Opening Up Scotland’s Archives – Digital Preservation Traineeship

Archive Services are pleased to be working with the Scottish Council on Archives to host a Digital Preservation trainee as part of their HLF-funded Skills for the Future project Opening Up Scotland’s Archives.

The Opening Up Scotland’s Archives project is looking for people interested in a new career in heritage or the archive sector. It wants to attract people from different working environments or voluntary sector backgrounds. Identifying people who can bring talent and energy and skills to the archival world, who are keen to develop their skills, who want to engage with their local community and create better accessible online services. You will spend a year working on real-life projects whilst learning skills that will help you towards a career. You will help to bring the past to life for new audiences and keeping it alive for future generations.

Our Digital Preservation traineeship will involve working with the University Archives, the University Digital Library and the Digital Preservation Coalition to learn about digital preservation, from the identification of digital assets to be preserved, through the process for preservation, to understanding the needs of stakeholders and researchers.

Find out more about our traineeship here and for further information on the other 5 roles and details of how to apply, see the Scottish Council on Archives website. The closing date is 2nd September 2014.

Categories: Archive Services

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