21.248 programming job at UM Libraries; funding for collaborative digitization

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2007 09:51:04 +0100

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 21, No. 248.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

   [1] From: Susan Schreibman <sschreib_at_umd.edu> (49)
         Subject: Programmer opening at UM Libraries

   [2] From: "Jason Rhody" <jasonrhody_at_gmail.com> (29)
         Subject: Funding Opportunity: JISC/NEH Transatlantic
                 Digitization Collaboration Grants

         Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2007 09:34:01 +0100
         From: Susan Schreibman <sschreib_at_umd.edu>
         Subject: Programmer opening at UM Libraries


TITLE: Coordinator (Digital Libraries Developer)
CATEGORY: Exempt Staff, Full-Time
SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits.

Exciting opportunity to help build a dynamic program in digital
collections and research at the largest university library system in
the Washington DC-Baltimore area. The UM Libraries serve the College
Park campus, the flagship of the 13-member University System of
Maryland. See http://www.lib.umd.edu/ for more information.

RESPONSIBILITIES: This new position will support the office of
Digital Collections and Research (DCR) http://www.lib.umd.edu/dcr.
The success of this initiative depends on the development of a
technical infrastructure based on open source software, including
Fedora and Lucene, integrated with vendor products such as Helix. The
successful candidate will work to support the creation of a framework
for the development and support of digital library collections and
initiatives. The successful candidate will work as part of a team
that includes curators, metadata specialists, web designers, a
project manager, and other IT staff. This position will be managed by
the Assistant Dean and Head of Digital Collections and Research (DCR).

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science
or related field with two years relevant experience or MS in Computer
Science or related field and at least one year work experience.
Demonstrated ability to program in Java and significant experience
working in a UNIX/LINUX environment. Ability to work collaboratively
and to set and manage priorities in a team environment. Service
oriented with strong interpersonal and communication skills.

APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications are preferred. For full
consideration, submit cover letter, resume, and names/addresses of
three references by September 28, 2007. Applications accepted until
position is filled. Send resume to Guadalupe Fernandes,
gfernan1_at_umd.edu or by mail to Guadalupe Fernandes, Library Human
Resources, Room 6115 McKeldin Library, University of Maryland,
College Park, MD 20742-7011.
Full Job Description at http://www.lib.umd.edu/UMCP/PASD/LPO/LibJobs/0807.html

The University of Maryland is an EEO/AA Employer. Minorities and
women are encouraged to apply.

Susan Schreibman, PhD
Assistant Dean
Head of Digital Collections and Research
McKeldin Library
University of Maryland College Park, MD 20742
Phone: 301 314 0358
Fax: 301 314 9408
Email: sschreib_at_umd.edu
         Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2007 09:35:49 +0100
         From: "Jason Rhody" <jasonrhody_at_gmail.com>
         Subject: Funding Opportunity: JISC/NEH Transatlantic 
Digitization Collaboration Grants
As part of its Digital Humanities Initiative, the National Endowment
for the Humanities (NEH) in the United States is joining with the
Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) in the United Kingdom to
offer support for digitization projects in the humanities.  These
grants provide funding for one year of development in any of the
following areas:
- new digitization projects and pilot projects,
- the addition of important materials to existing digitization projects, or
- the development of infrastructure (either technical "middleware,"
tools, or knowledge-sharing) to support U.S.-England digitization
Collaboration between U.S. and English institutions is a key
requirement for this grant category.  Awards range from $100,000 to
$240,000 (approximately =A350,000 to =A3120,000) for a one-year period,
with projects starting from April 2008 for up to 12 months.  The
receipt deadline for applications is November 29, 2007.
For further information, review the full guidelines on the NEH website:
For further information about NEH's Digital Humanities Initiative, please=
Jason Rhody < jrhody_at_neh.gov >
Senior Program Officer
National Endowment for the Humanities
Digital Humanities Initiative
Received on Sat Sep 15 2007 - 05:02:39 EDT

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