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Full Time (36 Hours per week),

Fixed Term for 1 year

The British Library is undertaking a major new portfolio of work to look strategically at digitisation and access to its collections, Heritage Made Digital is an important and ambitious new initiative, central to the library's Living Knowledge vision.

We are working with the Asia and Africa, and Western Heritage Departments to embed Quality Control processes and digitisation support activities within the digitisation workflow. To facilitate this we are looking for a Digitisation Support Officer to undertake image quality checking on digitisation projects and ensure that a steady pipeline of digitisation work is available to the designated Imaging Technicians. The Officer will ensure that associated image rework is completed in a timely manner and publish digitised content, they will monitor the movement of collection items throughout the workflow ensuring Collection Security policy is met.

The successful candidate will have experience of working with digital images and performing quality checks on images, an eye for detail, as well as excellent problem solving skills and the ability to effectively communicate with colleagues from a variety of disciplines.

As one of the world's great libraries, our duty is to preserve the nation's intellectual memory for the future. At present we have well over 150 million items, in most known languages, with three m...

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As one of the world's great libraries, our duty is to preserve the nation's intellectual memory for the future. At present we have well over 150 million items, in most known languages, with three million new items added every year. We have manuscripts, maps, newspapers, magazines, prints and drawings, music scores, and patents. We operate the world's largest document delivery service providing millions of items a year to customers all over the world. What matters to us is that we preserve the national memory and enable knowledge to be created both now and in the future.

In return we offer a competitive salary and a number of excellent benefits. Our pension scheme is one of the most valuable benefits we offer, as our staff can become members of the Alpha Pension Scheme where the Library contributes 20.9%. Another significant benefit the Library provides is the provision of a flexible working hours scheme which could allow you to work your hours flexibly over the week and to take up to 5 days flexi leave in a 3 month period. This is on top of 25 days holiday from entry and public and privilege holidays.

For further information and to apply, please visit www.bl.uk/careers quoting vacancy ref: 02607

Closing date: 21 February 2019

Interview date: 6 March 2019

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