University of Leicester
Vacancy ID: 1087
Location: Leicester
Department: Library & LLI
Vacancy terms: Part time, fixed term role to 30 June 2021
Salary details: £27,830 to £32,236 per annum, pro rata
Hours per week: 18.75
Advert closes midnight on: 26 May 2019
About the role
Unlocking Our Sound Heritage is a major national project funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and led by the British Library. It aims to digitally preserve almost 500,000 endangered sound recordings from across the UK and make 100,000 available online, transforming the visibility of sound archive collections in the process.
The University of Leicester is the regional hub for the Midlands and is one of the project’s ten hubs, which are based in Aberystwyth, Belfast, Brighton, Bristol, Glasgow, Leicester, London, Manchester, Newcastle, and Norwich. Over three years, we will work with partners across the region to ensure that 5,000 sound heritage items are digitally preserved and accessible to new audiences. The digitised material will then be used as part of innovative learning and outreach activities.
The role of Hub Rights Officer is to conduct data protection, sensitivity review and rights clearance activities for the project. This will include conducting data protection and sensitivity reviews, researching rights ownership and sending permission requests to relevant rights holders of selected materials. The role will involve liaising with curators, cataloguers and other members of the project team to ensure sensitivity review and rights clearance processes follow established procedure and are recorded to a high standard for audit purposes.
About you
The successful candidate will have a good understanding of copyright law as it relates to sound and audio recordings, a thorough knowledge of IPR issues and legislation, and a good understanding of Data Protection and privacy issues. The role will require a high level of attention to detail, accurate record keeping, and excellent communication and time-management skills.
Additional information

Informal enquiries regarding this opportunity are welcome and should be made to Colin Hyde, Digitisation Hub Project Manager on or 0116 229 7359.

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The closing date is 26th May 2019.