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Born Digital Data - Researcher-Writer sought

Guide to ‘Born Digital’ Data for Community Historical and Heritage Societies & Museums

The FAHS is the umbrella body for about 1000 historical and heritage societies and museums across Australia.

We are seeking a person to research and write an online guide (or possibly two associated guides) about the preservation of data that is born digital. This encompasses: first, the archiving a society’s own records; and second, the collection and preservation of a wider range of material relating to their community history and heritage.

The author will be paid $8400 for 200 hours of research and writing of a total of 8000 to 10,000 words in one or two associated documents, plus $300 home office and research expenses. To be completed by 31 March 2018.

Applicants should have appropriate experience in working with and preserving digital data, a proven research and writing record, and ideally some experience in working with community history and heritage societies.

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