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NSW state library seeks digital expert

The State Library of NSW is looking to hire a ‘director of digital experience and chief information officer’ who can transform the organisation into a ‘centre for digital excellence’, reports itnews.

The new role, which will report directly to the state librarian and chief executive Alex Byrne, will lead an IT team of 43 with an annual budget of $21 million.

Around 20 million pages and images, including historical records, newspapers and World War I diaries, will be digitised over the next 10 years as part of the library’s ‘digital excellence program’. The library has already received $48.6 million in funding for the first half of the program.

According to the job ad, the successful candidate will need ‘experience in the implementation of leading edge developments in digital technology platforms, digital asset management systems and multimedia applications’.



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