Digital Library Collections Interface Developer

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Created: March 31, 2010


Please feel free to get in touch with me ( or Clifford Wulfman ( with questions. --- Digital Library Collections Interface Developer Princeton University Library Princeton, NJ Requisition #1000228

The Princeton University Library, one of the world's most respected research institutions, serves a diverse community of 7,200 students and 1,100 faculty members, with more than 6 million printed volumes, 5 million manuscripts, and 2 million nonprint items. The holdings in its central library and 9 specialized libraries range from ancient papyri and incunabula to the most advanced electronic databases and digital collections. The Library employs a dedicated and knowledgeable staff of more than 300 professional and support personnel, complemented by a large student and hourly workforce. More information can be found at the Library's Web site:

Available: Immediately

Description: Princeton University Library seeks an Interface Developer to join its Library Digital Initiatives group as we design and build a new, state-of-the-art digital library system. This system is being developed in a native XML database environment and will serve a broad range of library users. The person in this position, in consultation with colleagues and users, will help build the search and discovery component, incorporate and extend the image viewing functionality, and add library specific functions for viewing books, manuscripts, and images. This position will also be assigned other digital library and library web services projects as the need arises.


* A candidate for this position should have a B.S. or B.A. degree from an accredited institution * Thorough knowledge of user-interface design concepts * Recent experience with contemporary Web technologies and paradigms, especially AJAX and RESTful design * Familiarity with core XML concepts * Experience working in a Unix/Linux environment * A strong commitment to standardization and open-source principles

Preferred: Candidates possessing the following will be given special consideration:

* Experience designing or building digital library systems * Experience with METS encoding for library material and metadata * Experience building web applications with eXist; knowledge of programming languages especially Java, Python, Perl; knowledge of Apache, Tomcat, Jetty * Experience with native XML database/XQuery technologies * Experience working with JPEG 2000 technologies * Master's Degree in computer or information science with a focus on graphical user interfaces * A strong background in designing and building graphical user interfaces for both web sites and web applications

Compensation and Benefits: Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience and accomplishments. Twenty-four (24) vacation days a year, plus eleven (11) paid holidays. Annuity program (TIAA/CREF/Vanguard), group life insurance, health coverage insurance, disability insurance, and other benefits are available.

Rank: This is an Administrative position; grade AIT030, 100% duty time.

Nominations and Applications: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Nominations and applications (cover letter, resume and the names, titles, addresses and phone numbers of three references) will be accepted only from the Jobs at Princeton website:

Application Deadline Date: April 14, 2010


For information about applying to Princeton, please link to

-- Jon Stroop Metadata Analyst C-17-D2 Firestone Library Princeton University Princeton, NJ 08544

Email: Phone: (609)258-0059 Fax: (609)258-0441


Published: Wednesday, March 31, 2010 18:21 UTC

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