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Job: Web Archivist, National Library of Ireland - 15 month Archivist/Librarian contract post at National Library of Ireland

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Web Archivist, National Library of Ireland - 15 month Archivist/Librarian contract post
National Library of Ireland
Dublin

**2016 Web Archive Project Archivist/Librarian**

  
**The National Library of Ireland (NLI) is seeking a talented, self-motivated Archivist/Librarian to work on the National Library of Ireland's 2016 web archive**  
  
Closing date for applications:Tuesday 24th November 2015

  
**Brief Description of Position:**  
As part of the NLI's programme for 2016 which includes the strand Remembering
1916, Recording 2016, the NLI intends to capture and preserve the content of
key websites that tell the story of 2016 online. This includes the centenary
commemorations of the 1916 Rising and also commemorations of the Irish
experience of the Battle of the Somme. The 2016 Web Archive Project
Archivist/Librarian will be responsible for working on this with NLI staff to
ensure that relevant websites are identified and captured and that all aspects
of the web archiving process are completed in relation to this project.

  
This is an excellent opportunity to work in a stimulating, challenging
environment, and contribute to the creation of an online record of the
documentary and intellectual output of Ireland in relation to the
commemorative events of 2016.

  
**Principal Tasks**: 

  * Work as part of the NLI Digital Library team to identify, select and verify websites for inclusion in the 2016 NLI Web Archive and plan the schedule for website crawls
  * Liaise with NLI and external subject experts
  * Rights clearance: liaise with website publishers to obtain permission for inclusion in NLI Web Archive
  * QA archived sites and work with external contractor to resolve issues
  * Create metadata for selected websites
  * Develop public engagement with NLI Web Archive through public call to nominate the most significant Irish websites for 2016
  * Promote NLI 2016 Web Archive through NLI's own communication channels, eg. NLI blog, Twitter etc. and through outreach and learning opportunities, eg. presentations, talks, workshops
  * Work with NLI Outreach Department to provide content and input to NLI's 2016 Programme and related publicity
  
**Requirements:  
Mandatory**:

• Graduate/Postgraduate qualification in Library/Archival studies

• Knowledge of 20th century Irish history and culture

• Excellent interpersonal skills, with a demonstrated ability to communicate
effectively, both orally and in writing

• Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team- and project-oriented
environment

• Demonstrated interest in working within the digital library domain

• Demonstrated ability to deliver results on time

  
**Desirable:**  
• Ability to learn new skills quickly

• Familiarity working with digital material

• Interest in and knowledge of Irish digital landscape

• Experience with web archiving activities and tools

• Experience creating descriptive metadata for web content using international
library standards

• Experience using issue tracking and project management software

  
**How to Apply**  
Applications must be made on the official application form.

  
For further details about the role and to download an application form, please
refer to the National Library's website at:](http://www.nli.ie/en/udlist/current-
opportunities.aspx)

  
The completed application form with two additional copies must be submitted by
post to:-

  
HR Unit,

National Library of Ireland,

4, Kildare Street,

Dublin 2.

  
to arrive **not later than 17:00 hours on Tuesday 24th November
2015**. Application forms received after the deadline date
and time will not be accepted.

  
For full details visit:

  
  
The National Library is an equal opportunities employer

Cuirfear failte roimh chomhfhreagras i nGaeilge.



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