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Digital Preservation

10 days ago

As a world leading library, the National Library of Australia offers an innovative and collaborative workplace where exceptional team players and technical specialists can flourish. As part of the Library’s team, you will help support organisational reform, working collaboratively with your team to shape the Library’s future. We are looking for an APS 5 Level Coordinator, Digital Preservation who will demonstrate our Business and Leadership Functions, uphold the APS and Library Values.

This role is responsible for analysing data from the Library’s digital preservation system to identify digital preservation issues and risks, investigating them and proposing and implementing solutions to resolve or mitigate them; designing and implementing digital preservation workflows and overseeing and assisting Library staff with processing digital collection material into the Library’s digital preservation system and; undertaking applied research on file-format support and implementing the NLA Digital Preservation Knowledge Base.

The incumbent will have a sound general knowledge and will provide their technical expertise on complex issues, working across a broad range of activities that potentially relate to the work of different program areas and/or stakeholders. This may necessitate the effective management of competing priorities and may include activities relevant to:

  • Implementing the Digital Preservation program.
  • Providing technical guidance for investigations into the preservation management system.
  • Determining preservation approaches for “at-risk” formats.
  • Ensuring the digital preservation software system continues to meet the business needs of the NLA.

The Coordinator, Digital Preservation will take responsibility for ensuring:

  • The digital preservation software system continues to meet the business needs of the NLA.
  • Published and unpublished digital collection material is available for long term access.

This role will also apply innovative initiatives to contribute to the improvement in quality and efficiency of the organisations digital workflow that affects digital preservation and contribute to the provision of professional advice for the development of policies, strategies and procedures.

The role of the National Library of Australia, as defined by the National Library Act 1960, is to ensure that documentary resources of national significance relating to Australia and the Australian people, as well as significant non-Australian library materials, are collected, preserved and made accessible either through the Library itself or through collaborative arrangements with other libraries and information providers. The Library has four strategic priorities:

  • We collect today what will be important tomorrow
  • We connect with communities, and connect communities with their national collections
  • We collaborate with others to maximise the national impact of cultural collections.
  • We build capability to maximise return on the nation’s investment in the Library.

Please note some positions are subject to a security clearance. Please refer to the relevant role statement for further information.

Open a new chapter in your career and apply now. Further information can be found in the Candidate Information Pack on the Library’s website.

Salary Details*
Salary Type Normal Wages
Base Salary $73,045
Superannuation 9.5%
Bonus offered No
Total Package $79,984
* Salary details are calculated without bonus and monthly payout as per tax bracket without tax threshold and other allowances. Its always good to confirm these details with the employer or recruiter.
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