Digital Archivist

Posted on: 22.07.2021 - ongoing

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Factum Foundation is looking for an experienced and resourceful digital archivist to start as soon as possible, initially to work part-time on a 2-year project to digitise and publish online c. 60 manuscripts; the originals are held in c. 30 libraries across Europe and the Middle East. You would ideally be based in the Foundation’s offices in Madrid or Venice, although for a candidate able to start immediately it would be possible to work from home from elsewhere initially.


  • Set up and maintain a digital content management system for the files using CONTENTdm (OCLC)
  • Secure permissions for recording with manuscript-holding institutions
  • Plan trips to record manuscripts (recording will be undertaken by professional photographers)
  • Oversee manuscripts after the point of digital image correction, ensuring appropriate addition of metadata and formatting for online display
  • Advise on IP issues involved, on future addition of metadata, and on future expansion of the archive
  • Archive all project documentation
  • Desirable: Advise on issues of setting up a much broader archive, involving books and documents from existing archives and private collections, still photographs, films, and 3D digital models


  • Postgraduate qualification in archiving
  • Experience of working on a digitisation project, and familiarity with the software and technical processes involved in formatting files and metadata for online display
  • Excellent English or Spanish and very good working knowledge of the other language; Arabic would be an advantage.

The role will begin as soon as an appropriate candidate is identified. Please send cover letters and CVs to Please include your salary expectations in your cover letter.

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