Digital Preservation Manager

National Library of Ireland

Applications by: 15:00, 27 April 2020

The National Library of Ireland is seeking to appoint a Digital Preservation Manager, at Higher Executive Officer level.

The National Library of Ireland holds extensive and growing digital collections, both those generated through the library’s long standing digitisation programme and also born digital collections with web archives dating from 2007 to the present day. Through its Born Digital Pilot Project the NLI is also now acquiring unique born-digital collections as part of our holdings.

There is currently an estimated 60TB of web archive collection data and 65TB of digitised images in the library’s holdings. Unlike the physical collections, there is no one with responsibility and expert skills specifically dedicated to the preservation of these national collections in digital form. The library requires a Digital Preservation Manager with this responsibility in order to safeguard these collections and ensure their sustainability so that they may continue to be accessible in 5, 15 and 50 years time, and we as a national library can continue to provide access our national documentary and intellectual heritage.

Key goals in the NLI’s strategic plan are to develop our unique, living national collection, become a leader in digital collecting and delivery, and protect our national collections for future generations. The NLI’s Digital Preservation Manager will safeguard these national collections in digital form. This role is key in delivering on these goals and to ensuring continued access and protection for unique and distinctive Irish digital content which is a growing part of our national collections and an invaluable cultural and research asset.

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