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.

Responsibilities

  • 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

Qualifications

  • 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 elizabeth.mitchell@factumfoundation.org. Please include your salary expectations in your cover letter.



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