Digital Technician

‘Everything to Everybody’ is a National Lottery funded partnership project between the University of Birmingham and Birmingham City Council. Based at the Library of Birmingham, the project will work with community partners and volunteers across the city to help modernise the historic Birmingham Shakespeare Memorial Library.

In 1868, Birmingham was the first place in the world to open a Shakespeare Library for everybody irrespective of education, wealth or background. The ‘Everything to Everybody’ project will take those founding principles and translate them for the contemporary 21st century city.

Working with local artists, community groups, heritage organisations, schools, students, volunteers and cultural venues throughout Birmingham, the project will open up the Shakespeare Library to new audiences locally, nationally and internationally. It will, in particular, actively engage with communities with no prior knowledge of the Shakespeare Library.

‘Everything to Everybody’ will produce new online resources, books, exhibitions, community productions, family days at the library, publications, citizen research, and will work closely with schools and educators. Coinciding with the Commonwealth Games, ‘Everything to Everybody’ will culminate in 2022 with a festival celebrating Birmingham’s role in initiating and promoting inclusive culture for all.

Opening up the historic Shakespeare collections is a core objective of the ‘Everything to Everybody’ project. Digitising a range of items from the collection and making them available through digital exhibitions, online galleries and a new web-based catalogue will be central to the success of Everything to Everybody’.

Making a wide range of items from the Birmingham Shakespeare Library available online is central to the ‘Everything to Everybody’ project.

The Digital Technician will be responsible for digitising items such as photographs, playbills, illustrations and historic texts. S/he will help ensure that all digitised items are accompanied by accurate and appropriate metadata, and that the newly digitised assets can be widely accessed and used.

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Contact Name

Tom Epps

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Start Date

1st May 2020

Closing Date

1st July 2020