[Humanist] 28.48 PhD studentship at King's/Tate; job at Pennsylvania

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Thu May 22 21:59:11 CEST 2014


                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 48.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    "Hedges, Mark" <mark.hedges at kcl.ac.uk>                    (10)
        Subject: Funded PhD at King's College London and Tate

  [2]   From:    Lynn Ransom <lransom2003 at yahoo.com>                       (27)
        Subject: Job posting: Programmer Analyst, Schoenberg Database of
                Manuscripts


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        Date: Thu, 22 May 2014 10:17:07 +0000
        From: "Hedges, Mark" <mark.hedges at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: Funded PhD at King's College London and Tate

PhD Studentship in Digital Humanities / Digital Preservation
Salary Range: Stipend and fees
Post type: Full Time
Location: London
Closing Date: 31st May 2014

Technical Narratives: method, purpose, use and value in the technical description and analysis of software-based art

Applications are invited for an AHRC-funded Collaborative Partnership Award at King's College London and Tate, to investigate two main questions: How are software-based artworks to be described and represented for the purposes of preservation, understanding and access? What constitutes technical art history for software-based artworks?

The term 'software-based artwork' refers to art where software is the primary artistic medium. These works form complex systems exhibiting a range of dependencies on changing hardware, commercial software, interfaces or technological environments. Software-based artworks may include bespoke elements coded by the artist or their programmer, and many are interactive or involve complex systems that exhibit particular behaviour, such as responding to a visitor or searching for keywords on the internet.

We invite applications from candidates from a range of different backgrounds, which may include conservation, digital preservation, digital humanities, information science, computer science or curatorial practice. Successful applicants will normally have a good first degree (at least 2.1, or international equivalent) in a relevant field, and will have obtained or be currently working towards a Masters degree at Merit level (or international equivalent) in a relevant field. If English is not a candidate's native language, he or she will also need to satisfy the English language entry requirements of King's College London.

For more information see: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/graduate/funding/database/index.php?action=view&id=563 



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        Date: Thu, 22 May 2014 19:34:57 +0000
        From: Lynn Ransom <lransom2003 at yahoo.com>
        Subject: Job posting: Programmer Analyst, Schoenberg Database of Manuscripts


Programmer Analyst, Schoenberg Database of Manuscripts
Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries
IT Graded Rank: B
Ref. no: 50-17613
To apply, go to: https://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/4129
Salary range: $39-$60,000

With a growing collection of over 215,000 records representing approximately 100,000 manuscripts, the Schoenberg Database of Manuscripts (SDBM<http://dla.library.upenn.edu/dla/schoenberg/index.html>) is the largest freely available repository of data on manuscript books produced before 1600. The SDBM, maintained by the University of Pennsylvania Libraries, is seeking to fill a three-year, full-time, NEH-funded Programmer Analyst position to redevelop the SDBM into an online, open-access, collaborative tool for researching the historic and current locations of the world’s manuscripts. Working directly with the project manager and the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies (SIMS http://schoenberginstitute.org/ ) Digital Content Programmer, the PA will build a crowd-sourced application providing web, mobile, and application interfaces for the discovery, access, and entry of manuscript data, using web development frameworks such as Django, jQuery, and Bootstrap. The PA will also work with the library’s Information Technologies and Digital Development (iTaDD) department’s Digital Library Architecture (DLA), which will provide core data access API’s for the SDBM.

Required are a Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, information science, or relevant discipline and at least 1 year experience with web application development for publicly accessible, interactive websites using relevant technologies such as jQuery, Django, or Grails as well as using data structures from SQL or XML or equivalent combination of education and experience. The candidate should also possess the following:

* Proven development skills, including developing rich interactive websites
* Experience working with SQL databases
* Experience working with source code version control systems, such as Git, Subversion, or Mercurial
* Experience with unit and integration testing practices
* Outstanding communication skills
* Ability to work effectively with stakeholders and work collaboratively with technical staff
* Demonstrated capacity to learn new methods and processes

Not required, but desirable are:
Knowledge of HTML5;  mobile application development; document databases; Linked Open Data (LOD); and Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) guidelines; and experience working in a digital humanities environment.

To apply, go to: https://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/4129

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Lynn Ransom, Ph.D.
Project Manager, Lawrence J. Schoenberg Database of Manuscripts
Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies
The University of Pennsylvania Libraries
3420 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6206
215.898.7851
http://dla.library.upenn.edu/dla/schoenberg





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