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The National Library of New Zealand has a vacancy for a Digital Preservation Analyst.

Reporting to the National Digital Heritage Archive (NDHA) Manager you will be responsible for developing and implementing digital preservation solutions for the digital material held within the NDHA. The goal is to prevent and/or mitigate risk to ensure that the Library's digital collections remain accessible over time and available for researchers, students and other users in the future.

You will undertake risk management of the National Digital Heritage Archive (NDHA) and research, test and implement appropriate solutions for preservation strategies and actions in line with accepted best practice and international standards.

You should possess a demonstrated commitment to the long-term archiving and preservation of digital objects and be able to show vision and skill in developing strategies to achieve permanent accessibility. You will undertake regular surveys of the digital preservation environment and emerging technologies as well as impact analysis and cost/benefit analysis to determine the best strategies for any given preservation activity.

You will have demonstrable experience in digital preservation including ingest, validation tools, format libraries etc and be able to work with a range of people involved in the digital preservation process including creators, appraisal, ingest, technical analysis etc staff.

It is expected that you have a Masters or Doctorate in a relevant discipline and have an advanced understanding of computer technology and research methodologies. Academic qualifications in another discipline with demonstrable experience and knowledge of the digital preservation environment, may also be considered.

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Applications close 5pm Friday 7 May 2010.

For more information about the Digital Preservation programme at the Library contact:

Steve Knight, Programme Director Preservation, Research & Consultancy, [log in to unmask]

Lynn Benson, Manager of the National Digital Heritage Archive, [log in to unmask]



Steve Knight
Programme Director
Preservation Research & Consultancy
National Library of New Zealand

ph.      +64-4-474-3142
Mobile +64 (0) 21 490 503
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