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Manager of Institutional Repository
Grade: 6
Salary Range: £27,328-£32,600

The University of Cambridge is seeking an enthusiastic, experienced individual to work within the Office of Scholarly Communication as the Manager of Institutional Repository. The funding landscape in the UK now requires that the outputs of funded research, such as research articles, conference proceedings and supporting research data are made publicly available. The University's DSpace repository houses the wide range of research outputs of the University, ranging from published articles and conference papers, through to datasets, theses, videos and molecules.

The post holder will work within the growing and friendly Office of Scholarly Communication at the University Library. He/she will manage the digital content of the institutional repository and provide assistance to end users, including advice relating to third party copyright issues. He/she will be also responsible for reviewing and where necessary, modifying, the structure of digital collections in the repository, as well as the organisation of various types of research outputs stored in the repository. The role holder will participate in the ongoing upgrades and integration of the repository within existing and future Library and University systems. This will involve consideration of workflows that increase efficiency and provide a positive experience for the users. The Manager of Institutional Repository will stay abreast of developments in discipline-specific and generic metadata standards, and technological advancements in digital curation and preservation.

Applicants should have an understanding of the academic environment, familiarity with a range of data formats, desktop software, and operating systems, and be willing to learn. Applicants should have expert IT skills, knowledge of Linux, command line, xml protocols, and the ability to communicate technical information with clarity and effectiveness.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

To apply for the post, please click the Cambridge University Job Opportunities link. This will direct you to the University's web-based recruitment system, where you will be able to create and log in to create an online application form.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 5 October 2016

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Danny Kingsley, dak45@cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference VE09626 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Closing Date: Wednesday 5 October 2016

 

Senior Library Assistant (Near and Middle Eastern) (Fixed Term, Part-time)
Grade: 4
Salary Range: £21,605-£25,023 (pro rata)

Applications are invited for the fixed term part-time post of Senior Library Assistant working in the Near and Middle Eastern Department of Cambridge University Library.

The successful applicant will catalogue modern acquisitions published in Arabic script. Duties will include updating on-line resources and assisting with the organisation of events and exhibitions.

Applicants should have a working knowledge of modern Arabic and a further Middle Eastern language such as Persian or Turkish, ancient Middle Eastern or a Central Asian language, good communication and IT skills and a good level of general education (equivalent to GCSE level or above). Experience of working in a library environment is highly desirable. Knowledge of cataloguing to AACR2 and/or RDA standards would be an advantage.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 July 2017 in the first instance.

For further details and to apply for the post, please click on the Cambridge University Job Opportunities link. This will direct you to the University’s web-based recruitment system, where you will be able to create an online application form.

Informal enquiries are welcomed by Yasmin Faghihi, Tel: 01223 764739, email: yf227@cam.ac.uk , Near and Middle Eastern Department, University Library.

Please quote reference VE10268 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Closing Date: Friday 14 October 2016

 

Library Assistant
Grade: 3
Salary Range: £18,734 - £21,605

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the post of full-time Library Assistant within Collections and Academic Liaison, part of the Collection Development and Description division of the University Library. The successful candidate will work under the supervision of a language specialist assisting in the acquisition and cataloguing of material in European languages, particularly French in the first instance.

Applicants should be educated to GCSE standard or above including English and Maths, and should have previous experience of working in an academic library. The successful candidate should have good communication and IT skills. The ability to work well as part of a team is essential. He or she will need at least two years experience of Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, MARC and Library of Congress Subject Headings. Familiarity with the RDA cataloguing standard is also desirable. Experience of acquisitions work using a library management system is very desirable. A command of French is essential, and knowledge of at least one other Romance language is desirable.

For further details and to apply for the post, please click on the Cambridge University Job Opportunities link. This will direct you to the University’s web-based recruitment system, where you will be able to create an online application form.

Informal enquiries are welcomed by David Lowe, Head of Collections and Academic Liaison, on 01223 333094, e-mail: dkl1000@cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference VE10285 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Closing Date: Friday 14 October 2016

 

Munby Fellow in Bibliography (2017-18)
Salary Range: £33,574 pro rata

The Library Syndicate invites applications for the Munby Fellowship in Bibliography for the tenure of 1 October 2017 to 31 July 2018.

The Munby Fellow will be free to pursue bibliographical research of his/her own choosing. It is, however, expected that the Fellow's research will be, at least in part, based directly or indirectly on the collections of the University and Colleges of Cambridge and likely to be of benefit, in the broadest sense, to scholars using those collections in the future. The Fellow will have no departmental or other staff duties and responsibilities.

The Fellowship is open to graduates in any discipline of any university and nationality. Applications will be evaluated by a panel comprising the Electors to the Fellowship and the following criteria will be taken into account, with preference given to scholars at post-doctoral or an equivalent level:

  • Academic record of the candidate, taking into account the career stage of the applicant
  • Suitability of the research proposal

The stipend will be £33,574 (pro-rata)

A non-stipendiary Fellowship at Darwin College will normally be available to the successful candidate, if not already a Fellow of a Cambridge College. Fellows in these categories are members of the Governing Body of the College and may take meals in the College without charge.

An election will be made in early January 2017. There are no interviews.

Fixed-term: 10 months.

For further details and to apply for the post, please click on the Cambridge University Job Opportunities link. This will direct you to the University’s web-based recruitment system, where you will be able to create an online application form.

Please note you will need to upload a statement outlining your research proposal (a maximum of 2 A4 pages) alongside your covering letter and CV, as well as completing the online application form (please include details of three referees).

The closing date for applications is Monday 31 October 2016.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Dr Jill Whitelock, Head of Special Collections (tel: 01223 765691; email: jw330@cam.ac.uk).

Please quote reference VE10204 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Closing Date: Monday 31 October 2016