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Vacancy for Digitiation Programme Officer JISC Collections / JISC Executive

Salary: £28,000 to £32,800 depending on experience
Based in: Central London
Closing date for applications: Monday 29th September

JISC Collections negotiates agreements for and acquires online content to support education and research. The key ambition in establishing JISC Collections is to widen accessibility to online resources, to save the academic sector time and money, and to improve management of licensing by the sector.

JISC Collections is undertaking two projects in association with the JISC Digitisation Programme and requires a programme manager to support these projects and ensure that their successful delivery.

You will be required to:

• Support projects funded under the JISC Digitisation Programme’s Enriching Digital Resources call and ensure their successful delivery
• Obtain copyright clearances for content and data delivered via the JISC – funded Vision of Britain project
• Manage specific JISC Collections projects, with special attention to those involving the licensing of digital content
• As part of the JISC e-Content team to report back on project and programme management and share related information

You will need an understanding of the issues related to the digitisation of scholarly resources, such as data capture, resource discovery, rights clearance and usability. In addition an understanding of the issues related to the procurement and provision of online information resources in particular negotiation and licensing.

For a full copy of the job description please visit the JISC Collections web site or email Liam Earney at L.Earney@jisc.ac.uk

By Paola Marchionni

I work as Digitisation Programme Manager at JISC and am responsible, together with my colleague Alastair Dunning, for the successful delivery of a portfolio of projects that have been funded under the JISC Phase 2 Digitisation programme spanning 2007-2009. In addition, I lead on programme evaluation and programme support activities such as workshops and events, and work closely with the Communications and Marketing team.

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