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Vacancy at the DPC: Digital Preservation Analyst

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) seeks to employ a Digital Preservation Analyst to fill a new post created to help deliver a project. Applications should be submitted by email not later than 0900 on Monday 11th January 2021. Shortlisted candidates should be available for interview online week commencing 18th January 2021.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a high-profile and important role, delivering support in good practice for digital preservation in for an established DPC Member but with a remit across our entire global membership.

In December 2020, the DPC started a second phase of a major investment project that is helping the UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) to identify and develop good practice and standards in digital preservation across the UK nuclear industry. This second phase builds on an initial project which assessed and documented requirements within the nuclear power sector. With the support of a grant from the NDA, we have created a new post that will support the delivery of these requirements and which will bring significant new support to Members across the Coalition.

You will be the project officer for a fixed-term project funded by the NDA to research and advise on good practice in digital preservation. Working in partnership with the NDA, embedded within the DPC team, and managed by the DPC’s Head of Good Practice and Standards, you will support the NDA to achieve documented goals for innovation and capability in digital preservation. These include preserving geospatial data, database preservation, EDRMS preservation, recovering data from portable media, defining designated communities, gathering requirements for solutions and assessing skills and capabilities. These goals are widely shared across the DPC, so your work will enhance the support offered to all DPC Members in these areas, documenting and codifying good practice across the community.

The post is available immediately and is offered on a full-time, fixed-term basis for an initial period of two years with a view to permanence thereafter. Recruitment will nominally be to the DPC offices in either Glasgow or York, though Covid 19 restrictions mean that the applicant will be required to work from home in the first instance. Consequently, applications are welcomed without limit to geography, though there is a requirement to attend meetings in standard UK office hours.

For more information, please visit the DPC website.