Working title:

Information Processing Consultant

Official title:


Degree and area of specialization:

Bachelor's Degree

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Required: at least 3 years' experience working in a production digital
collection environment; demonstrated knowledge of SGML/XML and
associated standards such as XSLT, XPath, and XML Schema; demonstrated
knowledge of current digital collection architectures, platforms, and
products; experience programming in languages such as Perl, Java, or
Python; excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to work
effectively both independently and on group projects with both technical
and non-technical staff; demonstrated project leadership skills;
flexibility in adapting to changing priorities.
Desired: MLS or equivalent degree from a program accredited by the
American Library Association; knowledge of digital library content and
metadata standards such as TEI, EAD, METS, MODS, Dublin core; experience
processing TEI and EAD encoded data; experience in Web server
administration; experience with persistent identifier schemes such as
URN, Handle, or PURL; experience with the Open Archives Initiative
Protocol for Metadata Harvesting, as both a data provider and as an
aggregator; experience and skill in data modeling and Schema/DTD creation.

Principal duties:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries seek a creative,
experienced, team-oriented professional to participate in the design,
development, and implementation of digital library infrastructure and
services for the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections. Reporting
to the Head of the UW Digital Collections Center and working with UWDCC
and other library staff and faculty, the succesful candidate will be
responsiblefor the technical infrastructure for processing and hosting
text-based digital library resources such as Electronic Facsimiles, TEI
editions, and EAD finding aids, and will provide leadership in planning
strategies to integrate these resources with other digital library
components and services. This position will also collaborate in the
development of metadata standards and workflow processes, plan and
implement migration strategies for digital library content as
technologies mature and new standards become available, and help to
create or acquire innovative user interfaces providing access to digital

The University of Wisconsin Digital Collections Center (UWDCC) creates
digital resources for inclusion in the University of Wisconsin Digital
Collections (, a UW System-wide Digital
Library with over one million pages of text, images, audio, and other
multimedia content. It also provides technical architecture, hosting,
user interface design, outreach, and consultation in the creation,
processing, and use of digital content.
A period of evaluation will be required
Appointment type: 	Academic Staff
Department(s): 	LIBR/LIBR TECH GROUP
Full time salary rate: 	Minimum $37,731 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Term: 	This is a renewable appointment.
Appointment percent: 	100%
Anticipated begin date: 	OCTOBER 02, 2005
Number of positions: 	1


Application must be received by: SEPTEMBER 27, 2005


Send cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references.

Send resume and cover letter referring to Position Vacancy Listing #51345 to
Sandra Guthrie 	Phone: 608-262-8190
365 Memorial Library 	TTY: 608-263-2473
728 State St 	Fax: N/A
Madison WI 53706-1418 	Email: [log in to unmask]

NOTE: Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information
regarding the names of applicants must be released upon request.
Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.

UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We
promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified
individuals to apply.

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Head, University of Wisconsin Digital Collections Center
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