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California Digital Library
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The California Digital Library (CDL) has an exciting opportunity to
provide key technical support to the mass digitization of significant
library collections at the University of California. Reporting to the
Technical Lead for Mass Digitization this position analyzes collections
of digital content - such as images, sound files, or text objects - and
creates automated routines that prepare them for inclusion in CDL
repositories. Preparation and transformation of the content is
performed using a variety of programming and scripting languages,
depending on both the type of object being transformed and the
environment in which the transformation is taking place.
This position also serves as an analyst in assisting in the evaluation
and documentation of the needs, assumptions, and characteristics of the
mass digitization projects and to prepare CDL programs and services for
interaction with this content.
Experience in programming in perl, Java, XSL, or C
Knowledge of/exposure to the following: C++, ruby, python, XML, SQL,
relational databases, Unix
Familiarity with digital library concepts & issues
Strong analytical, excellent communications skills
How To Apply:
For a complete job description or to apply for this position, please go
About Mass Digitization:
Millions of books from the University of California Libraries are being
scanned through our participation in mass digitization projects with
major partners such as Google, Microsoft and the Open Content Alliance.
To do this economically and with some speed, mass digitization is based
on the efficient photographing of books, page-by-page, and subjecting
those images to OCR software to produce searchable text. Mass
digitization projects expand the ability of University libraries to give
faculty, students and the public access to an astounding wealth of
information and explore exciting new service models and paradigms.
About the California Digital Library:
Established in 1997, The California Digital Library, an Oakland-based
unit of the University of California Office of the President, supports
the assembly and creative use of the world's scholarship and knowledge
for the University of California libraries and the communities they
serve. In so doing, it directly supports the University's mission of
teaching, research, and public service.
The CDL also maintains its own distinctive programs emphasizing the
development and management of digital collections, innovation in
scholarly publishing, and the long-term preservation of digital
information. See http://www.cdlib.org for more information.
About the University of California Office of the President:
University of California Office of the President is the corporate
headquarters to the ten campuses, five medical centers and two
Department of Energy National Labs and enrolls premier students from
California, the nation, and the world. University benefits include
medical, dental and vision insurance effective on the first day of
employment, a generous sick, vacation and paid holiday program, an
excellent retirement savings and investment plan, and more.
To review a complete list of all of UCOP's open positions please visit
the University of California Office of the President Employment Website:
University of California is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action