Apologies for cross-posting. Please contact Prof. Alan Smeaton at the
address below for further information.
Position: Still vacant (12 June 2000)
Vacancy: Technical Assistant on the ISOS Project;
The Irish Script on Screen (ISOS) project is a joint project between the
School of Computer Applications, Dublin City University, and the School
of Celtic Studies, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, in partnership
with Trinity College Library, Dublin.
ISOS produces high-resolution digital images of Irish manuscripts, page
by page, for display on the World Wide Web. A digital archive of
high-quality TIFF images is also kept, in order to ensure the
preservation of the manuscripts IN DIGITAL FORM, well into the future.
The position of Technical Assistant is a full-time position based in the
School of Computer Applications at Dublin City University. The
successful candidate will be responsible for the post-processing of
scanned images for the World Wide Web, for the maintenance and
improvement of the project's website at http://www.ISOS.dcu.ie and also
for the maintenance of the image archive, currently stored on digital
tape. The candidate will also be expected to identify relevant and
appropriate web based technologies which could be used in building this
digital library of images, and to put those technologies in place.
The Technical Assistant must liaise closely with the Project Manager,
Pádraig Ó Macháin, at the School of Celtic Studies and also with
Catherine Moran (based in TCD) who is charged with digitally
photographing the artefacts. Day to day reporting will be to Prof. Alan
Smeaton in DCU.
A flair for web design, PC skills and a basic knowledge of Unix are
essential. A familiarity with Photoshop would also be an advantage.
There is plenty of scope for XML and other markup languages to be used
in the future development of the project, and an interest in this area
and in the area of digital libraries would be welcomed. The candidate
should be willing to try out their own ideas and be suited to working
pretty much independently.
While not essential, knowledge of, or fluency in Irish would be a bonus.
The position will remain open until filled and when filled this will be
announced at this URL.
(http://www.isos.dcu.ie/vacancy.html) The post is full-time and
available from August 2000. The annual salary is IR£21,129.
Interested applicants are invited to submit a full CV to the School of
Computer Applications at the address below (contact
[log in to unmask]). Informal enquiries should be sent to (email
contact only during late June and through July 2000).
Professor Alan F. Smeaton [[log in to unmask]]
School of Computer Applications
Dublin City University
Glasnevin, Dublin 9, IRELAND
tel: +353 - 1 - 7045262 Fax: +353 - 1 - 7045442
Trinity College Library
Dublin 2, Ireland
[log in to unmask]
tel. (+353 1) 608 2401
fax. (+353 1) 671 9003