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Library Digital Services Analyst

Swansea University - Education Services

Location: Swansea
Salary: £28,759 to £32,332 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 27th February 2024
Closes: 10th March 2024
Job Ref: SU00165

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY

Swansea University is a research-led university that has been making a difference since 1920. The University community thrives on exploration and discovery and offers the right balance of excellent teaching and research, matched by an enviable quality of life.

Our stunning waterfront campuses and multicultural community make us a desirable workplace for colleagues from around the world. Our reward and benefits, and ways of working enable those who join us to have enriching careers, matched by an excellent work-life balance.

ABOUT THE ROLE

You will be working in Library Digital Services, a small team within Library Content Services which provides a focal point in Swansea University Libraries for the provision and delivery of core library digital services. We are a supportive team committed to continuing professional development and enhancing skills and knowledge. We work with flexibility using the agile methodology (http://agilemanifesto.org/) and the Scrum Framework (https://www.scrum.org/) to both support and continuously improve library digital services and systems including the Library Management Platform (Alma), Scholarly Content Discovery (iFind/Primo), the University Reading Lists service (iFind Reading/Leganto), Scholarly Content Authentication to e-books, online academic journals and databases (OpenAthens/Shibboleth). The role requires some work on our campuses and the ability to travel to a campus at short notice. We work collaboratively with other Higher Education and special libraries in Wales, the UK and beyond to develop services such as the Wales-wide print and digital lending service.

We are seeking a keen individual who is willing to learn and technically inclined. You will be comfortable using technical language and enjoy thinking logically and creatively to solve technical problems. You will provide second tier troubleshooting of library digital services and work in our agile development environment as part of a team working to improve library digital services. You will gain experience in our services and systems to enable you to train members of the Library Content Services team to use library digital services and systems. Your work will be varied, challenging, and stimulating, requiring personal organisation, flexibility, and an ability to work to deadlines.

EQUALITY, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

The University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity in all its practices and activities. We aim to establish an inclusive environment and welcome diverse applications from the following protected characteristics: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race (including colour, nationality, ethnic and national origin), religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation.

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