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Digital Preservation Technical Analyst

Vacancy Details

Salary: £29,000 per annum
Location: Boston Spa
Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
Vacancy Group: Collections
Category: Collection Management
Date Posted: 31/10/2017
Reference: 01623


Full Time, Fixed Term for 24 months


The British Library is one of the World’s greatest research libraries, committed to providing researchers with access to reliable digital content now and into the future. Our digital collection is one of the most exciting and heterogeneous in the world, containing everything from digitised books and newspapers to born digital maps, eBooks and sound.


This is an exciting opportunity to help preserve the Library’s digital content. As a technical analyst within the digital preservation team, you will help investigate and address digital preservation challenges faced by the Library’s digital content, using your analytical expertise and research skills to understand and explain the problems and solutions. Liaising closely with other Library colleagues, you will utilise your growing understanding of digital preservation to contribute to the development and improvement of preservation workflows, processes and standards across the library.


Possessing excellent research and analytical skills, you will be confident in applying your technical expertise to investigating relevant challenges, relating both practical and theoretical results to derive potential risks and mitigation strategies. Your strong software development skills will enable you to quickly analyse large data sets and identify trends, as well as let you debug and enhance existing software tools relevant to the preservation of our digital collections. You will have good knowledge and experience of managing digital content, and be able to demonstrate excellent team-working and communication skills, being able to convey your interest in and awareness of the challenges faced in the long term preservation of our digital heritage collections.


Closing Date: 12 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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