[Humanist] 24.561 postdoc at Emory

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Tue Dec 7 09:38:48 CET 2010

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 561.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Mon, 6 Dec 2010 12:49:36 -0500
        From: Brian Croxall <b.croxall at gmail.com>
        Subject: Postdoc in Digital Archives at Emory

As Michigan recently did, I wanted to share information about a new CLIR
postdoc at the Emory Libraries with the readers of Humanist. Please
distribute widely and for more information contact Erika Farr (
elfarr at emory.edu) or Brian Croxall (brian.croxall at emory.edu).

The Emory University Libraries offers a two-year CLIR postdoctoral
fellowship for a scholar in the humanities or social sciences*. *Fellowship
work supports the digital archives program in Emory's Manuscript, Archives,
and Rare Book Library (MARBL). The Fellow will acquire skills in acquiring
and processing born-digital collections and contribute to the development of
policies and procedures around managing born-digital collections of personal
papers. This fellowship will also engage in efforts to gather and analyze
feedback from archivists and researchers in MARBL's ongoing effort to create
innovative and effective tools for both communities of users. The Fellow is
based in the Digital Archives program in MARBL and collaborates with digital
librarians, digital program services, colleagues across the library system,
content creators, archivists, and faculty.

Aspects of the fellowship include:

   - Develop an understanding of the current state of digital archives at
   Emory and gain insight into future needs and objectives for the digital
   archives program;
   - Acquire skills to capture, reposit, and review born-digital materials
   using best practices and standards;
   - Contribute to the acquisition and processing of born-digital materials;
   - Work with the coordinator for digital archives to assess the usability
   of tools and practices used by archivists to review and process born-digital
   - Work with the Library's Digital Scholarship Commons on developing
   innovative connections between digital scholarship and twenty-first century
   research and archival methodologies;
   - Work with MARBL staff to assess the usability of tools and access
   points used by researchers working with born-digital archival material;
   - Work with technologists to develop functional requirements for new or
   enhanced tools for archivists and/or researchers;
   - Engage in research and present at professional conferences and other
   venues; and
   - Share doctoral research interests with the Emory community.

Fellowship work will provide the Fellow the opportunity to bring his/her
research and teaching background and experience with technology and archives
to bear on key digital archive initiatives.

Link to the announcement:
http://www.clir.org/fellowships/postdoc/emory11.html http://clir.org/fellowships/postdoc/um11.html 

Link to the CLIR fellowship program:

Brian Croxall
Brian Croxall, Ph.D. | Emory University | CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow
Emerging Technologies Librarian | www.briancroxall.net | @briancroxall

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