Software Developer

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Created: January 25, 2012


The University of Liverpool Library is seeking to a Software Developer to work on our institutional repository. You will:

  • Develop, maintain and test the institutional repository and associated software
  • Work with Computing Services to integrate the institutional repository with other university systems
  • As a highly motivated individual, with excellent communication and technical skills, you will work as part of the Research Archive Team in the Library to support the development of the repository and its integration with other university information systems. You will work to agreed performance standards, deliver within agreed response times, ensure relevant documentation and records are effectively maintained and seek to continually improve working practices and services.
  • You will report directly to the Head of Academic Liaison within the Library’s divisional structure and be expected to work closely with staff from our Computing Services Department, E-Prints Services and the wider repository technical community.
  • To design, implement, test and maintain the repository and associated software and tools
  • To design, develop and test the repository interface and tools
  • Work with other members of the repository team and related departments in the institution and externally to integrate the repository with other university systems and processes
  • To ensure that the repository is configured for harvesting by service layer applications
  • To identify, evaluate and implement web statistical packages with a view to presenting statistics at the level of University, Faculty, School and individual paper
  • To provide comprehensive technical documentation and support
  • To maintain the repository web site and development wiki
  • To keep up to date with the latest technical developments with particular reference to digital repositories
  • To contribute to the development, implementation and future direction of ICT services within the university library
  • To pursue personal and professional development and maintain appropriate professional contacts
  • To undertake any other duties commensurate with the post, as required
The University of Liverpool was incorporated as University College in 1881 and reconstituted as the independent University of Liverpool in 1903. It has approximately 12,800 FTE undergraduate students and 1,800 graduate students while other students are registered as students of affiliated colleges. There are six Faculties and about 1,500 academic and academic-related staff. Most departments are located on the 85-acre University precinct, which lies on the edge of Liverpool City centre and stretches across to include the Royal Liverpool University Hospital. At the core of the University's mission statement is the aim to be recognised as a world-ranked centre of excellence in higher education in pure and applied research and an efficient and effective Library service is essential to the fulfilment of the mission; the Library intends to remain central to the provision of information services to the University and the local community.
The University of Liverpool is one of the major civic universities and its library is over 100 years old. Today there are two main libraries, at opposite ends of the University Precinct. The book stock is in the region of 1.9 million volumes.
The Library has a staff of about 140 (110 fte). In addition to the University Librarian, there are about 40 professionally qualified librarians. The Library staff is organised into four main divisions: Academic Liaison; Electronic Resources, Systems and Bibliographic Services; Special Collections and Archives; and User Services. All staff belong to one of these divisions and report to their Head of Division. The Heads of Divisions together with the Librarian form the Senior Management Team, which meets fortnightly. Divisional and other meetings are also held on a regular basis.
The Library is committed to staff development. In-house training, including an induction programme for all new members of staff, is well developed.
The institutional repository, called the University of Liverpool Research Archive (UoLRA) aims to collect, preserve and disseminate in digital form the intellectual outputs of university staff and postgraduate research students.

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