[Humanist] 29.654 job at the Library of Congress

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 654.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Sat, 23 Jan 2016 18:46:26 -0500
        From: Patrick Rourke <ptrourke at methymna.com>
        Subject: Job at Library of Congress (Data Specialist / Web Archiving)

The Library of Congress is seeking a data specialist to work with its web
archiving team.


Information Technology Specialist (Data Specialist)
Library of Congress - Washington, D.C.

This position serves as an IT specialist (Data Specialist) on the Web
Archiving team in the Office of Technology Policy, Library Services. The
purpose of this position is to provide support for the technical operations
of the Library's Web Archiving program, which collects and preserves
born-digital web content for the Library's collections. This position will
involve solving problems relate to transfer of large amounts of data from
external institutions and within the Library, investigating issues with
harvested data, managing and organizing content and metadata about the
archived content, and to provide analysis of reports and data about the
crawls to enable better capture and management of preserved born-digital

The successful incumbent will have familiarity with scripting, Linux, XML,
and databases. Experience with or knowledge of web archiving practices,
PHP, Python, Java, and web frameworks is encouraged thought not required.

The incumbent will work under the direction of the Web Archiving team lead
and the director of the Office of Technology Policy, and serves as a
liaison with technical and cataloging staff in other divisions of the
Library, and at other institutions, to accomplish program goals.

Patrick Rourke
ptrourke [(at)] methymna.com

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