Tag Archives: collections

Tasmania University hiring Associate Director (Collections)

(17 December 2018) As the successful applicant, you will have exceptional communication skills, political acumen and be a confident collaborator, in order to build relationships with a wide range of stakeholders throughout the University and community, working closely with donors and galleries, libraries, archives and museum organisations in Tasmania. You will have significant experience in […]


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University of Tasmania Library hiring Associate Director (Collections)

(6 December 2018) The University’s Cultural Collections and Gallery has recently been added to the Library’s portfolio within the University’s Academic Division. We are seeking an innovative, enthusiastic and collaborative Associate Director Collections to lead a team of Library, Cultural Collections custodians and Gallery staff, to provide an experience that highlights the value of these […]


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National Library of Australia hiring Director, Australian Collections Management

(22 March 2018) The Library requires a talented leader for its Australian Collections Management Branch, which is responsible for the selection, acquisition and control of the Australian physical and digital published collections, including books, journals, newspapers, maps, music and websites acquired through legal deposit. The branch also provides cataloguing services for original and special materials. […]


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State Library of Queensland hiring Lead, Collection Building

(9 March 2018) The Collection Building team plays a key role in implementing SLQ’s Content Strategy. Bringing a strategic focus to growing and maintaining SLQ’s Memory and Extraordinary Collections, the Collection Building team applies a comprehensive understanding of existing collections, Queensland history, current trends and clients’ needs to ensure SLQ’s collections are diverse, representative and […]


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OECD trials with UNSILO a new way to build subject collections

(25 January 2018, Paris, France / Aarhus, Denmark) UNSILO and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) have worked together on a proof of concept designed to improve content discovery and collection-building from the hundreds of  thousands of books and papers available on the OECD Publishing platform, using UNSILO’s artificial intelligence technology. The solution […]


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National Library of Australia hiring Indigenous Curator

(21 September 2017) The Curator will provide strategic advice on collection development initiatives, making collections accessible to First Nation’s people and communities, observing cultural protocols and developing the capability of other Library staff in appropriate use of Indigenous collections for publications, exhibitions, education and other public outreach activities, onsite and online. Closing date is 15 […]


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Yale-NUS seeks to expand library collection

(11 September 2017) As Yale-NUS moves toward its intended student body size of 1,000, administrators at the school are reaching out to their partners in New Haven for assistance in developing the collections housed at the campus library, building on a library-level partnership between Yale and Yale-NUS that has existed since the founding of the […]


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Macquarie University hiring Collections and Discovery Services Librarian

(5 September 2017) The Collections and Discovery Services Librarian (HEW6) develops, implements and delivers services in discovery, collection assessment and evaluation, procurement, metadata and copyright/license management. The role provides in-depth advice and support for collection and content development, access, discovery, and research publication/data management. Data gathering, evaluation, analysis and reporting – to inform decision making […]


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University of South Australia hiring Manager: Collection Management and Copyright Services

(18 August 2017) In this diverse new role, you will provide leadership to the Collection Management and Copyright Services team, and have overarching responsibility for the development of collection management strategies, copyright education and compliance initiatives.  You will also be responsible for the management of the Library’s acquisitions budget and will be the primary point […]


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Collections and Discovery Services Team Leader sought by Macquarie University

(8 August 2017) The Team Leader, Collections & Content Development (Science/Human Science) supervises and leads a team in the development and implementation of a range of services – including firm order resource acquisition, and the provision of document supply and course reserves – to support the learning, teaching and research objectives of the University, with […]


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Practical guidance for valuing objects in cultural collections

(20 July 2017) In her book Valuing Your Collection, collections management expert Freda Matassa examines the issues around valuing objects in cultural collections, describing current practice in museums, libraries and archives, and giving practical advice on how to assign values. Matassa looks at the difference between value and worth and at how cultural value can be […]


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La Trobe University hiring Manager, Collections and Access

(2 May 2017) This role is a senior member of the Library Leadership Team and is responsible for an extensive information resources budget, ensuring that expenditure is aligned with current teaching and research needs of the University. The position is responsible for a number of client-centred systems and services such as Reading Lists, Interlibrary Loans […]


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ProQuest explores obstacles and opportunities in managing book collections

Whitepaper delves into complexities of balancing print and ebooks, highlighting opportunities for collaboration between librarians and content aggregators (8 February 2017, Mountain View, CA)  ProQuest’s latest whitepaper Obstacles and Opportunities: Ebooks, Print and the Impact of Choice on Libraries and the Users They Serve is now available for download. Focusing on the UK higher-education book […]


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Macquarie University hiring Collections & Discovery Services Librarian

(7 October 2016) The Collections and Discovery Services Librarian develops implements and delivers services in procurement, metadata, copyright/license management, discovery and collection assessment. This role is involved in the provision on conversion services for students with print disabilities. The Collections and Discovery Services Librarian is a member of the Collections and Content Development portfolio, which […]


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Figshare launches collections – a “Pinterest” for academic research outputs

(24 March 2016) Figshare, has launched Collections, which offers the research community, including publishers and funders, a “Pinterest” for academic research outputs. It enables users to gather any data types on Figshare including video, posters and code, whether public or private to give it new context. As researchers have access to increasing volumes of data, […]


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