Job opportunity: cataloguer with the Unlocking Our Sound Heritage Midlands Hub team

The University of Leicester is looking for a cataloguer with the Unlocking Our Sound Heritage Midlands Hub team.

Unlocking Our Sound Heritage is a major national project funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and led by the British Library. It aims to digitally preserve almost 500,000 endangered sound recordings from across the UK and make 100,000 available online, transforming the visibility of sound archive collections in the process.

The University of Leicester is the regional hub for the Midlands and is one of the project’s ten hubs, which are based in Aberystwyth, Belfast, Brighton, Bristol, Glasgow, Leicester, London, Manchester, Newcastle, and Norwich. Over three years, we will work with partners across the region to ensure that 5,000 sound heritage items are digitally preserved and accessible to new audiences. The digitised material will then be used as part of innovative learning and outreach activities.

The role of cataloguer is to create metadata about sound recordings and associated documentary material. This metadata will be entered on spreadsheets so that information packages can be created and sent to the British Library. The role will involve liaising with other cataloguers, volunteers, and members of the project team, to ensure the metadata is created and processed to the standards required by the project.

The successful candidate will have experience of cataloguing in a library, archive, museum or other similar environment.
They will also have an interest in recorded sound. With knowledge of appropriate standards, they will have excellent IT skills and the ability to record information in an accurate and consistent manner.
They will enjoy working as part of a small team, and able to manage your time and workload effectively.
Previous experience of working with sound archives would be an advantage.

Deadline: 3 July 2020

For full details and to apply please visit:

Image: Unlocking our sound heritage, National Library of Wales

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