[Humanist] 27.234 jobs: curator; specialist for person-data archive; for tagging of 17C records

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Wed Jul 24 22:22:07 CEST 2013

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 234.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Alexander Czmiel <czmiel at bbaw.de>                         (12)
        Subject: Job opening: DH Specialist for Person Data Repository in

  [2]   From:    Colin Greenstreet <colin.greenstreet at googlemail.com>      (90)
        Subject: Looking for a digital humanities partner: tagging,
                annotation and linkage

  [3]   From:    Jochen Schneider <jsr at MPIWG-BERLIN.MPG.DE>                (35)
        Subject: JOB: Digital Content Curator for East Asian Studies

        Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2013 12:12:47 +0200
        From: Alexander Czmiel <czmiel at bbaw.de>
        Subject: Job opening: DH Specialist for Person Data Repository in Berlin

Dear Colleagues,

The Person Data Repository at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences 
and Humanities is looking for a Digital Humanities Specialist:


More about the project: http://pdr.bbaw.de/english

Best regards,
Alexander Czmiel
Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities
"TELOTA - The electronic life of the Academy"
Jaegerstrasse 22/23	Tel: +49-(0)30-20370-276
10117 Berlin  -  http://www.bbaw.de  -  http://www.telota.de

        Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2013 14:20:20 +0100
        From: Colin Greenstreet <colin.greenstreet at googlemail.com>
        Subject: Looking for a digital humanities partner: tagging, annotation and linkage

Looking for a digital humanities partner


The MarineLives project team is collaborating with the National Archives,
Kew, and with the history department of Bath Spa University, to run an
innovative project involving the collaborative tagging, annotation and
linkage of mid-C17th Admiralty Court records. We are seeking an innovative
digital humanities partner with good development capability to join us as a
project and bid partner.

The output will be a working proof of concept system, and a number of
methodological and content related peer reviewed papers.

The project partners plan, if successful in raising project funding, to hire
and finance one or more PhD and/or post-doctoral students for a period of
one to two years.

There is the potential to fund one PhD/post-doc in early modern studies and
one in digital humanities, or, perhaps more innovatively, to fund one or two
PhDs or post-docs,who straddle the study of early modern history and digital
humanities, with affiliations to two institutions.

We would expect their supervisors or sponsors themselves to be involved in
the project.

We are looking for a digital humanities partner, who will assist us in
exploring and developing our technological and process vision, and who is
interested in working with us on the technological implementation of that
vision in terms of code.

You will be committed to open source data and well versed in the open
annotation model.

You will think outside normal tracks, and will take a strong interest in the
theory and practice of the annotation and linkage of scientific digital
literature, as well as being knowledgeable of digital scholarship approaches
current in digital humanities

Background to the proposed collaboration and criteria for partnership

Exploratory discussions regarding digital humanities and technical
partnership have been held with academics and departments at several UK and
US universities, and these conversations continue. We are also interested in
discussions with commercial companies active in archival systems, who have
strong interests in large scale remote collaboration.

Our immediate collaborative interest is to specify with our partners a proof
of concept and grant application to explore the collaborative annotation and
linkage of High Court of Admiralty documents in the late 1650s.

The National Archives and Bath Spa University will be named partners in the
collaboration and grant application(s), together with the social venture,
MarineLives  http://marinelives.org, as a project of *Connecting Primary
Sources* (a new UK educational charity in formation).

The National Archives, Kew, will contribute the documents, document
preservation and document preparation, and will assist in digitisation.

Bath Spa University will lead the early modern content aspects of the work,
with Dr Alan
head of humanities at Bath Spa University, acting as the lead in partnership
discussions, and coordinating the involvement of a number of Bath Spa
academics who are involved in this project. Professor Elaine
act as advisor to the Bath Spa team..

We suggest the endpoints of the proof of concept should be defined in terms
of content excellence and insight derived from the approach; a tested
prototype methodology, which can be refined as a result of the proof of
concept; and pedagogical insights from the involvement of different target
groups of annotators with differing academic and public history

We suggest the proof of concept should build off methodologies and software
developed and used by and in recent annotation projects conducted in Europe
and the United States in both the digital humanities and the natural
sciences communities (especially biomedicine).

Our annotation proof of concept will build on the successful completion of
the earlier MarineLives proof of concept for the collaborative transcription
of HCA 13/71 (a volume of Admiralty Court depositions from the years 1655
and 1656).

We would like to develop one or more digital humanities and technical
partnerships over the next three months, and to submit one or more joint
grant applications by end October 2013.

There is potential to work on joint development of early modern digital
history courses, for use at Bath Spa and other universities, to be firmly
embedded in archival work, targeting undergraduate and graduate students,
together with Bath Spa University, our content partner.

There is potential to collaborate on the research (and writing) of academic
papers, with MarineLives volunteers extending academic research capacity to
our academic partners, together with Bath Spa University, our content

Take a look at two recent Shipping News blog entries on the National
Archives tagging system, to sample our work and our perspectives.

User perspective on social tagging. Shipping News blog article, July 18th,

What’s in a name? Shipping News blog article, July 23rd, 2013

Documentation and contact: 

download digital humanities and technical partnership document PDF

Click here  http://marinelives.org/contact-us.html  to contact the
MarineLives project team to discuss the contents of the above PDF

Best wishes Colin Greenstreet, co-director, MarineLives

        Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2013 15:55:46 +0200
        From: Jochen Schneider <jsr at MPIWG-BERLIN.MPG.DE>
        Subject: JOB: Digital Content Curator for East Asian Studies

The Max-Planck-Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG) is seeking a
         Digital Content Curator
Department III Artefacts and Action in Systems of Knowledge

Accountable to: Director, Head of Library, Head of Information Technologies
Responsible for: communicating with depositors and potential depositors, curating, organizing the uploading, and review of digital and material resources on the History of Science, East Asia; further development of dynamic infrastructure for content management.
Tenure: A full time position with tenure, initially for 2 years.
Pay Scale: TVöD E13/E14, roughly comparable to assistant/associate professor. (For further reference see http://oeffentlicher-dienst.info/tvoed/bund/)
Job Summary:
The digital-content-curator will organize the content collection of historical sources on East Asian science and technology in close collaboration with the director of Dep. III, the head of library and IT. The curator will liaise independently with depositors and suppliers. S/he will be central to the development of a content-management-system for the storage, analysis and representation of data of diverse formats (paper documents, objects, 2 and 3D imaging, audio, video etc and digital databases). Duties include communicating with agents and depositors, uploading, processing and evaluating data, corpus management, diagnosis of problems, preparing web-presentation, researching and compiling information and reports about deposits. The content-curator will support the members of the teams with content-related and technical collaboration across the archiving and retrieval workflow.
-Background in East Asian Studies, Library and/or Information Sciences.
-Familiarity with historical sources on East Asia (digital and material), library categories and database/ data management projects.
-Fluency in English and Chinese. Additional language skills are welcome.
-Profound experience in independent and pro-active project management combined with a sense for team-work.
-Ability to manage the complete project life-cycle of digital documentation materials, their use and analysis.
-Proficiency in digital humanities working methods (Metadata standards, the application of semantic web technologies for the organization, ontologies).
-Practical skills in the management of various data formats (texts, imagery, 3D), document encoding and processing, data management techniques (GIS etc), and media file formats. Experience with the hard sciences welcome.
-Experience in software development and content-management systems.
-Aptitude to create technical and training guidelines and documents.
The MPIWG is an international, interdisciplinary institute. International experience is highly desirable. There are no formal teaching obligations. Administrative responsibilities are decided in consultation with the Director and shared with other members of the scholarly staff. The MPIWG provides excellent support for research, including travel funds.
Scholars of all nationalities are welcome to apply; applications from women are especially welcomed. The Max-Planck-Society is committed to employing more handicapped individuals and encourages them to apply.
If after reading through this document and visiting our website (see http://www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/en/research/projects/departmentSchaefer), you have further questions, please contact Prof. Dagmar Schäfer (dschaefer at mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de). For administrative questions concerning the position and the Institute, please contact Ms. Claudia Paaß, Head of Administration (verwaltungsleitung at mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de), or Mr. Jochen Schneider, Research Coordinator (jsr at mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de).
Your application should consist of a one page covering letter that addresses key selection criteria, a brief CV, and the names and contact details of three professional referees – ideally, as a single Word or PDF document with your name and the position title as the document’s name. Please also provide a work sample (link or reference welcome).
Only electronic applications are accepted.

Applications should be submitted no later than September 10, 2013, by 4 pm (MEZ) to Ms. Nuria Monn: bewerbung3 at mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de.

While all applications will be acknowledged by email, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted personally, and we appreciate your patience during this time.
Candidates will be invited to a workshop and interview in the week 14-19 Oct. 2013. If you already know that you are unavailable at this time, you must make mention of this in your covering letter.
Position remains open until filled.
Max-Planck-Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstraße 22, D-14195 Berlin

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