Decimal Lab Digital Humanities Archivist

Created: December 5, 2014


Decimal Lab at UOIT is seeking a researcher at the PhD candidate level to contribute to the development of a Digital Humanities archive called The Fabric of Digital Life, which has met its first phase of development. The Fabric of Digital Life archive has been established to collect, track, and archive the emergence of technological invention through multiple discourses in the area of wearable computers, augmented reality interfaces, and implantable technology. The researcher will work with lab members, undergrad researchers, volunteers, and the principal investigator to further develop the database and the metadata ontology of the archive in keeping with Digital Humanities as a disciplinary, academic field. The researcher will be willing and able to contribute to scholarly writing and publications accompanying the archive project, as well as facilitate public access to the Fabric of Digital Life in keeping with the discipline.


Essential Qualifications:
  • Be enrolled as a PhD candidate or have a PhD
  • Masters degree in Archival Studies or Library & Information Science with a specialty in archives or libraries
  • Experience applying the theory and practice of archival science
  • Experience in using database management software, such as digital humanities database Dspace, Omeka or Collective Access
  • Interest in some of the relevant content fields such as science fiction film and prose, technology emergence journalism, new media invention sensationalism and circulation, participatory media culture, film culture, or superhero print comics.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • An ability to work independently in a number of tasks
  • A passion for research;
Desired Qualifications:
  • Interest in visual design for user interfaces in the context of online museum databases, libraries or other research collections.
  • Video editing experience
  • Ability to manage continuously changing priorities;
  • Strong organizational skills and an excellent ability to prioritize and multitask;
  • Supervisory experience, preferably in a technical or professional office setting
  • A commitment to consistency and accuracy.

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