Deputy Digital Archivist

Digital Repository of Ireland

Applications by: 12:00, 29 March 2023

The Deputy Digital Archivist is a new role at the Digital Repository Ireland (DRI), responsible for providing direct assistance to depositors in preparing and uploading their collections for publication in the DRI Repository. This is a two-year fixed-term contract.

Key accountabilities:
  • Providing advice and expertise to depositors on DRI’s format, metadata and licensing guidelines and other policies, administering user accounts and responding to depositor queries
  • Liaising with DRI’s technical team and depositors to troubleshoot ingesting of collections and facilitate efficient publication of collections.
  • Cleaning of metadata relating to digitised and born digital cultural heritage and social science collections
    Assisting with online and in-person training and delivering subject-specific expertise in follow-up sessions
  • Working with the Digital Archivist and the technical team to review and improve publication and preservation workflows
  • Participation in DRI taskforces and other working groups
  • Any other duties as directed

Essential qualifications:
  • A relevant qualification in library, information or archival studies
  • Demonstrable digital archiving working experience
  • Experience or skills in one or more of the following: archives and libraries, digital preservation, digital repositories, metadata, content management and organisation, digital access and access rights
  • Hands-on practical experience of one or more of the following: digital asset preparation, metadata cleaning, data and metadata format shifting and manipulation, data ingestion
  • Familiarity with open-source software, command line or batch data cleaning tools used in digital preservation and archiving.

Salary range:

€39,195 - €51,090 per annum

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