Job: Digitisation and Digital Engagement Manager, The University of Edinburgh, Digital Library, deadline 24 July 2020 at 5pm

This is a great opportunity to join the University of Edinburgh to manage, lead and develop our digitisation service. You will explore new ways of increasing the proportion of the University’s Collections available online, manage outsourcing of digitisation, specialist in-house photography, and scanning/rapid digitisation work.

The University has growing demand driving the transformation of analogue collections into digital collections in order to support research, teaching and, in particular, digital scholarship which makes this a fantastic opportunity to join the Digital Library team.

This role will give an experienced manager the opportunity to shape and build the University’s digitisation services, working with a wide range of collections making them accessible online, with potential further growth of the service to support the Edinburgh Citydeal.

You will manage 4+ staff, set targets, monitor progress, and oversee multiple simultaneous digitisation projects. Your management skills will ensure you have a motivated and effective team, providing them with good support, and your knowledge of both specialist digitisation as well as mass digitisation workflows and a belief in continuous improvement will ensure that the service is delivered in an efficient manner.

Closing Date: 24 July 2020 at 5pm (GMT).

Interviews: w/c 10th August or 17th August 2020

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Published by Roisin Astell

Roisin Astell received a First Class Honours in History of Art at the University of York (2014), under the supervision of Dr Emanuele Lugli. After spending a year learning French in Paris, Roisin then completed an MSt. in Medieval Studies at the University of Oxford (2016), where she was supervised by Professor Gervase Rosser and Professor Martin Kauffmann. In 2017, Roisin was awarded a CHASE AHRC studentship as a doctoral candidate at the University of Kent’s Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, under the supervision of Dr Emily Guerry.

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