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From: Drew VandeCreek <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2007 09:30:05 -0500
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Subject: Re: job opening announcement
LIBRARY DIGITAL PROJECTS TECHNICAL COORDINATOR
Northern Illinois University Libraries seek a dynamic individual to
coordinate technical aspects of their award-winning digital projects.
Responsibilities include setting markup and metadata standards for all
of the library Digitization Unit*s new projects, supervision of the
digitization of materials on-site and at collaborating institutions,
including training student workers and other staff members in necessary
skills and processes, and development of searchable databases presenting
online materials. Responsibilities also include supervising the
maintenance and operation of existing online materials and maintenance
and further development (as needed) of the Digitization Unit*s large
internal databases. For complete job description, see
The Digitization Unit*s work is currently funded by the university, a
variety of federal, state, and private foundation grants, and
collaborations with the private sector. Successful candidate must be
capable of extensive self-directed work and continuing professional
growth and acquisition of new skills. Must also be eager to identify and
solve new, technically oriented problems as they emerge in project work.
Project materials include searchable text, image, sound, video, and
interactive map resources. The library*s digital projects are
available for review at: http://www.ulib.niu.edu/digitalprojlist.cfm.
Northern Illinois University is located approximately sixty miles west
of downtown Chicago, Illinois.
Required: Bachelor*s degree; working familiarity with markup and
metadata standards in digital project development, including SGML/XML,
Dublin Core, and METS. Strongly preferred: MLS or significant experience
in digital project development; extensive experience with MySQL database
development, PHP scripting language, and UNIX/Linux system
administration; basic understanding of American history.
Renewable, 12-month appointment; vacation and sick leave; competitive
To assure full consideration, apply by September 3, 2007. Direct letter
of application, resume, and names/contact information of at least three
references to: Kathy Sherman, Northern Illinois University Libraries,
DeKalb, Illinois 60115. AA/EEO.
Drew E. VandeCreek
Director of Digital Projects
Northern Illinois University Libraries
DeKalb, IL 60115
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