Timescapes Digital Repository Technical Officer

Posted to IASSIST on: 2008-01-28

Employer: University of Leeds

Employer URL: http://www.leeds.ac.uk

Description

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.

Archived on: 2008-02-08