[Humanist] 26.111 jobs at Afeka, Tel Aviv; New York Public Library

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 111.
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  [1]   From:    Michal Gishri <michalg at afeka.ac.il>                       (13)
        Subject: Research Position

  [2]   From:    Doug Reside <dougreside at gmail.com>                        (44)
        Subject: Job: Web programmer, New York Public Library

        Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2012 09:55:06 +0100
        From: Michal Gishri <michalg at afeka.ac.il>
        Subject: Research Position

Research Position for Computational Linguist

The Afeka Center for Language Processing is looking for a Computational
Linguist (or graduate student) for a part-time position (at least 50% -
flexible) in a project involving Human-Machine Interaction via Speech.

The focus of the research is on textual analysis of speech recognition


·         Courses : NLP, machine learning.

·         Good programming skills in C.

·         Familiarity with classical NLP tools and algorithms.

·         Can start work immediately

Please send CVs to:
  michalg at afeka.ac.il<mailto:michalg at afeka.ac.il

        Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2012 20:53:38 -0400
        From: Doug Reside <dougreside at gmail.com>
        Subject: Job: Web programmer, New York Public Library

The New York Public Library seeks a talented web applications
developer to help build and launch a new web-based video archives
environment as part of its new research and development unit, NYPL

Us? A small, creative team at the heart of one of the world's great
cultural institutions: exploring new technologies, imagining the
future of research.

You? A maker and experimenter game to help re-imagine a century-old
organization. Able to build, test and debug in rapid iterations.

Archives? The raw material of research and the building blocks of new
knowledge. The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts is one
of the largest and most used archival repositories of video
documentation of dance and theater. Thousands of books, documentaries,
and even new performances have been created out of our archives.

The work? To modernize (and in some cases invent) the mechanisms for
discovering and using the Library’s archival video material. The
project will begin with prototyping around videos in the Library’s
Dance collections. This model collection will lay the foundation for a
broader library video service: a cornerstone of the Library's digital
future. You’ll work at NYPL’s landmark central branch on 42nd Street
as technical lead on an archives project team collaborating with
senior curators and librarians. Expect frequent visits to the Library
for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, and contact with dance
historians, choreographers and the wider arts-tech community in New

Position is grant-funded, temporary for 12 months.

Salary range: $70,000-$90,000 based on experience.

Sounds like you? Send us your resume and a cover letter that really
shows us who you are.

Skill set/qualifications:
• 2-3 years experience using Javascript and the JQuery library.
• 2-3 using server-side scripting languages for building web
applications.  Ruby or PHP preferred.
• Expert level HTML and CSS skills
• Bachelors or Masters degree in Library Information Systems, Computer
Science, Web Development, Digital Design, or a related field (or
equivalent professional experience) is required

• Expert knowledge of XML and XSLT strongly desired
• Some understanding of archival collections (from collection
processing, management, or as a researcher)
• Familiarity with streaming video and location-specific access restrictions
• Familiarity with the API of the commercial video streaming service,
BrightCove, a plus.

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