Vacancy at the British Library: Intellectual Property Rights Coordinator

Intellectual Property Rights Coordinator, Unlocking Our Sound Heritage
£32,000 per annum
Based at St Pancras, London
Full-time fixed-term contract for five years
Reference: 01262
This is an opportunity to contribute to an innovative 5 year project, Unlocking Our Sound Heritage, which will preserve and transform access to the nation’s most at-risk and vulnerable audio collections. The project will digitally preserve almost half a million sound recordings, establish a network of ten audio archiving centres across the UK and create a new website allowing online access to 100,000 recordings.

With a good knowledge of IPR issues and data protection law, you will be responsible for managing a small team at the British Library and working with the network of ten UK partners to maximise access to the digitised sound recordings in line with the agreed organisational approach. You will ensure the project’s ambitious targets for rights clearance are met in the most efficient and pragmatic manner. You will explore the best way to undertake rights clearance and data protection with the 10 partners, following consistent and agreed policies and standards, including maintaining clear records of the due diligence process and independently verifying permissions prior to online publication.

An effective communicator, you will liaise closely with teams across the Library and the UK partners to coordinate effective workflows across the life cycle of audio preservation and access, and will assist with the development and delivery of project specific training relating to IPR and data protection.  

The post-holder will have experience of online publication and production, a good understanding of copyright law as it relates to sound recordings and experience of managing the work of a small team and network relationships.

This role will involve occasional travel to partner organisations across the UK.

This post is part of a Heritage Lottery funded project.
Closing Date: 26 June 2017
Interview Date: 7 July 2017
Applications and further details:

Best wishes,

Richard Ranft                              
Head of Sound and Vision,      
The British Library,               
96 Euston Road,                       
London NWI 2DB, UK.

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