Network Metadata Manager, Unlocking Our Sound Heritage
Salary: £32,000 per annum pro rata
Location: St Pancras
Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
Vacancy Group: Collections
Category: Collection Management
Date Posted: 01/16/2018
Part Time: 28.8 hours per week over 4 days (0.8 FTE), Fixed Term for 2.5 Years
This is a fantastic opportunity to co-ordinate a team of sound recording cataloguers from audio centres across the UK as part of the Unlocking Our Sound Heritage project. The project is part of the British Library’s wider Save Our Sounds programme, and will digitally preserve almost half a million sound recordings, establish a network of ten audio archiving centres across the UK, and make it easier for people to discover and listen to the recordings.
As the Network Metadata Manager you will be responsible for managing the metadata output created by the regional project cataloguing teams, ensuring that quality standards and targets are met. You will be responsible for training and developing project staff in the creation of descriptive metadata for audio items, and manage the conversion of data imported into the British Library’s catalogue. A key part of the role will be liaising with members of the British Library’s project cataloguing team and the project partners across the UK.
The successful candidate will have significant experience working with audio visual collections in a research library, archive or similarenvironment. You will have professional experience of working with metadata standards that support AV archiving and an excellent knowledge of archival principles.
The post is part of a Heritage Lottery funded project.