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Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Fri, 8 May 1998 22:41:53 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 12, No. 5.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

Date: Fri, 08 May 1998 07:56:21 -0500
From: Patricia Galloway <galloway@mdah.state.ms.us>
Subject: job posting

Electronic Records Initiative
Mississippi Department of Archives and History

The Mississippi Department of Archives and History has received an
electronic records initiative research grant from the US National
Historical Publication and Records Commission to test real-world
strategies and methods for the long-term preservation of state
government electronic records. A special unit has been set up using a
separate protected intranet to experiment with data description,
capture, handling, and access methods, drawing on the expertise of
archival and data-mining consultants and working actively with state
agencies, historians, and other researchers on access issues. Primary
Responsibilities: We seek to fill the lead technical position on the
team, Lead Systems Administrator. The successful candidate will take
responsibility for managing the project intranet, creating a prototype
electronic records warehouse to support records from other agencies, and
working with Department of Health data processing staff to experiment
with network tunneling methods of data exchange and automatic downloads.
At the conclusion of the grant period, the employee will continue to
hold the lead technical position in a new Electronic Records Section of
the Archives. Qualifications: BS in computer science or directly related
field with coursework in programming language and systems analysis, and
four years of experience in programming and systems analysis in PC/LAN
envoronments; OR two years' experience as a senior level systems
administrator. Other substitutions for directly related education and
experience are possible. Experience with UNIX, TCP/IP internetwork
communications standards, text and data encoding schemes, and relational
databases needed; knowledge of data storage methods and media helpful.
Background in archival work and/or humanities computing PREFERRED.
Starting salary: high $30s to mid $40s, depending upon qualifications of
the applicant. This is a permanent Mississippi State government job
offering competitive benefits; all information technology positions in
Mississippi state government have just been reclassified to create
favorable career paths. To Apply: Send a cover letter and CV via fax
(601-359-6975) or email (galloway@mdah.state.ms.us) to Patricia
Galloway, Special Projects Officer, Mississippi Department of Archives
and History.

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