Job Opening: Federated Search Developer at University of Michigan Library
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
The University of Michigan¹s Library Web Systems department has received funding for a one-year term position to build a new, improved, federated search tool for the University Library.
Library Web Systems manages the U-M Library web site [ http://www.lib.umich.edu ], federated search [ http://searchtools.lib.umich.edu ], the library's social bookmarking tool [ http://www.lib.umich.edu/mtagger/ ], develops other innovative and experimental tools through MLibrary Labs [ http://www.lib.umich.edu/labs ], and is implementing Drupal as our content management system.
The Federated Search Developer will create new tools to better match licensed databases with patron needs. The new system will lead our users to A) the right database [relevant to search query] at the B) right level [appropriate to the academic level of the specific question] of subject-specific resources and C) ask the database the right question [using vocabulary appropriate to the search target]. The successful candidate will demonstrate experience and expertise in working with systems and data integration in library databases. Applicants should show experience with PHP, Perl, MySQL, XML, and data interchange processes and formats.
This is a one-year term, full-time (40-hour) position. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including 24 vacation days a year, health insurance, generous retirement contributions, and much more. Salary is dependent on education and previous relevant experience.
- Familiarity with Ex Libris Aleph online catalog and Metalib federated search tool.
Visit the University of Michigan's Careers at the U [ http://www.umich.edu/~jobs/ ] site and search for posting 24794. Please submit a cover letter and resume (as a single document). Review of applications will begin September 21, 2008.
For questions about the job, please contact Ken Varnum, Web Systems Manager, at email@example.com.
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