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Subject: JOBS: UK - Network Services Manager - London

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Subject:       UK - Networked Services Development Manager - London
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Readiness - Research and Development in Networked Subject Services

Networked Services Development Manager

The EARL Consortium of over 100 public libraries and associated
organisations is developing the role of UK public libraries to deliver the
networked information and knowledge needed across the entire community.
Members of the Consortium are committed to maintaining and expanding a
public service that integrates all aspects of information access for
cultural, educational, business, social and personal development.

Readiness - Research and Development in Networked Subject Services - is a
two year project managed by EARL and funded by the British Library
Research and Innovation Centre.  Readiness will research and evaluate the
processes and effectiveness of collaborative development of networked
subject services.

A Senior Project Officer will manage the project, co-ordinate the work of
the subject groups and the evaluation, and support the implementation and
promotion of a wide range of demonstrator services.

The Networked Services Development Manager will act half-time as technical
adviser and facilitator to the project, and otherwise as manager of all
EARL's networked services and as the focal point of expertise to all
members of the consortium : for web design, distributed indexing, for text
and structured database searching, document delivery, digitisation,
archiving and cacheing.  For Readiness he or she will be responsible for
organising collaborative working, advising groups, preparing workshops,
and implementing the systems and services for the demonstrator projects.
They should have experience of maintaining a Unix-based web service, and
across all current aspects of networked information management and their
integration into a service environment.

The salary for the post is L18k-L22k.  The appointment will be to the
staff of LASER, and is for a fixed term of 2 years.

EARL: bringing public libraries to the network
A letter of application should be sent before 5th May 1997, with a current
CV, at least two referees, current salary and date of availability to:-
Frances Hendrix, Director, LASER, Gun Court, 70 Wapping Lane, London E1
9RL; Tel : 0171 702 2020; Fax : 0171 702 2019; E-mail :
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