Librarian, Legacy Data Project

Contribute towards transforming legacy data in to modern metadata, to make State Library Victoria’s unique archival collections discoverable online.
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Department: State Library of Victoria
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Information Management
Classification: VPSG3.2
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/SLV/COLL/1447003
Closing Date: 23-Feb-2020
Salary Range: $77,737 - $83,640
Job Duration: Fixedterm, to 30 June 2020
Attachments: Librarian, Legacy Data Project.pdf (PDF, 132KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Katie Flack
03 8664 7197

Position Details

Librarian, Legacy Data Project

  • VPS 3.2
  • Fixed-term, to 30 Jun 2020
  • Full-time
  • Transform legacy data in to modern metadata, to make State Library Victoria's unique archival collections discoverable online.

About us:

State Library Victoria is the State's premier reference and research library, the hub of state-wide information and communication network, and a gateway to the world's information. The State Library is Australia's busiest public library with a collection of over 4.9 million items and a diverse range of exhibitions and programming, inspiring possibilities for all Victorians.

About the role:

The person undertaking this role will transform legacy format data that describes the Library's archival (manuscript and picture) collections, in to modern descriptive metadata.

They will test, develop and document data conversion processes, making use of efficient bulk and coded data conversion techniques. Data will be moved in to Excel templates, suitable for ingest in to the Library's Archival Management System, ArchivesSpace – or in to catalogue records in the Library's Integrated Library Management System, Voyager.

We are looking for someone with an eye for detail, bulk data transformation experience, and a strong understanding of international descriptive data standards. The data transformed during this project will ultimately enable online collection discovery for researchers around the world.

State Library Victoria promotes a workplace that actively seeks to welcome and value the unique contributions of all people. We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, LGBTIQ+ people, and people of all ages and abilities to apply for this role.

How to apply:

Please submit your application via, attaching your resume, and a cover letter (maximum 3 pages) summarising how you meet the key selection criteria.

If you have questions about the role, please get in touch with the contact person listed in this Position Description. Our People and Culture team ( can assist with any questions about the application process.

For further information, including employment conditions, please visit the Library's website at


Applications close: Midnight Sun 23 Feb 2020

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