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Data Services Specialist

Vacancy Details

Salary: £32,000 per annum
Location: St Pancras
Job Type: Permanent
Vacancy Group: Collections
Category: Cataloguers, Reference and Research
Date Posted: 20/09/2017
Reference: 01497


Full Time, Permanent


The Data Services Specialist will have a key role in supporting the British Library to implement its new Research Data Strategy . As part of a team developing and delivering various data services, the post holder will support the data needs of research users who may be commercial, private or academic researchers, as well as the British Library’s own staff. This post has primary responsibility for day-to-day management of the British Library’s DataCite UK service, which will include provision of support and events for users; liaison with DataCite and its working groups; and engaging various UK organisations with DataCite UK and data citation. The role will be central to supporting British Library staff with research data management and reporting on developments in the data landscape to the Research Services department, which includes similar roles focusing on open access, discovery and repository services.


The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the data management landscape, including policies, technologies and procedures, and an understanding of metadata and persistent identifiers. They will be able to confidently communicate those concepts to expert as well as novice users and stakeholders. The successful applicant will have recent experience working in data management or data curation and demonstrate an understanding of the role of libraries in the data landscape.


Closing Date: 16 October 2017

Interview Date: 8 November 2017


In order to apply for this vacancy, you must be able to supply the required answers to the following questions:

  • Do you currently have the right to work in the United Kingdom


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