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Positions at National Library of New Zealand

From: Pamela Najar <pamela.najar>
Date: Monday, November 12, 2007
3 positions:

National Digital Heritage Archive Manager
NDHA Preservation Policy Analyst
NDHA Digital Preservation Analyst

National Library of New Zealand, Wellington

The National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa,
is developing the National Digital Heritage Archive (NDHA) which is
expected to go live in October 2008. The NDHA system will form the
basis for collecting and preserving digital objects for future
research, study and cultural experience. We are seeking to create an
expert digital preservation team to work with the NDHA project team
implementing the NDHA and then to establish strong digital
preservation strategies and policies and routine preservation
operations.

National Digital Heritage Archive Manager
Vacancy Number: NL1949

    You will thrive on the opportunity to provide leadership to an
    expert team in this major new digital preservation initiative.
    Reporting to the Programme Architect NDHA your primary
    responsibility will be the planning and development of the NDHA
    as an operational digital preservation activity.

    As collaboration in national and global digital preservation
forums is expected, you will have at least 3 years experience of
digital preservation and access issues. You will need to demonstrate
the ability to operate at a high strategic level along with
demonstrated management expertise. A Doctorate or Master's degree in
computing or a related information management discipline is
required, although academic qualifications in another discipline
with demonstrable experience and knowledge of the digital
preservation environment, will also be considered.

NDHA Preservation Policy Analyst
Vacancy Number: NL1948

    Reporting to the NDHA Manager, you will be responsible for
    establishing a robust and cohesive framework for digital
    preservation policy and strategy and for undertaking continuing
    policy development and operation as part of the National
    Library's digital preservation programme. The results of policy
    and strategy development will be used to inform ongoing digital
    preservation actions.

    You should possess a demonstrated passion for the long-term
    archiving and preservation of digital objects and be able to
    show vision in developing policy to achieve permanent
    accessibility. It is expected that you will have a Masters or
    Doctorate in a relevant discipline and have an advanced
    understanding of computer technology and research methodologies.
    You will be experienced in developing policy.

NDHA Digital Preservation Analyst
Vacancy Number: NL1947

    Reporting to the NDHA Manager you will be responsible for the
    research, design, development, testing and review of
    preservation strategies for the digital material held within the
    NDHA, in order to prevent or mitigate technological
    obsolescence. You will undertake risk management for the NDHA
    and propose and test realistic solutions following best practice
    and adhering to international standards. You should possess a
    demonstrated commitment to the long-term archiving and
    preservation of digital objects and be able to show vision and
    skill in developing strategies to achieve permanent
    accessibility. You will undertake regular surveys of the digital
    preservation environment and emerging technologies as well as
    impact analysis and cost/benefit analysis to determine the best
    strategies for any given preservation activity.

    It is expected that you will have a Masters or Doctorate in a
    relevant discipline and have an advanced understanding of
    computer technology and research methodologies. Academic
    qualifications in another discipline with demonstrable
    experience and knowledge of the digital preservation
    environment, may also be considered.

For all three positions:

    Your project management skills are superb as is your ability to
    show initiative and to understand and employ international
    preservation standards. With your talent for communication, you
    will be able to discuss this complex topic with a wide range of
    people and stakeholders at all levels.

These are permanent positions but, for exceptional applicants, fixed
term contracts for a minimum of three years would be considered.

For further information, please contact

    Steve Knight
    Programme Architect
    National Digital Heritage Archive
    +64 4 474 3142
    steve.knight [at] natlib__govt__nz

For a copy of the Job Description and application form: +64 4 474
3065 or personnel.services [at] natlib__govt__nz

Applications close 3 December 2007

Pamela Najar-Simpson
Manager Preservation
National Library of New Zealand
Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa
PO Box 1467
Wellington, New Zealand
+64 4 474 3097
Fax: +64 4 474 3035


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