Web Archivist

University Library

University of Cambridge, Trinity Ln, Cambridge, UK


  • Posted on: 08th Nov 2021
  • Salary: £29,614-£35,326
  • REF: VE28842
  • Closes: 23rd November 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

‘The Archive of Tomorrow’ is an exciting new project funded by the Wellcome Trust, and led by the National Library of Scotland, in partnership with Cambridge University Library, the Bodleian Libraries, and the Main Library of the University of Edinburgh.

The project aims to preserve and provide research access to 10,000 health-related web resources in the UK Web Archive, including content concerning the Covid-19 pandemic. The project will also explore different researcher needs in relation to this content and its uses, as well as explore solutions for technical, ethical, and rights issues.

The Web Archivist will be based at Cambridge University Library within its Digital Preservation team, and work on activities alongside the project web archivists based at the Bodleian and the University of Edinburgh as well as other project team members.

Along with building the collection of websites, the Web Archivist will also contribute to setting up and testing new processes for web archiving, participate in a research network that also includes the project partners and preservation organisations, as well as take part in user research to better understand researchers’ use of health-related materials published online and web archives more broadly.

Further information about the project can be found here: https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/news/libraries-partnership-explore-misinformation-around-pandemic

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for flexible working arrangements.

We particularly welcome applications from candidates from a BAME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our institution.

Click the ‘Apply’ button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Informal enquiries are welcomed by Caylin Smith, Head of Digital Preservation, by email: dp-jobs@lib.cam.ac.uk.

The deadline for applications is 23 November 2021. Interviews to be held on 03 December 2021.

Please quote reference VE28842 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.
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