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From: Miriam Blake [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Wednesday, January 12, 2005 12:07
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: DL programmer, Los Alamos NM, USA


Friends -
I'll be attending ALA in Boston - if you or anyone you know would be interested in this position and would like to talk to me there, I'd be very happy to set it up!

Digital Library Technologies Engineer:
 
The Los Alamos National Laboratory's Research Library is seeking a creative team player to join our Library Without Walls digital library software development team.  The Research Library is a pioneering and internationally renowned technical library that develops leading-edge electronic products and services to support the Laboratory's world-class science.

Several aspects of the LANL Research Library make it a unique and exciting place to work: 

*       A large-scale local data repository loaded and managed by the Library, including: 


*       6,000 electronic journal titles from 410 publishers; over 7 million articles locally loaded 

*       6,000 electronic books 

*       Nine locally loaded databases with over 70 million citations 

*       Rapidly growing collections of electronic conference proceedings 

*       Local repository of Los Alamos sponsored research 

*       An internationally renowned R&D team which integrates leading edge Digital Library research into the production tools the Research Library uses 

*       Personalization services 

*       A variety of both locally developed and commercial software tools to provide integration of resources 

*       An active outreach and education program designed to market, educate, and actively communicate with Laboratory customers 

As one of three Library Without Walls teams, the Development Team has responsibilities that include creating and maintaining tools for digital library applications, and working in-depth with a wide variety of metadata formats to ingest various data streams into our local repository.  The team also works closely with the Library Without Walls Prototyping Team, testing and scaling cutting edge DL frameworks and software, and integrating successful components into production systems.  Challenges include utilizing and integrating new technologies that must scale well in a rapidly changing environment. Applicants should have experience working with digital collections and be comfortable working with a variety of metadata formats using existing and emerging industry standards.
 
Requirements: 

*       Ability to generate technical design for projects or project components and to apply standard structured programming techniques to meet functional specifications 

*       Solid knowledge of Java / Java tools and Perl.  Experience with c++ helpful. 

*       Demonstrated experience with XML / XSLT and associated XML toolsets. 

*       Experience with relational databases, such as MySQL or Oracle, and SQL 

*       Good understanding of technology & standards (OpenUrl, OAI-PMH, Dublin Core, MARC, etc.) relevant to digital library development and how this impacts access to and management of information in libraries 

*       Experience benchmarking application and application-related system performance on UNIX (Solaris/Linux) systems 

*       3-5 years of professional library/information industry experience 

*       Effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills and personal initiative 

 
Education:
Master's degree in Information Science or Computer Science or equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience. 

Contact:  For specific questions about the status of this job, call (505) 664-6947. 


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Miriam Blake
Library Without Walls
Los Alamos National Laboratory Research Library
Voice: 505-665-5724
Fax: 505-665-6452
http://lib-www.lanl.gov/lww/