[Humanist] 22.473 job at Stanford Libraries
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Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 473.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2009 16:17:36 -0800
From: Cathy Aster <caster at stanford.edu>
Subject: Stanford Libraries Job Posting
*Digital Manuscript Specialist*
*Stanford** University** Libraries & Academic Information Resources*
The Digital Manuscript Specialist will serve as a key team member on a
collaborative project funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The
project supports the development and conduct of a workshop that will
examine specific instances of research and teaching based on selected
medieval manuscript collections with a view to defining certain
parameters of future work. Instances of such research and teaching
involve several humanistic disciplines and auxiliary sciences like
paleography and codicology, and focus special attention to approaches
that rely heavily or essentially on the availability and use of data in
digital form. The project is especially interested in the development or
exercise of tools and architectures that (1) facilitate access to
materials in multiple digital collections, (2) link sites and
collections via common or cross-walked metadata schema, (3) link text
and image at the feature or information content level, (4) link primary
materials and secondary scholarship, and (5) help establish
specifications for new and future projects. The Digital Manuscript
Specialist will work as a part of a small team charged to analyze the
overlapping and intersecting requirements of the use-cases in the
context of digitized manuscript collections generally.
· A postgraduate degree in a relevant subfield of medieval or early
modern studies, with significant experience and background (formal or
informal) in descriptive metadata encoding of digital manuscripts.
· Core technical skills: experience with XML, and specifically
descriptive metadata schemas such as TEI, EAD, METS, and MODS.
· The ability to blend domain expertise in medieval manuscript studies
with technical expertise in prevailing standards and best practices in
the development of digital manuscript tools and repositories.
· Excellent organizational and communication skills, and proven ability
to meet deadlines.
· Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and successfully in a
· Minimum related experience required: 1 year; 2-3 years desired
Distribution of Effort:
· Consult with the six PI’s allied with the project to develop and
execute use-cases that demonstrate the potential of digital manuscript
projects and that suggest future directions for interoperability that
support teaching and research. (20%)
· Consult with the six PI’s and Stanford Libraries’ technical staff on
various projects to develop XML schema for describing digitized medieval
artifacts and related secondary works in ways that support teaching and
research goals, and comply with community best practices and standards.
· Analyze tools, metadata approaches and technical architectures for
selected digital manuscript projects and repositories. (30%)
· Produce an integrated report on the outcomes of the use cases and the
framework for interoperability they suggest. (20%)
This is a grant-funded position with a maximum length of 12 months. The
position is available beginning April 1, 2009, but the exact start date
is negotiable. No matter the start date, however, the job ends on March
Please apply by searching for “33546” in the Keyword Search field (with
nothing else highlighted) at: http://jobs.stanford.edu/find_a_job.html,
and clicking on the Apply button.
Applications submitted as soon as possible will be in the best position
to receive full consideration.
Digital Collections Project Manager
Digital Library Systems & Services
Stanford University Libraries &
Academic Information Resources
Stanford, CA 94305-6004
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