So you might be wondering...given the many places there are on the Web already to look for and advertise jobs, why should you care about jobs.code4lib.org? Well, it's different for a few reasons.
code4lib is a niche within a niche: an international community of software developers, designers and architects who happen to work in the cultural heritage sector (libraries, archives, museums, galleries, etc). There are a lot of esoteric tools, projects and people to know. The idea is that jobs.code4lib.org can help people get an idea of what kinds of skills and experience are useful to acquire.
Arguably jobs.code4lib.org is even more of an oddity because it doesn't use one of the many opensource job software packages, but is itself a piece of custom software called shortimer. For several years the code4lib discussion list has been heavily used as a place to advertise (and find) jobs. shortimer basically subscribes to the discussion list and looks for job postings to publish here. Think of it as a Web amplifier for the jobs on the discussion list.
If you would like to have access to the data that is behind this application you can find most everything in the Atom feed which includes:
- the url for the job
- the author's name and url
- the job description
- the employer's name and Freebase url
- tag names and Freebase urls
- pagination links to drill backwards in time