Project Archivist, University of Reading

University of Reading

The Modernist Archives Publishing project (www.modernistarchives.com) is looking to appoint a project archivist at the University of Reading, UK (0.4 FTE, 2 yr fixed term post).


We are looking for a qualified archivist who will be responsible for cataloguing and digitising publishing material from the Archive of British Printing and Publishing, a Designated collection held at the University of Reading. MAPP is an international digital humanities project and a pioneering critical digital archive documenting the material history of early C20 publishing.

The postholder will process images, adding item-level metadata, and upload images to the University Digital Asset Management System (DAMS) and the MAPP project. You will also be responsible for contacting literary estates to gain permissions for publishing the assets on the MAPP website. In addition, you will work with the academic supervisor to identify and process new materials from UoR’s Archive of British Publishing and Printing to expand the publishers’ networks in the MAPP resource.  

You should have an interest in digital archives, collections and accessibility, and be willing to learn more and undertake training where necessary in drupal and the digital humanities broadly.

Job reference: SRF28700

Location: London Road Reading, UK

Closing date: 31/05/2019

Job live date: 23/04/2019

Salary: £24,771 – £29,517 pro rata per annum

Employment type: AAS-Clerical

Department: Library

Division: University Museums and Special Collections Services

Hours per week: 14.40

Employment Basis/Type: Fixed Term

As part of the Modernist Archives Publishing Project (MAPP) ( www.modernistarchives.com) we are looking for a qualified archivist who will be responsible for cataloguing and digitising archives key publishing material from the Archive of British Printing and Publishing, a Designated collection held at the University of Reading. MAPP is an international digital humanities project and a pioneering critical digital archive documenting the material history of early C20 publishing.

The postholder will process images, adding item-level metadata, and upload images to the University Digital Asset Management System (DAMS) and the MAPP project. You will also be responsible for contacting literary estates to gain permissions for publishing the assets on the MAPP website. In addition, you will work with the academic supervisor to identify and process new materials from UoR’s Archive of British Publishing and Printing to expand the publishers’ networks in the MAPP resource.

You should have an interest in digital archives, collections and accessibility, and be willing to learn more and undertake training where necessary in the digital humanities.

The successful candidate will be an Archivist, with a relevant professional qualification (in archives studies/management). You’ll also need a good working knowledge of ISAD(G) and ISAAR for accessioning and cataloguing archives as well as excellent communication skills and be able to meet deadlines. The candidate should possess excellent IT skills, be proficient in MS Office and have used computerised collections management systems such as AdLib and ideally have experience of digitisation and digital asset management system procedures.

Informal contact details Alternative informal contact details
Contact role: Principal Archivist Contact role: Lecturer in Book and Publishing Studies
Contact name: Caroline Gould Contact name: Nicola Wilson
Contact phone: 0118 378 8660 Contact phone: 0118 378 5272
Contact email: c.l.gould@reading.ac.uk Contact email: n.l.wilson@reading.ac.uk

 

Closing date: 31/05/2019

Interview date: 24/06/2019

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, is a Stonewall Diversity and Global Diversity Champion, and supports the principles of the Race Equality Charter and Athena SWAN.  Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates who do not already have permission to work in the UK should note that this role is not recognised as a graduate level job by UK Visas and Immigration and the Tier 2 sponsorship route is not available for non-graduate level occupations. There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.

 

SRF28700 – Job Description and Person Specification

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