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Humanist Archives: May 1, 2019, 6:08 a.m. Humanist 32.638 - archivist (UNB); technical leader (BL); research internships (National Maritime Museum)

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 32, No. 638.
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    [1]    From: Jeannie Bail 
           Subject: Job posting @ UNB Libraries: Digital Collections Archivist (16)

    [2]    From: Mia Ridge 
           Subject: Job: BL Labs Technical Lead (76)

    [3]    From: Louise Devoy <000008a9afab2c84-dmarc-request@JISCMAIL.AC.UK>
           Subject: Curatorial Research Internships, NMM Greenwich, UK (38)

        Date: 2019-05-01 04:52:36+00:00
        From: Jeannie Bail 
        Subject: Job posting @ UNB Libraries: Digital Collections Archivist

Digital Collections Archivist
University of New Brunswick (Canada)


Please see the link for more details on this newly-created position in
Fredericton, NB.


Jeannie Bail
Director of Learning & Research Services
UNB Libraries

        Date: 2019-04-30 11:14:26+00:00
        From: Mia Ridge 
        Subject: Job: BL Labs Technical Lead

Come and work with the awesome BL Labs - they work right alongside us in
Digital Scholarship in the British Library. This post will be one of a few
research software engineers/creative technologists in the department.


(definitely wearing my work hat)

Full Time, Fixed Term to 31 March 2021


We are seeking an outstanding candidate to provide technical leadership for
the British Library Labs (BL Labs). BL Labs enables researchers, artists,
entrepreneurs, educators and other innovators to work with large scale
digital collections and data. The Labs has gained a strong international
profile since its founding in 2013 and plays a key role in the British
Library's strategy to drive forward digital research and scholarship. It
has supported over 150 projects and made digital content and data openly
available to inspire many more.

You will work with researchers to formulate and carry out innovative and
inspiring experiments often with large scale content and data ranging from
ancient digitised manuscripts to today's UK web space. You will delight in
learning about the challenges in a wide range of disciplines as you engage
with historians, social scientists, data scientists, computational
linguists, other research software engineers and more to help co-design and
implement solutions. Your work will identify patterns and practices to make
working with our data and collections more efficient, and design ways to
make them repeatable and so that they can be integrated into everyday
workflows at the Library.

You will be a creative, agile, technical and analytical problem solver. You
will have a strong background in computing with experience and passion for
learning and applying methods including text and data mining,
visualisation, natural language processing, image analysis, machine
learning, data wrangling. You will get value from seeing methods and data
packaged so that researchers can use them.

You will know how to deliver projects on time, are an excellent
communicator and a generous team worker. You will value the opportunity to
share your expertise through presentations and training events throughout
the UK and internationally.

This is an excellent opportunity to be working for a world-leading
organisation which is carrying out ground-breaking research in Digital

As one of the world's great libraries, our duty is to preserve the nation’s
intellectual memory for the future. At present we have well over 150
million items, in most known languages, with three million new items added
every year. We have manuscripts, maps, newspapers, magazines, prints and
drawings, music scores, and patents. We operate the world's largest
document delivery service providing millions of items a year to customers
all over the world. What matters to us is that we preserve the national
memory and enable knowledge to be created both now and in the future.

In return we offer a competitive salary and a number of excellent
benefits.  Our pension scheme is one of the most valuable benefits we
offer, as our staff can become members of the Alpha Pension Scheme where
the Library contributes 26.6% (this may be higher dependant on grade) .
Another significant benefit the Library provides is the provision of a
flexible working hours scheme which could allow you to work your hours
flexibly over the week and to take up to 5 days flexi leave in a 3 month
period. This is on top of 25 days holiday from entry and public and
privilege holidays.

For further information and to apply, please visit www.bl.uk/careers, 
quoting vacancy ref: 02730

Closing date: 19th May 2019
Interview date: 5th June 2019

        Date: 2019-04-30 10:17:14+00:00
        From: Louise Devoy <000008a9afab2c84-dmarc-request@JISCMAIL.AC.UK>
        Subject: Curatorial Research Internships, NMM Greenwich, UK

Dear list members,

I'd like to draw your attention to our Curatorial Research Internships
at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, UK.

This programme provides postgraduate students with the opportunity to
conduct a six-week paid internship based on a research project that
relates to our themes of maritime art, history and science. It's an
ideal opportunity to enhance research skills and gain experience of
working in a museum environment.

From a history of science perspective we're keen to receive proposals
from students with interests in the history of astronomy, cartography,
navigation and horology that correspond strongly with objects in our

The online collections database can searched here:

Full details on suggested topics and eligibility criteria can be found here:

The deadline for applications is 17th May 2019 with internships expected
to take place at a mutually convenient time between June 2019–April 2020.

For initial enquiries, please contact research@rmg.co.uk.

All best wishes,


Louise Devoy
Senior Curator: Royal Observatory Greenwich

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