets.

You will be educated to at least degree level or equivalent with a knowledge and understanding of the issues and developments associated with digitising library, archive or museum collections. You should be an excellent communicator with a proven ability to relate to a wide range of users. You will be able to work under pressure and on your own initiative as well as being an effective team worker. Experience of working with digitised collections and promoting services derived from them to users is essential.

We offer a final salary pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent development and training opportunities.

Further details can be obtained at www.lse.ac.uk/jobsaslse.
Alternatively, please telephone 020 7955 6183 or email hr.recruit.support@lse.ac.uk

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 28 October 2008

For information about LSE and its Library, please visit www.lse.ac.uk

We value diversity and wish to promote equality at all levels

Library Digital Project Officer, University College Cork

Salary: €41,243 - €51,254 (new entrants) depending on qualifications and experience

Applications are invited for the contract post of Digital Project Officer in the Boole Library. Reporting to the Head of Special Collections, Archives and Repository Services, the purpose of the post is to undertake project related duties for a two year period. Specific projects will include The George Boole Digitisation Project, the Villiers Stuart Listing and Digitisation Project, and the maintenance and development of the authorised Frank O’Connor Website. The Project Officer will aid these and future projects through a variety of core digital humanities tasks, including designing and implementing text encoding workflows, maintaining relational databases, and web publishing and/or other appropriate encoding methodologies.

It will be the role of a Digital Project Officer to undertake the task of digitising material from source collections. The material exists in a wide variety of formats and types, all of which require specialised care and handling during the process. The agreed deliverables of the project shall include a body of digitised content incorporating all relevant media types; a prototype, web enabled database with additional functionality and a comprehensive report noting regulatory, costing and other issues.

Applicants must have excellent IT skills in the context of digitization, appropriate skills and experience in digitisation, and a third level qualification. The successful candidate will have the ability to work with library and academic staff, and students to develop and apply technological tools for research needs. The successful candidate will also be self-motivated, resourceful and enthusiastic with excellent communication and interpersonal skills and will be expected to operate in a goal orientated environment.

Please see www.ucc.ie/hr for more details

Completed application forms should be returned to:
Department of Human Resources, University College Cork, College Road, Cork
Tel: 021 4903073/Fax 021 4276995 / Email: recruitment@per.ucc.ie

Closing date for applications is Friday 24 October 2008

UCC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER

Digitisation Officer, JISC-Funded CHARTER Project, University of Exeter

Ref: P58N1841

Available full-time for 9 months, from January to the end of September 2009

Salary: starting at £18,109

Fixed-Term Digitisation Project Post (JISC-funded CHARTER project) available full-time for 9 months, from January to the end of September 2009.

Responsible for the day to day delivery of the digitisation workflow on the project, create metadata records and upload digital images to the digital repository. Experience of digitisation, heritage collections, staff supervision and relevant metadata standards an advantage.

Application packs are available from http://www.admin.ex.ac.uk/personnel/jobs/P58N1841.pdf e-mail p.c.jackson@exeter.ac.uk; quoting reference number P58N1841.

Application form and guidance notes in PDF are available here

Closing date for applications is 12 noon 10 October 2008

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer and promotes diversity in its workforce and, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, is particularly keen to consider applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

Mimas Development Officer (Jorum Communications) - Mimas, University of Manchester

Ref: ACS/81105

Fixed term for one year in the first instance

Salary: £27,466 - £33,780 p.a. dependant on skills and experience

Applications are invited for a Communications Officer to join a team at Mimas responsible for providing for providing a developing service to the UK Further and Higher Education community - Jorum. Jorum is a national Service and is a collaborative venture between the two National Data Centres, Mimas at Manchester and EDINA at Edinburgh. Jorum is a community resource, supporting deposit of (Jorum Contributor) and access to (Jorum User) learning and teaching content for the UK Further and Higher Education communities. The postholder's duties will include promoting Jorum through the delivery of national training events, the Jorum website, and working with key stakeholders.

Applicants should have a good honours degree or experience in an equivalent role; experience in using web based data and information services; experience of providing user support in a service environment; excellent interpersonal, communication and presentational skills (written and oral); excellent organisational skills and an ability to work to deadlines. An ability to work independently and as part of a team and a willingness to travel is a key requirement as there is substantial travel involved with the post.

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Jackie Carter
Tel: + 44 (0) 161 275 6725
Email: jackie.carter@manchester.ac.uk

or Laura Shaw
Tel: + 44 (0) 161 275 6079
Email: laura.shaw@manchester.ac.uk

Application form and guidance notes in PDF are available here

Closing date for applications is 6 October 2008

September 2008

Digitiation Programme Officer JISC Collections / JISC Executive

Salary: £28,000 to £32,800 depending on experience

Based in: Central London
JISC Collections negotiates agreements for and acquires online content to support education and research. The key ambition in establishing JISC Collections is to widen accessibility to online resources, to save the academic sector time and money, and to improve management of licensing by the sector.
JISC Collections is undertaking two projects in association with the JISC Digitisation Programme and requires a programme manager to support these projects and ensure that their successful delivery.

You will be required to:
- Support projects funded under the JISC Digitisation Programme's Enriching Digital Resources call and ensure their successful delivery
- Obtain copyright clearances for content and data delivered via the JISC - funded Vision of Britain project
- Manage specific JISC Collections projects, with special attention to those involving the licensing of digital content
- As part of the JISC e-Content team to report back on project and programme management and share related information

You will need an understanding of the issues related to the digitisation of scholarly resources, such as data capture, resource discovery, rights clearance and usability.
In addition an understanding of the issues related to the procurement and provision of online information resources in particular negotiation and licensing.

For a full copy of the job description please visit our web site at http://www.jisc-collections.ac.uk or email Liam Earney.

Closing date for applications is 29 September

Information & Metadata Assistant, Library Services, University of Surrey

Ref: 6731

Salary: £16,684 - £17,667 per annum (Full Time)

This is an opportunity to assist the work of the Digital Collections Officers in administering and populating the university's open access repository of full text peer-reviewed research outputs, Surrey Scholarship Online. You will contribute to the administration and quality assurance of other full text repositories and/or databases of university publications information as and when they are set up. You will also participate in front-line library duties.

The post-holder will carry out administrative duties essential for the day-to-day running of Surrey Scholarship Online. You will carry out day-to-day problem solving and will offer advice to faculty Administrators. Your frontline duties will include working on the Lending Services desk, assisting with training sessions, or other customer facing duties commensurate with the grade of the post.

With previous experience of working within an HE, Library or Customer Services environment (if not qualified to GCSE level or equivalent), you will also have experience of using computerised systems and be able to demonstrate attention to detail.

Please apply online or download an application pack from our website or contact Emma Bolden on e.bolden@surrey.ac.uk or 01483 682021 for an application pack. More details are available here.

Closing date for applications is 26 September 2008

Repository Officer, Library & Information Services, Aston University

Ref: L08/207/99

Salary: £28,997 to £34,624 per annum, pro rata (18.25 hrs, per week)

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated individual to play a leading role in the maintenance and future development of Aston University's institutional research repository. Your duties will include leading the development of policies and procedures for the repository, advocacy with stakeholders, management of the repository on a day-to-day basis, promoting the service and training users.

Educated to degree level or equivalent, and preferably with a postgraduate qualification in librarianship or information studies, you will have excellent IT skills. You will have experience of working with electronic information resources, or cataloguing/metadata issues, or repositories, and a good understanding of current developments in open access to research outputs, especially copyright and IPR issues. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, flexibility, the ability to work as part of a team, or independently, and good organisational skills are also essential.

Further information about the Library & Information Services can be found at www.aston.ac.uk/lis.

For an informal discussion on the nature of this post, please contact the Director of LIS, Dr Nick Smith, on 0121 204 4509.

Application forms and further particulars are available on our web site: www.aston.ac.uk/jobs, or by telephoning: 0121 359 0870 (24 hour answerphone),or by email: recruitment@aston.ac.uk, quoting reference number L08/207/99.

Closing date for applications is 22 September 2008

Repository Software Developer, King's College London

Ref: N6/QL/45/08

Salary: £31,461 to £37,116 per annum (inclusive of London Allowance of £2,323 per annum) depending on skills and experience.

The Centre for e-Research at King's College London is seeking to appoint a full-time Repository Software Developer, who will work within a small development team, and reporting to the Software Development Manager. The repository will incorporate not only articles and papers, but also research data, complex research outputs, and digitised material from King's archives and special collections. The aim is not to produce a stand-alone system that simply manages data, but a repository that is fully integrated with the wider research infrastructure and research workflows across the College, including those that support strategic planning and monitoring of research outputs.
The post-holder will thus be required to liaise with researcher staff, departments and schools, and will be involved with all aspects of our work, including the opportunity to develop new skills in a wider context.

The main duties and responsibilities of the Repository Software Developer will be:
* Evaluation of potential technologies and solutions, and making recommendations on the basis of this evaluation.
* Understanding functional and non-functional requirements.
* Transforming requirements into implementations, in accordance with the standards and principles followed at the Centre.
* Specification of repository architecture, web services and other software.
* Development, testing and documentation of services and other software.
* Liaison and collaboration with research staff and data/metadata specialists in various disciplines.
* Dissemination activities (e.g. workshops, conferences) Details The ideal candidate will be a graduate with a relevant degree or equivalent (either computing science or with significant IT component).
Expertise in Fedora repositories is essential. You must be thorough and methodical, able to work independently to tight deadlines, and have experience of planning and working in teams.

Benefits include 27 days annual leave, an annual season ticket loan scheme, a final salary superannuation scheme and a subsidised gym.

Further particulars are available here.

Closing date for applications is 17 September 2008

August 2008

Sales Executive - Open Repository, Bio Med Central

Ref: BMC/SE-OR

BioMed Central is an independent publishing house committed to providing immediate free access to peer-reviewed scientific, technical and medical research.
Digital repositories are becoming increasingly important to research universities and other organisations who produce increasing amounts of original material in digital formats. Much of this information is never published by traditional means and the repository is vital to protect and promote these significant assets. Archiving research articles in such a repository is one mean of providing open access (OA) to literature, the other is to publish in OA journals.
Open Repository is a flexible and cost-effective service from BioMed Central - the leading open access publisher - to build, launch, host and maintain institutional repositories for organisations. BioMed Central's economy of scale makes it possible for organisations that could not otherwise afford to, or lack the infrastructure or technical capacity in-house to run their own repositories.

Position overview

As the Open Repository Sales Executive you will promote the benefits of institutional repositories to libraries and international organisations; understand their needs and, with the Open Repository Project Manager help them build and launch their own institutional repository. The ability to work independently but equally to develop strong working relationships with customers is key.
The successful candidate will have a proven track record in sales ideally gained from working within an information environment, the library/research community, publishing or from a consultative selling environment.
You will be a self-motivated sales professional with outstanding communicational skills and the ability to sell both on the phone and face-to-face. You will equally be involved in the overall development of the project, alongside the marketing and technical teams.
The role will be office based developing sales leads over the phone, with occasional international travel to relevant exhibitions and clients visits.

Preferred candidate profile:

- Consultative sales person with a high level of motivation
- Articulate, with an ability to present confidently to senior management staff within any organisation
- Good customer service skills and attention to detail
- Experience in selling information products and services (preferable)
- Experiences in the publishing market, particularly in STM (preferable)
- Knowledge of library systems and the library market (preferable)
- Knowledge of selling to academic libraries, museums or governmental organisations (preferable)
- Awareness of open access and its benefits for the international research community (bonus)
- Any additional language skill a bonus

Start date: As soon as possible

Please send your CV and covering letter, stating salary expectations and quoting job reference to: Recruitment, SNG, 34-42 Cleveland Street, London, W1T 4LB, or by email to: jobs@sciencenow.com.

Closing date for applications is 29 August 2008

Science Navigation Group is an equal opportunities employer

Publications Repository Developer: 2 years fixed term, E-Science Centre, Science & Technology Facilities Council, Oxfordshire

Salary: £25,576 to £36,076

Ref: FBU178

The STFC provides advanced large-scale facilities and services to the UK science community. The STFC e-Science Centre (www.escience.stfc.ac.uk ) focuses on the exploitation of e-Science technologies throughout STFC's programmes (www.stfc.ac.uk), the research communities they support and the UK national science and engineering base. Almost all of the centre's projects are collaborative developments, involving other STFC departments, UK University research groups, and research groups from Europe and the US.

The Centre is seeking a number of motivated individuals to contribute to its research, development and support programmes in Grid computing and institutional repositories. We have the following vacancies:

- Publications Repository Developer: 2 years fixed term Ref. FBU178
- Scientific Computing Middleware Support: 3 years fixed term Ref. FBU176
- Grid Support and Deployment Officers: 2 years fixed term Ref. FBU177
- Grid Security Researcher: 2 years fixed term Ref. FBU179
- Data Curation Support Engineer: 2 years fixed term Ref. FBU180

Applicants should have a degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent IT experience. All positions require good programming skills. Good communication skills, both verbal and written, are also essential as interaction with a wide range of scientists and project members in a multi-disciplinary environment will be required. Training will be provided where necessary to enhance the skills of the successful applicant. Some posts may offer an appointment at a more senior level where additional knowledge would be essential and additional duties including project and team management would be required.

For more information on relevant vacancies from the STFC see here.

For further information or an informal discussion about a specific vacancy, contact Ms Denise Small (Tel. +44 1235 445121, e-mail: d.small@rl.ac.uk) who will provide you with the relevant contact information. For further information and how to apply: please visit www.scitech.ac.uk, telephone 01235 446677 or e-mail recruitment-FBU@rl.ac.uk quoting the relevant reference number.

Closing date for applications is 1 August 2008, Interviews will be held late August.

July 2008

Science, Technology and Medicine Content Expert – Datasets, The British Library

From £34,155

Ref: EIS00059

The British Library’s collection of scientific, technical and medical literature is one of the best in the world - supporting cutting-edge research that will impact on all of our futures. This position in the newly formed Scientific, Technical and Medical content and collections team will be vital in helping us take forward our strategy and in managing our collection in a rapidly changing environment.

You’ll work with scientific datasets to help develop and implement strategies that will increase access to them. It’s a new area of content development for the Library, so there’s real scope to make this role your own, developing a wide range of data management skills along the way, and ultimately shaping the way we move forward.

You’ll need a relevant degree (or equivalent), together with a clear understanding of the role that access to data plays in scientific research. Alternatively, you may have extensive professional experience of working in data management or data curation. A keen interest in science will be important, preferably supported by professional experience within a science-related environment.

You may be working in a university, institutional repository or digital library environment and looking for a new challenge. This is an exciting opportunity to develop your expertise in the emerging data librarian environment and play a role in supporting scientific research.

More details are available here

Closing date is Friday 4th July

June 2008

SHERPA Repository Development Officer (Fixed-term), University of Nottingham

£25,888 to £33,780 per annum, depending on qualifications and experience (salary can progress to £36,912 per annum, subject to performance)

Ref: LS25284

Fixed-term contract for a period of one year

This post is an exciting opportunity to join the core team of SHERPA to work on the high profile Repositories Support Project (RSP) and contribute to the range of our other dynamic open access work. The person appointed will take a lead in project development under the guidance of the SHERPA Manager.

They will take forward work on a wide variety of archive issues - open access development, digital rights, search, user-interface, user-support, etc - and work with authors, researchers, librarians, learned societies and publishers. Work includes acting as an advocate of open access and involves national and probably international travel.

This work on high profile national and international projects is a great opportunity to achieve personal success and recognition within an active and rapidly developing field.

Candidates should be educated to degree level or equivalent. A postgraduate degree or diploma in librarianship or information science will be an advantage, together with experience in academic libraries, HE/research environment or research publishing.

Further details are available from the SHERPA web site and informal enquiries may be addressed to Bill Hubbard, SHERPA Manager, tel: 0115 846 7657 or Email: Bill.Hubbard@Nottingham.ac.uk

Further details and application form and application form are available here

Closing date is Friday 27 June

Systems and Applications Developers - UK Data Archive, University of Essex

£28,290 - £35,858p.a.

Ref: SS604

The UK Data Archive is looking to expand its existing team of developers due to the commencement of several new projects and also to implement the uptake of new technologies, software, workflow practices; and metadata standards. These are exciting and challenging times for the UK Data Archive which will require the recruitment of 2 to 3 skilled and experienced developers to join what is already a very talented team.

The expertise that we are currently looking for are in the areas of:-
.NET, C#, SQL databases, ASP/JSP, Java, XML/RDF schema, Lucene, the Shibboleth (SAML) single sign-on system, Microsoft Sharepoint and the Fedora repository software.

The combination of these skills and knowledge that we require has been reflected in the full job description.
Candidates should be educated to degree level in a computing related discipline.

Depending on experience, appointment to these posts will be flexible in terms of length of contract and hours worked; all will be on a pro rata of the university grade 8 scale of £28,290-£35,858 per annum.

Further information and details of the application process are available here and at the University site at www.essex.ac.uk.

Closing date: 13 June 2008

May 2008

Jorum Software Engineer

36 months contract

EDINA, University of Edinburgh

£28,290 to £33,780 p.a.

Your role will be to develop, support and maintain EDINA's web-based services delivering learning materials via the Internet, including the Jorum learning object repository (http://jorum.ac.uk). You will also contribute to project work in the learning and teaching area. Both posts require that you will be a graduate or post-graduate in a computing related discipline.

With two years relevant work experience or equivalent, you will have sound experience of working in a UNIX environment, and expertise in Java, web development, databases, XML and related technologies, as well as flexibility and good problem solving skills.

EDINA is a UK National Data Centre, designated by JISC and serving the needs of staff and students in universities and colleges across the UK. Based in Information Services at The University of Edinburgh, EDINA has an established reputation for online service delivery and project success, http://edina.ed.ac.uk/. EDINA has offices in Edinburgh and Cheshire; it is expected that these posts will be based in Edinburgh.

Further information and details of the application process are available on http://www.jobs.ac.uk/jobs/FI065/EDINA_-_Jorum_Software_Engineer/

Closing date: 9 May 2008

Jorum Senior Software Engineer

36 months contract

EDINA, University of Edinburgh

£34,793 to £41,545 p.a.

Your role will be to develop, support and maintain EDINA's web-based services delivering learning materials via the Internet, including the Jorum learning object repository (http://jorum.ac.uk). You will also contribute to project work in the learning and teaching area. Both posts require that you will be a graduate or post-graduate in a computing related discipline.

You will have been working in a software engineering environment for several years, and have sound experience of object oriented design and scaleable web application design in a UNIX environment. You will also have expertise in J2EE Java development, XML and related technologies, and software development methodologies. You will need to demonstrate flexibility, technical leadership, initiative, and the ability to deal with time pressures.

EDINA is a UK National Data Centre, designated by JISC and serving the needs of staff and students in universities and colleges across the UK. Based in Information Services at The University of Edinburgh, EDINA has an established reputation for online service delivery and project success, http://edina.ed.ac.uk/. EDINA has offices in Edinburgh and Cheshire; it is expected that these posts will be based in Edinburgh.

Further information and details of the application process are available on http://www.jobs.ac.uk/jobs/FI064/EDINA_-_Jorum_Senior_Software_Engineer/

Closing date: 9 May 2008

Mimas Development Officer - Jorum Community Enhancement

2 Years contract

Mimas, University of Manchester

£26,666 - £32,796 p.a.

The Jorum Service is a web based repository service, supporting the deposit and access of learning and teaching content for the UK Further and Higher Education communities. We require a suitably qualified and pro-active individual to promote the service with existing and new contributors and users.

Duties will include; engagement with and extending the existing Jorum community user and contributor base, promoting the advantages of involvement with the Jorum repository and its community, identifying and liaising with potential and existing contributors possible content and collections for inclusion to the repository. They will also be expected to work closely with existing members of the Jorum team and fully contribute to Jorum operations, planning and reporting.

The successful candidate will hold a good honours degree in a related discipline or have relevant experience in an equivalent role. The candidate is required to have experience of e-learning and of community engagement within a service environment. Good organisation, communication skills and the ability to give presentations are essential requirements of this post, as is the willingness to travel.

Further information and details of the application process are available on http://www.jobs.ac.uk/jobs/QN434/Mimas_Development_Officer_Jorum_Community_Enhancement/

Closing date: 13 May 2008

Research Officer (Metadata Advocacy) - UKOLN

One year contract in the first instance

UKOLN, based at University of Bath

Ref: 08H127A

£27,466 - £32,796 p.a.

UKOLN is a centre of expertise in digital information management, providing advice and services to the library, information, education and cultural heritage communities and is based at the University of Bath.

As Research Officer (Metadata Advocacy) you will provide support and advocacy to the HE community in the development and adoption of two important new metadata application profiles, in the areas of scholarly communications and geo-location.

Applicants should possess a first degree or equivalent qualification and have experience in working with metadata standards.
This is a full time post but we are open to flexible working arrangements and support home working where appropriate.

Informal enquiries should be made to Michael Day, (01225) 383923, or email m.day@ukoln.ac.uk

Application forms and further particulars may be obtained from the Human Resources Department, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, BA2 7AY, email jobs@bath.ac.uk quoting Ref 08H127A.


Alternatively, please phone the 24 hr answer-phone service on (01225) 386924, textphone (01225) 386039 quoting the Ref 08H127A.


An Equal Opportunities Employer

For further information please visit the UKOLN website here.

The closing date for applications is has been extended to 16 May 2008

Systems Developer (Repositories Integration) - UKOLN

One year contract in the first instance

UKOLN, based at University of Bath

Ref: 08H128A

£27,466 - £32,796 p.a.

UKOLN is a centre of expertise in digital information management, providing advice and services to the library, information, education and cultural heritage communities and is based at the University of Bath.

As Systems Developer (Repositories Integration) you will provide technical development supporting the integration of repositories in the Start up and Enhancement (SUE) strand of JISC’s Repositories and Preservation Programme with the Shared Infrastructure Services (SIS) of the JISC Information Environment.

Applicants should possess a first degree or equivalent qualification and be an experienced software developer, with specific experience in systems integration a bonus.

This is a full time post but we are open to flexible working arrangements and support home working where appropriate.
The contract will be for one year in the first instance.

Informal enquiries should be made to Paul Walk, (01225) 383933, or email p.walk@ukoln.ac.uk

Application forms and further particulars may be obtained from the Human Resources Department, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, BA2 7AY, email jobs@bath.ac.uk quoting Ref 08H128A.
Alternatively, please phone the 24 hr answer-phone service on (01225) 386924, textphone (01225) 386039 quoting the Ref 08H128A.

For further information please visit the UKOLN website here.

An Equal Opportunities Employer

The closing date for applications is has been extended to 16 May 2008

April 2008

Metadata Manager - Digital Humanities Observatory, Ireland

2 Years, 8 Months contract

Royal Irish Academy, Ireland

€48,780 - €52,800p.a.

Funded under PRTLI 4, the Royal Irish Academy (RIA) and its partners in the Humanities Serving Irish Society Consortium (HSIS) will build a joint national platform for the coordination and dissemination of humanities research, teaching and training at an all-island level. The key infrastructural element of the consortium will be the Digital Humanities Observatory (DHO). The DHO will be an electronic access portal and research resource for the humanities, designed, hosted and operated by the RIA.

The RIA now invites applications for the following fixed term contract position with the DHO.
Reporting to the DHO Director, the Metadata Manager will be responsible for:

• promoting and supporting the use of advanced computing techniques as applied to the humanities
• researching, evaluating, and interpreting developments in metadata standards
• designing appropriate metadata schema to facilitate the use of HSIS collections
• cataloguing materials using a variety of metadata schema
• assisting in the development of a technical framework to support a shared repository for HSIS research
• assisting in development efforts such as drafting funding applications as well as promoting the work of the DHO via professional activities such as conference presentations, articles and poster sessions.
The Metadata Manager will have an approved postgraduate library qualification and at least two years working in a digital library or digital humanities environment with significant experience implementing metadata for digital environments. The successful candidate must demonstrate proficiency in OAI and XML DTDs or Schema (EAD and TEI), with two or more of the following: DC, MARC, MODS or METS, as well as have experience cataloguing more traditional formats.
Must have excellent communication skills, the ability to interact with diverse groups of scholars and technical staff, and be able to effectively articulate abstract ideas. The candidate must be self directed, flexible and adaptable to change, analytical and results oriented. It is desirable that the Metadata Manager has experience in understanding the principles of database structure and design as well as in training and mentoring.

Further information and details of the application process are available on www.ria.ie and www.dho.ie.

Applicants will be shortlisted on the basis of the information provided in their application. This position will remain open until suitable candidates are found.
The Royal Irish Academy is an equal opportunities employer.

Closing date: 16 May 2008 at 4pm

Research Repository Manager - The Open University

35-month contract

The Open University, based in Milton Keynes

£33,779 - £40,335 p.a.

Ref: 4175

The Open University is a committed advocate of Open Access and has created a repository for storing and disseminating Open University research. Open Research Online (ORO) is one of the leading repositories in the UK.
You will take the repository forward, developing policies to meet the strategic requirements of the University and future maintenance of the service. As principal advocate for ORO and working closely with stakeholder groups in the University you will investigate the preservation of the University's research data through digitisation, as well as researching the related organisational, technical and legal issues.
You should be a graduate with either a qualification in Librarianship/Information Science or substantial organizational experience connected to e-resources or repositories (or equivalent). With the vision to enthuse and inspire colleagues you will be able to demonstrate good negotiating and influencing capabilities. You should also have excellent organisational skills.
Please click here for more details.
An Equal Opportunities Employer

Closing date: 9 May 2008

Systems Developer (Repositories Integration) - UKOLN

Fixed term contract for 1 year in the first instance

University of Bath

£27,466 - £32,796 p.a.

Ref: 08H128A

UKOLN is a centre of expertise in digital information management, providing advice and services to the library, information, education and cultural heritage communities and is based at the University of Bath.
As Systems Developer (Repositories Integration) you will provide technical development supporting the integration of repositories in the Start up and Enhancement (SUE) strand of JISC’s Repositories and Preservation Programme with the Shared Infrastructure Services (SIS) of the JISC Information Environment.
Applicants should possess a first degree or equivalent qualification and be an experienced software developer, with specific experience in systems integration a bonus.
This is a full time post but we are open to flexible working arrangements and support home working where appropriate. The contract will be for one year in the first instance.
Informal enquiries should be made to Paul Walk, (01225) 383933, or email p.walk@ukoln.ac.uk
Application forms and further particulars may be obtained from the Human Resources Department, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, BA2 7AY, email jobs@bath.ac.uk .
Alternatively, please phone the 24 hr answer-phone service on (01225) 386924, textphone (01225) 386039 quoting the Ref 08H128A. An Equal Opportunities Employer

Closing date: 1 May 2008

Research Officer - (Metadata Advocacy) - UKOLN

Fixed term contract for 1 year

University of Bath

£27,466 - £32,796 p.a.

Ref: 08H127A

UKOLN is a centre of expertise in digital information management, providing advice and services to the library, information, education and cultural heritage communities and is based at the University of Bath. As Research Officer (Metadata Advocacy) you will provide support and advocacy to the HE community in the development and adoption of two important new metadata application profiles, in the areas of scholarly communications and geo-location.
Applicants should possess a first degree or equivalent qualification and have experience in working with metadata standards. This is a full time post but we are open to flexible working arrangements and support home working where appropriate.
Informal enquiries should be made to Michael Day, (01225) 383923, or email m.day@ukoln.ac.uk . Further details are also available at: www.ukoln.ac.uk/vacancies
An online application form is available here .

Closing date: 1 May 2008

Web Archive Preservation Project Manager

Fixed term contract for 3 years

The British Library

£32,176 - £41,289 p.a.

Ref: S&C00097

The British Library is a founder member of the UK Web Archiving Consortium and chairs the steering committee. The archive contains over 2,100 different sites, over 1000 of which have been contributed by the team at the British Library. We are also leading the field in collecting and creating an increasing amount of digital material which must be preserved for future use. More information about the digital preservation team can be viewed online at http://www.bl.uk/dp or on web archiving at www.bl.uk/aboutus/stratpolprog/digi/webarch/
This is a new role for an experienced Project Manager who has knowledge of digital preservation and the ability to bring technological solutions to a range of challenges related to preserving web archives for the long term. Primary responsibility is to pilot, implement, and validate different approaches to preservation in order to advance the long-term stewardship of the British Library’s Web-Archiving programme.
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Closing date: 25 April 2008

Mimas Development Officer (UK PubMed Central)

Fixed term for one year in the first instance

Mimas

£26,666 - £32,796

Ref: ACS/80270

Mimas is a national data centre supported by JISC and the ESRC and hosted by The University of Manchester. Mimas provides the UK Further and Higher Education and research community with networked access to key data and information resources to support teaching, learning and research across a wide range of disciplines. (www.mimas.ac.uk).
In partnership with the British Library and the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI), the University of Manchester was awarded the contract to deploy and develop UK PubMed Central (UKPMC) (ukpmc.ac.uk). Based on a model currently used by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), UKPMC provides free access to a permanent online archive of peer-reviewed research papers in the medical and life sciences. UKPMC also provides a manuscript submission system (UKMSS) to enable researchers to deposit articles that have been accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.
The person appointed to this post will be required to: undertake application support and development, requiring close liaison with all contract partners and colleagues, including those based at National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the USA; develop web content including documentation and support materials and derive service metrics.
You will also be responsible for undertaking a range of duties required to ensure the ongoing development and maintenance of UKPMC in line with agreed service development plans and service level agreements.
The successful candidate will hold a good honours degree in Computer Science or a related discipline or relevant experience in an equivalent role. You will have proven expertise in developing and maintaining web-based interfaces to SQL databases, expertise in one or more of PHP, Perl, C, C++ or Java; experience of XML, XSLT and CSS. You will also have expertise in modern software development tools, techniques and processes and you will be an effective communicator and have a flexible approach to work.

Informal enquiries
Vic Lyte
Mimas Technical Manager
Tel: + 44 (0) 161 275 8330
Email: vic.lyte@manchester.ac.uk
or
Ross MacIntyre
Mimas Service Manager
Tel: + 44 (0) 161 275 7181
Email: ross.macintyre@manchester.ac.uk

Closing date: 15 April 2008

March 2008

Mimas Development Officer (CAIRD Project)

Fixed Term for one year

Mimas

££26,666 - £32,796

Ref: ACS/077/08

Mimas is a national data centre supported by JISC and the ESRC and hosted by The University of Manchester.
The Census Dissemination Unit (CDU) (www.cdu.mimas.ac.uk) based within Mimas provides access to and support for the use of the aggregate statistics outputs from the '71, '81, '91 and 2001 UK censuses. The CDU also provides a variety of additional census-related datasets and services to its users.
The CAIRD (Census Aggregate Information Resource Demonstrator) Project aims to create a demonstrator system that will combine data and metadata from the UK 2001 Census through the use of developments in open-standards structured XML, and XML-aware database systems to create a machine-readable, application-ready online service. The main aim of the CAIRD project is to demonstrate the feasibility of this approach in order to encourage adoption of similar methods by the national census agencies for aggregate outputs from the UK 2011 Census.
You should have: a good honours degree in Computer Science or a related discipline or experience in an equivalent role; strong IT skills; experience of manipulating large and complex datasets; use of Excel for data manipulation including the use of functions; experience of XML and related technologies (such as XSLT); Microsoft SQL Server experience. In addition you will have excellent organisational skills and a flexible, enthusiastic and proactive approach to work.

Informal enquiries
Justin Hayes
Mimas Senior Development Officer (CDU)
Tel: + 44 (0) 161 275 6060
Email: justin.hayes@manchester.ac.uk

Closing date: 1 April 2008

Information Services Web Site Manager (University of Nottingham)

Information Services – Customer Services Division

(Fixed term)

£25,134 - £32,796
Salary can progress to £35,837 per annum, subject to performance

Ref: LS/25709

The Information Services (IS) department at The University of Nottingham provides IT and library services to around 40,000 students and staff. Our web site provides them with information and advice on those services and how to use them, so it’s a key communications channel for the department.
A Web Site Manager is required to join the IS Marketing and Communications Team and help to develop and improve our web site, particularly as we make the transition to a full Content Management System.
Candidates should be educated to degree level (or equivalent) and have experience of hand coding HTML, XML and CSS as well as some understanding of PHP and complex SQL queries. The ability to undertake and interpret user feedback on web site usability and access issues is essential, as is having a good understanding and appreciation of information architecture.
On top of this you will need to be a good team player, problem-solver and have excellent communication skills, especially when it comes to translating technical information for non-technical audiences.
This full-time post will be offered on a fixed-term contract for a period of 18 months and is open to job share.
Informal enquiries may be addressed to Alison Reynolds, Email: Alison Reynolds
For more details and/or to apply on-line please access: http://jobs.nottingham.ac.uk/LS25709

Closing date: 3 April 2008
Interview date: 30 April 2008

For all our vacancies and more about working at the University of Nottingham see: http://jobs.nottingham.ac.uk/

Feb 2008

Open Repository Service Manager (BioMed Central)

London

Ref: BMC/ORM

Open Repository is a service from BioMed Central to build, launch, host and maintain institutional repositories for organisations. Built upon the latest DSpace repository software the service has been designed to be flexible and cost-effective. BioMed Central's economy of scale makes it possible for organisations that could not otherwise afford to, or lack the infrastructure or technical capacity in-house to run their own repositories.


BioMed Central is an independent publishing house committed to providing immediate free access to peer-reviewed scientific, technical and medical research.
As the Open Repository Service Manager you will help organisations build and launch their own institutional repositories; developing strong working relationships with our customers, acting as a first point of call for questions and areas of concern, and understanding and managing their needs and requirements. You will also understand the technical requirements for hosting and maintaining the service, and support the relevant IT support teams where necessary.


You will make sense of, analyze and prioritise: business requirements, customer requirements, developments in institutional repository software and related fields (such as digital preservation and metadata standards), and developments within DSpace software specifically. You will work with the project technical architect to create short-term and long-term project roadmaps.


You will lead the project planning and work closely with the Business Development Manager, sales and marketing teams, OR Architects, DSpace community, and new and established customers. The role is customer facing and requires occasional travel to meetings, conferences and clients.


Most importantly, you will possess strong project management and communication skills, be highly organised with developed people management and customer service skills.


Start date: As soon as possible.
Please send your CV and covering letter, stating salary expectations and quoting job reference to: Recruitment, SNG, 34-42 Cleveland Street, London, W1T 4LB, or by email to: jobs@sciencenow.com .

Senior Research Assistant/Research Fellow (University of Southampton)

School of Electronics and Computer Science

(Fixed term)

£25,134 - £30,913

Ref: 2057-08-E

Applications are invited for a Research Fellow to join the Learning Societies Lab in the School of Electronics and Computer Science. The School is the largest of its kind in the UK and it was awarded the top grade (5*/5*) for its research in Electronics and Computer Science in the 2001 national assessment of research in UK universities.

You will undertake research on the Faroes Project which aims to create an open repository of learning materials in the style of Web 2.0 sharing sites, lowering the barriers for teachers and lecturers to share their materials and resources.
We are looking for a researcher/developer to undertake the creation of the software systems behind the site, working with the existing ePrints repository framework, and an established group of interested teachers.

You should possess a good bachelors degree in Computer Science or related discipline together with experience of Web Application Design and Development and experience with core software engineering practises such as versioning, testing, documentation etc. Knowledge/experience of one or more of the following would be desirable – Perl/Javascript/AJAX; ePrints; Web 2.0 interface design; REST Service development.

The duration of the post is 12 months.

The closing date for this position is 26 March at 12 noon.

For more details see here

Information Environment Services Registry (IESR) Cataloguing and Outreach Officer (The University of Manchester)

MIMAS

(Fixed term for one year )

£33,779 - £41,545

Ref: ACS/080/08

Mimas (www.mimas.ac.uk) is a national data centre supported by JISC and the ESRC and hosted by The University of Manchester. Mimas provides the UK Further and Higher Education and research community with networked access to key data and information resources to support teaching, learning and research across a wide range of disciplines.

Mimas is responsible for running the Information Environment Service Registry (IESR) which is one of the JISC Information Environment (IE's) services. It is an infrastructure shared service, designed to act as a source of information about electronic resources that will be useful for researchers, teachers and learners supported within JISC's IE, and beyond. The details within the Registry can then be used by developers of Web 2.0 interface services and portals and other applications to tailor services for their own users (cross-searches of resources, for example).

For example, Intute Repository Search (and others involved Research Desktop developments) propose using IESR to refine harvesting activities within the wider academic domain.

The person appointed to this post will be required to co-ordinate outreach activities, quality assure and edit content (metadata) deposited in IESR. The IESR Cataloguer and Outreach Officer will have editorial control of IESR entries integrated into the service in response to the requirements of JISC and in line with IESR policy and practice. This will include providing day-to-day user-support services for individuals and groups wanting to obtain IESR benefits.

This is a user-facing post requiring excellent engagement and interpersonal skills and will provide help and knowledge with cataloguing effort into the IESR.

-Have a good honours degree and /or a qualification in library and information studies or relevant experience in an equivalent role;

-Have significant experience of cataloguing and subject classification or in creating metadata;

-Have ability to develop targeted publicity and communication plans;

-Have the ability to work accurately, paying attention to detail;

-Have experience in using web-based data and information services;

Informal enquiries should be directed to Vic Lyte, Mimas Technical Manager

For more details see here

Mimas Senior Development Officer (Intute Co-ordinator) (The University of Manchester)

MIMAS

(Fixed term until 31 July 2009 in the first instance)

£26,666 - £32,796

Ref: ACS/078/08

Mimas (www.mimas.ac.uk) is a national data centre supported by JISC and the ESRC and hosted by The University of Manchester.

Mimas hosts the Intute Executive which provides the strategic lead for Intute (www.intute.ac.uk). Intute is the UK's free national gateway to Internet resources for the learning, teaching and research community. The service links to tens of thousands of Web resources in different subject areas. These resources are carefully selected, reviewed and described by subject specialists for their high quality content. Intute is created in partnership with seven universities who in turn receive contributions from a further 70 educational and research organisations. The person appointed to this post will be responsible for co-ordination for Intute at Mimas.

The successful candidate will have previous experience of managing technical or service development projects, project or programme management expertise; excellent organizational, interpersonal, communication and presentation skills; and have experience of supervising and or managing staff.

The closing date for this position is 18 March 2008.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Caroline Williams, Executive Director of Intute

For more details see here

Electronic Resources Manager (University of Huddersfield)

Computing & Library Services

(SHERPA Editors note: although not specified in summary advert, the job details specify first duty: "To develop and manage the University Repository; which requires an in depth knowledge of the research process including peer review and associated publishing models, in particular Open Access.")

Job ref 3651

We are committed to meeting the needs and aspirations of our students and staff. The University provides a wide range of education and training courses and we are proud of our record of success. We offer a friendly environment, competitive terms and great opportunities to develop and support your career.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and innovative professionally qualified librarian to take a lead in the developing field of managing electronic resources. You will manage the electronic resources team and review and develop the provision of all electronic resources and cataloguing operations in the university library, including developing and managing the University Digital Repository. Excellent communication and IT skills and experience of administering electronic information sources are essential. In addition, an understanding of licensing issues and knowledge of current metadata and Open URL standards will be expected. Knowledge of the research process and digital repositories, the associated software and copyright issues is also required.

For an informal discussion please contact Eileen Hiller, Technical Services Manager on 01484 472894 or email e.m.hiller@hud.ac.uk

Closing Date 7 March 2008

Interviews for this vacancy are scheduled to take place on 11 April 2008

We would particularly welcome applications from ethnic minority groups and people with disabilities who are under represented in the University.

For more details see here

Jan 2008

‘Timescapes’ Digital Repository Technical Officer (University of Leeds)

Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law/School of Sociology and Social Policy

Job ref 136004

This is an exciting opportunity for a skilled IT officer to support the development of the Timescapes Qualitative Longitudinal Archive that will house text and multimedia digital research data. The Archive will have two components. First, an institutional digital repository at Leeds University will provide for data processing, metadata preparation and data sharing. Second, appropriately prepared data will periodically be sent to the UK Data Archive at the University of Essex for long-term preservation.

The Digital Repository Technical Officer will support all technical facets of the Timescapes project: ingest of data and metadata, adapting the repository software (Ex Libris' DigiTool) to manage research materials, procedures for rights management, and support for the development of an interface for dissemination of data from the repository. With additional staff, the officer will also support data depositors and secondary users. The IT officer will collaborate with Timescapes team, the University of Leeds ISS team, and other repository staff at the Leeds Library. There will also be extensive collaboration with digital preservation specialists at the UK Data Archive. This is primarily a technical post and applicants must be able to demonstrate successful delivery of technical projects.

Educated to degree level, you will have excellent technical and communication skills, including those necessary for creating the architecture for an online resource, an interest in qualitative research data and the ability to work as part of a team of social science researchers. Occasional travel to consortium sites will be required.

This post is for a fixed term of 2 years with potential for renewal dependant on funding.

University Grade 7 (£27,466 - £32,796 p.a.) It is likely that an appointment will not be made above £31,840 p.a. due to funding limitations.

Informal Enquiries to Libby Bishop, Archive Manager, tel +44 (0)1206 872664, email e.l.bishop@leeds.ac.uk or Bren Neale, Timescapes Director, tel +44 (0)113 278 5052, email b.neale@leeds.ac.uk.

To apply online please visit http://www.leeds.ac.uk and click on ‘jobs'. Alternatively application packs are available from Recruitment, email recruitment@admn.leeds.ac.uk, tel +44 (0)113 33 5771.

Closing date 8 February 2008 with a tentative interview date set for 28 February 2008.

For more details see here

Dec 2007

Institutional Repository and Digitisation Librarian (Galway, Ireland)

National University of Ireland, Galway

James Hardiman Library

(3-year contract)

Applications are invited for the above newly-created contract position. The person appointed will be responsible for the establishment and management of the Library's institutional repository and digitisation services and will work with a range of parties to achieve this.

Requirements

Salary Scales

Further information is available at http://www.nuigalway.ie/vacancies

Candidates should submit six hard copies of their application (i.e. covering letter, curriculum vitae and application form) with the names of at least three referees and not more than five to:

Human Resources Office, National University of Ireland, Galway.
Tel. +353 91 492151; Fax: +353 91 494523 E-mail: hr@nuigalway.ie

Closing date for receipt of applications is: 5.00pm, Friday 7 December 2007

Nov 2007

Scientific-Technical Manager for the European DRIVER-Project (Germany)

Göttingen State and University Library, Germany

The European DRIVER Project is a central project in the "Research Infrastructure"-Programme of the European Commission and is about to enter the second project phase (DRIVER II). The position needs to be filled, as the current Project manager has been appointed to a senior position at one of the DRIVER partner's universities. You will manage the project, working closely with the scientific, technical and administrative coordinators of the project by supporting the effective collaboration of all partners, across organisational and technological developments and a broad scale advocacy and awareness programme.

You will need:

The post requires a certain amount of travel both within Europe and internationally. German language skills are desirable but not required.

This post is offered on a two year term contract, with potential for renewal.

Salary is expected to be c. EUR 47.000 p.a. (depending on experience; German salary schema for public employees, TV-L E14/BAT Ib).

To apply please send full CV and covering letter to the "Direktor der Niedersächsischen Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen, Platz der Göttinger Sieben 1, D-37073 Göttingen".

For further information you can contact Dr. Norbert Lossau, phone: +49 551 39-5212 or email at: lossau@sub.uni-goettingen.de

Closing date: 30.11.2007

In case of equal qualifications, disabled persons will be preferred in the selection. In many areas of the University of Göttingen, women are underrepresented. Therefore, applications from women are especially appreciated and will be treated preferentially in domains, where women are particularly underrepresented, if the appropriate qualification profile is met and legal constraints allow this.

Further DRIVER information: http://www.driver-repository.eu/ and http://www.driver-support.eu/en/index.html

Senior Developer for the European Digital Library (The Hague)

Have you had experience in implementing functional specifications? Do you like programming challenges? Do you like to show people what you mean? Are you a good communicator? Would you like to take part in the creation of the European Digital Library accessing the cultural heritage items and collections of the Museums, Archives, Audio-visual Archives and Libraries of Europe? Then come and work with this international team.

The European Library, hosted by the Koninklijke Bibliotheek in its Research and Development Department, has received funding from the European Union to undertake a project to develop the European Digital Library.

The job requires the understanding and implementation of functional specifications for the development of prototypes. You are able to develop following the Web2.0 trends and Web standards. You have practical knowledge of how to search, retrieve and expose various types of digital objects. Your work is driven by usability and interoperability.

You are likely to have worked in web publishing, portal development, and are looking for a new challenge. Some travel will be necessary.

Profile:

Competencies:

* Analytical
* Problem Solving
* Able to circulate information to persons with various degrees of technical knowledge
* Good oral and written skills in English language
* Team player

Our Offer:

A 19 months contract based at the Koninklijke Bibliotheek in The Hague, The Netherlands. According to the CAO – onderzoekinstellingen the salary scale indicated for this job is 10, maximum of € 3546,- gross per month on the basis of a 40 hour week. In addition you will be entitled to 42 days holiday per year plus holiday pay and an annual bonus of 8 and 5.4% respectively.

Interested? For questions about the job please call or email Julie Verleyen +31 (0)70 314 0953 Julie.Verleyen@kb.nl. Send your CV and application letter to solliciteren@kb.nl for the attention of Ina Dijkstra with Vacaturenummer 2007- 102 in the subject line.

Position to be filled as soon as possible.

See The European Library website: http://www.theeuropeanlibrary.org/portal/organisation/footer/jobscareers_en.html#senior_developer

Job closes 30th November

Interoperability Manager European Digital Library (The Hague)

Do you like metadata? Can you talk intelligently about semantic interoperability? Have you experience in developing metadata schemas? Do you have ideas on how to make museums, archives and libraries interoperable? Then we need you to help us create the European Digital Library and give the world access to the cultural heritage of Europe.

The European Library, hosted by the Koninklijke Bibliotheek in its Research and Development Department, has received funding from the European Union to undertake a project to develop the European Digital Library.

You will have an understanding of the current and future metadata and semantic web interoperability issues across cultural sectors in Europe. You are likely to have had had previous experience in metadata registries, collection descriptions and the semantic web. You will have run projects aimed at standardising metadata. Your task will be to work with people across the cultural heritage domains to solve issues of interoperability. You will also be responsible for the collection and service descriptions, metadata registry their working groups within The European Library itself. You will be able to create functional specifications of user and stakeholder requirements and want to work in an international setting. The job will involve some European travel.

Profile:

Our Offer:

A 24 month, 32 hours per week contract based at the Koninklijke Bibliotheek in The Hague, The Netherlands. According to the CAO – onderzoekinstellingen the salary scale indicated for this job is 10. In addition you will be entitled to 42 days holiday per year plus holiday pay and an annual bonus of 8 and 5.4% respectively.

Interested? For questions about the job please call or email Julie Verleyen +31 (0)70 314 0953 (Julie.Verleyen@kb.nl)

Position to be filled as soon as possible.

See job advert on The European Library website: http://www.theeuropeanlibrary.org/portal/organisation/footer/jobscareers_en.html#interoperability_manager

Job closes 30th November

Software Developer: IncReASe Project (White Rose Consortium, Yorkshire)

Job ref 213051

£27,466 - £32,796 p.a

Closing date 9 November 2007

We are looking for a developer to work on White Rose Research Online (WRRO), a database of research outputs from the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York. WRRO uses EPrints 3 software and you will be encouraged to become an active member of the EPrints development community. A graduate (or with substantial relevant experience) you will have a working knowledge of HTML, and a comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of web systems and web-based technologies. Some experience with Perl is desirable. We are looking for a problem solver who will bring ideas to the table about how to develop services in innovative ways. We aim to integrate the repository with other University systems so you will need to be able to communicate effectively with other technical staff across the Consortium. Do you have the enthusiasm and skills we are looking for?

To apply on line please visit http://www.leeds.ac.uk and click on 'jobs'. Alternatively for further information and an application form please ring +44(0)113 343 7644 (24 hours), email lib-recruitment@as.leeds.ac.uk leaving your name and address and quoting the job reference number.

Digital Repository Software Developer (University of Oxford)

DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT REFUGEE STUDIES CENTRE

Grade 7: Salary £26,666 – £32,796 p.a.

Forced Migration Online (FMO, http://www.forcedmigration.org/), which hosts a freely available web-based portal on the subject of forced migration produced by the Refugee Studies Centre (Department of International Development, University of Oxford), seeks an experienced and competent software developer to develop an open access repository as part of its JISC-funded OARS project (http://oars.forcedmigration.org).
The position is full-time for 9 months.

The work falls into two main areas: developing a new repository and associated interfaces for FMO using the open source Fedora repository development platform (http://www.fedora-commons.org/); and developing a set of migration tools for uploading content from the existing FMO repositories to the new one.

Applicants should have a degree or equivalent, a good understanding of web technologies and services, and experience in the development of complex software systems, including development experience of open source SQL databases such as MySQL or PostgreSQL. Experience of open source development, especially of using the Fedora repository development platform, would be a distinct advantage.

Further particulars may be obtained from the DoID website:
http://www.qeh.ox.ac.uk/vacancies/vac_sd151007 and from the Administrator, Department of International Development, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TB (tel: (01865) 281805, email:
recruitment@qeh.ox.ac.uk), to whom applications should be made, enclosing a letter addressing the selection criteria, a curriculum vitae, and the names of two referees. There is no application form.

The closing date for applications is noon on Friday 9th November 2007.

Institutional Repository Manager (UEL, London)

Salary in the range of £28,138 to £32,142 p.a. inc.

1 Year Fixed Term Contract

The University is establishing a new institutional repository to provide easy access to its research outputs and to facilitate knowledge transfer through a JISC-funded project. We are looking for a self-motivated, enthusiastic professional to create, organise, develop, administer and promote the university's Institutional Repository. You will work effectively with the university's research & knowledge transfer communities, our subject librarians and systems team, and external agencies, such as the JISC, SHERPA etc.

You will be a graduate with excellent interpersonal, project management and technical skills with a familiarity with the HE environment. Knowledge and understanding of developments in Open Archive Initiatives and Institutional Repository developments would be an advantage.

To obtain further details about this vacancy please visit our website at www.uel.ac.uk/vacancies, or e-mail recruitment@uel.ac.uk quoting reference number 136s2007. The closing date for applications is 2 November 2007.

CVs without completed application forms will not be accepted.

We are working actively to improve the diversity of our staff

Oct 2007

Repositories Officer (UCL, London)

For information, the following vacant post in Library Services is currently being advertised: Repositories Officer. This is a full-time, grade 7 post, for 12 months in the first instance.

The closing date for applications is 15 October.

Further details and information on how to apply for this role is available on the Library Services web page, at the following link:
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/library/jobs.shtml

Senior Library Assistant - (ePrints Content Editor) (Lancaster)

Lancaster University Library

Salary: £21,682 - £26,666

Ref.: N609

Closing date: 5 October 2007

Lancaster University is currently engaged in a project to increase the visibility of its research by boosting the content of its institutional (ePrints) repository and is seeking a qualified librarian to help establish a critical mass of past research outputs.

The postholder will be required to check records of Lancaster University staff publications against publisher licenses and archiving policies, and to input metadata and (where permissible) full-text into the repository; to liaise with Lancaster authors to obtain full-text in acceptable format where this is not already available through the Library's electronic subscriptions; to provide quality control of metadata where content is entered directly by authors; and to carry out other administrative duties in support of the project.

Applicants should have a relevant qualification and/or experience in librarianship or information science plus strong IT skills and some familiarity with the structure and management of electronic databases and metadata. Training will be provided, but a good understanding of ATHENS authentication and publisher licences will be significant advantages.

This post is available for 12 months in the first instance

To apply or receive further information online please visit http:/www.personnel.lancs.ac.uk/ or telephone Personnel Services at Lancaster University, quoting reference N609, on answerphone (01524) 846549.

Informal enquiries to Michael Dunne, Systems Librarian / University Copyright Officer on (01524) 594514, email: m.dunne@lancaster.ac.uk

 

Sept 2007

DSpace Developer (Cambridge) closed 26 Sept 2007

The University of Cambridge's institutional data and document repository system uses DSpace, a complex Java application running on Tomcat/PostgreSQL. We are looking for an experienced software analyst/developer to maintain and develop this system and its client tools to ensure that it continues to provide for the needs of the University and deliver appropriately enhanced functionality for the future.

Candidates must have considerable experience of object-oriented software development, preferably with Java Web and SQL database applications in a Unix/Linux environment, and must be self-motivated and capable of prioritising their own work. They must have experience in managing complex software development projects, preferably in an open source context, and must have excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting skills. The candidate will also be expected to be capable of presenting their work to a wider national and international audience and must be a good communicator and collaborator.

This is a fixed-term appointment for 5 years at Computer Officer Grade 8, subject to a nine months satisfactory probation period, on a salary scale of £30,012-£40,335 with initial salary depending on experience. The University offers many benefits to its staff including a final-salary pension scheme (USS), a variety of facilities and services, and opportunities for training and career development. The closing date for applications is Wednesday 26 September 2007. It is intended that interviews will be held on Friday 5 October 2007.

Further particulars.

This is a re-advertisement, previous applicants need not apply.

Repository Support Officer (SOAS, London) closed 21 Sept 2007

£26,539 - £30,497 p.a inclusive of London Allowance

Fixed term of 12 months Vacancy No: 100307

The Library at the School of Oriental and African Studies is considered one of the world's most important research libraries for studies of Asia, Africa and the Middle East and is at the heart of the schools operations. This new fixed term post will be based in the Electronic Services Section of the Library and will support the implementation of SOAS' new online Research Repository.

The Repository will act as a central record of SOAS' research output and will contain both full text research papers and metadata-only records. The Repository Support Officer will support this new service by providing administrative support, and assisting users. Main duties include, uploading data to the Repository, checking metadata and copyright permissions, liaising with Repository users and technical support providers, training users, promoting the service within the Institution and ensuring the smooth running of the Repository on a day-to-day basis.

The successful candidate will be a graduate with excellent IT skills, strong information handling and presentation skills and a keen eye for detail. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team are required.

Annual leave is 20 days pro rata per annum plus statutory and bank holidays. SAUL pension scheme is available. An application form and job description can be downloaded from www.soas.ac.uk/jobs. Alternatively, write to the Human Resources Department, SOAS, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London, WC1H OXG. Fax no: 020 7074 5129 or e-mail vacancies@soas.ac.uk stating your name, address and the vacancy reference number.

CV's will only be accepted when accompanied by an application form. No agencies.

Closing date: Friday 21st September 2007

SOAS values diversity and aims to be an equal opportunities employer.

CAIRO Repository Technical Support & Software Developer (Fixed term for 6 months) (Manchester)

Salary £26,666-£32,796

Ref: ACS/160/07

Applications are invited for the fixed term post of CAIRO Repository Technical Support & Software Developer. The post is full-time for a 6 month period from appointment.

You will be part of the team responsible for software specification and design and development for the CAIRO (Complex Archive Ingest for Repository Objects) Project, which is funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC).

You must possess a degree in a relevant computer science discipline and a relevant postgraduate degree, or equivalent relevant practical experience. You must also have systems development experience in Windows and Linux environments and knowledge of XML and Java..

You should also have good oral and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively communicate with non-technical audiences. In addition, you should possess analytical and problem solving skills and be able to work both independently and in a distributed team.

Salary will be £26,666-£32,796p.a. dependent upon skills and experience.

For further details and an application form, please contact: The Staffing Secretary, email meashton@manchester.ac.uk or from the University of Manchester website at www.manchester.ac.uk/aboutus/jobs .

Closing date: 20th September 2007

Institutional Repository Technical Support & Software Developer (Fixed term for 1 year) (Manchester)

The John Rylands University Library, University of Manchester

Salary £26,666 - £32,796

Ref: ACS/161/07

Applications are invited for the fixed term post of Institutional Repository Technical Support & Software Developer. The post is full-time for a 1 year period from appointment.

You will be part of the team establishing the new Institutional Repository for the University of Manchester. You will provide systems development and technical support for the Institutional Repository.

You must possess a degree in a relevant computer science discipline and a relevant postgraduate degree, or equivalent relevant practical experience. You must also have systems development experience in Windows and Linux environments and knowledge of XML and Java..

You should also have good oral and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively communicate with non-technical audiences. In addition, you should possess analytical and problem solving skills and be able to work both independently and in a distributed team.

Salary will be £26,666-£32,796 p.a. dependent upon skills and experience.

For further details and an application form, please contact: The Staffing Secretary, email meashton@manchester.ac.uk or from the University of Manchester website at www.manchester.ac.uk/aboutus/jobs .

Closing date: 20th September 2007

Software Engineer: Repository Developer (EDINA, Edinburgh)

2 Yr Fixed Term Contract

£27,466 - £32,796

Your role will be to develop, support and maintain a DSpace repository for research data outputs as part of the DataShare JISC-funded project. You will also contribute to exploring data publication tools and 'mashups' on the web.

You will be a graduate, ideally in a computing related discipline, with one year relevant work experience or equivalent. You will have sound experience of working with open source software in a UNIX environment, expertise in Java, XML and related technologies, and databases as well as flexibility, initiative and good problem solving skills.

EDINA is a UK National Data Centre (http://edina.ed.ac.uk/). Based at Edinburgh University Data Library, it is funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) of the higher education funding councils, and forms part of the 'virtual library' for staff and students in UK higher education.

The Data Library provides Edinburgh University staff and students with access to research data for analysis and teaching - including statistical sources, survey datasets, mapping and documentary films. The DataShare project, led by the Data Library, involves collaboration with Information Services staff at the University of Edinburgh as well as at three other project partner sites.

Further particulars including details of the application procedure, for this post can be obtained from www.jobs.ed.ac.uk Job Ref: 3007873

Closing date for receipt of applications is 14th September

UKPMC Engagement Manager (British Library, London)

*Empowering the scientific community*

We believe that every new idea could change the world, every small business become a global brand, every first novel a bestseller. Each year, the British Library helps millions of people research every aspect of the world's knowledge through our website, reading rooms, information services and exhibition galleries.

ENGAGEMENT MANAGER - Ref: EIS00016

St Pancras, London * £32,176 - £41,289 pa

UK PubMed Central (UKPMC) has been running successfully since January 2007 and is the first national subject-based research repository in the UK. A pioneering project that will help drive fundamental change in research communication, this online biomedical repository provides scientists and the public with free and immediate access to a vast collection of research papers in the medical and life sciences. As we enter a new phase, we need a superb advocate to promote the service to biomedical researchers and to the wider community.

Acting as the main champion for UKPMC, a cornerstone of its success will be your ability to ensure awareness and use of the service.

You'll inform researchers of the submission process and will produce an engagement strategy to encourage larger numbers to participate in this groundbreaking project.

This is a high profile role and to succeed you'll need to have experience of raising awareness by delivering effective online and offline promotional campaigns. Motivated and driven, you'll have the credibility and communication skills needed to work successfully with multiple stakeholders and have knowledge of the research sector. Now, you'll be ready and eager to deploy your considerable talents to spearhead an exciting and cutting-edge project for the scientific research community.

For more information and to apply, visit www.bl.uk/vacancies

Closing date: 3rd September 2007.

Interview date: 20th September 2007.

The British Library is an Equal Opportunities employer. We recognise the benefit of employing a diverse workforce. All applicants are considered on the basis of their merits and suitability for the job and all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria will be invited for interview

Aug 2007

Digital Repositories Research Coordinator (Oxford University)

Salary: Grade 8: 33,779 - 40,335 pounds (one year contract in the first instance)

Further particulars:
http://www.oerc.ox.ac.uk/oerc/jobs/DigitalRepositories.xml

Do you have a good understanding of the how digital repositories are being deployed within universities, and what benefits they bring for research?
Are you experienced in talking to academic users about what services they might want from a digital repository? And are you an excellent communicator, able to write for, or present to, senior managers, researchers and technical support staff alike?

Oxford University wishes to appoint a self-motivated and highly organised individual to scope the organisational and technical requirements for digital repository services to support the curation of research data. An understanding of technical architectures to support distributed repository development would be highly desirable. This is a high profile post which will bring you into contact with a diverse range of stakeholders both within the University and nationally. You will be based within the Oxford e-Research Centre and report to senior staff within the library and computing services.

To apply please send a covering letter, CV and completed application form to recruitment@oerc.ox.ac.uk or by post to The Personnel Officer, Oxford e-Research Centre, 7 Keble Road, Oxford OX1 3QG. Alternatively you can fax your application to 01865 610624. If you have any questions about the post, please feel free to contact recruitment@oerc.ox.ac.uk and we will be happy to assist. Further particulars and application form are available from http://www.oerc.ox.ac.uk/oerc/jobs/DigitalRepositories.xml

Completed applications must be received by 12 noon on the 31st August 2007. Interviews will be held in Oxford in mid-late September 2007

IncReASe Technical Developer (University of Leeds / White Rose Consoritum)

Job ref 213039

(Full time 35 hours per week) Fixed Term 18 months

University Grade 7 (£27,466 - £32,796 p.a) effective from 1 August 2007

Closing date 10th August 2007

This post offers an unusual and exciting opportunity to work across three of the UK's leading, research-led Universities in the rapidly developing area of digital repositories. Do you have the skills to develop creative technical solutions to support academic processes? Are you interested in promoting open, worldwide and democratic access to important research? Are you looking to work in a rapidly moving, ground-breaking field? We are looking for a developer to work on the White Rose Research Online repository. The repository has been created using the open source EPrints 3 software, running on Red Hat Linux, and you will be encouraged to become an active member of the ePrints development community. Ideally you will have PERL and XML skills and will bring ideas to the table about how to develop services in innovative ways. We are looking at how to integrate the repository with other University systems so you'll need to be able to communicate effectively with other technical staff across the Consortium. This is a challenging but rewarding role for the right person. Do you have the enthusiasm and skills we are looking for?

To apply on line please visit http://www.leeds.ac.uk and click on 'jobs'.

Alternatively for further information and an application form please ring +44(0)113 343 7644 (24 hours), email

lib-recruitment@as.leeds.ac.uk leaving your name and address and quoting the job reference number.

July 2007

Preservation Services and Projects Manager (AHDS, London)

Arts and Humanities Data Service, Kings College London

ALC Grade 4 salary scale £37,325 to 44,234 per annum (inclusive of London Allowance of £2,323 per annum)

The AHDS Executive is seeking to appoint a Preservation Services and Projects Manager to lead the development of AHDS preservation activities and projects. This will include leading AHDS involvement in digital preservation research and development by managing and contributing to current projects, by developing new projects, and producing a business plan for the implementation of preservation and curation services.

The ideal candidate will be a graduate with a relevant degree and practical experience and knowledge of preservation and data curation issues. A good knowledge and understanding of standards and protocols for managing digital collections is essential as is knowledge of preservation standards and protocols, including the OAIS reference model. Knowledge of metadata standards such as Dublin Core and METS is desirable. S/he must possess the necessary skills to recognise, learn about, and act upon new and emerging initiatives and findings in this complex field and be able to translate these into workable processes within the AHDS, and to enable services to be fully developed for a wider community. An excellent communicator, s/he must be capable of writing project proposals and leading projects once funded.
Previous experience of writing for publication in a relevant area would be welcome.

Salary will be within the ALC Grade 4 salary scale, currently £37,325 to £44,234 per annum (inclusive of London Allowance of £2,323 per annum) depending on skills and experience. This post will be fixed term to 30 November 2008 initially because it is a fixed-term funded project.

Further information is available at http://ahds.ac.uk/vacancies/ and www.kcl.ac.uk.

Closing Date: 31 July 2007

June 2007

BID and BVREH Developer, (Oxford e-Research Centre)

The following position, to work on both a digital repository and a virtual research environment project may be of interest. Both projects are JISC-funded.

Grade 7: Salary 25,889 - 31,840 p.a.

The Oxford e-Research Centre is seeking an enthusiastic developer to work on two interesting and complementary projects at the Centre. The successful candidate will work as part of the 'Building a Virtual Research Environment for the Humanities' (BVREH) team to develop the existing prototype Virtual Workspace for the Study of Ancient Documents into a VRE to support documentary textual and manuscript scholars. They will also work as part of the Bridging the Interoperability Divide (BID) and OxGrid team to develop a specialized tool to retrieve metadata from experimental data produced by users of the campus grid, enabling easy retrieval of original data when referenced by items in the institutional repository.

The candidate will have a Degree in Computer Science or related discipline with software development experience in object orientated languages such as C++, C# or Java. They will also be experienced in web development with familiarity with deployment of web technologies on the Linux platform including the Apache web server, Java Servlets/Portal frameworks and web services. It is essential that the postholder be able to communicate effectively with team members and stakeholders alike and will have experience of gathering user requirements within an iterative development lifecycle. The post is fixed-term until 31 March 2009.

Further particulars can be found on our vacancies page http://www.oerc.ox.ac.uk/oerc/jobs/. Please send a covering letter, CV and application form to recruitment@oerc.ox.ac.uk or to the Personnel Officer, Oxford e-Research Centre, 7 Keble Road, Oxford, or by fax to 01865 610624.

Completed applications must be received by 12 noon on Wednesday 27 June 2007, interviews will be held late July 2007.

Research Officer: Community Development (UKOLN, Bath)

Maternity Cover

UKOLN is a national focus of expertise in digital information management based at the University of Bath, providing services to the UK library, education and cultural heritage communities. As a partner in the UK Digital Curation Centre and Repositories Support Project, we currently have a fixed term vacancy, for maternity cover, for a Research Officer post. The post will be a part of the distributed DCC Community Development Team led by Dr Liz Lyon, Director of UKOLN.

Applicants should have knowledge of digital preservation and curation issues from both organisational and technical perspectives. The post requires particular awareness or willingness to engage with e-Science practices and institutional repositories, including the wider issues associated with providing open access to data and the technical issues related to the delivery of curation services. Understanding of current digital curation and preservation technologies within the education and research sector, together with practical experience of curatorial practice for large datasets, is desirable.

Applicants will be good communicators with a proven ability to produce high quality written reports, briefing papers and presentations.

The post is full time to cover maternity leave, for approximately six months. We are open to flexible working arrangements and will negotiate home working where appropriate. Informal enquiries should be made to Dr Liz Lyon, 01225 386580, or email e.j.lyon@ukoln.ac.uk

Salary will be in the range £26,666 - £31,840 per annum depending on experience.

Closing date for applications is 22 June 2007.

Application forms and further particulars may be obtained from the Human Resources Department, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, BA2 7AY, email jobs@bath.ac.uk quoting the Ref No. Ref No.07H216A. Alternatively, please phone the 24 hr answer-phone service on (01225) 386924, textphone (01225) 386039.

Research Officer (UKOLN, Bath)

UKOLN has vacancy for a Research Officer post in the JISC Repositories Research Team (RRT).

As part of the RRT, you will support and exploit synergies across the JISC Digital Repositories Programme and beyond, gathering scenarios and use cases from projects, liaising with other national and international repositories activities, synthesizing project and programme outcomes, and engaging with interoperability standards activity and repository architectures.

The post is full time but we are open to flexible working arrangements and there is the possibility to negotiate home working where appropriate. Some travel is envisaged. The contract will be for two years. Informal enquiries should be made to Liz Lyon, 01225 386580, email e.j.lyon@ukoln.ac.uk

Salary will be in the range £26,666 - £31,840 per annum depending on experience.

Closing date for applications is 22 June 2007

Application forms and further details may be obtained from the Human Resources Department, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath BA2 7AY, email jobs@bath.ac.uk quoting the reference number 07H215A. Alternatively, please phone the 24 hr answer-phone service on (01225) 386924, textphone (01225) 386039.

EThOS Host Developer (British Library, Boston Spa)

Full details are at www.bl.uk/vacancies and this is where candidates should go to apply.

Closing date 10 June 2007.

Requirements

Minimum requirements (essential) Technical

Additional requirements (desirable) Technical

Responsibilities

Key areas of responsibility

Additional Information

The purpose of the EThOSnet Prototype to Live workpackage is to deliver, over a period of 1 year, a production ready service based on an existing prototype which can be made live according to timescales agreed with BL management and UK Higher Education colleagues. The service will enable HE institutions, in partnership with the British Library, to ensure a much higher level of national and international visibility for UK postgraduate research output, as well as its preservation in perpetuity.

The technical developments delivered by this post will result in the implementation of a hybrid IT infrastructure combining: (a) a central host, to be based at the British Library, for HEIs wishing to have their theses stored centrally, (b) the necessary interfaces for the British Library to harvest metadata and content for the online supply of theses that are stored in institutional or consortial repositories only, and (c) a single search interface of all e-theses indexed in the EThOS Database of Theses, and to access all electronically stored theses from one point of access whether they are stored on the central host or in institutional repositories

Repository Librarian - Part time (University of Wolverhampton)

LEARNING AND INFORMATION SERVICES (LIS)

Temporary until 30 September 2008

Based in Learning & Information Support Services at City Campus, Wolverhampton

£21,673 - £23,187 * pa pro-rata, 18.5 hours a week

The University is establishing a new institutional repository for research output, including published papers and e-thesis, using the Biomed Central Open Repository hosted service. We are seeking to appoint a pro-active team player to manage the repository and contribute to its growth, population and exploitation through metadata tagging, training and advocacy.

To meet the challenges of this role, you must be educated to degree level or equivalent, and be a qualified Librarian or Information Scientist. You will also have well-developed IT skills, an awareness of electronic resources, good communication skills and an appreciation of the role of institutional repositories in Higher Education. Experience of delivering training, academic liaison and familiarity with cataloguing is desirable, but not essential as training can be provided. Ref A4780

* In line with our pay modernisation programme, salaries may be subject to change.

For more information about this post and for an application pack, go to our website: www.wlv.ac.uk/jobs or contact Personnel Services, University of Wolverhampton, Molineux Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1SB quoting the job reference. Closing date: 15 June 2007.

Tel:01902 321049 9.00am - 5.00pm Monday - Friday.

Minicom: 01902 321249, or e-mail: per@wlv.ac.uk

The University of Wolverhampton values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Research Publications Librarian (Open University, Milton Keynes)

The Library and Learning Resource Centre

£24,402 - £31,840 depending on experience, Ref: 3648

Based in Milton Keynes. Temporary contract until 31 July 2008

Could you help the Open University to exploit its potential and support its research?

You will be central to the development and maintenance of the Open University's database of peer-reviewed research, Open Research Online. This will enable the University to prepare for the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, centralise research publications and showcase its research activity. A key part of this role will be to help promote and raise awareness of the University's research activities.

You will also advise researchers of national initiatives in scholarly communication and work with colleagues to help them understand how to promote alternative publishing models to researchers.

You will have a qualification in Librarianship or be a graduate with substantial organisational experience connected to e-resources or repositories. Knowledge of issues related to open access, scholarly communication and research assessment is desirable. Excellent team working, communication and presentation skills are key, as is very good attention to detail.

For detailed information and how to apply go to www3.open.ac.uk/employment, or call the Recruitment Co-ordinator on 01908 659279 (24 hour answering service) or email library-recruitment@open.ac.uk quoting the reference number.

Closing date: 12pm (noon) 8 June 2007. Interview date: 29 June 2007.

Disabled applicants who meet the essential job requirements will be interviewed. Further particulars are available in large print, disk or audiotape (minicom 01908 654901).

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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