The University of Virginia Press seeks to hire an Editorial and Technical
Specialist for XML/metadata within our [Rotunda
division](http://www.upress.virginia.edu/rotunda/), which publishes peer-
reviewed born-digital scholarly works. The incumbent in this position will be
working primarily on [SAH Archipedia](http://sah-archipedia.org/), an ongoing
reference work authored by the Society of Architectural Historians. Secondary
duties will involve our [Founding
era/) collections and [Founders Online](http://founders.archives.gov/), and
other Rotunda publications.
All our Rotunda publications are XML-based, usually deriving from TEI-encoded
texts and delivered via a MarkLogic server. Work on Archipedia will involve
processing new content (delivered as XML or transformed from other file
types), doing validation and quality control, and adding or verifying the
metadata connected with building entries (geospatial data, controlled subject
vocabulary terms, event history, etc.), in collaboration with other Rotunda
staff and SAH editors and volunteers. Incumbents who have or can acquire
skills in Web development and XML programming will also participate in
extending the functionality and feature set of SAH Archipedia.
The successful candidate will have a solid background in digital humanities
and/or digital library skills and projects. Experience with XML and XML
editing is a requirement, and ideally with related programming technologies
such as XSLT and XQuery; familiarity with geospatial metadata and GIS or
geocoding applications highly desirable. Other relevant skills would include
administration), database skills, and experience with metadata standards and
controlled vocabularies such as the Getty AAT.
The University of Virginia has a long tradition of excellence in the digital
humanities and digital library work, hosting groups and projects such as the
Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities, the Scholars' Lab,
SHANTI, NINES, and the Rossetti Archive.
Following is the text of the position description at UVA Human Resources. To
view it and additional information, go to
[https://jobs.virginia.edu/](https://jobs.virginia.edu/), select "Search
Postings" and search for Posting Number 0612615.
The University of Virginia Press is seeking to fill the position of Editorial
and Technical Specialist for its Electronic Imprint. This position is
responsible for technical editing and quality control of digital documents for
the ROTUNDA imprint, and managing workflow of files received from authors and
conversion vendors. It is also responsible for assisting with technical
architecture and planning of ROTUNDA publications, and for development of
tools and procedures to be used in production workflows and publications.
For more information about the University of Virginia Press, please visit our
website at http://www.upress.virginia.edu/. Our ROTUNDA imprint is described
This position is a restricted position. Continued employment in this position
is contingent upon satisfactory performance and the availability of funding.
To apply, applicants must complete a staff application through Jobs@
(https://jobs.virginia.edu), search for posting number 0612615 and
electronically attach the following: a cover letter of interest, a resume and
contact information for three references.
The University of Virginia Press and the University of Virginia welcome
applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities;
we seek to build a culturally diverse intellectual environment and are
committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and to the principles of
affirmative action in accordance with state and federal laws.
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