[Humanist] 26.55 job at Virginia

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Thu May 31 22:13:42 CEST 2012

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 55.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Thu, 31 May 2012 14:33:23 -0400
        From: Sarah Wells <spw4s at virginia.edu>
        Subject: job posting, Data Extraction Programmer, IATH/UVA

Data Extraction Programmer
Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities
University of Virginia

The Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities at the 
University of Virginia (http://www.iath.virginia.edu) is seeking a Data 
Extraction Programmer to design and implement methods for extracting 
data from Encoded Archival Description (EAD) finding aids and MARC 
archival descriptions and then assemble this data into Encoded Archival 
Context-Corporate Body, Person, Families (EAC-CPF) descriptions. This 
person will also write XSLT transformations to convert XML-encoded 
authority descriptions and MARC bibliographic histories into EAC-CPF 
descriptions. The position will include using trainable NLP/NER software 
to identify and extract names from EAD-encoded finding aids, as well as 
using XML technologies, regular expressions, relational databases, and 
triple-store technologies to maintain data linkages and create access 
and contextual paths.

A BS in computer science or information science, or one to four years of 
equivalent experience is required. A MS in computer science or 
information science is preferred. Experience with relational database 
design and implementation (e.g., SQL and web-access programming); 
general programming techniques (e.g., Java, JAVAScript, C++, Ruby, or 
Python); XML technologies, in particular XSLT 2.0 and XPath 2.0 is 

This is a two-year grant-funded appointment, with a possible extension 
for additional years.

For further information, please contact Daniel Pitti at 434-924-6954, 
dvp4c at virginia.edu.

To apply, please go to 
jobs.virginia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=67459 or visit Jobs at UVA 
(https://jobs.virginia.edu) and search for posting number 0610025. 
Complete an online staff application, attaching a cover letter, resume 
and contact information for three references. This position will remain 
open until filled.  The University of Virginia is committed to enhancing 
multicultural and gender diversity. It is an Equal 
Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from 
women, members of underrepresented groups, people with disabilities, and 


Sarah Wells
Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities
spw4s at virginia.edu     434-924-4370 or 434-924-4527

O proud left foot, that ventures quick within
Then soon upon a backward journey lithe.
Anon, once more the gesture, then begin:
Command sinistral pedestal to writhe.
Commence thou then the fervid Hokey-Poke,
A mad gyration, hips in wanton swirl.
To spin! A wilde release from Heavens yoke.
Blessed dervish! Surely canst go, girl.
The Hoke, the poke -- banish now thy doubt
Verily, I say, 'tis what it's all about.

(Jeff Brechlin, Potomac Falls.
Stolen from the Washington Post's Style Invitational Week CLXI)

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