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Re: Info request - Library Hackathon for students (CODE4LIB Digest - 10 Feb 2015 to 11 Feb 2015 (#2015-36)

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Hi Craig,

The Bancroft Library co-organized a Hackathon with the UC Berkeley Digital
Humanities Working Group last year, using data
from the Free Speech Movement digital collections at Berkeley. Check out
the blog post about it here:

https://bancroftdigitalcollectionsunit.wordpress.com/2014/08/06/bancroft-hosts-hackfsm-the-first-interdisciplinary-hackathon-at-uc-berkeley/

And there's also a white paper here:
http://research-it.berkeley.edu/publications/hackfsm-bootstrapping-library-hackathon-eight-short-weeks

Cheers,
-Kate

Kate Tasker
Digital Collections Archivist
The Bancroft Library
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000

On Wed, Feb 11, 2015 at 8:00 PM, CODE4LIB automatic digest system <
[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> There are 33 messages totaling 7284 lines in this issue.
>
> Topics of the day:
>
>   1. seeking linked data-based user interface examples in libraries (7)
>   2. Share your Cool Tools, Daring Demos and Fab Features at Open
> Repositories
>      2015
>   3. Job: Principal programmer/analyst at Indiana University Bloomington
>      Libraries
>   4. ARL XML Class - Still Time to Register
>   5. indexing word documents using solr (2)
>   6. Info request - Library Hackathon for students (4)
>   7. code4lib/conf4lib mobile app prototype and a call for help (2)
>   8. Job: Front End Developer at University of Michigan
>   9. looking for a dinner group
>  10. Job: Developer at University of Minnesota
>  11. Job: Web and User Experience Librarian at Wilfrid Laurier University
>  12. Job: User Experience Web Developer at Florida Institute of Technology
>  13. Job: Metadata Librarian at Haverford College
>  14. Job: Cataloging and Metadata Librarian at Muhlenberg College
>  15. Job: Digital Initiatives Librarian at Maryland Institute College of
> Art
>  16. Job: Director of Technology Initiatives (reposting) at Louisiana State
>      University
>  17. Support for Small Libraries
>  18. Krikri 0.1.3 release announcement
>  19. Job: Senior Manager for Search at The New York Times
>  20. LITA Forum Call for Proposals
>  21. Job: Digital Library Programmer  at Feinberg School of Medicine
>  22. Job: Associate University Librarian - Applications & Development
> Services
>      at University of Otago
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Date:    Tue, 10 Feb 2015 22:26:50 -0600
> From:    Kevin Hawkins <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: seeking linked data-based user interface examples in libraries
>
> Here's one that I heard about at a presentation at ALA Midwinter:
>
> http://civilwaronthewesternborder.org/content/relationship-viewer
>
> People also like to cite this one, though it's not, strictly speaking,
> based in a library:
>
> https://linkedjazz.org/
>
> --Kevin
>
> On 2/10/15 12:39 PM, Adam L. Chandler wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> >
> > I am working on a presentation about linked data and I need some help.
> My talk is about examples of linked data-based user interfaces in
> libraries, wireframes, demos, or working systems. I am having difficulty
> finding them. Please send me your examples.
> >
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Adam Chandler
> >
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date:    Wed, 11 Feb 2015 10:26:37 +0100
> From:    Erwin Verbruggen <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: seeking linked data-based user interface examples in libraries
>
> Hi Adam,
>
> We're an audiovisual archive with a big interest in the topic - see for
> example my colleague Victor's presentation:
> http://www.slideshare.net/vdeboer/linked-data-principles-and-examples
> which
> talks about the "DIVE" project and others.
>
> An example from Belgian broadcaster and their use of Linked Data in a
> production/cataloguiing environment can be found here:
>
> http://www.slideshare.net/beheerderbeeldengeluid/presentation-16-may-morning-casestudy-2-xavier-jacquesjourion
>
> A third system making use of it is the NARCIS system for Dutch open access
> scientific publications: https://wiki.surfnet.nl/display/standards/NARCIS
>
> Kind regards,
> Erwin
>
> *Erwin Verbruggen*
> Project lead R&D
>
> *Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision*
> *Media Parkboulevard 1, 1217 WE  Hilversum | Postbus 1060, 1200 BB
> Hilversum | *
> *beeldengeluid.nl* <http://www.beeldengeluid.nl/>
>
>
> ᐧ
>
> On Wed, Feb 11, 2015 at 5:26 AM, Kevin Hawkins <
> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> > Here's one that I heard about at a presentation at ALA Midwinter:
> >
> > http://civilwaronthewesternborder.org/content/relationship-viewer
> >
> > People also like to cite this one, though it's not, strictly speaking,
> > based in a library:
> >
> > https://linkedjazz.org/
> >
> > --Kevin
> >
> >
> > On 2/10/15 12:39 PM, Adam L. Chandler wrote:
> >
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >>
> >> I am working on a presentation about linked data and I need some help.
> My
> >> talk is about examples of linked data-based user interfaces in
> libraries,
> >> wireframes, demos, or working systems. I am having difficulty finding
> them.
> >> Please send me your examples.
> >>
> >>
> >> Thanks,
> >>
> >> Adam Chandler
> >>
> >>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date:    Wed, 11 Feb 2015 13:23:52 +0000
> From:    KNOWLES Claire <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Share your Cool Tools, Daring Demos and Fab Features at Open
> Repositories 2015
>
> --- Apologies for cross posting ---
>
>
> Open Repositories 2015 DEVELOPER TRACK
>
>
> June 8-11, 2015, Indianapolis, Indiana, http://www.or2015.net
>
> *** Deadline 13th March 2015 ***
>
>
> Cool Tools, Daring Demos and Fab Features
>
>
> The OR2015 developer track presents an opportunity to share the latest
> developments across the technical community. We will be running informal
> sessions of presentations and demonstrations showcasing community expertise
> and progress:
>
>
> - What cool development tools, frameworks, languages and technologies
> could you not get on without?
>
>
> - Is there a particular technique or process that you find apt for solving
> particular day-to-day repository problems?  Demonstrate it to the
> community.  Extra credit for command-line shenanigans and live debugging.
>
>
> - What new features (however small) have you added to your organisation's
> repository?  What technologies were used and how did you arrive at your
> solution?
>
>
> Presentations will be flexibly timed (5 to 20 minutes). Live demos, code
> repositories, ssh, hacking and audience participation are encouraged.
>
>
> Submissions should take the form of a title and short paragraph detailing
> what will be shared with the community (including the specific platform
> and/or technologies you will be showcasing). Please also give an estimate
> of the duration of your demonstration.
>
>
> Submit your proposal here: https://www.conftool.com/or2015/ by March 13,
> 2015
>
>
>
> ** Ideas Challenge **
>
>
> The Developer Challenge this year has been replaced by the more inclusive
> IDEAS CHALLENGE. We would like to encourage teams to form before and during
> the conference to propose an innovative solution to a real-world problem
> that repository users currently face.  Each team should include members
> from both the developer and user community, and represent more than one
> institution.
>
>
> Teams' ideas will be presented to the conference and prizes will be
> awarded based on the nature of the problem, the quality of the solution and
> the make-up of the team. Find out more at
> http://www.or2015.net/ideas-challenge/
>
>
> Please contact the Developer Track Co-Chairs, Adam Field and Claire
> Knowles at af05v[AT]ecs.soton.ac.uk and claire.knowles[AT]ed.ac.uk for
> further information.
>
>
> Adam Field and Claire Knowles
>
> Developer Track Co-Chairs
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date:    Wed, 11 Feb 2015 13:58:57 +0000
> From:    "Notess, Mark" <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Job: Principal programmer/analyst at Indiana University
> Bloomington Libraries
>
> (having been completely unable to use jobs.code4lib.org to post a job,
> I'm just sending it here--who maintains that site?)
>
> If you're a skilled senior developer interested in working on a fun
> Hydra-based collaborative project for audio and video collections, please
> see the posting below.
>
> Apply here: https://jobs.iu.edu/joblisting/index.cfm?jlnum=13147
>
> If you're at Code4LIb right now, you can chat with Julie Hardesty (IU) or
> Michael Klein (Northwestern U) about Avalon to find out more. This opening
> is based at IU Bloomington.
>
> Best,
>
> Mark
> --
> Mark Notess
> Head, User Experience and Digital Media Services
> Library Technologies
> Indiana University Bloomington Libraries
> +1.812.856.0494
> [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
> 13147 - Principal Programmer/Analyst, Libraries
>
> Job Summary: Plays a lead role in software architecture, design, and
> technical direction for the Avalon Media System*; and performs systems
> analysis and design for Avalon, including working with the project director
> and a multi-institutional development team to design, implement, deploy and
> support features and the Avalon high-level architecture.
>
> Codes, tests, debugs, and maintains Avalon system software to support
> project objectives and meet customer needs; and investigates alternative
> technologies and designs, evaluating the options and ensuring timely
> decisions with involvement from important stakeholders. Documents the
> Avalon system for other developers, administrators, and end users,
> providing other training and support as needed; mentors junior developers;
> and performs other duties as required.
>
>
>
> Qualifications: Review your qualifications prior to applying to ensure
> that you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. Resume and cover
> letter required.
>
> REQUIRED: Bachelor's degree in computer science or related technical
> discipline and five years of experience in systems architecture, analysis
> and design of complex software systems.
>
> Combinations of related education and experience may be considered.
>
> Experience in the following: systems development with full-featured
> object-oriented languages such as Java, C++, or Ruby on Rails; web services
> development in Unix/Linux server environments; and XML. Excellent
> interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal essential
> including ability to work collaboratively as part of a team.
>
> Preferred: Master's degree; experience with JavaScript and Bootstrap or
> other responsive frontend web development frameworks.
>
> Note: This position is initially funded for two years with potential for
> renewal.
>
> Other: * Avalon Media System is an open source software product developed
> by the Indiana University Bloomington Libraries in collaboration with
> Northwestern University and additional partner institutions. Additional
> information on the Avalon Media System project may be found at
> avalonmediasystem.org <http://avalonmediasystem.org/> .
>
> Applications accepted until February 19, 2015, or until position is filled.
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date:    Wed, 11 Feb 2015 09:22:15 -0500
> From:    Patrick Yott <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: ARL XML Class - Still Time to Register
>
> Please excuse any cross posting.
> There is still time to register for two upcoming workshops being sponsored
> and hosted by the Association of Research Libraries. The deadline for the
> first workshop An Introduction to XML and XML Applications is February 13.
>
> If you have any questions about the content of the workshop, feel free to
> email myself ([log in to unmask]) or Chris Ruotolo ([log in to unmask]).
>
> If you have questions about workshop logistics, schedule, etc. please
> contact Angela Pappalardo at [log in to unmask]
>
>
> An Introduction to XML and XML Applications
> March 11–13, 2015, in Washington, DC
>
> (see http://www.arl.org/events/upcoming-events/event/132#.VJL47kAFMAA for
> more information and registration)
> Taught by experienced XML instructors and developers Matthew Gibson,
> director of digital initiatives at the Virginia Foundation for the
> Humanities at the University of Virginia, and Christine Ruotolo, digital
> services manager for humanities and social sciences at the University of
> Virginia Library, this three-day workshop is designed for the relative
> newcomer to XML. The workshop will be a mix of lecture and hands-on
> demonstration and experimentation. Some topics the workshop will cover
> include:
>
> Differences between XML and HTML and SGML
> Writing well-formed XML
> Writing and validating XML with DTDs, Schema, and Schematron
> XML Namespaces
> Exploring XML applications specific to librarians and digital humanists:
> MODS, METS, TEI, KML, etc.
>
> Transforming Library Metadata with XSLT
>
> May 20–22, 2015, in Washington, DC
>
> (see http://www.arl.org/events/upcoming-events/event/133#.VJL6HUAFMAA for
> more information and registration)
> Taught by experienced XML/XSLT instructors and developers Matthew Gibson,
> director of digital initiatives at the Virginia Foundation for the
> Humanities at the University of Virginia, and Christine Ruotolo, digital
> services manager for humanities and social sciences at the University of
> Virginia Library, this three-day workshop will explore XSLT with a specific
> focus on the role of XSLT in digital library projects and an emphasis on
> practical tasks such as metadata crosswalking. The workshop will be a mix
> of lecture and hands-on demonstration and experimentation.
>
> Lectures, exercises, and projects will allow participants to gain
> experience using some of the more powerful components of XSLT 1.0 and 2.0,
> including:
>
> Navigating the XML tree with XPath 2.0
> Working with recursion, modes, and named templates
> Using and creating functions
> Combining source documents and creating multiple result documents
> Sorting and grouping data
> Using branching and control structures
> This workshop is designed for information professionals who have a good
> understanding of XML and work with it frequently. While some understanding
> of and experience with XSLT is a plus, this is not a requirement.
>
> Patrick Yott
> Associate Dean for Digital Strategies and Services
> Northeastern University Libraries
> 360 Huntington Ave, SL 327
> Boston, MA 02117
> [log in to unmask]
> 617.373.4194
> 617.373.5409 (fax)
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date:    Wed, 11 Feb 2015 09:32:20 -0500
> From:    Eric Lease Morgan <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: indexing word documents using solr
>
> On Feb 10, 2015, at 11:46 AM, Erik Hatcher <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> > bin/post -c collection_name /path/to/file.doc
>
> The almost trivial command to index a Word document in Solr, above, is
> most certainly appealing, but I’m wondering about the underlying index’s
> schema.
>
> Tika makes every effort to extract as much metadata from Word documents as
> possible. This metadata includes dates, titles, authors, names of
> applications, last edit, etc. Some of this data can be very useful. The
> metadata can be packaged up as an XML file/stream and then sent to Solr for
> indexing. "Tastes great. Less filling.” But my question is, “To what degree
> does Solr know what to do with the metadata when the (kewl) command, above,
> is seemingly so generic? Does one need to create a Solr schema to
> specifically accommodate the Tika-created metadata, or do such things also
> come for ‘free’?”
>
> —
> Eric Morgan
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date:    Wed, 11 Feb 2015 10:07:50 -0500
> From:    "Sheila M. Morrissey" <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: seeking linked data-based user interface examples in libraries
>
> Do you know if the relationship-viewer source code open source and
> available?
> Thanks,
> sheila
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of
> Kevin Hawkins
> Sent: Tuesday, February 10, 2015 11:27 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] seeking linked data-based user interface examples
> in libraries
>
> Here's one that I heard about at a presentation at ALA Midwinter:
>
> http://civilwaronthewesternborder.org/content/relationship-viewer
>
> People also like to cite this one, though it's not, strictly speaking,
> based in a library:
>
> https://linkedjazz.org/
>
> --Kevin
>
> On 2/10/15 12:39 PM, Adam L. Chandler wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> >
> > I am working on a presentation about linked data and I need some help.
> My talk is about examples of linked data-based user interfaces in
> libraries, wireframes, demos, or working systems. I am having difficulty
> finding them. Please send me your examples.
> >
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Adam Chandler
> >
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date:    Wed, 11 Feb 2015 10:12:16 -0500
> From:    David Lowe <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: seeking linked data-based user interface examples in libraries
>
> I consider SNAC and its radial graph view one of the leaders in this space:
> http://socialarchive.iath.virginia.edu/xtf/search
> --DBL
>
> On 2/11/15, Sheila M. Morrissey <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > Do you know if the relationship-viewer source code open source and
> > available?
> > Thanks,
> > sheila
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of
> > Kevin Hawkins
> > Sent: Tuesday, February 10, 2015 11:27 PM
> > To: [log in to unmask]
> > Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] seeking linked data-based user interface
> examples in
> > libraries
> >
> > Here's one that I heard about at a presentation at ALA Midwinter:
> >
> > http://civilwaronthewesternborder.org/content/relationship-viewer
> >
> > People also like to cite this one, though it's not, strictly speaking,
> based
> > in a library:
> >
> > https://linkedjazz.org/
> >
> > --Kevin
> >
> > On 2/10/15 12:39 PM, Adam L. Chandler wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >>
> >> I am working on a presentation about linked data and I need some help.
> My
> >> talk is about examples of linked data-based user interfaces in
> libraries,
> >> wireframes, demos, or working systems. I am having difficulty finding
> >> them. Please send me your examples.
> >>
> >>
> >> Thanks,
> >>
> >> Adam Chandler
> >>
> >
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date:    Wed, 11 Feb 2015 10:20:29 -0500
> From:    Ethan Gruber <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: seeking linked data-based user interface examples in libraries
>
> It depends on what you mean by interface. Are you just looking for social
> network visualizations or virtually any interface built on LOD (which may
> be quite varied and transparent to the point you don't even realize you are
> interacting with linked data)?
>
> Most of these social network graphs are generated from static files (like
> the SNAC radial graph, which is a graph XML scheme derived from EAC-CPF) or
> from desktop tools. The holy grail for social network analysis is to build
> these visualizations in HTML5/Javascript on top of dynamic web services
> (e.g., from SPARQL). I'm going to start working on this as soon as this
> summer in xEAC (https://github.com/ewg118/xEAC) as soon as I finish the
> EAC-CPF -> CIDOC-CRM crosswalk.
>
> On Wed, Feb 11, 2015 at 10:12 AM, David Lowe <
> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> > I consider SNAC and its radial graph view one of the leaders in this
> space:
> > http://socialarchive.iath.virginia.edu/xtf/search
> > --DBL
> >
> > On 2/11/15, Sheila M. Morrissey <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > > Do you know if the relationship-viewer source code open source and
> > > available?
> > > Thanks,
> > > sheila
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf
> Of
> > > Kevin Hawkins
> > > Sent: Tuesday, February 10, 2015 11:27 PM
> > > To: [log in to unmask]
> > > Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] seeking linked data-based user interface
> > examples in
> > > libraries
> > >
> > > Here's one that I heard about at a presentation at ALA Midwinter:
> > >
> > > http://civilwaronthewesternborder.org/content/relationship-viewer
> > >
> > > People also like to cite this one, though it's not, strictly speaking,
> > based
> > > in a library:
> > >
> > > https://linkedjazz.org/
> > >
> > > --Kevin
> > >
> > > On 2/10/15 12:39 PM, Adam L. Chandler wrote:
> > >> Hi,
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> I am working on a presentation about linked data and I need some help.
> > My
> > >> talk is about examples of linked data-based user interfaces in
> > libraries,
> > >> wireframes, demos, or working systems. I am having difficulty finding
> > >> them. Please send me your examples.
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> Thanks,
> > >>
> > >> Adam Chandler
> > >>
> > >
> >
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date:    Wed, 11 Feb 2015 07:25:52 -0800
> From:    Esmé Cowles <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: seeking linked data-based user interface examples in libraries
>
> This is a good point.  Our DAMS (http://library.ucsd.edu/dc/) uses RDF,
> and there are link headers advertising the fact that you can add .rdf to
> our object and collection pages to get the RDF/XML for them.  But there
> isn't a lot in the UI that would tell you that.
>
> -Esme
>
> > On 02/11/15, at 7:20 AM, Ethan Gruber <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >
> > It depends on what you mean by interface. Are you just looking for social
> > network visualizations or virtually any interface built on LOD (which may
> > be quite varied and transparent to the point you don't even realize you
> are
> > interacting with linked data)?
> >
> > Most of these social network graphs are generated from static files (like
> > the SNAC radial graph, which is a graph XML scheme derived from EAC-CPF)
> or
> > from desktop tools. The holy grail for social network analysis is to
> build
> > these visualizations in HTML5/Javascript on top of dynamic web services
> > (e.g., from SPARQL). I'm going to start working on this as soon as this
> > summer in xEAC (https://github.com/ewg118/xEAC) as soon as I finish the
> > EAC-CPF -> CIDOC-CRM crosswalk.
> >
> > On Wed, Feb 11, 2015 at 10:12 AM, David Lowe <
> > [log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >
> >> I consider SNAC and its radial graph view one of the leaders in this
> space:
> >> http://socialarchive.iath.virginia.edu/xtf/search
> >> --DBL
> >>
> >> On 2/11/15, Sheila M. Morrissey <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >>> Do you know if the relationship-viewer source code open source and
> >>> available?
> >>> Thanks,
> >>> sheila
> >>>
> >>> -----Original Message-----
> >>> From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf
> Of
> >>> Kevin Hawkins
> >>> Sent: Tuesday, February 10, 2015 11:27 PM
> >>> To: [log in to unmask]
> >>> Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] seeking linked data-based user interface
> >> examples in
> >>> libraries
> >>>
> >>> Here's one that I heard about at a presentation at ALA Midwinter:
> >>>
> >>> http://civilwaronthewesternborder.org/content/relationship-viewer
> >>>
> >>> People also like to cite this one, though it's not, strictly speaking,
> >> based
> >>> in a library:
> >>>
> >>> https://linkedjazz.org/
> >>>
> >>> --Kevin
> >>>
> >>> On 2/10/15 12:39 PM, Adam L. Chandler wrote:
> >>>> Hi,
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> I am working on a presentation about linked data and I need some help.
> >> My
> >>>> talk is about examples of linked data-based user interfaces in
> >> libraries,
> >>>> wireframes, demos, or working systems. I am having difficulty finding
> >>>> them. Please send me your examples.
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> Thanks,
> >>>>
> >>>> Adam Chandler
> >>>>
> >>>
> >>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date:    Wed, 11 Feb 2015 10:37:45 -0500
> From:    Craig Boman <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Info request - Library Hackathon for students
>
> Dear Code4Lib,
>
> Has your library ever hosted a hackathon for university students? If so,
> would you do it again? Anything you wish you had known before hosting the
> hackathon?
>
> From the list archives, it looks like most of the hackathons at libraries
> have been for librarians, rather than university students. Please feel free
> to share any ideas.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Craig Boman
> Applications Support Specialist
> University of Dayton Libraries
> 300 College Park
> Dayton, OH, 4569
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date:    Wed, 11 Feb 2015 08:09:47 -0800
> From:    Michael Berkowski <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: Info request - Library Hackathon for students
>
> -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
> Hash: SHA1
>
> Hi Craig,
>
> On Wed, 11 Feb 2015, Craig Boman said:
>
> > Dear Code4Lib,
> >
> > Has your library ever hosted a hackathon for university students? If so,
> > would you do it again? Anything you wish you had known before hosting the
> > hackathon?
>
> We held a student hackathon at the Univ of Minnesota last year. The event
> wasn't sponsored by the Libraries, but rather by a campus developers'
> group.
>
> Getting enough students in attendance to spin up several different
> projects was
> challenging - we had a number of staff professionals there to mentor
> projects and help them get underway, and ultimately I think we had more
> staff in attendance than students.  For logistical reasons (room
> scheduling), we held it on a Friday and Saturday if I recall. We knew it
> would be difficult for a lot of students to be able to stay for long
> periods amidst class schedules, but that was the biggest hindrance in the
> end. It is difficult to schedule the time needed to do focused work on a
> project, even when the project is somewhat planned ahead.
>
> I think we began it with a handful of ideas to work on, and had enough
> attendees to get two groups going.  One of them was pretty successful,
> despite bootstrapping the project from nothing.
>
> Getting people together to work on an existing project that's able to
> onboard contributors quickly would work even better.
>
> (by the way, I'm a UD alum)
>
>
> - --
> ++++++++++++++++++++
> Michael Berkowski
> University of Minnesota Libraries
> [log in to unmask]
> 612.626.6137
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> ------------------------------
>
> Date:    Wed, 11 Feb 2015 08:13:48 -0800
> From:    Keith Gilbertson <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: code4lib/conf4lib mobile app prototype and a call for help
>
> On Tue, Feb 10, 2015 at 9:26 AM, Collier, Aaron <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>
> > Keith,
> >
> > This is very interesting. I'd love to get involved. I'm here at c4l15, so
> > will you be proposing a breakout? Or just try to get some chat time?
> >
>
> Let's do a mobile development breakout at c4l15. How do I set that up?
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date:    Wed, 11 Feb 2015 08:16:38 -0800
> From:    "Collier, Aaron" <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: code4lib/conf4lib mobile app prototype and a call for help
>
> In the past it was done on the wiki, but I'm not seeing anything.
> Hopefully there will be a signup sheet or something so we can get
> room/corner assignments or locations.
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
> > On Feb 11, 2015, at 8:14 AM, Keith Gilbertson <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
> >
> > On Tue, Feb 10, 2015 at 9:26 AM, Collier, Aaron <[log in to unmask]>
> > wrote:
> >
> >> Keith,
> >>
> >> This is very interesting. I'd love to get involved. I'm here at c4l15,
> so
> >> will you be proposing a breakout? Or just try to get some chat time?
> >>
> >
> > Let's do a mobile development breakout at c4l15. How do I set that up?
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date:    Wed, 11 Feb 2015 17:01:00 -0000
> From:    [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Job: Front End Developer at University of Michigan
>
> Front End Developer
> University of Michigan
> Ann Arbor
>
> The University of Michigan Library is seeking a talented and enthusiastic
> front-end developer whose primary responsibility will be the implementation
> and management of interfaces to the library's digital content management
> and
> presentation systems. The ideal candidate will have a passion for
> developing
> accessible interfaces to web resources, bring a clear sense of design to
> the
> job, and strong problem-solving skills.
>
>
> The Interface Developer will work closely with applications developers and
> user experience specialists to bring improvements to accessibility and user
> experience to the library's major digital content systems and general web
> applications including the library's website, catalog, and digital
> collections.
>
>
> The University of Michigan Library is one of the world's largest academic
> research libraries and serves a vibrant university community that is home
> to
> 19 schools and colleges, 100 top ten graduate programs, and annual research
> expenditures approaching $1.5 billion a year. To enable the university's
> world-changing work and to serve the public good, the library collects,
> preserves, and shares the scholarly and cultural record in all existing and
> emerging forms, and leads the reinvention of the academic research library
> in
> the digital age.
>
>
> The library is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce
> and
> encourages all employees to fully incorporate their diverse backgrounds,
> skills, and life experiences into their work and towards the fulfillment of
> the library's mission.
>
>
> Responsibilities*
>
> Interface Design & Implementation
>
> - Work closely with user experience staff to create and implement complete
> visual designs, web-ready graphics, and style guides.
> - In collaboration with application developers and content owners, build
> discovery and access web applications for the digital library, content
> management systems, the library catalog, online exhibit tools, and others
> to customize and enhance functionality of the sites.
> - Develop responsive and/or dedicated mobile versions of web resources.
>
> Accessibility
>
> - Ensure that library website meets or exceeds WCAG 2.0 standards.
> - Consult with other departments in Library Information Technology on
> accessibility issues.
>
> Communication
>
> - Create and maintain project documentation.
> - Participate, as needed, on project committees.
> - May provide advice or assistance to other library units on web
> accessibility issues.
>
> Required Qualifications*
>
> - Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent combination of
> education and experience
> - Extensive knowledge of HTML5, CSS, JQuery, and JavaScript.
> - Demonstrated familiarity with applying WCAG 2.0 accessibility standards.
> - Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a
> development/implementation team in a culturally diverse work environment.
> - Experience with design and implementation of application interfaces,
> including the use of design patterns, design standards, and universal
> design principles.
> - Excellent interpersonal skills and the demonstrated ability to
> communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
> - Knowledge of current web standards and browser compatibility issues.
> - Working knowledge of at least one modern programming language such as
> PHP or Ruby/JRuby
> - Understands and values diversity and the importance of inclusion as
> demonstrated through a commitment to apply and incorporate the differences,
> complexities, and opportunities that diversity brings to an organization.
>
> Desired Qualifications*
>
> - Understanding of native indexing, search, and relevancy ranking
> technologies, such as SOLR and Blacklight.
> - Experience building applications or Gems within the
> Hydra/Fedora/Blacklight application stack.
> - Experience developing modules or themes in Drupal and/or Omeka.
> - Experience with HAML, SCSS, or similar frameworks.
> - Familiarity with GIT or similar versioning control systems.
>
> Additional Information
>
> Excellent benefits, for details, see benefits.umich.edu/
>
>
> Position receives 24 days of vacation a year, and 15 days of sick leave a
> year
> with provisions for extended benefits, as well as opportunities for
> professional development and travel. TIAA-CREF and Fidelity Investments
> retirement options available.
>
>
> Application Deadline
>
> Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may
> be
> removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting
> period has ended.
>
>
> Applications will be reviewed as received throughout the posting period and
> continue until the position is filled.
>
>
>
> Brought to you by code4lib jobs: http://jobs.code4lib.org/job/19273/
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>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date:    Wed, 11 Feb 2015 12:04:00 -0500
> From:    Erik Hatcher <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: indexing word documents using solr
>
>
> > On Feb 11, 2015, at 9:32 AM, Eric Lease Morgan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >
> > On Feb 10, 2015, at 11:46 AM, Erik Hatcher <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >
> >> bin/post -c collection_name /path/to/file.doc
> >
> > The almost trivial command to index a Word document in Solr, above, is
> most certainly appealing, but I’m wondering about the underlying index’s
> schema.
> >
> > Tika makes every effort to extract as much metadata from Word documents
> as possible. This metadata includes dates, titles, authors, names of
> applications, last edit, etc. Some of this data can be very useful. The
> metadata can be packaged up as an XML file/stream and then sent to Solr for
> indexing. "Tastes great. Less filling.” But my question is, “To what degree
> does Solr know what to do with the metadata when the (kewl) command, above,
> is seemingly so generic? Does one need to create a Solr schema to
> specifically accommodate the Tika-created metadata, or do such things also
> come for ‘free’?”
>
> Great questions.   For the Solr 5 example I gave, here’s the fuller scoop:
>
> First, let’s create a collection (or “core” in my single node environment):
>    $ bin/solr create -c c4l-example
>
> By default, Solr 5 uses what is called the data driven schema.  It’s set
> up to guess field types and add fields that it does not already have
> defined, so everything comes in automagically, mostly as strings unless
> something looks like a number.
>
> Now post a Word doc since that’s what you were asking about specifically,
> Solr has one in it’s test files:
>
>    $ bin/post -c c4l-example
> ~/dev/lucene_solr_5_0/solr/contrib/extraction/src/test-files/extraction/word2003.doc
>
> Now see what got indexed/stored:
>     $ curl "
> http://localhost:8983/solr/c4l-example/select?q=*:*&wt=json&indent=on"
> {
>   "responseHeader":{
>     "status":0,
>     "QTime":0,
>     "params":{
>       "q":"*:*",
>       "indent":"on",
>       "wt":"json"}},
>   "response":{"numFound":1,"start":0,"docs":[
>       {
>
> "id":"/Users/erikhatcher/dev/lucene_solr_5_0/solr/contrib/extraction/src/test-files/extraction/word2003.doc",
>         "cp_revision":[3],
>         "date":["2012-08-31T08:20:00Z"],
>         "company":["MARUM"],
>         "stream_content_type":["application/msword"],
>         "meta_word_count":[11],
>         "dc_creator":["Uwe Schindler"],
>         "extended_properties_company":["MARUM"],
>         "word_count":[11],
>         "dcterms_created":["2012-08-31T08:04:00Z"],
>         "dcterms_modified":["2012-08-31T08:20:00Z"],
>         "last_modified":["2012-08-31T08:20:00Z"],
>         "title":["Word 2003 Title"],
>         "last_save_date":["2012-08-31T08:20:00Z"],
>         "meta_character_count":[74],
>         "template":["Normal.dotm"],
>         "meta_save_date":["2012-08-31T08:20:00Z"],
>         "dc_title":["Word 2003 Title"],
>         "application_name":["Microsoft Office Word"],
>         "modified":["2012-08-31T08:20:00Z"],
>         "content_type":["application/msword"],
>         "stream_size":[22528],
>         "x_parsed_by":["org.apache.tika.parser.DefaultParser",
>           "org.apache.tika.parser.microsoft.OfficeParser"],
>         "creator":["Uwe Schindler"],
>         "meta_author":["Uwe Schindler"],
>         "extended_properties_application":["Microsoft Office Word"],
>         "meta_creation_date":["2012-08-31T08:04:00Z"],
>         "meta_last_author":["Uwe Schindler"],
>         "creation_date":["2012-08-31T08:04:00Z"],
>         "xmptpg_npages":[1],
>
> "resourcename":["/Users/erikhatcher/dev/lucene_solr_5_0/solr/contrib/extraction/src/test-files/extraction/word2003.doc"],
>         "last_author":["Uwe Schindler"],
>         "character_count":[74],
>         "page_count":[1],
>         "revision_number":[3],
>         "extended_properties_template":["Normal.dotm"],
>         "author":["Uwe Schindler"],
>         "meta_page_count":[1],
>         "_version_":1492827810459287552}]
>   }}
>
> I attached a screenshot of going to
> http://localhost:8983/solr/c4l-example/browse out of the box.  /browse is
> generically and cleanly wired in to the data driven config too :)  (free of
> the techproducts example cruft that accumulated in 4x)
>
> The data driven environment has the Solr Cell / Tika integration wired in
> like this:
>
> <requestHandler name="/update/extract” startup=“lazy"
> class="solr.extraction.ExtractingRequestHandler" >
>     <lst name="defaults”>
>        <str name="lowernames">true</str>
>        <str name="fmap.meta">ignored_</str>
>        <str name="fmap.content">_text</str>
>     </lst>
> </requestHandler>
>
> The docs here cover the parameters and configuration details pretty well: <
> https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/solr/Uploading+Data+with+Solr+Cell+using+Apache+Tika
> >
>
> Using Solr 4’s default/example is slightly different on the field mapping
> stuff since it doesn’t have the field guessing/creating mojo and ignores
> (by mapping to ignored_*) unknown fields, but it does have some of these
> metadata fields that get extracted from Tika concretely defined in it’s
> schema.
>
> *** Note, that you could also crawl a directory of files using `bin/post
> -c collection_name /path/to/dir/of/files
>
> Hope all this helps.
>
>      Erik
>
> p.s. and while I’ve got the podium, I’d be remiss to the paycheck provider
> not to mention that all of this rich text indexing/handling stuff is point
> and click easy with our Lucidworks Fusion platform -
> http://lucidworks.com/product/fusion/ - it’s got an indexing pipeline
> that can be (java)scripted to do whatever you want with all this metadata
> stuff in the pipeline UI.  There’s query pipelines in there too.   Crawl a
> file system, rip out metadata (or do something fancy with the full text to
> categorize or whatever), and rock on!
>
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date:    Wed, 11 Feb 2015 11:24:19 -0600
> From:    [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: looking for a dinner group
>
> I am not in a group, but thinking of going to a local pizza place
> tonight, Hot Lips - PSU. Don't make the name fool you. It is not that
> hot restaurant. It is rather a soul food restaurant for college
> students. It is about 10 blocks away from here. We can surely burn
> calories on the way back.
>
> Sarah
>
> Quoting Will Clarke <[log in to unmask]>:
>
> > If anyone has space in a group that's going out to dinner Id like to tag
> > along with you. I'm down for any type of cuisine.
> >
> > Thanks!
> > Will
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date:    Wed, 11 Feb 2015 12:43:43 -0500
> From:    William Denton <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: Info request - Library Hackathon for students
>
> On 11 February 2015, Craig Boman wrote:
>
> > Has your library ever hosted a hackathon for university students? If so,
> > would you do it again? Anything you wish you had known before hosting the
> > hackathon?
>
> We do one---next week it's our third year---and it's gone very well.  It's
> taken
> a turn towards app-building and entrepreneurship, because of what the
> students
> wanted to do and a big business school on campus, but it's still a lot of
> smart
> students hanging around for a day or two, hacking and coding and doing
> really
> interesting work.
>
> The organizer, Sarah Shujah, wrote up the first one here:
>
> The Steacie Library Dungeon Hackfest: Hackers in the Library Coding,
> Collaborating and Creating, by Sarah Shujah
> https://journal.lib.uoguelph.ca/index.php/perj/article/view/2774
>
> Here's the one next week:
>
> http://hackfest.library.yorku.ca/
>
> She and the others did everything you'd expect about getting the word out.
> Talking to profs in key undergrad courses in comp sci and engineering
> helped,
> and attendance has become an assignment in one course.
>
> Food helps, but we all know that, as does keeping an eye out for people
> sitting
> on their own and making sure they're enjoying it and have something to do.
> Having university IT developers and admins around really helps, whether
> they're
> just doing their work or they're acting as helpers or mentors.
>
> Bill
> --
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date:    Wed, 11 Feb 2015 17:44:39 -0000
> From:    [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Job: Developer at University of Minnesota
>
> Developer
> University of Minnesota
> Minneapolis
>
> Required:
>
> -- BA/BS degree and 2 years of work experience in the areas of
> application/web/ systems development.
> -- Experience with HTML5 and CSS.
> -- Experience with Javascript and JQuery.
> -- Experience with UNIX/Linux.
> -- Strong analytical and technical skills.
> -- Ability and interest in learning new technologies.
> -- Strong interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills.
> -- Evidence of creative problem-solving abilities, agility, initiative and
> innovative thinking.
> -- Commitment to working in a collaborative development environment.
>
> Preferred:
>
> -- Experience with XML and XSL.
> -- Experience with systems administration.
> -- Experience with database applications (Oracle, MySQL, etc.).
> Duties/Responsibilities The Developer and Application Support position is
> responsible for developing, coding, testing, debugging, documenting and
> supporting moderately complex programs, website, and systems.
>
>
> Application Development ? 65%
>
> -- Design, develop and document application requirements and features
> utilizing the organizations standards for framework, code and version
> control.
> -- Develop applications leveraging existing environments and frameworks,
> when applicable.
> -- Utilize commercial and open source software packages and serve as
> subject matter expert in their application.
> -- Manage, design and execute test routines for applications.
> -- Review appropriateness of functional design specifications in the
> context of the technical architecture of an application and recommend
> alternatives, if necessary.
>
> Application System Maintenance and Support ? 25%
>
> -- Provide ongoing maintenance of applications, systems or websites.
> Upgrade and patch applications, operating systems and servers.
> -- Provide technical support and coordinate with other IT staff, systems
> hosting provider and business/service owners to ensure that any problem
> incidents are resolved in a timely manner.
>
> Administrative ? 10%
>
> -- Documents business requirements and creates detailed functional
> specifications.
> -- Documents systems functionality.
> -- Participate in training and other development opportunities to maintain
> and enhance technical skills.
> -- Other duties as assigned.
> Program/Unit Description This position holds responsibilities in the
> Digital
> Preservation and Repository Technologies department in the Data &
> Technology
> Division of the University Libraries. The department's mission is to ensure
> continuing access and preservation to digital objects under the
> stewardship of
> the University Libraries that are managed in our digital repositories. This
> work is accomplished through the development and support of robust high
> quality discovery, access and preservation systems and applications.
>
>
> The Developer and Application Support position reports to the Director of
> the
> Digital Preservation and Repository Technologies, with project and
> day-to-day
> work directed by the Repository Architect who is responsible for digital
> object management technology design and solutions. This is an important
> position with regard to projects and services that are strategic to the
> organization's digital library trajectory and requires understanding system
> needs in relationship to library technologies.
>
> Application Instructions Any offer of employment is contingent upon the
> successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that
> prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do
> not
> automatically disqualify finalists from employment.
>
>
> TO APPLY: Position is available immediately. Submit a letter of
> application,
> resume, and names and contact information of three current professional
> references at: https//
> employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=127505 .
> Please identify the application with UL329.
>
>
>
> Brought to you by code4lib jobs: http://jobs.code4lib.org/job/19217/
> To post a new job please visit http://jobs.code4lib.org/
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date:    Wed, 11 Feb 2015 17:46:01 -0000
> From:    [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Job: Web and User Experience Librarian at Wilfrid Laurier
> University
>
> Web and User Experience Librarian
> Wilfrid Laurier University
> Waterloo
>
> Wilfrid Laurier University is searching for a collaborative and highly
> motivated Web and UserExperience Librarian to contribute
> their technical expertise and vision to the management
> ofinnovative, user-centred projects which enhance access to
> the Library's diverse collection ofresources and services.
> In partnership with a dynamic team of Librarians, Faculty and Staff,
> theincumbent will also contribute to the success of the
> university's teaching and researchenterprise by providing
> support to Library units in the development of sustainable,
> integrateddigital scholarship services . This full-time,
> tenure-stream position is located at the WaterlooCampus,
> and is part of the Digital Initiatives Department, reporting to the
> Associate
> UniversityLibrarian, Information Resources and Scholarly
> Communication.
>
>
>
> Brought to you by code4lib jobs: http://jobs.code4lib.org/job/19205/
> To post a new job please visit http://jobs.code4lib.org/
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date:    Wed, 11 Feb 2015 17:48:12 -0000
> From:    [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Job: User Experience Web Developer at Florida Institute of
> Technology
>
> User Experience Web Developer
> Florida Institute of Technology
> Melbourne
>
> Evans Library at Florida Tech is seeking an experienced Web Developer to
> design, implement, and maintain innovative, interactive websites with a
> focus
> on superior user experience. The Web Developer will assess needs, outcomes,
> and impacts to develop a consistent and comprehensive Web presence that
> supports current and future initiatives and special projects. The developer
> collaborates with Library and university partners to ensure sustainable
> content that adheres to the university's branding and supports technology-
> enhanced active learning for our on-campus and online users. The ideal
> candidate must have a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and a minimum
> three years' experience developing cross-platform interactive tools and
> websites, designing databases, and conducting user studies and usability
> testing, preferably in the area of higher education. Florida Tech serves
> 9,110
> undergraduate and graduate students both on-campus and online, and is
> located
> on Florida's beautiful Space Coast, five minutes from Indialantic beach
> and a
> short drive to Orlando.
>
>
>
> Brought to you by code4lib jobs: http://jobs.code4lib.org/job/19127/
> To post a new job please visit http://jobs.code4lib.org/
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date:    Wed, 11 Feb 2015 17:49:18 -0000
> From:    [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Job: Metadata Librarian at Haverford College
>
> Metadata Librarian
> Haverford College
> Haverford
>
> The Haverford College Libraries seeks a creative, collaborative, and
> enthusiastic Metadata Librarian to join a supportive, service-oriented
> team as
> it embarks upon a new strategic plan and prepares for a large renovation to
> its main library. The Metadata Librarian creates and
> administers traditional and non-traditional metadata for library
> collections
> in all formats. The incumbent provides strategic leadership
> in the application of metadata standards and best practices across library
> systems, and serves as a campus resource to faculty and other constituents
> in
> incorporating metadata into research
> projects. Reporting to the Head of
> Metadata Services/Visual Resources Librarian, the Metadata Librarian
> maintains
> awareness of emerging trends at the national level and their implications
> for
> local practices.
>
>
> GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
>
>
> Working in a highly collaborative and supportive environment, the Metadata
> Librarian is responsible for generating and maintaining through a variety
> of
> means bibliographic records in Tripod, the joint catalog of the Tri-College
> Library Consortium (Haverford, Bryn Mawr, and Swarthmore
> Colleges). The incumbent produces metadata for the
> Libraries' digital repositories, and performs quality control on data
> input by
> student assistants. The incumbent trains student assistants
> in an assortment of metadata-related tasks, including copy cataloging, and
> maintains departmental procedures and statistics. The
> Metadata Librarian collaborates with others in the Haverford Libraries and
> the
> libraries at Bryn Mawr and Swarthmore Colleges to develop best practices of
> mutual benefit to the consortium. Often in collaboration
> with Digital Scholarship staff, the incumbent consults with faculty and
> other
> campus constituents on applying metadata to enrich research
> projects. The Metadata Librarian
> maintains knowledge of emerging national trends and their implications for
> local practices. Reports to the Head of Metadata
> Services/Visual Resources Librarian.
>
>
> SPECIFIC DUTIES:
>
>   * Manages and evaluates the quality and consistency of the Tri-College
> Library Consortium's bibliographic databases.
>   * Performs or supervises copy and original cataloging of print and
> non-print materials.
>   * Applies metadata expertise to locally-developed digital collections.
>   * Trains and supervises student assistants.
>   * Develops and implements local metadata policies and procedures in
> consultation with the Head of Metadata Services/Visual Resources Librarian.
>   * Represents Haverford in Tri-College discussions of metadata issues.
>   * Responsible for OCLC training, support, and software maintenance.
>   * Contributes to the smooth operation of the Haverford Libraries, and
> strives to create a supportive, healthy work environment.
>
> REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
>
>   * MLS from an ALA-accredited institution.
>   * Thorough knowledge of and experience applying AACR2/RDA, MARC, LCC,
> LCSH.
>   * Experience cataloging in OCLC and in an integrated library system.
>   * Experience creating, applying, and manipulating non-MARC metadata
> using standards such as Dublin Core, DDI, EAD, or METS.
>   * Interest in and awareness of metadata issues and trends, such as
> linked data and BIBFRAME.
>   * Strong service orientation.
>   * Ability to maintain effective working relationships with colleagues
> and students.
>   * Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
>
> PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
>
>   * Two or more years of experience working with metadata in an academic
> library.
>   * Experience coding in PHP, Python, or other programming language.
>   * Experience using MarcEdit.
>   * Experience working with DSpace, Fedora, or other repository system.
>   * Reading knowledge of one or more Western European languages.
>   * Experience working with authority files.
>   * Experience with data management planning and data curation activities
>
>
>
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> ------------------------------
>
> Date:    Wed, 11 Feb 2015 17:53:10 -0000
> From:    [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Job: Cataloging and Metadata Librarian at Muhlenberg College
>
> Cataloging and Metadata Librarian
> Muhlenberg College
> Allentown
>
> Muhlenberg College Library is seeking a Cataloging and Metadata Librarian.
> This librarian has primary responsibility for ensuring the library's
> physical
> and electronic monographic resources and collections are accurately
> represented and easily accessible for user discovery and collection
> management. The library collects a variety of formats in a broad range of
> subjects, including foreign language materials. The Librarian will be
> expected
> to maintain an awareness of current cataloging and metadata standards and
> provide expert guidance and training. Trexler Library staff members enjoy
> working independently and collaboratively in a user-centered environment.
> This
> position requires an ability to balance meeting day-to-day responsibilities
> with managing long-range planning and ongoing projects. Additional
> responsibilities include reference service and programming and outreach.
> Starting salary is $46,000 to $50,000 annually, depending on background and
> experience. Qualifications required:
> MLS/MLIS degree from ALA-accredited institution, 2 years cataloging
> experience, experience managing resources using a library system, basic
> Excel
> and file transfer skills. For full job description and requirements, visit
> [http://jobs.muhlenberg.edu](http://jobs.muhlenberg.edu). To apply, email
> letter of interest, resume/CV, and 3 references to Penny Lochner, Search
> Committee Chair at [[log in to unmask]](mailto:
> [log in to unmask]).
> Applicant review begins immediately and will continue until the position
> has
> been filled. Muhlenberg College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and
> encourages applications from candidates who can contribute to the
> diversity of
> our campus.
>
>
>
> Brought to you by code4lib jobs: http://jobs.code4lib.org/job/19261/
> To post a new job please visit http://jobs.code4lib.org/
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> ------------------------------
>
> Date:    Wed, 11 Feb 2015 17:55:29 -0000
> From:    [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Job: Digital Initiatives Librarian at Maryland Institute College
> of Art
>
> Digital Initiatives Librarian
> Maryland Institute College of Art
> Baltimore
>
> Maryland Institute College of Art is currently accepting applications for a
> full-time Digital Initiatives Librarian. The Digital Initiative Librarian
> provides expertise in creating and managing library digital collections,
> such
> as digital special collections, electronic theses, and other born-digital
> or
> retrospectively digitized materials. This librarian
> participates in the planning, implementation, maintenance, expansion,
> communication and promotion of digital library and institutional repository
> services, collections and content. This librarian works closely with the
> other
> units of the library to determine how digital assets should be leveraged
> for
> both scholarly and popular audiences. Responsibilities
> include budget management, database administration and implementing
> collection
> initiatives in collaboration with the Director.
>
>
> Summary of Essential Functions
>
>   * Digital Collections: Provide expertise, advice, and assistance in the
> development, deployment, evaluation, and preservation of digital
> collections and content.
>   * Plan and allocate budget in collaboration with the Director of the
> Decker Library
>   * Data Asset Management: serve as primary manager of Content DM and the
> image asset management
>   * Supervise digital image and collections cataloging
>   * Participate in collection development and outreach for still and
> moving image collections
>   * Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the
> position is filled.
>
> View the full job description and instructions on how to apply here:
> http://mica.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=56690
>
>
>
> Brought to you by code4lib jobs: http://jobs.code4lib.org/job/19263/
> To post a new job please visit http://jobs.code4lib.org/
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date:    Wed, 11 Feb 2015 17:55:38 -0000
> From:    [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Job: Director of Technology Initiatives (reposting) at Louisiana
> State University
>
> Director of Technology Initiatives (reposting)
> Louisiana State University
> Baton Rouge
>
> Director of Technology Initiatives, LSU Libraries
>
>
> JOB SUMMARY/RESPONSIBILITIES
>
>
> Reporting directly to the Dean of Libraries, the Director of Technology is
> responsible for the strategic development of the Libraries' information
> technology operations such as creating innovative and effective strategies,
> administering IT-related units, and participating in the highly
> collaborative,
> dynamic executive group devoted to imagining and then developing a
> successful
> 21st century research library. This position is responsible for leadership,
> management, and planning of the following areas:
>
>
> • IT infrastructure, platform management and support
>
> • Web infrastructure, development, and support
>
> • Software development, implementation, and support
>
> • Digitization, digital reformatting, and digital library management
>
> • Digital preservation, curation, and data management
>
> • Institutional repository management and services
>
> • Digital scholarship/digital humanities services
>
> • Integrated Library Systems
>
> • Discovery, access, and accessibility strategies
>
> • Emerging technology strategies
>
>
> The successful candidate will possess strong and demonstrable leadership
> capabilities, be forward-thinking and innovative, capable of conveying
> complex
> technical issues to diverse constituencies, interested in working in a
> collaborative and flexible team environment, and be experienced with
> advanced
> information technologies and services. The incumbent will represent the LSU
> Libraries and maintain strong collaborative relationships with LSU
> technology
> units/departments concerned with information technology policy, planning,
> and
> implementation. He/she will represent the Libraries' interests at state and
> national arenas focused on technology. The incumbent will also secure
> external
> funding and support for the Libraries technology endeavors.
>
>
> REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
>
>
> Appropriate graduate degree in a relevant field; minimum five years of
> progressively responsible experience managing and supervising diverse
> technology personnel; Advanced leadership and management skills related to
> an
> innovative and changing technology environment; Demonstrated experience and
> success bringing complex digital projects to completion in a timely manner;
> Excellent written and oral communication skills with an emphasis on
> communicating technical issues to a variety of stakeholders.
>
>
> DESIRED
>
>
> At least three years working in a higher education setting, preferably an
> academic library managing digital projects; Success with grant applications
> and funded projects; Digital project management experience; Understanding
> of
> technology issues and best practices in libraries and/or higher education,
> including systems administration, programming, digitization, and digital
> scholarship; Understanding of and experience with software development and
> application; A record of scholarship, professional accomplishment, and
> service
> in an appropriate professional association or discipline.
>
>
> HOW TO APPLY
>
>
> Individuals who wish to apply for this opportunity are asked to submit
> their
> applications on the LSU Careers website:
> https://lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=58987,
> position
> number 038258. The application deadline is March 10, 2015
> or until the position is filled. Applicants must include a
> cover letter, resume, and contact information for three (3) professional
> references with online application materials. An offer of
> employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.
>
>
> ABOUT THE LSU LIBRARIES
>
>
> Serving the flagship institution of the state, the LSU Libraries provides
> foundational support for the academic core of Louisiana State University.
> Library staff organize, preserve, and share resources to meet the
> information
> needs of the university community, providing access to resources essential
> to
> teaching, research, and service. Our buildings provide the physical space
> and
> the intellectual environment for students, faculty, and staff to meet,
> engage,
> learn, and create new knowledge.
>
>
> The LSU Libraries belongs to the Association of Research Libraries (ARL),
> which includes the top 115 academic libraries in the U.S. and Canada; the
> Coalition for Networked Information (CNI); the Association of Southeastern
> Research Libraries (ASERL); Lyrasis (a merger of SOLINET with PALINET); and
> the Louisiana Academic Library Information Network Consortium (LALINC).
>
>
> The LSU Libraries is a dynamic and exciting organization dedicated to
> fostering growth for research and learning. Library faculty and staff work
> to
> continuously improve how technology and information make a difference in a
> rapidly changing and expanding environment.
>
>
> As the flagship institution of the state, the vision of Louisiana State
> University is to be a leading research-extensive university, challenging
> undergraduate and graduate students to achieve the highest levels of
> intellectual and personal development. Designated as a land-, sea-, and
> space-
> grant institution, the mission of Louisiana State University is the
> generation, preservation, dissemination, and application of knowledge and
> cultivation of the arts.
>
>
> LSU holds a prominent position in American higher education and is
> committed
> to meeting the challenge of pursuing intellectual development for its
> students, expanding the bounds of knowledge through research, and creating
> economic opportunities for Louisiana. LSU is in a state of dynamic
> transformation- changing and evolving to meet the needs of its students,
> faculty, and the people of Louisiana. Enriched by Louisiana's natural and
> cultural distinctiveness, the community of learning at Louisiana's national
> flagship university prepares students to meet the environmental, social,
> economic, scientific, creative, and educational challenges that confront us
> locally and globally in the 21st century.
>
>
>
> Brought to you by code4lib jobs: http://jobs.code4lib.org/job/19274/
> To post a new job please visit http://jobs.code4lib.org/
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date:    Wed, 11 Feb 2015 18:12:44 +0000
> From:    "Dycus, Jeff A" <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: Support for Small Libraries
>
> Hi Mark,
>
> As Evan said, definitely check out consortia; this is a large part of what
> they do.  Beyond the state and local level there are also larger
> organizations like Lyrasis (http://www.lyrasis.org) that you may be able
> to participate in.  Here is a large list from a consortium of library
> consortia: http://icolc.net/consortia
>
>
> Jeff Dycus
> Library Specialist, Electronic Resources
> University of Kentucky
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of
> Boyd, Evan
> Sent: Tuesday, February 10, 2015 2:03 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Support for Small Libraries
>
> Hi Mark,
>
> Depending on the state the college is based in, the State Library or a
> statewide consortia for academic libraries may offer select databases as
> part of membership or on a partial cost recovery basis.
>
> For instance, here in Illinois, the State Library pays for what used to be
> called a "FirstSearch" subscription from OCLC, and CARLI, Consortium of
> Academic & Research Libraries in Illinois, provides all of its paying*
> governing members with a subscription to Academic Search Complete and some
> other EBSCO products as well as the occasional "surprise" purchase based on
> how their financial picture is for the year (I believe this is all also
> subsidized by state appropriations to CARLI).
>
> Normally, this kind of organizational access to membership or state
> services requires some sort of certification. The State of Illinois has a
> few certification questions, such as having a regularly-staffed library
> that is organized in some manner, and CARLI has a few of its own
> requirements (certification to offer degrees by the Illinois Board of
> Higher Education is central, plus state certification). Other states just
> negotiate to provide all residents of their state access to certain
> databases and sometimes those overlap with the academic library's needs.
>
> They'll have to dig around and possibly contact a local consortia or
> librarian to see if these kinds of options are available to the school.
>
> Best of luck,
>
> Evan
>
> Evan Boyd
> Chicago Theological Seminary
>
> *As a school with an FTE of 300, we pay the minimum annually, which is
> about $2600. They say that the fully-subsidized products we get out of our
> membership would cost $48,000+ if we had to pay for them on our own. Plus
> all the other benefits of membership in a statewide library consortia
> (prof. dev., networking, etc.).
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of
> Mark Pernotto
> Sent: Monday, February 09, 2015 6:29 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: [CODE4LIB] Support for Small Libraries
>
> Greetings!
>
> I wanted to see if there were any established programs, or any advice at
> all, really, about assistance for small college libraries. Specifically,
> some kind of affiliate program for small colleges, where the small college
> could gain access to electronic resources of the larger institution -
> either through a pay-per-user method, pay by quarter/semester, or a flat
> fee.
>
> The small college in question has less than 50 students, but only offers
> graduate degrees.
>
> Any assistance on or off-list would be greatly appreciated!
>
> Mark
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date:    Wed, 11 Feb 2015 10:13:28 -0800
> From:    "Mark A. Matienzo" <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Krikri 0.1.3 release announcement
>
> The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is happy to announce the
> release of Krikri <https://github.com/dpla/KriKri> version 0.1.3, a Ruby
> on
> Rails engine for metadata aggregation, enhancement, and quality control.
> DPLA uses Krikri as part of Heiðrún
> <
> https://digitalpubliclibraryofamerica.atlassian.net/wiki/display/TECH/Heidrun
> >,
> its new metadata ingestion system.
>
> Krikri 0.1.3 includes the following features:
>
>
>    -
>
>    Harvesting metadata from OAI-PMH providers, and support for building
>    other harvesters
>    -
>
>    Creating RDF metadata models, with specific support for the DPLA
>    Metadata Application Profile
>    -
>
>    Parsing metadata and mapping to RDF graphs using a Domain Specific
>    Language
>    -
>
>    Persistence for graphs and objects using the Linked Data Platform
>    specification
>    -
>
>    Enrichments for mapped metadata, including date parsing and
>    normalization, stripping and splitting on punctuation, and more
>    -
>
>    Queuing and association of jobs to metadata using provenance information
>    -
>
>    A basic quality assurance interface, including record browse and search,
>    a record-graph comparison view, and reports on conformance to your
> metadata
>    application profile
>
>
> Krikri and Heiðrún are open source software, released under the MIT License
> <http://opensource.org/licenses/MIT>. Krikri and Heiðrún are built on top
> of other open source components, including Apache Marmotta
> <http://marmotta.apache.org/>, Apache Solr <http://lucene.apache.org/solr/
> >,
> ActiveTriples <https://github.com/ActiveTriples/ActiveTriples>, Blacklight
> <https://github.com/projectblacklight/blacklight>, and Resque
> <https://github.com/resque/resque>.
>
> More information about Krikri and Heiðrún can be found at the following
> links:
>
>
>    -
>
>    Krikri on Github: https://github.com/dpla/KriKri
>    -
>
>    Heiðrún overview page:
>
> https://digitalpubliclibraryofamerica.atlassian.net/wiki/display/TECH/Heidrun
>    -
>
>    Krikri API documentation:
>    http://www.rubydoc.info/github/dpla/KriKri/master
>    -
>
>    DPLA’s Code4lib 2015 presentation on Heidrun:
>    http://code4lib.org/conference/2015/altman
>
>
> Mark A. Matienzo <[log in to unmask]>
> Director of Technology
> Digital Public Library of America | <http://dp.la>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date:    Wed, 11 Feb 2015 18:33:45 +0000
> From:    "Adam L. Chandler" <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: seeking linked data-based user interface examples in libraries
>
> I am looking for examples of library patron facing systems or services
> that are enabled by LOD.  Right, if the system is well designed, then one
> might not be able to tell how it was built.  That's why I am asking my
> colleagues to point me at these systems.  On the other hand, given all the
> work required to migrate libraries to LOD (see BIBFRAME) as some advocate,
> shouldn't we expect that new types of user experiences will be possible in
> return?
>
> Here is what people have sent on or off the list so far:
>
> - http://oregondigital.org/sets/building-or/oregondigital:df66vh18m
> - http://datos.bne.es
> - http://civilwaronthewesternborder.org/content/relationship-viewer
> - https://linkedjazz.org/
> - http://colonialarchitecture.eu/node/15
> - http://socialarchive.iath.virginia.edu/xtf/search
>
> Thanks,
> Adam
>
>
> ________________________________________
> From: Code for Libraries <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Esmé
> Cowles <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Wednesday, February 11, 2015 10:25 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] seeking linked data-based user interface examples
> in libraries
>
> This is a good point.  Our DAMS (http://library.ucsd.edu/dc/) uses RDF,
> and there are link headers advertising the fact that you can add .rdf to
> our object and collection pages to get the RDF/XML for them.  But there
> isn't a lot in the UI that would tell you that.
>
> -Esme
>
> > On 02/11/15, at 7:20 AM, Ethan Gruber <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >
> > It depends on what you mean by interface. Are you just looking for social
> > network visualizations or virtually any interface built on LOD (which may
> > be quite varied and transparent to the point you don't even realize you
> are
> > interacting with linked data)?
> >
> > Most of these social network graphs are generated from static files (like
> > the SNAC radial graph, which is a graph XML scheme derived from EAC-CPF)
> or
> > from desktop tools. The holy grail for social network analysis is to
> build
> > these visualizations in HTML5/Javascript on top of dynamic web services
> > (e.g., from SPARQL). I'm going to start working on this as soon as this
> > summer in xEAC (https://github.com/ewg118/xEAC) as soon as I finish the
> > EAC-CPF -> CIDOC-CRM crosswalk.
> >
> > On Wed, Feb 11, 2015 at 10:12 AM, David Lowe <
> > [log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >
> >> I consider SNAC and its radial graph view one of the leaders in this
> space:
> >> http://socialarchive.iath.virginia.edu/xtf/search
> >> --DBL
> >>
> >> On 2/11/15, Sheila M. Morrissey <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >>> Do you know if the relationship-viewer source code open source and
> >>> available?
> >>> Thanks,
> >>> sheila
> >>>
> >>> -----Original Message-----
> >>> From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf
> Of
> >>> Kevin Hawkins
> >>> Sent: Tuesday, February 10, 2015 11:27 PM
> >>> To: [log in to unmask]
> >>> Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] seeking linked data-based user interface
> >> examples in
> >>> libraries
> >>>
> >>> Here's one that I heard about at a presentation at ALA Midwinter:
> >>>
> >>> http://civilwaronthewesternborder.org/content/relationship-viewer
> >>>
> >>> People also like to cite this one, though it's not, strictly speaking,
> >> based
> >>> in a library:
> >>>
> >>> https://linkedjazz.org/
> >>>
> >>> --Kevin
> >>>
> >>> On 2/10/15 12:39 PM, Adam L. Chandler wrote:
> >>>> Hi,
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> I am working on a presentation about linked data and I need some help.
> >> My
> >>>> talk is about examples of linked data-based user interfaces in
> >> libraries,
> >>>> wireframes, demos, or working systems. I am having difficulty finding
> >>>> them. Please send me your examples.
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> Thanks,
> >>>>
> >>>> Adam Chandler
> >>>>
> >>>
> >>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date:    Wed, 11 Feb 2015 18:40:14 -0000
> From:    [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Job: Senior Manager for Search at The New York Times
>
> Senior Manager for Search
> The New York Times
> New York City
>
> The New York Times is looking for an extraordinary individual to serve as
> our
> Sr. Manager for Search Technology. The Times search team works on an an
> incredibly cool problem. Every month our users make millions queries
> against
> an archive of over sixteen million articles. For every query we must
> identify,
> rank and return the most relevant articles. And we have to do this in
> milliseconds. Our solution involves everything from natural language
> processing to distributed systems to serious data science. As the team's
> Sr.
> Manager, you will have responsibility for all of the systems that power
> search
> on nytimes.com, managing the search team and articulating a vision for the
> future of news search at The Times. If you are an experienced search
> technologist and technical leader looking for a high-profile opportunity to
> work on some of the world's most interesting search problems, please apply
> to
> join us!
>
>
> As part of the search team team, you will enjoy a vibrant culture that
> promotes innovation -- nestled within an established and respected
> institution. Inside our new midtown building, you will find
> floor-to-ceiling
> windows, plenty of whiteboards, a sushi chef, and a technical staff with
> both
> a sense of humor and a passion for beautiful systems. Moreover we stand
> behind
> and respect people with a passion for tackling the hard problems, and we
> have
> the resources to do so.
>
>
> We offer a highly competitive salary and an impressive array of benefits,
> including comprehensive health coverage, 401(k) plan, employee stock
> purchase
> plan, tuition assistance, and a bonus plan.
>
>
> Responsibilities include:
>
>   * Building and mentoring a high performing team of search developers
> responsible for both the search platform and the metadata processes that
> support this platform.
>   * Collaborating with stakeholders across the organization to balance
> priorities and support the company's strategic goals.
>   * Participating as a strong voice in strategic technical discussions
>   * Practicing servant-leadership by mastering the systems you manage, so
> that you can roll up your sleeves and contribute code to even the trickiest
> tasks.
>   * Advocating for a collaborative team culture that empowers individuals
>   * Leveraging the latest innovations in natural language processing, data
> science, machine learning and distributed systems to build out our search
> systems.
>   * Innovating solutions to the many search challenges unique to one of
> the web's most popular news sources.
>   * Optimizing our systems for scalability, speed, high availability,
> minimal footprint
>   * Designing the infrastructure on which our systems run.
>   * Collaborating with your colleagues across the company's technology,
> business and newsroom departments.
> Requirements:
>
>   * Previous experience as a technical manager
>   * A passion for information retrieval.
>   * B.S. in Computer Science or equivalent experience
>   * Unix / Linux proficiency
>   * 3-5+ years experience programming in either Python, C++ or Java
>   * Solid understanding of distributed, scalable web application
> architecture
>   * Fundamentals of software design, coupled with a deep understanding of
> object-oriented software and design patterns
>   * Experience with full product lifecycles, rapid prototyping, and
> iterative product development
>   * Experience with Elasticsearch, Mongo and Lucene a huge plus.
>
>
>
> Brought to you by code4lib jobs: http://jobs.code4lib.org/job/19275/
> To post a new job please visit http://jobs.code4lib.org/
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date:    Wed, 11 Feb 2015 20:41:47 +0000
> From:    Tammy Wolf <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: LITA Forum Call for Proposals
>
> The 2015 LITA Forum Committee seeks proposals for excellent
> pre-conferences, concurrent sessions, and poster sessions for the 18th
> annual Forum of the Library Information and Technology Association<
> http://litaforum.org/>, to be held in Minneapolis Minnesota, November.
> 12-15, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis. This year will feature
> additional programming in collaboration with LLAMA, the Library Leadership
> & Management Association.
>
> The Forum Committee welcomes creative program proposals related to all
> types of libraries: public, school, academic, government, special, and
> corporate.
>
> Proposals could relate to any of the following topics:
>                 * Cooperation & collaboration
>                 * Scalability and sustainability of library services and
> tools
>                 * Researcher information networks
>                 * Practical applications of linked data
>                 * Large- and small-scale resource sharing
>                 * User experience & users
>                 * Library spaces (virtual or physical)
>                 * "Big Data" - work in discovery, preservation, or
> documentation
>                 * Data driven libraries or related assessment projects
>                 * Management of technology in libraries
>                 * Anything else that relates to library information
> technology
>
> Proposals may cover projects, plans, ideas, or recent discoveries. We
> accept proposals on any aspect of library and information technology, even
> if not covered by the above list. The committee particularly invites
> submissions from first time presenters, library school students, and
> individuals from diverse backgrounds. Submit your proposal through
> http://bit.ly/lita-2015-proposal by February 28, 2015.
>
> Presentations must have a technological focus and pertain to libraries.
> Presentations that incorporate audience participation are encouraged. The
> format of the presentations may include single- or multi-speaker formats,
> panel discussions, moderated discussions, case studies and/or
> demonstrations of projects.
>
> Vendors wishing to submit a proposal should partner with a library
> representative who is testing/using the product.
>
> Presenters will submit draft presentation slides and/or handouts on ALA
> Connect in advance of the Forum and will submit final presentation slides
> or electronic content (video, audio, etc.) to be made available on the web
> site following the event. Presenters are expected to register and
> participate in the Forum as attendees; discounted registration will be
> offered.
>
> Please submit your proposal through http://bit.ly/lita-2015-proposal
>
> More information about LITA is available from the LITA website<
> http://www.ala.org/lita/>, Facebook<https://www.facebook.com/LITA.ALA>
> and Twitter<http://twitter.com/LITAForum>.
>
>
>
> Tammy Allgood Wolf
> Manager of Discovery Services
> Informatics and Cyberinfrastructure Services
> Arizona State University Libraries
> 480-965-1797
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date:    Wed, 11 Feb 2015 13:27:13 -0800
> From:    Coral Sheldon-Hess <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: Info request - Library Hackathon for students
>
> Here are some tips for running women-friendly tech events, which is often a
> problem for hackathons (including ones I've helped run, honestly):
> http://geekfeminism.wikia.com/wiki/Women-friendly_events
>
> - Coral
>
> On Wed, Feb 11, 2015 at 7:37 AM, Craig Boman <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>
> > Dear Code4Lib,
> >
> > Has your library ever hosted a hackathon for university students? If so,
> > would you do it again? Anything you wish you had known before hosting the
> > hackathon?
> >
> > From the list archives, it looks like most of the hackathons at libraries
> > have been for librarians, rather than university students. Please feel
> free
> > to share any ideas.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Craig Boman
> > Applications Support Specialist
> > University of Dayton Libraries
> > 300 College Park
> > Dayton, OH, 4569
> >
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date:    Thu, 12 Feb 2015 03:01:02 -0000
> From:    [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Job: Digital Library Programmer  at Feinberg School of Medicine
>
> Digital Library Programmer
> Feinberg School of Medicine
> Chicago
>
> **Job ID: 24965**
> **Job Title: Developer**
> **Salary Grade:ITS 78**
>
> **Job Summary:**
>
> The Developer develops, codes, tests, and debugs new software or
> enhancements
> to existing software. This position typically works with
> senior staff, but may coordinate smaller or less complex projects
> independently. This position designs and implements basic
> technical solutions ensuring that business needs and requirements are
> met. This position performs basic system integration tasks.
> Provides estimation for assigned tasks.
>
>
> This position will work full-time as a Digital Library Programmer in the
> Feinberg School of Medicine, Galter Health Sciences Library
> (GHSL). The GHSL seeks an innovative, collaborative,
> forward-thinking, flexible, and user-focused developer to bring energy,
> creativity, and expertise to this position. The successful candidate will
> have
> the opportunity to work on a variety of interesting projects including web
> development, digital repository, linked open data projects, digital
> displays,
> and will share responsibility for the functionality, accuracy, navigation,
> and
> user experience of the library's digital information services. The
> successful
> candidate will need to have a good understanding of Linux environment,
> databases (mainly PostgreSQL), XML, RDF, automation, integration and
> deployment; data modeling and management; Git and gitflow; TDD and agile;
> monitoring; object stores; searching and indexing (Solr); authentication
> and
> authorization concepts; Digital Asset Management Systems. The successful
> candidate needs to be able to program custom solutions against often poorly
> documented APIs. He/she is expected to work independently with minimal
> instruction/supervision, and be willing to learn new technologies/systems.
> Additionally, this position will work with the Development Team in the
> Center
> for Data Science and Informatics (CDSI), located in the NU Clinical and
> Translational Sciences Institute (NUCATS), including participate in team
> meetings, consult with the team lead on development standards and system
> architecture.
>
>
> **Specific Responsibilities:
> **
>
> _Strategic Planning:_
>
>
> Participates in the development of new goals and strategies based on
> interactions with primary user.
>
> Develops plans for software deployment on heterogeneous systems.
>
> Collaborates with user to develop work flow and best practices.
>
> Partners with user in designing features for technology.
>
>
> _Administration:_
>
>
> Responds to customer inquiries via phone, online, in-person, etc.
>
> Creates and maintains code documentation.
>
> Evaluates feature/upgrade/change requests and recommends action.
>
> Identifies database and software performance issues, and makes adjustments.
>
>
> _Development:_
>
>
> Develops and maintains software infrastructure, via patches, bundles,
> releases
> and maintenance packs.
>
> Codes software applications adhering to designs supporting internal
> business
> requirements or external user.
>
> Designs databases and data structures.
>
> Opens tickets with vendors.
>
>
> _Other:_
>
>
> Performs other duties as assigned.
>
>
> **Minimum Qualifications:**
>
> Bachelor's degree or 2 years equivalent experience, or the equivalent
> combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and
> abilities can be acquired;
>
> 2 years relevant experience;
>
> Experience in the following infrastructures: Apache, Linux Operating
> System,
> SQL/MySQL/Postgres;
>
> Programming experience in CSS, HTML 5, JavaScript, RubyOnRails, Shell
> Scripting, XML;
>
> Analytical experience in critical thinking, data mining, data modeling,
> database design/ data structure, Debugging, judgment, metadata creation and
> management, and problem solving;
>
> Project experience in agile environment, Code documentation, collaboration
> and
> teamwork, planning, Scrum project framework;
>
> Software development experience;
>
> Polyglot programming skills (Ruby; Ruby on Rails, Java; SQL; Javascript;
> XSLT;);
>
> Experience working in a UNIX/Linux command-line environment;
>
> Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with
> a
> diverse population of faculty/staff, students, and colleagues;
>
> Demonstrated ability to learn new technology tools/skills;
>
> Evidence of professional initiative and problem-solving skills;
>
> Excellent analytic, interpersonal, time management, and organizational
> skills;
>
> Excellent written and oral communication skills; demonstrated ability to
> communicate effectively both in person and remotely virtually using a
> variety
> of media and technologies
>
>
> **Preferred Qualifications:**
>
> Master in Library and Information Science or a related degree, or the
> equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable
> knowledge and abilities can be acquired;
>
> Experience working with Open Source software, including multi-platform
> integration;
>
> Experience working with authentication and authorization protocols;
>
> Demonstrated experience in application development in a research
> environment
> to preserve digital assets within a repository structure;
>
> Experience developing digital library and information management
> applications;
>
> Experience with digital library metadata standards and encoding schema
> (such
> as MODS, Dublin Core, METS, EAD, OAI-PMH);
>
> Experience working with Application Programming Interfaces (APIs);
>
> Experience working on a team to improve a product or process;
>
> Strong ability to think and act strategically, and demonstrated success at
> bringing concepts to realization while meeting deadlines;
>
> Experience working with a version control system (Git preferred);
>
> Demonstrated ability to work creatively, independently, and collaboratively
>
> As per Northwestern University policy, this position requires a criminal
> background check. Successful applicants will need to submit
> to a criminal background check prior to employment.
>
>
> Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action
> Employer
> of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with
> disabilities.
>
>
>
> Brought to you by code4lib jobs: http://jobs.code4lib.org/job/19277/
> To post a new job please visit http://jobs.code4lib.org/
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date:    Thu, 12 Feb 2015 03:47:51 -0000
> From:    [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Job: Associate University Librarian - Applications & Development
> Services at University of Otago
>
> Associate University Librarian - Applications & Development Services
> University of Otago
> Dunedin NZ
>
> **Associate University Librarian – Applications & Development Services
>
> Working in one of the most beautiful parts of the world**
>
>
> Reporting to the University Librarian, you will be responsible for the
> strategic development of the Library’s information technology operations –
> creating innovative and effective services and participating in a highly
> collaborative, dynamic executive group committed to creating and leading a
> world leading 21st century academic research library.
>
>
> Located in one of the world’s most beautiful campuses this role is an
> opportunity for you to utilise your leadership experience in clean green
> New
> Zealand, home to Middle Earth. Based in Dunedin, you will enjoy a quality
> of
> life in a vibrant city that offers a great lifestyle and is the country’s
> first gigatown.
>
>
> **The role:**
> Building the ADS team with a focus on library technology services, you will
> have prime accountability for leading and managing the full life cycle of
> the
> Library’s applications and platforms. You will play a key role in
> developing
> our technology capabilities through the realisation of digital library
> projects and the application of emerging standards and technologies to meet
> the University’s needs.
>
>
> As a member of the Library’s Executive Management Group you will
> contribute to
> the strategic direction of the Library.
>
>
> Your skills and experience:
>
> You must have a sophisticated understanding of the hybrid research library
> environment and a sound understanding of the issues and challenges in the
> delivery of online library services.
>
>
> To apply for this key position you will need to have demonstrated
> experience
> in the following areas:
>
> • delivery of online services in the higher education sector
>
> • project and programme management
>
> • contract management and negotiation
>
> • leadership, including the ability to lead change and an enabling
> leadership
> style
>
>
> You will be working at the University of Otago, New Zealand’s oldest,
> research
> intensive University. With around 20,000 students we offer an exciting and
> dynamic working environment.
>
>
> Confidential enquiries to Howard Amos, University Librarian +64 3 479 8933,
>
> [[log in to unmask]](mailto:[log in to unmask]
> ?subject=AUL%20-%20App
> lications%20%26%20Development)
>
>
> More details at [
> https://otago.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en
> =1500335](https://otago.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&j
> ob=1500335)
>
>
>
> Brought to you by code4lib jobs: http://jobs.code4lib.org/job/19276/
> To post a new job please visit http://jobs.code4lib.org/
>
> ------------------------------
>
> End of CODE4LIB Digest - 10 Feb 2015 to 11 Feb 2015 (#2015-36)
> **************************************************************
>

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