We are seeking a programmer/consultant for a grant-funded project 
involving the extraction of MARC records for open access ebooks housed 
in the Internet Archive and available through the Open Library. The 
records will be offered to libraries to add to their catalogs. We are 
estimating about 40-60 hours of time over a period of 10 months. The 
tasks will involve writing and running scripts to retrieve Open Library 
data based on author/title lists; providing a human-friendly export to 
be used for selection by the participating library; extraction of the 
available MARC records for selected items; and clean-up of the MARC 
records based on specifications. We want this person to be part of the 
team, to bring ideas to what is essentially an experimental project.

The primary skills we need are:
- ability to work with Open Library APIs
- good skills working with MARC record output
- great patience in working with non-technical library staff

Knowledge of ebooks and ebook formats is a plus. Work experience with 
libraries and especially public libraries will be very helpful.

Please respond directly to Karen Coyle, stating qualifications, 
availability, and desired hourly consulting fee.

Karen Coyle and Lori Bowen Ayre

Karen Coyle
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