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Postion Posting: Electronic Information Specialist -- Search Extended

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Jim Coleman <[log in to unmask]>

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Jim Coleman <[log in to unmask]>

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Thu, 21 Nov 1996 10:41:36 CST

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[The following job description is being posted to web4lib, tei-l,
humanist-l, etextctr, and colldv-l lists. Please forgive any
duplication]
 
                SEARCH EXTENDED
 
Position Title: Electronic Information Specialist
Salary Range: C6, $3084-3919
Apply by: Decmeber 31, 1996
Appointment Date: February 1997, or as soon as possible thereafter
Responsible to: Head, Academic Computing for the Humanities
 
The Libraries are seeking a electronic information specialist,
preferably with graduate training in a humanities-related field and
experience in textual mark-up and delivery technologies. The position
is located in the Academic Text Service (ATS) of the Humanities and
Area Studies Resource Group of the Stanford University Libraries.
Reporting to the Head of Academic Computing for the Humanities and
the Academic Text Service, the specialist administers the creation,
conversion, preparation and addition of texts and other content-based
material for inclusion in Stanford's rapidly growing electronic
library. The specialist will also assist in the management of ATS
servers, the management of current ATS Web services and creation of
new services, and participate actively in a number of on-going and
project-based initiatives designed to enhance access to traditional
and non-traditional content-based resources in all subject areas.
 
The specialist must have in-depth knowledge about the humanities
disciplines and the needs of humanities faculty in accomplishing
their instruction and research. He/she must demonstrate significant
text preparation experience in SGML preferably using the TEI and/or
EAD DTD's, be familiar with at least one SGML authoring tool (for
example, psgml, Author/Editor, or AdeptEditor) and indexing system
(for example, OpenText, DynaText), and have at least two years
experience with a Unix-based operating system, including basic system
administration functions and scripting in a shell/perl.
 
The successful candidate will demonstrate effective interpersonal
skills to work with a variety of library and academic computing
staff, faculty, and students. The specialist will work with faculty
and students who have text preparation needs for research,
instruction, and scholarly publication, with technical computing
staff who operate the systems containing the electronic library, and
with library staff to integrate the services of ATS within the
overall structure of the University Libraries/Academic Computing.
 
The specialist must work independently with minimal supervision to
carry out most of the responsibilities of the position.
 
 RESPONSIBILITIES
 
* Oversee all text creation, preparation, and addition of texts to
  ATS servers. Ensure that the texts are prepared in accordance with
  ATS's use of the TEI, EAD DTD's, and others as applicable. Develop
  additional procedures, policies, and documentation as necessary.
 
* Prepare texts for the electronic library, including the scanning of
  physical texts, proofing and editing electronic texts, and tagging
  texts for use in the ATS environment.
 
* Manage, in conjunction with the Head of ATS, the ATS SGML databases
  and Web services.
 
* Write scripts to automate ATS procedures, convert legacy data for
  inclusion within the ATS environment, and control the ATS Web
  services.
 
* Maintain current awareness of SGML and related technologies (DSSSL,
  HyTime) indexing and text retrieval technologies, imaging systems,
  and OCR/ICR
 
* Hire and supervise hourly employees who do text preparation.
 
* Demonstrate use of ATS services for faculty and students.
 
 
QUALIFICATIONS
 
EDUCATION
 
* A degree in a humanities-related field, with extensive experience
  in academic computing for humanities, or degree in computer science
  (or related field), with extensive experience in human interface
  design, GUI's, indexing/information retrieval is required.
* An MLS from an ALA-accredited library school and/or an advanced
  degree in a humanities-related field or the equivalent in training
  and experience is highly desirable.
* Knowledge of at least one foreign language highly desirable
 
 
TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS
 
* Demonstrated ability to prepare and/or create texts in SGML
  (experience with TEI and/or EAD DTD's preferred)
* At least two years experience with a Unix-based operating system
  (SunOS, Solaris, AIX preferred) and Unix system administration
  functions
* Experience writing scripts in some administrative language (perl5
  required)
* Experience in the use of scanners/optical character recognition
  programs
* Experience in developing and managing a Web site desirable
  (Netscape Commerce Server, NCSA httpd server, Oracle Webserver
  preferred)
* C, C++ programming experience desirable
 
 
ORGANIZATIONAL/COMMUNICATION SKILLS
 
* Demonstrated organizational skills and the ability to work with
  minimal supervision
* Excellent written and oral communication skills
* Ability to work in an organizationally heterogeneous environment
* Ability to tolerate ambiguity, and thrive in a rapidly changing
  environment
 
BACKGROUND
 
The Libraries of Stanford University consist of more than six million
volumes and over 500 staff members and include the University Libraries
system and five "coordinate" (school or institution) libraries. The
Academic Text Service has been delivering electronic texts and textual
analysis tools over the campus network to the Stanford community since
1990. See http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/hasrg/ats/ats.html for
additional information about ATS.
 
 
APPLICATIONS
 
Submit a letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses, and
telephone numbers of three references by July 31, 1996 to:
 
Jim Coleman
Head, Academic Computing for the Humanities
315 Sweet Hall
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-3090
 
 
Stanford is committed to the principles of diversity and encourages
applications from women, members of ethnic minorities, and disabled
individuals.
 
------------------
Jim Coleman
Head, Academic Computing for the Humanities
Stanford University Libraries
315 Sweet Hall
415-725-3163
http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/hasrg/ats/ats.html

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