The Institute of Classical Studies Library is seeking to appoint a fixed-term Scanner Operator for two years.
About the Department
The Institute of Classical Studies was founded as a post-graduate Institute of the University of London in 1953, and now forms part of the School of Advanced Study; its Library is housed and administered as a single unit with the Joint Library of the Hellenic and Roman Societies (established in 1879 and 1910 respectively).
The Library and Role
Since 1997, the Library has been located in the University’s Senate House. The Institute library is responsible for the “primary” collection of reference material, including dictionaries, corpora, excavation reports, standard texts of ancient authors, and certain periodicals, together with specialist electronic resources; the library of the Societies for the “secondary” collection of loanable books and periodicals. The Library’s integrated collection now holds almost 130,000 monographs and 22,000 bound periodicals, with c.690 current periodical titles, the whole thereby forming an interdisciplinary tool serving all aspects of classical research. For further information, please refer to the Library’s website at: http://library.icls.sas.ac.uk/
The A.G. Leventis Foundation has generously funded a two-year post for a scanner operator, to work on digitising items from the Library’s collection. The role is responsible for producing high quality scans of materials from the Library’s collections as part of its digitisation strategy.
The successful person for this post will have knowledge of and experience in using computer applications such as spreadsheets and databases for compiling and maintaining metadata. Able to learn new technical skills quickly, you will also have practical experience of scanning technologies in a working environment. The Library is seeking somebody with good interpersonal skills to liaise with library staff, exceptional attention to detail and the ability to maintain focussed whilst working for long periods of time.
This is a fixed term appointment for 2 years.
For further information regarding this role, please refer to the Job Description below.
To apply for this role, please submit your CV and covering letter (amalgamated in one document) by clicking ‘apply now’ at the bottom of this page before the closing date at midnight on Sunday 28th April 2019.
Please note that the University of London will be unable to sponsor candidates for a visa for this role. Therefore, successful applicants must be able to demonstrate their right to work in the UK for the duration of their employment.
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