The Indiana University Libraries, with support from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, are seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to work on advancing scholarly and research data curation practices and services in Early Modern Studies. The Fellow will be based organizationally in the Libraries, with a joint appointment in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science in the College of Arts and Sciences, and will collaborate with librarians, technologists, and faculty to further the state of data curation knowledge and practice for early modern scholars by establishing best practices, refining workflows, and building tools that will inevitably extend support for humanities data curation initiatives across Indiana University.
The Fellow will contribute primarily to The Chymistry of Isaac Newton project (http://www.dlib.indiana.edu/collections/newton), an online, scholarly and critical edition of Sir Isaac Newton's alchemical manuscripts comprised of nearly a million words, which have been transcribed and encoded according to the Guidelines for Electronic Text Encoding and Interchange (TEI) with the likelihood of expanding collaborations in related disciplines.
The application deadline is December 27, 2013. Please consult the full post for more information:
For details on how to apply, see: http://www.clir.org/fellowships/postdoc/applicants.
Robert H. McDonald
Associate Dean for Library Technologies
Deputy Director-Data to Insight Center, Pervasive Technology Institute
1320 East 10th Street
Herman B Wells Library 234
Bloomington, IN 47405
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