“Management, Reorganization And Valorisation Of The Bibliographic Heritage Of Inaf Osservatorio...

Universities and Institutes of Italy
December 12, 2022
Offerd Salary:€ 24,671
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Contract Type:fixed-term contract
Working Time:Part time
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  • Organisation/Company: INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste
  • Research Field: Other
  • Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • Application Deadline: 12/12/2022 12:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • Location: Italy › Trieste
  • Offer Starting Date: 01/03/2023
  • A call is open for a selection procedure on the basis of candidates' qualifications, integrated by an interview, for the assignment of one “Professionalisation Research Grant” of the duration of one year, with a possible extension, for the needs of the “Management, reorganization and valorisation of the bibliographic heritage of INAF Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste” projects, entitled: “Management, reorganization and valorisation of the bibliographic heritage of INAF Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste”.

    This selection procedure by qualifications and possible interview is aimed at the acquisition of one qualified researcher in the field of the management, reorganization and valorisation of the bibliographic heritage. Activities will be carried out at Castello Basevi headquarters of INAF-OATs.

    The following main activities will be carried out during the fellowship:

    · Revision, monitoring, cataloguing and valorisation of print resources (periodicals, monographs, atlases, antique books Fund and modern Fund, miscellaneous) which are held in the Library of the Astronomical Observatory of Trieste.

    · Integration within the management systems Bibliowin and Sicap

    · Creation of virtual thematic itineraries on the INAF cultural heritage website “Polvere di Stelle”

    The fellowship is aimed at this specific research project, and was not announced with the aim of recruitment programming either of the Institute or of the project itself, but of offering the opportunity to carry out research activities in the framework of the project to candidates who deem it useful to their professional growth.

    We specify that the aim of this selection procedure is to:

  • offer the opportunity of professional development to young candidates holding research master degrees, to research fellows and to fixed-term contract staff who wish to engage in the national and international research environment, with a view to turnover and mobility, which means recruitment of specific professional skills within fixed-term projects and/or activities;
  • to appoint in this way positions which are external to recruitment programming of permanent staff positions and therefore do not represent any binding prerequisite for access to permanent staff positions of the Institute.
  • Further questions on the scientific project can be addressed to dr. Antonella Gasperini (e-mail: antonella.gasperiniat inaf.it).


    The grant is worth 20,000.00 (twenty-thousand) Euros gross per year. This amount is net of burdens to be charged to INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste and will be paid in deferred monthly instalments.

    The cost deriving from this grant for a total of € 24,671.49 will be charged on the funds assigned in the 2022 Budget to the extent of € 12.300,00 to Chapter – “Extraordinary expenses for Libraries” and to extent of € 12.371,49, the remaining amount, to Chapter - “Agreement with the University of Trieste”.

    It is arranged that the Budget Office will proceed with the budget transfer within the related Objective Function which may be deemed necessary for proceeding with the commitment of expenditure as recalled in the premises of this Directorial Provision and to reset, with a change in commitment, the sums that are still available at the end of the contract or at the end of the relevant financial year.

    Applicable fiscal rules are the provisions of art. n. 4 of Italian law n. 476/1984 and subsequent modifications and integrations. Applicable social security rules are art. n. 2, paragraph 26 and following paragraphs of the Italian law n. 335/1995 and subsequent modifications and integrations. Applicable rules for obligatory maternity leave are provided in the Decree of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security dated 12 July 2007, published in the “Gazzetta Ufficiale” n. 247 dated 23 October 2007. Applicable rules for sick leave are provided by art. n. 1, paragraph n. 788 of Italian law n. 296 dated 27 December 2006 and subsequent modifications. During the period of obligatory maternity leave the allowance paid by INPS (Italian national institute for social security) according to art. n. 5 of the above Decree dated 12 July 2007 is supplemented by INAF up to the total amount of the grant. The period of obligatory maternity leave will not contribute to the duration of the grant foreseen by the contract.

    As for third party liability, the grand holder will be covered by insurance policy drawn up by INAF. This insurance policy will not cover the civil liability of the grant holder towards INAF.

    The grant holder must draw up at his/her expenses an insurance policy against accidents at work.

    Eligibility criteria

    Full professors, associate professors and “ricercatori” in Italian universities and employees of Italian research public institutions are all excluded from the competition.

    The grant cannot be held at the same time with attendance at academic courses as those that formally give access to a PhD, as well as with attendance at PhD courses with fellowship. For employees of the Italian Public Administration (Italian State) compulsory unpaid leave of absence is foreseen.

    The grant cannot be held contemporarily with other fellowships of whatever kind, except those awarded with the aim of integrating the training or research activity of the fellowship holder through a period spent abroad.

    Aggregation of income from working activities, also part-time, carried out continuously is not accepted. Instead, limited self-employed occasional work is compatible with the grant, only if this is not prejudicial to the research activity carried out for INAF. This must be authorized in advance by the Director of INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste.

    Retired persons are not eligible for Research fellowship.

    Also excluded from participation are any applicants who carried out Research fellowships under article 22 of Italian Law 240/2010 for a total period exceeding six years, as amended by Law 11/2015, including extensions, but excluding the periods in which the grant was held in coincidence with doctoral studies up to the maximum legal time limit of the course, and excluding periods of maternity leave or sick leave, in accordance with current legislation. When formally accepting the grant, the successful candidate will issue a declaration of absence of inadmissible cumulating of grants/fellowships.

    Selection process

    The selection of candidates will be performed by a Selection Committee appointed by the Director of INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste.

    The Selection Committee is composed of three members from both Italian and foreign research staff, including also University staff, with expertise in the research field of the position offered in this announcement, and will include the principal investigator of the project. According to the law in force, the composition of the Selection Committee should comply, when possible, with gender balance. The president of the Selection Committee is nominated in the appointment decree and is chosen between the Committee members. In the decree the Selection Committee Secretary is also appointed.

    The selection is based on qualifications integrated by an interview. To be admitted to the interview, candidates must exhibit their identity documents.

    The Selection Committee can establish a short list of the eligible applicants to be interviewed, on the basis of qualifications and documented experience in scientific or technological activities on the specific subject of the research fellowship. All the stages of the selection procedure (e.g. meetings of the Selection Committee, interviews and so on) can be performed also using electronic devices for the communications or in videoconference mode.

    Applicants selected for the interview will be informed with 15 days' notice by e-mail with acknowledgement of receipt, containing the individual score for qualifications.

    The total ranking score is 100 points, of which 60 points is the maximum score for qualifications and 40 points is the maximum score for the interview.

    The ranking scores of qualifications are calculated as follows:

  • CV and scientific activities, with particular emphasis on the acquired expertise in the sector object of this call: 40/60
  • Scientific publications relevant to the scope of this call: up to a maximum of 10/60 scores.
  • other qualifications (prizes, grants, reference letters, additional educational titles other than those required, etc,): maximum of 5/60
  • Seniority on research activities: higher scores will be assigned to the shortest period of time (years) elapsed since Master Degrees or Degrees of the previous University graduation system : maximum score: 5/60 (subtracting 1 score for any additional year).
  • In case of equal scores, the PhD title will be considered as preferred qualification.

    Additional comments

    The minimum score for the passage of the qualification selection and consequent admission to any interview is 35/60.

    The examination will consist in an interview focussed on topics specified below, related to the position of this selection procedure:

  • Library Sciences and national and international cataloguing standards;
  • Procedures for processing and management of contemporary, ancient and prized print resources, as well as of electronic and digital resources for libraries;
  • Information systems for the management of the bibliographic heritage, and service to library users;
  • Use of the main information technology applications relevant to the position of this call;
  • Creation of digital contents for the communication and management of library activities;
  • Knowledge of conservation and protection of bibliographic and document heritage.
  • Candidates are deemed to have passed the interview if they obtain a mark of at least 28/40.

    At the end of the selection procedure the Selection Committee will draw up the ranked list.

    The approval decree of the selection procedure and the ranked list will be published on the following website: www. oats.inaf.it

    Offer Requirements
  • Other: Master Degree or equivalent

  • ENGLISH: Good


    Participation to the selection is reserved to Italian and foreign citizens holding the following minimum requirements:

  • Master degree issued according to the previous Italian University regulations or Degree (2^ level) in Conservation of Cultural Heritage, Archivistics, Bibliography and Library, and/or equivalent qualifications, also if awarded abroad.
  • With the sole scope of admission to this selection procedure, the equivalence of educational qualifications obtained abroad will be verified by the “Selection Committee” as of subsequent Art. 8, on the basis of documentation forwarded by the candidate as foreseen by Art. 3 of this “Call”, provided that, in case the candidate is the winner of the aforesaid procedure, the Administration will acquire the results of the verification performed by the “Selection Committee” and will forward them together with the documentation listed in Article 3, paragraph 2, letter a) or b) of the Decree n. 189 of the President of the Republic of 30 July 2009, plus the application of the candidate, to the Ministry of University and Research with the scope to acquire the opinion foreseen in Article 4, paragraph 2 of the aforementioned Decree.

  • A good knowledge of both oral and written English.
  • Specific Requirements

    The following preferential qualifications will be considered:

    a) experience with management and cataloguing of both ancient and modern bibliographic material;

    b) experience in using digital tools for cataloguing cultural heritage material such as Bibliowin e Sicapweb;

    c) skills for the realisation of projects aimed at the valorisation of the bibliographic heritage.

    Contact Information
  • Organisation/Company: INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste
  • Organisation Type: Public Research Institution
  • Website: https:// www. oats.inaf.it/
  • E-Mail: mirella.giacchetti@inaf.it
  • Country: Italy
  • City: Trieste
  • Postal Code: 34143
  • Street: Via Tiepolo 11
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