DLPS Applications Programmer/Analyst (Michigan)

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Created: March 13, 2009


http://www.umich.edu/~jobs/ Job ID: 29580

Digital Library Production Service, University Library, University of Michigan

Job Title: App Programmer/Analyst Inter Job/Career Family: Information Technology

Position: Applications Programmer/Analyst Intermediate or Applications Programmer/Analyst Associate; (final classification dependent upon qualifications)

FLSA: Exempt Hours: 40 hours/week NOTE: This is a 3 year term appointment; possible renewal NOTE: This position has a target salary range of $45,000-$60,000 annually, dependent on qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. NOTE: A review of applications will begin on April 1, 2009.

The Digital Library Production Service (DLPS) seeks a programmer/ analyst, for a term appointment of three years with the possibility of renewal. This position will develop and maintain software applications in support of the Copyright Review Management System.

The University of Michigan Library has received a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to create the Copyright Review Management System (CRMS) to increase the reliability of copyright status determinations of books published in the United States from 1923 to 1963, and to help create a point of collaboration for other institutions. The system will aid in the process of making vast numbers of these books available online to the general public. http://www.imls.gov/news/2008/091008a_list.shtm - MI

The Digital Library Production Service (DLPS), a part of the University of Michigan University Library, is one of the nation's premier organizations for the creation and support of digital library resources and infrastructure, with production level support for electronic library collections. Comprised of more than 20 staff members, including librarians, programmers, and skilled technical staff, DLPS is funded primarily with a base budget for both staff and equipment, and relies on significant grant and revenue funding for a variety of new and incremental initiatives. Staff members within DLPS have responsibility for creating online access mechanisms, and for significant digital conversion activities. DLPS provides these services to the University of Michigan as well as to other institutions. DLPS staff members play a significant role in the University of Michigan Library's work on the HathiTrust digital library and conversion related to the Google Books digitization effort. Most conversion activities are conducted through a unit within DLPS, the Digital Conversion Unit (DCU). In addition to work related to HathiTrust, one of the world's largest digitized book and journal collections, DLPS staff support several hundred thousand rich images in visual resource collections, large collections of finding aids, and contribute to the Library's development efforts with many other formats. DLPS is also the primary development organization for DLXS ( http://www.dlxs.org ), a leading-edge initiative for the development of a digital library access system.

DLPS is a department within the Library Information Technology (LIT) division, one of the major divisions of the University Library. LIT is focused on the development and maintenance of digital resources and provides principal technology management services and support for the University Library system. More information about LIT is online at http://www.lib.umich.edu/lit/ .


1) Design, develop, implement, and maintain tools and applications in support of the Copyright Review Management System (CRMS).

2) Maintain a basic Drupal instance used for internal project management.

3) Write documentation, attend project meetings; participate in relevant conference and meeting presentations.

Job Requirements: Requirements:

- Bachelor's degree in computer science, or an equivalent combination of education and experience; - Knowledge of and experience with Perl software development; - Demonstrated experience with JavaScript and applying concepts of AJAX; - Demonstrated experience with database technology such as MySQL; - Demonstrated experience programming CGI applications for accessing databases via the WWW; - Facility with UNIX; - Ability to work independently and in consultation with a team of developers in a diverse work environment; - Excellent verbal and written skills;


- Demonstrated experience developing APIs such as RESTful web services. - Demonstrated experience implementing web applications that follow Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. - Demonstrated experience with SGML/XML and related technologies and standards; - Demonstrated experience deploying and maintaining sites with content management systems such as Drupal; - Knowledge and use of version control systems in software development.

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