11.0129 job at Michigan

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Sun, 22 Jun 1997 10:28:02 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 11, No. 129.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

Date: Fri, 20 Jun 1997 15:56:27 -0400 (EDT)
From: John Price-Wilkin <jpwilkin@umich.edu>
Subject: job posting -- Humanities Text Initiative, University of Michigan


(Term Appointment through 7/31/99)

The Humanities Text Initiative (HTI) provides a program focus for building
both commercially published and locally created electronic text resources,
as well as for instruction and research related to electronic text and
text analysis and systems for wider practical access to text in the
humanities. With significant collaboration and guidance with faculty, the
program serves as a catalyst for interdisciplinary scholarship through
resource building, research support, symposia, and services related to the
creation of and access to scholarly texts. The HTI coordinator has
primary responsibility for the development and management of text
resources and services in support of the Initiative. The HTI is a branch
of the Digital Library Production Service (DLPS) and has responsibility
for encoded text resources in the humanities, as well as finding aids
encoded using the EAD DTD.

DUTIES: The HTI Coordinator works with a team of librarians and
technologists in DLPS to establish priorities and build campus services in
several clearly defined areas. The HTI Coordinator also plays a central
role in the process of analyzing SGML-encoded materials in all subject
areas in support of DLPS's non-humanities SGML support activities. Key
areas of responsibility for the Coordinator include:
* Collection development.
* Text production and access services for materials encoded with the TEI
and EAD DTDs.
* Assistance with SGML system development.
* Remote user support.
* Working with the School of Information, course implementation and
experiential opportunities for student community.

Required: ALA accredited MLS. Minimum two years experience in research
library environment, including experience in service or collection role.
Demonstrated extensive experience with SGML, text standards, and text
production in the humanities. Demonstrated experience in the evaluation
and implementation of text retrieval tools, and in evaluation and
selection of humanities electronic text resources. Knowledge of one or
more Western European languages. Demonstrated strong communication skills
and ability to work in collaborative environment. Demonstrated ability to
work effectively in multi-cultural environment. Supervisory experience.
Desired: Advanced degree in humanities discipline. Teaching experience
related to structured texts, especially in the humanities. Experience in
design and use of image and multimedia resources relevant to the
humanities. Experience in grant proposal development. Evidence of
publication and research related to text resources.
RANK, SALARY, & LEAVE: Rank of Associate Librarian. Final salary
dependent on years of previous relevant professional experience. (Minimum
salary - $33,000); 24 working days of vacation a year; 15 days of sick
leave a year with provisions for extended benefits.


TO APPLY: Send cover letter & copy of resume to: Karen Downing; Library
Human Resources; 404 Hatcher Graduate Library North; University of
Michigan; Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1205

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications received by 7/14/97 will be given
first consideration.

The University of Michigan is a non-discriminatory, affirmative action

John Price-Wilkin Phone: 313.764.8074
Head, Digital Library Production Service Fax: 313.647.6897
302 Hatcher North email: jpwilkin@umich.edu
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1205