January 19, 2022

Australia: New South Wales After CIO to Lead ‘Unprecedented’ Library Digitisation

From ITNews.com:

The NSW State Library is looking to hire a digital and IT chief that can turn the 188-year old institution into a “centre of digital excellence”.

The key role will report directly to the state librarian Alex Byrne, and take responsibility for an IT team of 43 with a budget of around $21 million a year.


The so-called ‘digital excellence program’ has been funded to deliver “unprecedented” global online access to the state’s collection of historical records and information, including World War I diaries and newspapers.

It has already received $48.6 million in funding for the first half of the 10-year program.

The complete job posting is available here.

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.