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Digital Preservation Software Analyst

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Summary
Salary: £29,000 (BSP), £32,000 (STP) per annum
Location: Boston Spa or St Pancras
Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
Vacancy Group: Collections
Category: Collection Care, Curation & Conservation
Date Posted: 02/03/2018
Reference: 01828

Description

Full Time, Fixed Term Fixed Term for 24 Months 

Salary: £32,000 - £36,800(STP) or £29,000 - £34,000(BSP) per annum

Location: St Pancras, London or Boston Spa

 

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

 

This role is a new and exciting opportunity to help preserve the Library’s digital collections so that they can be accessed not just today and tomorrow but far into the future, despite ongoing and inevitable changes in the technology used to deliver them.  As a software tester within the digital preservation team, you will help ensure that preservation tools and software used within the Library are fit for purpose by helping to develop, maintain, and utilise a reusable, standardised testing process for tools and workflows. Working closely with other Library colleagues in both Digital Preservation and IT, you will analyse and evaluate the effectiveness of preservation tools and develop a broad understanding of the digital preservation software landscape.

 

The ideal candidate will have experience installing, testing and evaluating software against business and technical needs, with good software development skills across a range of programming languages. Strong research and analytical skills will help you quickly understand the scope of the preservation software domain and its needs, and help ensure you are able to maintain your awareness of any advances that may be useful to the Library. You’ll be confident working both as part of a team and independently as required. Most importantly, you should care about the longevity of the Library’s digital collections and be able to demonstrate a willingness to understand and address the technical preservation issues they face.

 

In return we offer a competitive salary and a number of excellent benefits.  Our pension scheme is one of the most valuable benefits we offer, as our staff can become members of the Alpha Pension Scheme where the Library contributes 20.9%. Another significant benefit the Library provides is the provision of a flexible working hours scheme which could allow you to work your hours flexibly over the week and to take up to 5 days flexi leave in a 3 month period. This is on top of 25 days holiday from entry and public and privilege holidays.

 

 

In return we offer a competitive salary and a number of excellent benefits.  Our pension scheme is one of the most valuable benefits we offer, as our staff can become members of the Alpha Pension Scheme where the Library contributes 20.9%. Another significant benefit the Library provides is the provision of a flexible working hours scheme which could allow you to work your hours flexibly over the week and to take up to 5 days flexi leavein a 3 month period. This is on top of 25 days holiday from entry and public and privilege holidays.

 

More about the British Library

As one of the world’s great libraries, our duty is to preserve the nation’s intellectual memory for the future. At the moment we have well over 150 million items, in most known languages, with three million new items added every year. We have manuscripts, maps, newspapers, magazines, prints and drawings, music scores, and patents. We operate the world’s largest document delivery service providing millions of items a year to customers all over the world. What matters to us is that we preserve the national memory and enable knowledge to be created both now and in the future.

 

 

Closing date:  25 March 2018

Interview date: Week Commencing 9 April 2018

Disability Confident

We are a Disability Confident employer, and make a commitment to recruit and support disabled people. We guarantee an interview for disabled candidates who meet the minimum (essential) requirements for a vacancy.

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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Contact Name: Employee Services
Telephone: 01937 882030
Email Address: EmployeeServicesRecruitment@bl.uk

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