[Humanist] 22.336 job as textbase administrator for Orlando

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 336.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2008 18:23:43 +0000
        From: Susan Brown <sbrown at uoguelph.ca>
        Subject: [SDH/SEMI Members] Orlando Project Textbase Administator job

Textbase Administrator (part-time)
Department of English and Film Studies
Competition No.  -           S10036996
Posting Date  -           Nov 12, 2008
Closing Date  -           Nov 24, 2008

Position Type  -           Part Time - Grant Funded
Salary Range  -           $1,914 to $2,427 (pro-rated) per month
Grade  -           09
Hours  -           17.5 per wk

This position offers a comprehensive benefits package which can be viewed at: www.hrs.ualberta.ca/AllStaff.aspx.

The Textbase Administrator plays a key role in the production of the textbase Orlando: Women's Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present, and is responsible for linking the literary and technical activities of the Orlando Project. The incumbent edits work to maintain quality and integrity of textbase and to track revisions, works with technical personnel to provide ongoing technical support to the publisher and addresses user queries, and collaborates with the literary team to develop ongoing updates and enhancements to the textbase including further developing text encoding schemas and integrating new kinds of material into existing textbase interface and functionality.


    * Maintains and develops authority control files and text encoding software settings
    * Ensures cross-system consistency in the use of files and that documents are valid according to text encoding rules
    * Manages files for project text encoding rules
    * Coordinates cross-system (batch) processing of information
    * Works with the technical team to ensure the integrity of material for Web delivery
    * Documents and performs transformations on information to ensure proper search and retrieval
    * Compiles discussion documents and implements appropriate revisions to functionality, interface and content for both textbase and delivery help system
    * Plans training sessions for new team members and research assistants
    * Coordinates project communication updates and maintains public website


    * College diploma in computer technology, library science or humanities computing; undergraduate degree in literature or history or a graduate degree in a humanities discipline or digital humanities preferred
    * Solid electronic literacy with respect to standard tools, file management and use of the internet for research purposes
    * Familiarity with text encoding and advanced web design is preferred
    * Willingness to learn new skills and experiment with new tools
    * Experience with large collaborative research projects is an asset

Interviews will take place soon after the closing date and the position filled as soon as possible.
How to Apply

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.
Applications may be forwarded to:
 Mail  -           Kris Calhoun
Department of English and Film Studies
University of Alberta
3-5 Humanities Centre
Edmonton, AB T6G 2E5

** Please reference Competition No. S10036996 on your application. **

Please Note:
Applicants being considered will generally be contacted within 3-4 weeks of the deadline date. Those not contacted are thanked for their interest and encouraged to apply for future positions advertised by the University.

The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.
The records arising from this competition will be managed in accordance with provisions of the Alberta Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPP).

Susan Brown                             Director, The Orlando Project
Associate Professor                     Visiting Associate Professor
School of English and Theatre Studies   English and Film Studies
University of Guelph                    University of Alberta
Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1 Canada          Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E5

519-824-4120 x53266 (office)            780-862-0155
519-766-0844 (fax)

sbrown at uoguelph.ca                      susan.brown at ualberta.ca

Orlando: Women's Writing in the British Isles http://orlando.cambridge.org
The Orlando Project: http://www.ualberta.ca/ORLANDO

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