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Re: two open positions at Stanford

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Patrick Etienne <[log in to unmask]>

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Code for Libraries <[log in to unmask]>

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Thu, 13 Oct 2011 23:18:08 -0400

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I rarely if every post to this list, but I keep up with the content pretty
regularly - So I felt it was worth saying that:

You guys all crack me up. I love to see that people aren't too timid to have
a good (and well-intentioned) sense of humor on a professional list.

Cheers mates =)

 - Patrick E.

On Thu, Oct 13, 2011 at 6:13 PM, Chris Fitzpatrick <[log in to unmask]>wrote:

> Alas, I can't grow one, which is why the Amish won't have me.
>
> This is the life of a grammy-winning teen pop superstar.
>
> On Oct 13, 2011, at 3:04 PM, Frumkin, Jeremy wrote:
>
> > Is that the official OCLC policy?
> >
> > -- jaf
> >
> > ------------------------------------------------------------
> > Jeremy Frumkin
> > Assistant Dean / Chief Technology Strategist
> > University of Arizona Libraries
> >
> > +1 520.626.7296
> > [log in to unmask]
> > ------------------------------------------------------------
> > "I dream of a world where chickens can cross the road without having
> their
> > motives questioned"
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On 10/13/11 3:02 PM, "Roy Tennant" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >
> >> Ross, hold him down, would you, while I cut his beard off?
> >> Roy
> >>
> >> On Thu, Oct 13, 2011 at 3:00 PM, Chris Fitzpatrick <[log in to unmask]>
> >> wrote:
> >>> It's days like today I wish I was Amish.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> On Oct 13, 2011, at 2:16 PM, Ross Singer wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> On Thu, Oct 13, 2011 at 4:21 PM, Blake, Tom <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >>>>> ...or, you could take advantage of our extended application deadline
> >>>>> and reconsider one of the two developer positions open at the Boston
> >>>>> Public Library. Salaries are more in line with municipal government
> >>>>> than Silicon Valley - but benefits and job security are too. You'd be
> >>>>> one of the brightest stars on our team of several whip smart
> >>>>> librarians, and you really cannot beat the variety weather out here.
> >>>>> Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or want to
> >>>>> discuss the positions - posted and Advanced Searchable under Job
> >>>>> Opening ID #341652 (Web Developer) and #341650 (Repository Developer)
> >>>>> here:
> >>>>>
> >>>>> www.cityofboston.gov/OHR/careercenter.asp
> >>>>
> >>>> Hmm, I think we really need to run this by OCLC first.
> >>>>
> >>>> -Ross.
> >>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Thomas Blake
> >>>>> Digital Projects Manager
> >>>>> Boston Public Library
> >>>>> 700 Boylston St.
> >>>>> Boston, MA 02116
> >>>>> 617 859-2039
> >>>>> http://www.bpl.org/online/
> >>>>> Free To All
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>> -----Original Message-----
> >>>>> From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf
> >>>>> Of Bess Sadler
> >>>>> Sent: Wednesday, October 05, 2011 4:23 PM
> >>>>> To: [log in to unmask]
> >>>>> Subject: [CODE4LIB] two open positions at Stanford
> >>>>>
> >>>>> We are looking for two software developers to work on a four year
> >>>>> grant funded digital library project. The department, Digital Library
> >>>>> Systems and Services (DLSS) is part of the Stanford Library, and it's
> >>>>> a great place to work. Salaries are more in line with Silicon Valley
> >>>>> than with academia, you'd be part of a team of whip smart library
> >>>>> programmers, and you really cannot beat the weather out here. Please
> >>>>> feel free to contact me if you have any questions or want to discuss
> >>>>> the positions.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> To see more details on any of the positions, search for the Job ID at
> >>>>> http://jobs.stanford.edu/find_a_job.html.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Bess Sadler
> >>>>> Manager for Application Development, Digital Library Systems and
> >>>>> Services
> >>>>>
> >>>>> p.s. Resistance is futile. ;)
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Feel free to browse other great jobs at
> >>>>> http://jobs.stanford.edu/find_a_job.html
> >>>>> Digital Library Software Engineer, Stanford University Libraries
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Job ID
> >>>>> 43757
> >>>>> Job Location
> >>>>> University Libraries
> >>>>> Job Category
> >>>>> Library
> >>>>> Salary
> >>>>> 4P3
> >>>>> Date Posted
> >>>>> Jul 29, 2011
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Working Title: Revs Infrastructure Developer
> >>>>> Job Classification: System Software Developer
> >>>>>
> >>>>> This position is double posted at the 4P3 and 4P4 levels.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Job Objective:
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Stanford University Libraries is seeking a talented software engineer
> >>>>> to support the digitization, collection delivery and collaboration
> >>>>> components of the Revs Program at Stanford. This is a four-year,
> >>>>> grant-funded position.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> This position is part of the Revs Program at Stanford
> >>>>> (http://revs.stanford.edu). This program is dedicated to developing
> an
> >>>>> understanding of the impact of the automobile on society, culture and
> >>>>> technology. The Revs Program at Stanford was founded to inspire a new
> >>>>> trans-disciplinary field connecting the past, present and future of
> >>>>> the automobile. The Revs Program fosters an intellectual community
> >>>>> bridging the humanities and fine arts, social sciences, design,
> >>>>> science and engineering, and the professions. As a part of that
> >>>>> effort, SULAIR will support the dissemination of scholarly research
> on
> >>>>> the automobile; provide digital access to a collection of over two
> >>>>> million items relating to automotive history, racing and technology;
> >>>>> and, develop a system and service to develop and sustain an online
> >>>>> automotive community. Members of the team will play a role in
> building
> >>>>> the world's leading center on the study of the impact of the
> >>>>> automobile on the 20th and 21st century.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> The Repository Developer will primarily develop digital library
> >>>>> software to enable management, preservation, and online discovery of
> >>>>> Revs materials. This will involve deployment of a new repository and
> >>>>> web application using the Hydra technology stack
> >>>>> (http://projecthydra.org). The Repository Developer will be a core
> >>>>> contributor to the open source Hydra project in the process of
> >>>>> building the Revs digital repository.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> The Repository Developerwill be a member of a core team dedicated to
> >>>>> the successful completion of this project, and will work closely with
> >>>>> the project manager, Revs web developer, the information architect,
> >>>>> digital library infrastructure developers, the user experience
> >>>>> designer and other developers involved in digital library
> initiatives.
> >>>>> This particular project is highly collaborative, and will involve
> >>>>> interactions with developers, scholars and staff across Stanford and
> >>>>> from other institutions. As a member of SULAIR's digital library
> >>>>> application development team, the Repository Developer will
> contribute
> >>>>> to the overall development of the Stanford Library's web and digital
> >>>>> library infrastructure, and help plan, specify, and build the
> >>>>> technologies needed to support the University's goal of ubiquitous
> >>>>> access to scholarly information.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Primary Responsibilities:
> >>>>>
> >>>>> *       Design and deploy a world class digital access system for the
> >>>>> Revs collection.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> *       Leverage and further develop SULAIR's existing work on hydra
> >>>>> (http://projecthydra.org/) to serve as a full text, image and media
> >>>>> (audio/video) delivery environment.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> *       Provide analysis and software engineering support for
> >>>>> implementing and leveraging the open source Fedora framework,
> >>>>> leveraging both XML and RDF-based metadata.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> *       Enable cross-linking of Revs materials through persistent &
> >>>>> well-structured methods, allowing researchers to build associative
> >>>>> graphs of related materials in a rigorous and machine-actionable
> >>>>> manner.
> >>>>> *       Leverage and further develop existing infrastructure to
> >>>>> create a text, image & media file processing pipeline for digital
> Revs
> >>>>> content; as materials are digitized by Revs and its agents, this
> >>>>> infrastructure will ensure the orderly management of the files and
> >>>>> their associated metadata; the processing of these files for
> >>>>> activities such as optical character recognition (OCR), and the
> >>>>> transfer of a copy of these files to SULAIR for long-term
> preservation
> >>>>> and accessioning into Stanford's digital library.
> >>>>> *       Leverage and further develop existing infrastructure to
> >>>>> preserve Revs content in the Stanford Digital Repository.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Required Qualifications and Demonstrated Experience:
> >>>>>
> >>>>> *       Expertise in Ruby on Rails, both for application development
> >>>>> and in engineering an enhanced framework, including plug-ins, engines
> >>>>> and gems, for developing library and repository applications.
> >>>>> *       Demonstrated ability to develop new programming skills
> >>>>> quickly, and to grasp unfamiliar architectures and application
> designs
> >>>>> quickly.
> >>>>> *       Demonstrated ability to write solid, simple, elegant code
> >>>>> both independently and in a team-programming environment and within
> >>>>> schedule limitations.
> >>>>> *       Demonstrated expertise with XML and related tools and
> >>>>> technologies (e.g., XML schema, schema management and databases,
> XSLT,
> >>>>> X-forms).
> >>>>> *       Experience with relational database design and management.
> >>>>> Experience implementing database applications for SQL Server, Oracle,
> >>>>> or MySQL.
> >>>>> *       Demonstrated ability to work independently on a project from
> >>>>> specification to launch; communicate effectively, orally and in
> >>>>> writing; and work with all levels of staff, vendors, and consultants.
> >>>>> *       Demonstrated proficiency applying best practices to technical
> >>>>> projects, especially test-first development and automated testing.
> >>>>> Also must make effective use of team collaboration tools, build
> >>>>> management, and version control systems.
> >>>>> *       Demonstrated success participating in and contributing to
> >>>>> open source software development projects.
> >>>>> *       Demonstrated experience with library applications and
> >>>>> technology, including experience participating in relevant library
> >>>>> open source efforts.
> >>>>> *       In-depth knowledge of library policies and practice, metadata
> >>>>> standards and the scholarly communication framework
> >>>>> *       Quick and self-bootstrapping learner. Particularly adept at
> >>>>> quickly learning new scripting and programming languages.
> >>>>> *       Expertise in networking and systems integration in a
> >>>>> heterogeneous hardware and software environment.
> >>>>> *       Four-year college degree or equivalent with five to seven
> >>>>> years demonstrated experience required.
> >>>>> *       At the 4P4 level, seven to ten years demonstrated experience
> >>>>> required.
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Desired Knowledge and Skills:
> >>>>>
> >>>>> *       Advanced degree desired
> >>>>> *       Demonstrated success participating in community-based open
> >>>>> source projects, specifically those relevant to the Stanford
> >>>>> Libraries' Digital Library architecture, such as Fedora, Blacklight,
> >>>>> Solr or Hydra.
> >>>>> *       Familiarity with the process of digitizing images, text,
> >>>>> audio and video in cultural heritage institutions.
> >>>>> *       Familiarity with RDF, semantic web, and linked data
> >>>>> technologies and practices
> >>>>> *       Familiarity with XML schemas used to describe digitized
> >>>>> cultural heritage materials, such as TEI, MODS, METS, and EAD.
> >>>>> *       Prior, successful experience working as a professional in an
> >>>>> academic and/or library environment.
> >>>>> *       Interest and enthusiasm in the social, technical and economic
> >>>>> history of the automobile.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> *****
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Feel free to browse other great jobs at
> >>>>> http://jobs.stanford.edu/find_a_job.html
> >>>>> Digital Library Software Engineer, Stanford University Libraries
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Job ID
> >>>>> 43758
> >>>>> Job Location
> >>>>> University Libraries
> >>>>> Job Category
> >>>>> Library
> >>>>> Salary
> >>>>> 4P3
> >>>>> Date Posted
> >>>>> Jul 29, 2011
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Working Title: Revs Web Developer
> >>>>> Job Classification: System Software Developer
> >>>>>
> >>>>> This position is double posted at the 4P3 and 4P4 levels.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Job Objective:
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Stanford University Libraries is seeking a talented web developer to
> >>>>> support scholarship in the digital age by delivering on the promises
> >>>>> of the digital library. This is a four-year, grant-funded position.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> This position is part of the Revs Program at Stanford
> >>>>> (http://revs.stanford.edu). This program is dedicated to developing
> an
> >>>>> understanding of the impact of the automobile on society, culture and
> >>>>> technology. The Revs Program at Stanford was founded to inspire a new
> >>>>> trans-disciplinary field connecting the past, present and future of
> >>>>> the automobile. The Revs Program fosters an intellectual community
> >>>>> bridging the humanities and fine arts, social sciences, design,
> >>>>> science and engineering, and the professions. As a part of that
> >>>>> effort, SULAIR will support the dissemination of scholarly research
> on
> >>>>> the automobile; provide digital access to a collection of over two
> >>>>> million items relating to automotive history, racing and technology;
> >>>>> and, develop a system and service to develop and sustain an online
> >>>>> automotive community. Members of the team will play a role in
> building
> >>>>> the world's leading center on the study of the impact of the
> >>>>> automobile on the 20th and 21st century.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> The Web Developer will be responsible for the development of an
> >>>>> online discovery, visualization and collaboration environment for
> >>>>> digital library and research data materials related to automobilia.
> >>>>> This will involve deployment of a new repository and web application
> >>>>> using the Hydra technology stack, as well as integration of third
> >>>>> party tools, components and API's to enhance these environments. The
> >>>>> web developer will be a core contributor to the open source Hydra
> >>>>> project in the process of building the Revs digital repository.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> The second major role of the web developer is building and sustaining
> >>>>> the program website, which is intended to serve as the working space
> >>>>> for the automotive research community at Stanford. The prevailing web
> >>>>> publishing platform and content management system used at Stanford is
> >>>>> Drupal, and this project will likely require the design and
> >>>>> development of a sophisticated Drupal-based website.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> The Web Developer will be a member of a core team dedicated to the
> >>>>> successful completion of this project, and will work closely with the
> >>>>> project manager, Revs repository developer, the information
> architect,
> >>>>> digital library infrastructure developers, the user experience
> >>>>> designer and other web developers involved in digital library
> >>>>> initiatives.This particular project is highly collaborative, and will
> >>>>> involve interactions with developers, scholars and staff across
> >>>>> Stanford and from other institutions. As a member of SULAIR's web
> >>>>> development team, the Web Developer will contribute to the overall
> >>>>> development of the Stanford Library's web and digital library
> >>>>> infrastructure, and help plan, specify, and build the technologies
> >>>>> needed to support the University's goal of rich, digitalaccess to
> >>>>> scholarly information.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Primary Responsibilities:
> >>>>>
> >>>>> *       Develop and deploy a digital repository and digital library
> >>>>> applications to support discovery of and access to digitized books,
> >>>>> journals, photographs, posters, promotional materials, manuscript
> >>>>> archives and other unique artifacts related to the history of the
> >>>>> automobile. This will involve full deployment and enhancement of the
> >>>>> Hydra technology stack, using Ruby on Rails, Fedora, Blacklight and
> >>>>> Solr, as well as integration of third party components and API's to
> >>>>> provide ground-breaking functionality for exhibits, mashups,
> >>>>> collaborative annotation, and novel visualizations of information.
> >>>>> Develop and deploy the application layer of digital asset management
> >>>>> (processing, description, permissions management) interfaces to
> >>>>> support the digitization, accessioning and preservation of the
> digital
> >>>>> materials associated with the Revs at Stanford program.
> >>>>> *       Build, enhance and sustain the Revs at Stanford web site to
> >>>>> support research and teaching. This will include deployment of a
> >>>>> Drupal intance, custom theming, module integration and development,
> >>>>> and custom coding to support the unique needs of the program. This
> may
> >>>>> include development of the site's information architecture and
> >>>>> contributions to its visual design.
> >>>>> *       Provide project management support as well as liase with
> >>>>> Stanford faculty, students and researchers, as well as outside
> >>>>> researchers and stakeholders from industry, automotive associations
> >>>>> and the Revs Institute in Naples, Florida.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Required Knowledge and Skills
> >>>>>
> >>>>> *       Demonstrated expertise participating in successful web
> >>>>> application development efforts using Drupal (PhP/MySQL), Ruby on
> >>>>> Rails, or Java. Familiarity with a range of programming and scripting
> >>>>> languages is essential; Drupal and Ruby on Rails expertise is highly
> >>>>> desirable.
> >>>>> *       Demonstrated ability to write solid, simple, elegant code
> >>>>> both independently and in a team-programming environment and within
> >>>>> schedule limitations.
> >>>>> *       In-depth knowledge of HTML and related website development
> >>>>> technologies and software (especially JavaScript, Ajax, CSS and PHP).
> >>>>> *       Demonstrated expertise with XML and related tools and
> >>>>> technologies (e.g., XML schema, schema management and databases,
> XSLT,
> >>>>> X-forms).
> >>>>> *       Experience with relational database design and management.
> >>>>> Experience implementing database applications for MySQL, Oracle, or
> >>>>> SQL Server.
> >>>>> *       Strong writing and communication skills, particularly in an
> >>>>> academic setting.
> >>>>> *       Demonstrated ability to work independently on a project from
> >>>>> specification to launch; communicate effectively, orally and in
> >>>>> writing; and work with all levels of staff, vendors, and consultants.
> >>>>> *       Demonstrated proficiency working on a cross-functional web
> >>>>> development team, including human-computer interaction specialists,
> >>>>> system administrators, database administrators, librarians and end
> >>>>> users.
> >>>>> *       Demonstrated proficiency applying best practices to technical
> >>>>> projects, especially test-first development and automated testing.
> >>>>> Also must make effective use of team collaboration tools, build
> >>>>> management, and version control systems.
> >>>>> *       Interest in and capacity to contribute to open source
> >>>>> software development projects.Capacity to do so may include
> technical,
> >>>>> communication and social skills.
> >>>>> *       Quick and self-bootstrapping learner. Particularly adept at
> >>>>> quickly learning new scripting and programming languages.
> >>>>> *       A curious, innovative and dynamic approach to experimenting
> >>>>> with new technologies, user interfaces, API's and programming
> methods,
> >>>>> with the ability to rapidly integrate useful leads into the project's
> >>>>> technology core.
> >>>>> *       Excellent sense of visual design, graphic production and
> >>>>> information architecture is highly desired; experience with and
> >>>>> appreciation for effectively incorporating these domains into a
> >>>>> development project is required.
> >>>>> *       Expertise in networking and systems integration in a
> >>>>> heterogeneous hardware and software environment.
> >>>>> *       Four-year college degree or equivalent with five to seven
> >>>>> years demonstrated experience required.
> >>>>> *       At the 4P4 level, seven to ten years demonstrated experience
> >>>>> required.
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Desired Knowledge and Skills:
> >>>>>
> >>>>> *       Demonstrated experience with library applications and
> >>>>> technology, including experience participating in relevant library
> >>>>> open source efforts.
> >>>>> *       Familiarity with XML schemas used to describe digitized
> >>>>> cultural heritage materials, such as TEI, MODS, METS, and EAD.
> >>>>> *       Familiarity with RDF, semantic web, and linked data
> >>>>> technologies and practices
> >>>>> *       Familiarity with the Hydra Project and its related
> >>>>> technologies: Fedora, Blacklight, and Solr.
> >>>>> *       Interest and enthusiasm in the social, technical and economic
> >>>>> history of the automobile.
> >>>>> *       Familiarity with test driven development processes, or the
> >>>>> desire and ability to learn them.
> >>>>>
> >>>
>



-- 
Patrick K. Etienne
Systems Analyst
Georgia Institute of Technology
Library & Information Center
(404) 385-8121

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