New PhD Studentship: Digital Resource of Palaeography

With apologies for cross-posting. Please note that this is *not* the post-doctoral position which was announced in December but is a new PhD studentship on the same project.

The Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King’s College London, is pleased to announce a PhD studentship in digital methods in palaeography funded by a European Research Council project, the ‘Digital Resource of Palaeography, Manuscripts and Diplomatic’. The studentship is to be held in CCH as part of a PhD in Digital Humanities.

Context

The aim of Digital Resource of Palaeography is to bringing the methods and resources of digital humanities to bear on palaeographical exploration, citation and teaching of late Anglo-Saxon script. It involves a web resource which will allow scholars to rapidly retrieve digital images, verbal descriptions, and detailed characterisations of the writing, as well as the text in which it is found and the content and structure of the manuscript or charter. It will incorporate different ways of searching, using images, maps, timelines and image-processing as well as conventional text-based browsing and searching. The palaeographical content will focus on a case-study of vernacular English script from the eleventh century, but the project will allow scholars to test and apply new general developments in palaeographical method which have been discussed in theory but which have hitherto proven difficult or impossible to implement in practice. Some further details of the project are av!

ailable on the KCL news pages.

The studentship

Applicants should propose a research project which can benefit from and contribute to the Digital Resource in Palaeography project but which remains distinct from it. Possibilities may include the detailed study of a particular manuscript or small group of manuscripts. A comparative study could apply the research methodologies of the ERC project to a different corpus, perhaps focusing on the products of a single scriptorium or scribe, looking at variance and variation in script; or focusing on a corpus (such as manuscript fragments) that has proven difficult to manage with conventional approaches. Another possibility may be more methodological, focusing on the possibilities and limits of Digital Humanities in palaeographical scholarship.

The student will be based at King’s College London, in the Centre for Computing in Humanities and will benefit from the CCH PhD Seminar. A second supervisor will be assigned according to the requirements of the project. It is also expected that the student will maintain contact with other departments in King’s, such as History or English. The student will also have access to resources and seminars across the University of London more widely, including Senate House Library and its Palaeography Room, the Institute of Historical Research’s seminars and library, and seminars and expertise at the Institute of English Studies.

Value

For the three years of the studentship (starting no later than October 2011) the grant is c. £14,000 per annum. Students liable to pay fees at the overseas rate are welcome to apply, but should make sure that they can cover the difference between the award and the full overseas fee. The studentship must be held full-time.

Eligibility, Timetable & Application Process

Applicants for these awards are expected to begin PhD study on 1 October 2011. Applicants should hold (or have nearly completed) a Master’s degree or equivalent in Old English, Anglo-Saxon/early Anglo-Norman history, or another relevant area of medieval studies. A good knowledge of the language(s) of the manuscripts under study is required (Old/Middle English and/or Latin), and a background or demonstrable interest in manuscript studies is highly desirable.

Applicants must submit the following documentation by the deadline of 1 March 2011:

1. An Admissions Application form & all supporting documents – submitted to the Centre for Arts & Sciences Admissions (CASA) via the online admissions portal at http://www.kcl.ac.uk/graduate/apply/
2. A one page statement of interest including a description of the proposed research, submitted to peter.stokes@kcl.ac.uk
3. A one-page statement of your research training, background and suitability to the project, submitted to peter.stokes@kcl.ac.uk
4. A sample of written work (3000-5000 words), submitted to peter.stokes@kcl.ac.uk

An interview will be arranged with shortlisted applicants, either face to face or by teleconference, after the closing date.

Enquiries

Please email Dr Peter Stokes at peter.stokes@kcl.ac.uk or telephone him on +44 (0)20 7848 2813 in the first instance with any queries about this studentship.

Posted by: Marjorie Burghart (Marjorie.Burghart@ehess.fr).

InfoDev Project Developer (1yr, Maternity Cover)

Some of you may know people interested in this, please pass it on to them. (Apologies for cross posting)

Project Developer (Maternity Cover) – InfoDev
Grade: Grade 7
Salary: £29,099 – £35,788 – Full-time, 1 year fixed term

This is a 1 year fixed term maternity cover post.
The post is within the Information and Support Group’s
Development Team (InfoDev; http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/infodev/) of the Computing Services. InfoDev is responsible for providing data solutions, undertaking web projects, and delivering research support to the department and the University. Oxford University Computing Services (OUCS; http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/) offers facilities, training, and advice to members of the University in all aspects of academic computing.

Do you have:
* A strong IT background with experience of providing client-facing services?
* Experience of web design and development technologies (e.g. HTML, XML, XSLT, CSS, Javascript, jQuery)?
* A good knowledge of at least one common programming language (e.g Perl, Python, PHP, Java)?
* Some experience with content management systems (e.g. Drupal)?
* A proven track record of both individual and collaborative development work to a specification and deadline?
* An interest in providing intuitive and easy to use web front ends?
* A good understanding of software development technologies and practices?
If so, this may be your opportunity to join a friendly team working on a wide range of data development and web projects. You will be working with other members of the InfoDev team to provide maintenance, troubleshooting and administration for ongoing services as well as developing new bespoke websites and applications to clients’ specifications.

Completed applications must be received by 12 noon on 14 March 2011. Interviews will be held on Thursday 24 March 2011.
For more information please see:
http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/jobs/infodev.xml
-James

PhD Studentship: Digital Resource of Palaeography

The Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King’s College London, is pleased to announce a PhD studentship in digital palaeography funded by a European Research Council project, Digital Resource of Palaeography. The studentship is to be held in the CCH as part of a PhD in Digital Humanities.

Context

The aim of Digital Resource of Palaeography is to bringing the methods and resources of digital humanities to bear on palaeographical exploration, citation and teaching. It involves a web resource which will allow scholars to rapidly retrieve digital images, verbal descriptions, and detailed characterisations of the writing, as well as the text in which it is found and the content and structure of the manuscript or charter. It will incorporate different ways of searching, using images, maps, timelines and image-processing as well as conventional text-based browsing and searching. The palaeographical content will focus on a case-study of vernacular English script from the eleventh century, but the project will allow scholars to test and apply new general developments in palaeographical method which have been discussed in theory but which have hitherto proven difficult or impossible to implement in practice. Some further details of the project are available on the KCL news page s.

The studentship

Applicants should propose a research project which can benefit from and contribute to the Digital Resource in Palaeography project but which remains distinct from it. Possibilities may include the detailed study of a particular manuscript or small group of manuscripts from the corpus of eleventh-century vernacular English script. A comparative study could apply the research methodologies of the ERC project to a different corpus, perhaps focusing on the products of a single scriptorium or scribe, looking at variance and variation in script; or focusing on a corpus that has proven difficult to manage with conventional approaches, such as manuscript fragments. Another possibility may be more methodological, focusing on the possibilities and limits of Digital Humanities in palaeographical scholarship.

The student will be based at King’s College London, in the Centre for Computing in Humanities and will benefit from the CCH PhD Seminar. A second supervisor will be assigned according to the requirements of the project. It is also expected that the student will maintain contact with other departments in King’s, such as History or English. The student will also have access to resources and seminars across the University of London more widely, including Senate House Library and its Palaeography Room, the Institute of Historical Research’s seminars and library, and seminars and expertise at the Institute of English Studies.

Value

For the three years of the studentship (starting no later than October 2011) the grant is c.£14,000 per annum. Students liable to pay fees at the overseas rate are welcome to apply, but should make sure that they can cover the difference between the award and the full overseas fee. The studentship must be held full-time.

Eligibility, Timetable & Application Process

Applicants for these awards are expected to begin PhD study on 1 October 2011. Applicants should hold (or have nearly completed) a Master’s degree or equivalent in Old English, Anglo-Saxon/early Anglo-Norman history, or another relevant area of medieval studies. A good knowledge of the language(s) of the manuscripts under study is required (Old/Middle English and/or Latin), and a background or demonstrable interest in manuscript studies is highly desirable.

Applicants must submit the following documentation by the deadline of 1 March 2011:

1. An Admissions Application form & all supporting documents – submitted to the Centre for Arts & Sciences Admissions (CASA) via the online admissions portal at www.kcl.ac.uk/graduate/apply/
2. A one page statement of interest including a description of the proposed research, submitted to peter.stokes@kcl.ac.uk
3. A one-page statement of your research training, background and suitability to the project, submitted to peter.stokes@kcl.ac.uk
4. A sample of written work (3000-5000 words), submitted to peter.stokes@kcl.ac.uk

An interview will be arranged with shortlisted applicants, either face to face or by teleconference, after the closing date.

Enquiries

Please email Dr Peter Stokes or telephone him on +44 (0)20 7848 2813 in the first instance with any queries about this studentship.

Posted by: Peter Stokes (peter.stokes@kcl.ac.uk).

Metadata/Cataloging Librarian, INDIANA UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES-BLOOMINGTON

http://www.libraries.iub.edu/index.php?pageId=1410

INDIANA UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES-BLOOMINGTON
Metadata/Cataloging Librarian
Visiting Assistant Librarian (Two Year, Non-Tenure Track Appointment)

The IU Bloomington Libraries are seeking an innovative and service oriented individual for the position of Metadata/Cataloging Librarian at the Indiana University Bloomington Libraries. This is a two-year, full-time, non-tenure track appointment in the Libraries Technical Services Department.

Founded in 1820, Indiana University-Bloomington has grown from a small state seminary into the flagship campus of a great public university with over 42,000 students and almost 3,000 faculty. Innovation, creativity, and academic freedom are hallmarks of IU Bloomington and its world-class contributions in research and the arts. The Indiana University Bloomington Libraries (http://www.libraries.iub.edu) are among the leading academic research library systems in North America, having recently been named the top university library by the Association of College and Research Libraries. The IUB Libraries provide strong collections, quality service and instructional programs, and leadership in the application of information technologies. The collections support every academic discipline on campus and include more than 6.6 million books, journals, maps, films, and audio/visual materials in over 900 languages. Users can access more than 400 databases, 43,000 electronic journals, and 22 4,000 electronic books, as well as locally developed digital content.

The IUB Libraries are active members of regional and national associations and consortia including the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Digital Library Federation (DLF), and is a founding member of HathiTrust, a shared digital repository. IU is the principal investigator for Kuali Open Library Environment (OL and is working with academic library partners to develop a next generation open source library management system.

The Technical Services Department consists of two divisions: Acquisitions and Cataloging. Reporting to the Head of the West European Cataloging Section (WECS) of the Cataloging Division, the incumbent will provide an integral knowledge link from MARC to non-MARC descriptive metadata activities for cataloging staff. This position will play an important role in assisting managers to develop and define the ongoing evolution of metadata in a traditional cataloging environment. In addition, the successful candidate will catalog materials in Western European languages in multiple MARC formats via the SirsiDynix Symphony integrated system and OCLC.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Metadata/Cataloging Librarian will:
Participate in all aspects of non-MARC descriptive metadata for digital projects within the Cataloging Division: project development and planning, implementation, document preparation, training and creation of metadata using standard schemas Serve as non-MARC metadata resource person for Technical Services
Provide full-level cataloging for monographs and CD-ROMs, including e-books, in English and West European languages, creating original cataloging records and enhancing cataloging copy
Contribute monographic original and enhanced cataloging copy to BIBCO, the monographic bibliographic record program of the Library of Congress Program for Cooperative Cataloging
Provide full-level cataloging for archive collections (mixed materials format) by creating original cataloging records
Establish new name, series, and subject authority records for contribution to the national online name authority file via NACO and SACO, the name authority and subject authority cooperative programs of the Library of Congress Program for Cooperative Cataloging Manage the rush cataloging workflow for non-continuing resources Supervise student assistants

QUALIFICATIONS: Required: M.L.S. from an ALA-accredited library school; minimum of one year relevant non-MARC metadata experience in an academic or research library system; minimum of one year original monograph cataloging experience in an academic or research library system; evidence of effective planning, implementation, document writing, and training of non-MARC metadata for digital projects; demonstrated working knowledge of cataloging rules, standards, and tools such as AACR2rev, LCRI, DACS, LC classification, and subject headings; demonstrated working knowledge of MARC (books format) and at least one other standard metadata scheme (e.g. TEI, MODS, Dublin Core, EAD); relevant experience with OCLC and an integrated library system; facility with at least one West European language; demonstrated ability to perform NACO authority work; excellent oral and written communication skills. Preferred: Demonstrated supervisory experience; cataloging experience with mixed materials M
ARC format; relevant experience with the SIRSIDynix Symphony integrated library system; experience in crosswalking, normalizing, and transforming XML-based metadata; working knowledge of XML-related technologies such as XSLT and XPath.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: This is an entry-level position, with minimum starting salary of $40,400. Benefits include a university healthcare plan, university-funded base retirement plan, a 100% university paid group life insurance plan, and a generous paid time off plan. For a full list of benefits programs, please refer to the following resources: Web site: http://www.indiana.edu/~uhrs/benefits/neweeo-profe.html. Video: http://www.indiana.edu/~uhrs/benefitsvideo/academic.html.

TO APPLY: Review of applications will begin February 1, 2011. The position will remain open until filled. Please send letter of application, professional vita, and the names/addresses/telephone numbers of six references to:

Jennifer Chaffin
Director of Human Resources
Libraries Human Resources
Herman B Wells Library 201B
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405
Phone: 812-855-8196
Fax: 812-855-2576
Email: libpers@indiana.edu

For more information about Indiana University Bloomington go to http://www.iub.edu.

Indiana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Indiana University has a strong commitment to principles of diversity and in that spirit seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

To Browse other open academic positions at IU Bloomington, please go to http://www.indiana.edu/~vpfaa/baalist.shtml and see the Bulletin for Academic Appointees.

Posted by: Daniel Paul O’Donnell (daniel.odonnell@uleth.ca).

English – Canada Research Chair (Tier II) (closing date: January 14, 2011)

http://www2.carleton.ca/facultyrecruitment/news/english-canada-research-chair-tier-ii-closing-date-january-14-2011/

English Canada Research Chair (Tier II) (closing date: January 14, 2011)
Carleton Universitys Department of English, in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, invites applications for nomination for a Tier II Canada Research Chair (http://www.chairs.gc.ca/).

We seek an outstanding candidate whose research strengths intersect with the theoretical area which constitutes the central focus of our doctoral program, The Production of Literature: questions about what people understand by the idea of literature in different times and places, and why it matters; about who should have access to literature, either as readers or writers; about the power of literature to forge communities, and in doing so, to be a force for change; and about how these issues are mediated by the shaping influence of broader legal, technological, political, and social contexts. All historical and geographical areas are eligible. Candidates whose work frames these issues in terms of either New Digital Media or issues related to globalization are especially welcome. More information about our doctoral program can be found at: http://www.carleton.ca/ENGLISH/gradstudies/phd_program.html

This position is dependent upon final approval by the Canada Research Chair (CRC) program. The successful candidate will work with the University to submit a nomination for a Tier II Canada Research Chair in the spring 2011 competition. Tier II chairs are intended for recently established scholars (within 10 years of Ph.D.). The successful candidate must be eligible for SSHRC funding. Appointment is anticipated for January 1 or July 1, 2012 subject to approval of the nomination by the CRC program.

Applications, including a curriculum vitae and statements of teaching and research interests, should be emailed to paul_keen@carleton.ca. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent by email. Applications will not be considered complete until the letters are received. Initial screening of complete applications will begin on January 14, 2011 and continue until the applicant is chosen and has agreed to let his/her name stand.

Located in the nations capital, Carleton University is a dynamic research and teaching institution with a tradition of leading change. Its internationally recognized faculty, staff and researchers provide more than 24,000 full- and part-time students from every province and more than 100 countries around the world with academic opportunities in more than 65 programs of study, including public affairs, journalism, film studies, engineering, high technology, and international studies. Carletons creative, interdisciplinary and international approach to research has led to many significant discoveries and creative works in science and technology, business, governance, public policy and the arts. As an innovative institution Carleton is uniquely committed to developing solutions to real-world problems by pushing the boundaries of knowledge and understanding daily.

Carleton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons from these groups are especially encouraged to apply.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. All positions are subject to budgetary approval.

Entry was posted on Friday, November 12th, 2010 at 2:42 pm in News

Posted by: Daniel Paul O’Donnell (daniel.odonnell@uleth.ca).