[Humanist] 26.26 jobs: at NYPL (US); UCD (Ireland)

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Wed May 16 23:00:57 CEST 2012

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 26.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Doug Reside <dougreside at gmail.com>                        (53)
        Subject: Job at NYPL Labs designing archival tool for video

  [2]   From:    "Prescott, Andrew" <andrew.prescott at kcl.ac.uk>            (24)
        Subject: lectureships

        Date: Wed, 16 May 2012 09:19:52 -0400
        From: Doug Reside <dougreside at gmail.com>
        Subject: Job at NYPL Labs designing archival tool for video

The New York Public Library seeks a talented web applications
developer to help build and launch a new web-based video archives
environment as part of its new research and development unit, NYPL

Us? A small, creative team at the heart of one of the world's great
cultural institutions: exploring new technologies, imagining the
future of research.

You? A maker and experimenter game to help re-imagine a century-old
organization. Able to build, test and debug in rapid iterations.
Excited by performing arts archives and interested in figuring out
ways to breathe new life into them digitally. Maybe you went to
library school and liked coding more than cataloging, or maybe you’re
tired of building coupon apps and want to focus on liberating data.

Archives? The raw material of research and the building blocks of new
knowledge. The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts is one
of the largest and most used archival repositories of video
documentation of dance and theater. Thousands of books, documentaries,
and even new performances have been created out of our archives.

The work? To modernize (and in some cases invent) the mechanisms for
discovering and using the Library’s archival video material. The
project will begin with prototyping around videos in the Library’s
Dance collections. This model collection will lay the foundation for a
broader library video service: a cornerstone of the Library's digital
future. You’ll work at NYPL’s landmark central branch on 42nd Street
as technical lead on an archives project team collaborating with
senior curators and librarians. Expect frequent visits to the Library
for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, and contact with dance
historians, choreographers and the wider arts-tech community in New

Skill set/qualifications:
Bachelors degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, Web
Development, Digital Design, or a related field
Excellent knowledge of Javascript, including frameworks and techniques
such as AJAX or JQuery
Solid experience using scripting languages for building web
applications (PHP, Ruby, Python, Perl)
Expert level HTML and CSS skills
Clear, acute writing style (there will be blogging and potentially
other writing opportunities)
Interest in libraries, archives and open source/open access culture a must
Expert knowledge of XML and XSLT strongly desired
Some understanding of archival collections (from collection
processing, management, or as a researcher)
Some understanding of copyright and contract law.
Knowledge of TEI, METS, MODS, and OAI-PMH
Familiarity with streaming video and location-specific access restrictions
Familiarity with the API of the commercial video streaming service,
BrightCove, a plus.

Position will report to the Manager of NYPL Labs, and work closely
with the Digital Curator for the Performing Arts, Repository team,
fellow Labs developers, and Senior Manager for Web Initiatives.

This position is temporary for 12 months.

        Date: Wed, 16 May 2012 14:58:17 +0100
        From: "Prescott, Andrew" <andrew.prescott at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: lectureships
        In-Reply-To: <4FB3AF52.5090500 at kcl.ac.uk>

 UCD College of Human Sciences
 UCD School of Information and Library Studies

 Lecturer in Information (Above the Bar)
 5-year fixed-term appointment

 Ref: 005197

 Applicants are invited for a fixed-term 5-year appointment as Lecturer in Information, UCD School of Information and Library Studies.

 The appointee will contribute significantly to the quality expansion of research in one or more of the following areas:  health information, metadata & classification, information systems design and evaluation, social computing, user experience design, information design, digital youth, management in information organizations, digital libraries, information architecture, data science and/or related topics regarding the interplay of people, information, technology and social structures.  Furthermore, in addition to research, s/he will also be required to participate effectively in the School’s educational programmes.

 Applicants should note it is anticipated interviews for this post will be held in September 2012, with a view to an appointee commencing in January 2013.

2010 Lecturer Scale (above the bar): €50,807 - €81,452 per annum
2011 Lecturer Scale (above the bar): €45,728 - €73,307 per annum*

* Subject to all new entrants to public sector as of 01 January 2011

Appointment will be made on the minimum of the scale and in accordance with the Department of Finance guidelines.

 Further details including a complete Job Description and guidelines on how to apply on line for this appointment are available at:

Closing date:  23.30hrs on Monday 16th  July 2012

 Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified.  Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 11:30pm on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.

Anna Jordanous
Research Associate
Centre for e-Research
King's College London
+44 (0)20 7848 1988

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