Digital Preservation Analyst

Cambridge, UK
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Salary: £33,348-£43,155
Created: July 20, 2023


An exciting opportunity has come up to join the Digital Preservation team at Cambridge University Libraries to help deliver its Digital Preservation Programme!

This is a new role on the team and the Programme that will also involve engaging with colleagues across the Libraries and the wider University.

The Libraries create and acquire a wide range of digital materials for its collections, including digitised images created from print and physical artefacts, the research outputs of Cambridge University (eTheses, research data, and eJournals), and born-digital archives (personal and corporate archives as well as the official records of the University in digital formats).

The Digital Preservation Analyst will support the delivery of services for these materials and ensure library staff can use these services to carry out their responsibilities.

Reporting to the Head of Digital Preservation, the Digital Preservation Analyst will focus on the following activities:

  • Digital Collection Analysis (e.g., lead a review of the digitisation workflow to inform its future state, focusing on day-to-day data management, preservation, and storage).
  • Business change (e.g., determine and plan new processes and procedures for digital preservation, metadata improvement, and quality management and dataflow processes, and embed them into the work of staff).
  • Stakeholder engagement and learning delivery (e.g., lead on training for new services delivered by the Programme, creating a training programme that addresses the needs of library staff who will use these services).
  • Community, collaboration, advocacy (e.g., work with the Head of Digital Preservation to build and manage mutually beneficial partnerships and networks within CUL, the University, and wider digital preservation and GLAM communities).

The full role description can be found in the Further Particulars document.

If you are interested in the role but unsure if you meet the requirements, reach out via email with any questions or to schedule a conversation over Zoom.

Information about the Digital Preservation Programme that you might find helpful for your application can be found on the Digital Preservation team's webpages and blog.

The University welcomes applications from individuals with disabilities. We are committed to ensuring fair treatment throughout the recruitment process. Please see the Furthers Particulars document for more information.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

A blend of on-site (at least two days/week) and remote working is anticipated for this role. Details will be discussed at the interview.

We particularly welcome applications from candidates from a BAME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our institution.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact Caylin Smith, Head of Digital Preservation at

The application deadline is midnight BST on Friday August 11th. Due to staff availability and annual leave throughout August, applicants invited to interview will be notified on Wednesday August 23rd.

Interviews will take place at the University Library on Wednesday August 30th and include a five minute presentation, the topic for which will be given to the applicant when they are invited to interview.

Please quote reference VE37700 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.


Published: Friday, July 21, 2023 22:46 UTC

Last updated: Friday, July 21, 2023 22:46 UTC