JISC Repositories Research Team, UKOLN
Research Officer (Ref 07H215A)
UKOLN has a vacancy for a Research Officer in the JISC Repository Support Team (1 FTE)
UKOLN is a centre of expertise in digital information management, providing advice and services to the library, information, education and cultural heritage communities by:
UKOLN is based at the University of Bath directed by Dr Liz Lyon and currently has a staff of twenty-nine. UKOLN is funded by the Council for Museums, Libraries & Archives (MLA); the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) of the funding bodies for higher and further education in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland; as well as by project funding from the JISC, EPSRC and the European Community. UKOLN also receives support from the University of Bath where it is based. More details on UKOLN activities can be found on its website: http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/.
UKOLN aims to inform practice and influence policy in the areas of: digital libraries, metadata and resource discovery, distributed library and information systems, bibliographic management, and web technologies. It provides network information services, including the Ariadne magazine, and runs workshops and conferences.
As part of the Digital Repositories Programme, JISC have established the Repositories Research Team. The remit for the work of the research team is quite wide and includes helping projects find and exploit synergies across the programme and beyond, gathering scenarios and use cases from projects, liaising with other national and international repositories activities, including liaison with the e-Framework, synthesizing project and programme outcomes, and engaging with interoperability standards activity and repository architectures.
The Repositories Research Team is a collaboration between UKOLN and JISC CETIS. UKOLN have worked previously on repositories in a number of contexts including ePrints UK, the Open Archives Forum and Delos, and JISC CETIS, the JISC Centre for Educational Technology and Interoperability Standards, has considerable experience in supporting the development of digital repositories for e-learning.
The post holder will work within the Research and Development Team at UKOLN liaising with other JISC projects based at UKOLN, including eBank, the Repositories Support Project and the Digital Curation Centre.
The post-holder will require good communications skills, interest and awareness in digital repository development, and experience across HE communities. The post-holder should be able to demonstrate the following skills and attributes:
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