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Open Access and Research Repository Specialist

Employer: Aston University
Location: Birmingham
Salary: £32,548 to £38,833 per annum
Published Date: 10 Nov 2017
Status: Permanent, full time
Ref: R170497

Job Description

This post will play a central role in supporting Open Access at Aston. You will be a member of a small well respected team in Library Services who are the institutional experts on Open Access, and Open Data and who are working to improve the profiles of Aston authors and publications.

This is one of two posts supporting Open Access publishing who work closely together. You will lead on delivering Green Open Access and on the management of Aston Publications Explorer, an EPrints repository which operates in conjunction with the Pure to enhance the profile of Aston’s publications.

Aston has a good level of engagement with Open Access and are our next challenges are further improvements to deposit workflows, repository functionality and use of ORCiDs and other author IDs. The scholarly communications landscape continues to develop rapidly and you will need to keep pace and recommend on appropriate changes in your areas.

You will need strong professional, technical and interpersonal skills, and be able to demonstrate knowledge, confidence and enthusiasm in relation to open access.


Further information on the Library Services can be found at http://www.aston.ac.uk/library/.

For an informal discussion on the nature of this post, please contact Heather Whitehouse, Director for Information Resources and Research Services, on 0121 204 4493.

Closing date: 23.59 hours GMT on Friday 24 November 2017.

Interview date: To be confirmed.

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