Cataloguer Coptic Collections

Cataloguer Coptic Collections
Employer: British Library
Salary: £26,000
Location: London

The British Library is undertaking a major new portfolio of work to look strategically at digitisation and access to its collections, Heritage Made Digital is an important and ambitious new initiative, central to the library’s Living Knowledge vision. With the Asia and Africa department we are digitising Coptic and Syriac collection items from our collections as part of the Christian Orient Digitisation project.



Working within a multidisciplinary team these roles will scope, catalogue and create administrative and structural metadata to support the project.



The successful candidate will have Coptic language skills, experience of working with manuscripts and the ability to work to deadlines.



As one of the world’s great libraries, our duty is to preserve the nation’s intellectual memory for the future. At present we have well over 150 million items, in most known languages, with three million new items added every year. We have manuscripts, maps, newspapers, magazines, prints and drawings, music scores, and patents. We operate the world’s largest document delivery service providing millions of items a year to customers all over the world. What matters to us is that we preserve the national memory and enable knowledge to be created both now and in the future.



In return we offer a competitive salary and a number of excellent benefits. Our pension scheme is one of the most valuable benefits we offer, as our staff can become members of the Alpha Pension Scheme where the Library contributes 26.6% (this may be higher dependant on grade). Another significant benefit the Library provides is the provision of a flexible working hours scheme which could allow you to work your hours flexibly over the week and to take up to 5 days flexi leave in a 3 month period. This is on top of 25 days holiday from entry and public and privilege holidays.

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