Biodiversity Heritage Library Europe Project Worker
Â£20,517 to Â£25,168 (pro-rata) – Pay Band C
Applications are invited for a Biodiversity Heritage Library Europe Project Worker to join the Library department at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. This post is being offered as a 9 month temporary appointment.
The main duties and specific responsibilities of the role are:
â€¢ Identify potential content for inclusion in BHL Europe
â€¢ Manage digital content created for inclusion in BHL Europe
â€¢ Create and amend metadata for items submitted to BHL Europe, according to metadata scheme agreed by BHL Europe partners
â€¢ Liaise online and face to face with other BHL partners by wiki, e-mail and stated workshops/meetings to forward the creation and development of BHL Europe Portal
â€¢ Publicise the BHL Europe project nationally across the professional and amateur scientific communities
â€¢ Liaise with potential funding sources for digital content development
Applicants must possess a degree as well as a postgraduate qualification in Information Science. You will have good written and verbal skills, practical experience with digitisation projects and experience of digital content management. You will have knowledge of metadata schemes, e.g. METS; MODS; MARC, MARC XML. You will have experience using wikis and social network sites e.g. Google, e-Publishing and a good working knowledge of OCR. Experience of EU funded projects as well as having verbal communication skills in another EU language, particularly French and German is also desirable.
This post attracts generous holiday entitlement and civil service pension benefits.
An application pack, including a full job description and person specification can be obtained from Irene Morrice on 0131 248 2814 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applications should be made by way of CV and covering letter and should be sent to Irene Morrice either by e-mail or by post to the Human Resources Department, 20a Inverleith Row, Edinburgh, EH3 5LR. Completed applications must be received no later than Thursday, 8 April 2010. Interviews will be held on Thursday, 22 April 2010.