£30,610 plus excellent benefits
Kew, West London
April 17th 2012
We are entering a new era in the presentation of public records to the citizen and need your expertise and enthusiasm to help us
We are entering a new era in the presentation of public records to the citizen. We need your expertise and enthusiasm to help us shape and deliver the new Discovery service that will make this a reality. The service is currently creating a unified environment that will enhance the citizens’ capacity to find, retrieve and access records in every form: paper, digitised and born digital.
About the role
A senior member of the Catalogue and Taxonomy Team, you will help to embed the Discovery service as more than just the catalogue of The National Archives. Acting as an agent of change, you will drive new approaches to the maintenance and creation of catalogue data, engaging actively with archivists, technical experts and other stakeholders. You will have delegated responsibility for the development and delivery of the State of the Catalogue initiative; gathering information about catalogue data adequacy across The National Archives’ holdings and developing strategies to improve both data and findability.
A graduate with an archival or information qualification, or relevant experience, you have first-hand experience of driving change initiatives for archival, metadata, or information standards. An influential communicator, you understand all the descriptive and presentational requirements surrounding paper and digital records and can convey complex technical issues to expert and non-expert audiences. You are passionate about records, finding aids and search tools.
The National Archives is the official archive for England, Wales and the UK Government, preserving over 1,000 years of history from Domesday Book to the present, with records ranging from parchment and paper files through to recently created digital files and archived websites. The National Archives is also at the heart of information policy – setting standards and supporting innovation in information and records management across the UK.
To find out more and apply, please visit www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/jobs searching under reference number 1561X.
Closing date: Tuesday 17th April 2012 at midnight.
Interview date: Thursday 3rd May 2012.
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