- Poste : Oral History Cataloguer, « NHS at 70 ».
- Employeur : British Library-St Pancras, Directorate Collections, Department Sound and Vision – London (United Kingdom).
- Offre : Full Time, Fixed Term Contract 15 months / recrutement contractuel : CDD de 15 mois à temps plein.
- Date limite de candidature : 22 November 2020.
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EMPLOYEUR & CONTEXTE :
As one of the world’s great libraries, our duty is to preserve the nation’s intellectual memory for the future and make it available to all for research, inspiration and enjoyment. At present we have well over 170 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 make our collections and programmes available to all. 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 by anyone, anywhere.
This is an opportunity to be part of the British Library’s award-winning oral history team working alongside a multi-disciplinary project based at Manchester University documenting the history of the UK National Health Service from its origins in the 1940s to the present day through the memories and experiences of medical staff and patients. The project now also covers the coronavirus pandemic as part of a research council-funded project extension, NHS Voices of Covid-19.
POSTE & MISSIONS :
Job purpose :
- The ‘NHS at 70’ project has been documenting the history of the UK National Health Service from its origins in the 1940s to the present day (including the Covid-19 pandemic) through the memories and experiences of medical staff and patients.
- The post holder will be responsible for accessioning and cataloguing the ‘NHS at 70’ oral history audio collection and related documentation into the wider BL collections, working closely with the ‘NHS at 70’ team based at Manchester University and liaising as required with regional team members and BL Sound and Vision colleagues.
- Managed by the Oral History Archivist the post will complete the work necessary to permit over 2,000 oral history interviews to be made available to the public, accommodating any access restrictions requested by individual interviewees.