The objective is to encourage the development of a well connected and highly skilled generation of professional leaders. We will open up the work of the network to junior staff by establishing a grant programme that will allow relatively junior staff to spend time working with colleagues in other institutions. Arrangements will also be put in place to enable some short senior staff exchanges. This will embed a deeper and more permanent cross understanding of processes and practices between organisations.
Description of work and role of partners
In this work package temporary staff positions will be opened up within the consortium partner organisations, part funded by the NoE. A central exchange will keep track of these and a range staff transfers between organisations. These placements will range from a few months to one year in duration.
APARSEN will tackle this question of mobility of ideas in a radically different way. We will use a portion of the dissemination budget to offer a number of early-career bursaries so that junior staff intending a career in information preservation can undertake an extended placement within a recognised centre of excellence. In the first month of each year, the network – including members of the APA and DPC – will be invited to designate placements that they would like to offer to junior staff. This work should have practical and demonstrable benefits, should be ancillary but pertinent to the core work of the agency, should be embedded within and have a clearly identified team. Placements should be no longer than 6 months and have clear objectives, though in unusual circumstances where the objectives require it, placements of up to one year will be considered, The best of these placement proposals will be selected by an independent scrutiny committee using a published set of criteria. They will then be advertised through the network.
For more information see http://aparsenexchanges.net/