12.0148 jobs: archivist; digital librarian

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Tue, 28 Jul 1998 23:30:47 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 12, No. 148.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: Patricia Galloway <galloway@mdah.state.ms.us> (37)
Subject: Job Posting

[2] From: Kim Fisher <knf@psulias.psu.edu> (41)
Subject: Digitial Librarian Position

Date: Mon, 27 Jul 1998 09:13:39 -0500
From: Patricia Galloway <galloway@mdah.state.ms.us>
Subject: Job Posting

Job Posting

Electronic Records Archivist
Mississippi Department of Archives and History

The Mississippi Department of Archives and History is testing real-world
strategies and methods for the long-term preservation of state
government electronic records, in order to create an electronic records
program in the Archives and Library Division. A special unit has been
set up under an NHPRC grant, using a protected intranet to experiment
with data description, capture, handling, and access methods, applying
data warehousing, digital signature, and intelligent agent technologies
to management and access tasks, 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 electronic archivist position on
the team, classified as Business Systems Analyst I. The successful
candidate will take responsibility for addressing archival issues such
as appraisal of electronic records, electronic file-naming schemes,
metadata, and working with other agencies' records management staff,
data processing staff, and agency employees to experiment with
electronic archiving and the automatic addition of metadata.
Qualifications: BS in computer science or library/information science or
directly related field, and two years of experience in archival work;
other relevant combinations of education and experience can be
considered. Special qualifications would include demonstrated
familiarity with electronic records issues and best practices plus
experience with UNIX, TCP/IP internetwork communications standards, and
relational databases; knowledge of data storage methods and media
helpful. Salary: Minimum salary for the job classification is
$32,016.72; actual salary will be dependent upon qualifications of the
applicant. This is a permanently authorized Mississippi State government
job in the data processing area, which enjoys a special compensation
plan to encourage continuing education. Benefits include health and
pension plans and free parking. 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.

Date: Tue, 28 Jul 1998 16:45:50 -0400
From: Kim Fisher <knf@psulias.psu.edu>
Subject: Digitial Librarian Position

The following ad for a Humanities Librarian for Digital Resources will
appear in the August 7 issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education

Humanities Librarian for Digital Resources
Penn State University Libraries

The Pennsylvania State University Libraries seek a Humanities Librarian for
Digital Resources to direct the Digital Resources center (formerly the
Electronic Text Center) in the newly established Arts and Humanities
Library at the University Park campus. Responsibilities include reference
service, instruction, collection development, and supervision of staff.
This librarian fosters communication among Libraries faculty regarding
digital projects and resources in the arts and humanities; provides
outreach to all humanities and arts departments at Penn State to identify
research projects and potential intradepartmental teams, and to share
information and offer support and services; and provides innovative
leadership for digital projects in the arts and humanities in conjunction
with other library departments such as computing services, special
collections, cataloging, and preservation.

Required qualifications: ALA-accredited MLS; strong academic background in
the humanities or arts; demonstrated knowledge of issues in electronic text
(such as selection, use by scholars, and access) and experience in the
design and implementation of digital initiatives; excellent communication
and organizational skills; and strong commitment to public service.

Preferred qualifications: demonstrated experience in providing quality
instruction, reference service, and collection development; demonstrated
knowledge of the Text Encoding Initiative as well as SGML and other tagging
systems and digital preservation and access standards for text, images and
audio, and video.

To apply, send letter of application, current resume, and names of three
references to Head, Search Committee, Box CHE-HLDR, Penn State University,
C102 Pattee Library, University Park, PA 16802. Review of applications
will begin on September 25, 1998 and continue until the position is filled.
An affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities
encouraged to apply.

Kim Fisher
Humanities Librarian
108G Pattee
Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802
Voice 814-865-0670/ FAX 814-865-1015

"Outside of a dog, a book is probably man's best friend, and inside
of a dog, it's too dark to read."-Groucho Marx.

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