[CODE4LIB] Job: Senior Applications Developer at National Library of Australia

2013-08-08 Thread jobs
• 2 year 9 month+ position in leading cultural organisation

• Under supervision undertake general reference enquiry work, collection
content review and the provision of digital copies using ICT and Library
systems for the Oral History and Folklore Branch

• Innovative environment

• Assist the team with general administrative and statistical reporting work

• Update metadata records on the Library's Digital Collection Management
system

  
As the leader, or member, of a project team undertake the development of web-
based systems. Provide direction on, and contribute to, the maintenance and
continual improvement of production services, development environments, system
architectures and operational procedures. Mentor and coach less experienced
developers. Extensive experience as a senior applications developer is
required, with mentoring/coaching experience and the ability to lead and
manage a technical team.

  
A degree in information technology or the equivalent is highly desirable. A
sound understanding of software development and project management
methodologies is also required, with software project management experience
well regarded.

  
Further information on the Library and this position can be obtained at
www.nla.gov.au/jobs or by contacting Sue Collier on 02 6262 1051 or via email
on scoll...@nla.gov.au.

  
Applications must address the selection criteria and be received via the
Library's online recruitment system by Sunday, 25 August 2013.

  



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[CODE4LIB] Job: Manager, Discovery Service Engineering – Europe/Boston at EBSCO Information Services

2013-08-08 Thread jobs
_**Manager, Discovery Service Engineering - Europe/Boston**_

  
  
EBSCOhost databases and discovery technologies are the most-used, premium
online information resources for tens of thousands of institutions worldwide,
representing millions of end-users. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) creates a
unified, customized index of an institution's information resources, and an
easy, yet powerful means of accessing all of that content from a single search
box. The ability to create these custom solutions is achieved by harvesting
metadata from both internal (library) and external (database vendors) sources,
and creating a pre-indexed service of unprecedented size, speed, and
customization.

  
  
The Manager, Discovery Service Engineering (MDSE) is responsible for managing
a team of 4-10 Discovery Service Engineers (DSE or a.k.a. Sales Engineers) who
act as the primary technical resources for the field sales force. The DSEs are
responsible for actively driving and managing the technology evaluation stage
of the sales process, working in conjunction with the sales team as the key
technical advisor and product advocate.

  
  
**Primary Responsibilities:**  
  
Must be able to establish and maintain strong relationships throughout the
sales cycle

1.Manage Discovery Service Engineers

2.Authoritative expert on technology aspects of platform functionality,
markets, trends

3.Pre-sales customer presentations and meetings, and RFIs/RFPs

4.Support the trial process and initial post-sales support/nurturing

5.Create and manage demos and other Sales support tools

6.Relationship management, Communication and technical strategy

  
As such, success in this position will be measured primarily on EDS sales
growth, customer satisfaction, DSE utilization, DSE productivity and
contributions to shared document repositories, and effectiveness in gathering
product enhancements

  
  
**Requirements;**  

  * Bachelor's degree
  * 5+ years of technology Product Management, Consulting, Development, or 
Technical Support experience
  * 5+ years of experience and excellence in presenting technology, Internet, 
or software application products to internal and external audiences and various 
levels of Management
  * 3+ years of management experience
  * Strong knowledge of web applications, databases, customer service, software 
development methodologies
  * Solid oral, written and listening communication skills
  * Fluency in written and spoken English
  * Ability to travel approximately 50% to regional and international locations
  * Must be local to either Boston, MA or a Northern Europe country
  
  
**Desired Skills  Experience;**  

  * Experience with content management or portal software (e.g. VuFind, 
Sharepoint) and programming with Application Programming Interfaces (API) in a 
web application language (e.g. PHP, Ruby, Java, C#, ASP.Net)
  * Proficiency in HTML and JavaScript development
  * Experience and strong technology skills in a variety of Internet 
technologies, with an ability to rapidly learn and adapt to new technology
  * Ability to multi-task and work independently is critical, while maintaining 
team involvement and meeting deadlines and deliverables. Extremely organized, 
detail oriented, and accurate; with strong problem solving and analytical skills
  * Previous experience with the interface usability habits of universities and 
research institutions' various types of users such as students, researchers, 
faculty, and librarians
  * 2+ years experience with EBSCOhost or EIS products, Integrated Library 
Systems(ILS), Institutional Repositories, or other closely related web 
applications and/or library technology products
  * Expertise in Integrated Library Systems (ILS) products and protocols (e.g. 
Z39.50, OpenURL, NCIP)
  * Experience with institutional repository software and standards (e.g. 
OAI-PMH)
  
  
**Company Description**  
  
EBSCO Information Services is the leading provider of information resources
for institutions including discovery, journal and e-package services, research
databases, e-books, digital archives, healthcare resources, corporate
resources, readers' advisory and more. EBSCO serves the research needs of
academic institutions, schools and public libraries plus hospitals and medical
institutions, corporations and government agencies. We are a stable, growing
company and currently hiring across several business units. Please visit our
careers website careers.ebsco.com to view the positions we have available
company-wide.





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[CODE4LIB] Job: Discovery Sales Engineer Latin America at EBSCO Information Services

2013-08-08 Thread jobs
  
**Discovery Sales Engineer Latin America**  
  
  
  
EBSCOhost databases and discovery technologies are the most-used, premium
online information resources for tens of thousands of institutions worldwide,
representing millions of end-users. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) creates a
unified, customized index of an institution's information resources, and an
easy, yet powerful means of accessing all of that content from a single search
box. The ability to create these custom solutions is achieved by harvesting
metadata from both internal (library) and external (database vendors) sources,
and creating a pre-indexed service of unprecedented size, speed, and
customization. The individual in this position must live in Miami, Florida and
must be able to travel within Latin America 60% of the time.

  
  
  
The Discovery Service Engineer(DSE or a.k.a. Sales Engineer) is the primary
technical resource for the field sales force. The DSE is responsible for
actively driving and managing the technology evaluation stage of the sales
process, working in conjunction with the sales team as the key technical
advisor and product advocate.

  
  
  
The DSE must be able to articulate technology and product positioning to both
business and technical users. He/she must be able to identify all technical
issues of assigned accounts to assure complete customer satisfaction through
all stages of the sales process. Must be able to establish and maintain strong
relationships throughout the sales cycle.

  
  
  
The DSE is responsible for development and delivery of product demonstrations.
He/she is responsible for representing the product to customers and at field
events such as conferences, focus groups, etc. and is also able to respond to
functional and technical elements of RFIs/RFPs. This individual must be able
to convey customer requirements to Product Management teams and must be able
to travel throughout sales territory.

  
  
  
Primary Responsibilities:

  
  
  
•Regional authoritative expert on technology aspects of platform
functionality, markets, trends

  
•Strive to be an EDS feature expert. Use the product(s) frequently and
thoroughly. Gain continual knowledge progression of the technology platform by
participating in frequent internal technology trainings and product strategy
sessions

•Act as the EDS technology champion for your region. Stay abreast of industry
and technology trends. Conduct market research and competitive intelligence

•Flow of feature enhancement requests from the field into Product Management
and the SDLC process

  
  
  
•Pre-sales customer presentations and meetings, and RFIs/RFPs

  
•Present EDS technology solutions as well as new releases and future features

•Conduct sales presentations, focus groups, and other consultative customer
requirements gathering exercises via frequent web-based and on-site sessions

•RFI/RFP support

  
  
•Support the trial process and initial post-sales support/nurturing

  
•Perform administration and configuration of customer interface profiles, and
training when appropriate

•Library web site integration which may include Widget development (small
snippets of HTML and JavaScript code), or use of the EBSCO API within custom
web applications (e.g. PHP)

•Troubleshoot customer specific issues (e.g. ILS integrations)

•Assist the Customer Satisfaction team on key accounts

  
  
  
•Relationships

  
•Establish strong relationships with regional Sales and customer support
teams, as well as existing and prospective customers

•Customers tech gurus at key accounts

•Manage relationships with key regional technology partners and vendors, when
necessary

  
  
•Create and manage Sales support tools

  
•Build demos: EDS profiles, library web site integration samples, localized
API app samples (e.g. PHP), widgets (e.g. HTML/JavaScript mini pages), etc.

•Create PowerPoint presentations to convey technology concepts

  
  
•Author and assist with documentation to support the regional pre-sales
process

  
•Assist Customer Satisfaction/Success and Marketing with product marketing
deliverables and authoring content for FAQs, Help, customer communications,
and white papers

  
  
•Provide regular updates to Discovery Service Engineering management, keeping
the flow of information and lines of communication open

  
  
**Requirements:**  
  
  
  
•Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Library Science, or a related field or
4 years equivalent experience

•Minimum three(3) years of progressive experience in Consulting, Product
Management, Sales or related field

•Language requirement: Must be fluent in English, Spanish  Portuguese

•Minimum of 3 years experience and excellence in presenting technology,
Internet, or software application products to internal and external audiences
and various levels of Management

•Minimum two(2) years experience with EBSCOhost products, Integrated Library
Systems(ILS), Institutional Repositories, or other closely related web

[CODE4LIB] ockham spell

2013-08-08 Thread Eric Lease Morgan
Just for fun, try Ockham Spell just before it is retired and taken off the 'Net 
-- http://spell.ockham.org/?word=origami

In 2005 I worked with Jeremy Frumkin, Martin Halbert, and Ed Fox on a NSF grant 
to implement a set of Web Services for libraries. I implemented three services: 
an alerting service, an implementation of MyLibrary, and a spelling suggestion 
service.

Well, for various reasons it is long past time to take these services down, but 
before they go I'd like to highlight the spell service. Given a string (a 
word), the service will query locally configured dictionaries and return 
alternative spellings for the given word. Some of the dictionaries were 
pre-created. Others were generated from collected OAI-PMH servers. We used 
swish-e as an underlying indexer, and we used dict as the data store. What's 
really cool is that after all these years -- and with zero maintenance -- the 
service is still functional. Sure, no body ever uses it, but it works just the 
same. 

The code for the three services is located on Google code, and a couple of the 
services are documented in DLIB Magazine:

  * Ockham Alert (http://code.google.com/p/ockham-alert/) - Ockham Alert is 
written in Perl and prefers MySQL as its database back-end and swish-e as its 
indexer. Access to the index is through a Web Services protocol called SRU 
(Search/Retrieve via URL). Outputs from the service include HTML, RSS, and 
email messages. This system was implemented as a part of National Science 
Foundation grant (DUE-0333601) called OCKHAM Library Network, Integrating the 
NSDL into Traditional Library Services.

  * Ockham MyLibrary (http://code.google.com/p/ockham-mylibrary/) - 
Mylibrary@Ockham is a system for providing access to indexes of OAI-accessible 
content. It is written in Perl in conjunction with a number of other open 
source technologies including MySQL, GNU Aspell, and Wordnet. In a nutshell it 
works by harvesting data from OAI repositories, saving the resulting data to a 
(Mylibrary) database, indexing the content using Plucene, enhancing the 
database through a term frequency-inverse document frequency (TF-IDF) 
technique, providing access to the index via an SRU (Search/Retrieve via URL) 
server, and enhancing search results by providing alternative spellings and 
synonyms to query words. 

  * Ockham Spell (http://code.google.com/p/ockham-spell/) - Given a word and 
the name of a domain-specific dictionary, this system will return alternative 
spellings for the word. Results are returned in an XML stream, and they are 
expected to be fed to the front-end of an index for query expansion. This 
system was implemented as a part of National Science Foundation grant 
(DUE-0333601) called OCKHAM Library Network, Integrating the NSDL into 
Traditional Library Services.

  * Exploiting Light-weight Protocols and Open Source Tools to Implement 
Digital Library Collections and Services by Xiaorong Xiang and Eric Lease 
Morgan (http://www.dlib.org/dlib/october05/morgan/10morgan.html) - This article 
describes the design and implementation of two digital library collections and 
services using a number of light-weight protocols and open source tools. 
These protocols and tools include OAI-PMH (Open Archives Initiative-Protocol 
for Metadata Harvesting), SRU (Search/Retrieve via URL), Perl, MyLibrary, 
Swish-e, Plucene, ASPELL, and WordNet. More specifically, we describe how these 
protocols and tools are employed in the Ockham Alerting service and 
MyLibrary@Ockham. The services are illustrative examples of how the library 
community can actively contribute to the scholarly communications process by 
systematically and programmatically collecting, organizing, archiving, and 
disseminating information freely available on the Internet. Using the same tech!
 niques described here, other libraries could expose their own particular 
content for their specific needs and audiences.

Fun with code!

--
Eric Lease Morgan


[CODE4LIB] Job: Special Collections Archivist at Mount Holyoke College

2013-08-08 Thread jobs
The Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections is looking for an
innovative, motivated, skilled, and service-oriented individual to oversee
public services to researchers and the care of archival collections.

  
This position offers the opportunity to join a department that is committed to
developing user-centered, transformative approaches to Special Collections
work. This is a unique opportunity for an enthusiastic, people-oriented
individual to oversee the maintenance, promotion, and preservation of the
College Archives and Rare Book Collection; interact with students and faculty
in reference assistance and primary research instruction; train and manage
student assistants and interns in curriculum to career activities; support the
department's extensive outreach programs and special projects; and work
closely with other Library, Information, and Technology Services staff, the
campus community, and College alumnae. Reporting to the department head, this
individual will be a partner in envisioning the future of the Mount Holyoke
College Archives and Special Collections.

  
Qualifications: MLS or related advanced degree. Minimum of three years of
experience with the following: providing reference services in an archive or
manuscripts repository, preferably in an academic setting; arranging and
describing archival collections and applying archival processing standards;
supervising and mentoring student workers; and teaching with primary source
materials. Ability to learn new and relevant technologies on an ongoing basis,
and to oversee multiple projects and deadlines at once. Evidence of service
orientation and customer focus; analytical, troubleshooting, and problem-
solving skills; strong oral and written communication skills, especially with
social media; and ability to interact professionally with diverse groups of
patrons of all levels of knowledge. Experience with standards-based non-MARC
metadata schemas such as Qualified Dublin Core, MODS, METS, and EAD. Knowledge
of digital object creation and preservation standards. Flexibility,
creativity, and a sense of humor are essential.



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[CODE4LIB] Job: Bibliographic Database Designer at EBSCO Information Services

2013-08-08 Thread jobs
Analyze business requirements plus third party and in-house data sources to
determine the best method of implementing key features for new and existing
products within the EBSCOhost environment.

  
Write detailed technical database design specifications that instruct software
developers how to map bibliographic data sources to EBSCO's proprietary
format; includes writing instructions for mapping data to XML and to MARC21
formats.

  
Generate descriptions of required indexing tables; specify search tags and
search limiters; map fields for authority files; and specify the database
display on EBSCO interfaces.

  
Work closely with software developers and quality analysts on product
configurations and complex data transformations to ensure accurate technical
implementation of database functionality and appearance according to
specifications.

  
Provide troubleshooting support from a technical design perspective for
existing products.

  
Skills

  
Requirements:

  * Master of Library Science degree, or comparable experience
  * Minimum of two years in the field of librarianship or bibliographic 
database development or design, including demonstrated experience creating or 
manipulating bibliographic data in a searchable database environment
  * Minimum of two years of demonstrated experience with web-based 
bibliographic database search and retrieval techniques
  * Minimum of one year demonstrated experience with indexing methods as 
applied to bibliographic data
  * Minimum of one year demonstrated understanding of MARC21 bibliographic 
format
  * Minimum of one year demonstrated experience reading and understanding 
documents in XML format
  * Minimum of one year demonstrated ability to balance multiple projects 
concurrently in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  
Preferred Qualifications:

  * Business analysis experience preferred, including project analysis, 
requirements production and management, process flow documentation
  * Experience reading or writing XSLT preferred
  * Ability to work well in a team environment
  * Excellent technical communication skills, both verbal and written
  * Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail
  * Familiarity with standard bibliographic format standards (e.g. DUBLIN CORE, 
METS, MARC21) preferred
  * Strong analytical abilities
  * Ability to operate a personal computer 7+ hours a day



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[CODE4LIB] Speaking in Code summit, UVa Library Scholars' Lab

2013-08-08 Thread Graham, Wayne (wsg4w)
(Please excuse cross-posting, and help us get the word out about this 
opportunity for digital humanities software developers!)

We’re pleased to announce that applications are open for Speaking in Code, a 
2-day, NEH-funded symposium and summit to be held at the UVa Library Scholars’ 
Lab in Charlottesville, Virginia this November 4th and 5th.

http://codespeak.scholarslab.org/

Speaking in Code will bring together a small cohort of intermediate to 
advanced digital humanities software developers for two days of conversation 
and agenda-setting. Our goal will be to give voice to what is almost always 
tacitly expressed in DH development work: expert knowledge about the 
intellectual and interpretive dimensions of code-craft, and unspoken 
understandings about the relation of our labor and its products to ethics, 
scholarly method, and humanities theory.

Over the course of two days, participants will:

* reflect on and express, from developers’ own points of view, what is 
particular to the humanities and of scholarly significance in DH software 
development products and practices;

* and collaboratively devise an action-oriented agenda to bridge the gaps in 
critical vocabulary and discourse norms that can frequently distance creators 
of humanities platforms or tools from the scholars who use and critique them.

In addition to Scholars’ Lab staff (Jeremy Boggs, Wayne Graham, Eric Rochester, 
and Bethany Nowviskie), facilitators include Stephen Ramsay, William J. Turkel, 
Stéfan Sinclair, Hugh Cayless, and Tim Sherratt. A limited number of need-based 
travel bursaries are available to participants. The SLab particularly 
encourages and will prioritize participation of developers who are women, 
people of color, LGBTQ, or from other under-represented groups. See You Are 
Welcome Here for more info: http://codespeak.scholarslab.org/#inclusivity

This will be the first focused meeting to address the implications of tacit 
knowledge exchange in digital humanities software development. Visit the 
Speaking in Code website to register your interest! Apply by September 12th for 
best consideration.