Digital Library Applications Programmer

Santa Cruz
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Created: December 6, 2010


Hi All,

The University of California, Santa Cruz Campus seeks a Digital Library Applications Programmer to make available digital collections on a cutting-edge website. This website will provide access to Grateful Dead Archive materials and tools to facilitate public contributions to the archive. This project will enable the university to convert a significant part of a traditional archive to digital form and make it available online while simultaneously experimenting with the impact of fostering, creating, and curatorship of a large, socially constructed archive. The website will support discovery, delivery, use and construction of the Grateful Dead Archive for a broad range of users including the general public and the academic research community. The position will contribute to the development of open source software Omeka ( developed by the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. Enhancement of the software will include improving social metadata capacity, permissions and rights consent for contributed digital content, and migration (export and import) of metadata and data between collection management software/social sharing sites and Omeka, as well as applications, servers and repositories supporting access, content management and digital preservation. Lastly, the position will also support the installation, configuration and management of applications and servers supporting the website.

Under general supervision and reporting to the Grateful Dead Project Manager, this position designs and develops code to enhance applications and installs, configures and manages server, storage and networking hardware. Work is performed using PHP, MySQL, Javascript, XML software and XSLT stylesheets. Position interacts with University Library staff in Special Collections and Digital Initiatives to gather requirements, write specifications, develop code enhancing existing or creating new Omeka plug-ins, testing code and perform quality assurance to evaluate code against original requirements. Position works closely with University Library Information Technology Services (ITS) staff to manage applications and servers (development, staging and production) in a LAMP environment supporting the website including Omeka, CONTENTdm, Wordpress and Drupal software and migrate metadata and data between applications, servers and digital preservation repositories.

Specialized knowledge and skills:

Substantial experience with a scripting language (PHP is preferred) Substantial experience with MYSQL and understanding of relational and object-oriented database concepts Substantial experience with JavaScript and XML Substantial experience creating and using XSLT transformational stylesheets and cascading-stylesheets (CSS) Strong-object oriented programming skills Demonstrated experience with one or more of the following web content software systems: Omeka, Wordpress, CONTENTdm, and Drupal

For more information, and to Apply:

Please visit, job #1002896


Susan Chesley Perry Head of Digital Initiatives UCSC University Library 831-459-5590


Published: Monday, December 6, 2010 16:07 UTC

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