Home About Subscribe Search Member Area

Humanist Discussion Group

< Back to Volume 32

Humanist Archives: April 16, 2019, 5:54 a.m. Humanist 32.614 - mss. information analyst (London)

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 32, No. 614.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                   Hosted by King's Digital Lab
                Submit to: humanist@dhhumanist.org

        Date: 2019-04-15 12:57:30+00:00
        From: James Cummings 
        Subject: Manuscripts Collections Information Analyst job posting

Manuscript Collections Information Analyst
Collections and Research

Full Time
Gibbs Building, 215 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BE, UK

Job Summary
We believe great ideas can change the world and improve health for everyone. At
Wellcome, we help great ideas to thrive by supporting scientists and
researchers, taking on big problems, fuelling imaginations and sparking debate.
We are seeking an experienced Manuscript Collections Information Analyst on a
full time basis who will maximise the discoverability and accessibility of
Wellcome’s unique and distinctive manuscript collections by ensuring activity in
relation to cataloguing, access, digitisation and related collections
information functions is appropriately structured and prioritised.

Additional info

You will:

Implement and develop a framework for manuscript description (across different
languages and scripts) using TEI

Commission the retro-conversion of legacy print catalogues relating to
Wellcome's manuscript collections into TEI-encoded text, via contractor services
and/or building partnerships with peer institutions

Maintain an up-to-date awareness of new developments in professional standards
and practice in manuscript curation, specifically in TEI and connected research
trends in digital humanities, with a general awareness of developments across
related sectors and disciplines (e.g. librarianship, archives, museums)

Develop a high level of knowledge about Wellcome's manuscript collections

Develop a strong working relationship with other members of Collections &
Research, and across Wellcome Collection as a whole, and other Wellcome staff as

Support the Collections Information Manager to lead and develop the Collections
Information team, working closely together with the Team Leader and other
colleagues with managerial roles within the team, and deputizing for the
Collections Information Manager when necessary

Undertake occasional evening and weekend work, as required
Please see full job description here

Experience & Skills

High level of knowledge and experience of using TEI for manuscript description
Excellent skills in manuscript codicology and bibliographical research
Language and palaeographical skills in at least one non-European language (and
related scripts) represented in the Wellcome manuscript collections e.g. Arabic,
Sanskrit, Chinese, Persian, Ottoman Turkish, Hindi

Reading skills in several languages other than English represented in the
Wellcome manuscript collections
Experience of relevant software and digital communication services, including
oXygen (or equivalent XML editing software), GitHub, and website content
management systems
Ability to apply and adapt knowledge and experience from one domain across
different types of manuscripts, different languages, or different formats of
material ·
Familiarity with UK legislative and ethical frameworks relating to collections
information and access, e.g. cultural sensitivity or intellectual property

Education & Qualifications

Post-graduate qualification in a relevant field

Appointment Type: Fixed Term
Division: Culture and Society
Sub Department: Collections and Research
Salary: C£38k
Duration: 24 months (2 years)
Number of Positions: 1
Interview Timing: 20th May
Applications to be received by 1159pm on 07-May-2019

Unsubscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted
List posts to: humanist@dhhumanist.org
List info and archives at at: http://dhhumanist.org
Listmember interface at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted/
Subscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/membership_form.php

Editor: Willard McCarty (King's College London, U.K.; Western Sydney University, Australia)
Software designer: Malgosia Askanas (Mind-Crafts)

This site is maintained under a service level agreement by King's Digital Lab.