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POSITION: COMPUTING INFO SYS ANLYST (#J960938-PAR). Salary range: C06,
  $3084-3919. Exempt. Posted: 06/24/96.
 
DESCRIPTION: The Libraries are seeking an electronic information
specialist, preferably with graduate training in a humanities-related
field and experience in textual mark-up and delivery technologies. 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 (Academic Text Service) 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. 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 (perl preferred).
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. 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.
 
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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