Contract Remote / Telecommute

System Administrator for Enki Library

San Mateo
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Created: March 21, 2013


Job Description: The enkiLibrary is a shared open source eBook Network that allows California libraries to own and store purchased and free digital content, to share access to more content than any individual library can purchase on its own, to add features and functionality lacking in current third-party vendor models (e.g., renewing, suspending holds, donating, circulation data transferred to ILS, etc.), and to share access to unique local digitized content with other libraries within the Network. Califa and Contra Costa County Library partnered to co-develop an open source eBook Network, shared by, and accessible to multiple library systems in California. The platform is based on the Douglas County (CO) Libraries model, which utilizes the Adobe Content Server and the open source VuFindPlus, developed at Villanova University. The Quipu Group, a software development company, is developing the initial VuFindPlus interface.

Funding for this project is available through a Bay Area Library Information Systems (BALIS) Innovation Grant, LSTA monies, and Califa. This position will be part of the team making enkiLibrary happen through system administration and support of the Adobe Content Server (ACS) and the VuFindPlus open source software, including configuration, maintenance and customization of these two servers.

Working Knowledge and Experience with:
Open source software for next generation library catalogs and discovery tools.
Database administration (MySQL, Oracle, Solr)
User-facing web standards/platforms (HTML/XHTML, cross-browser CSS, Javascript, jQuery/AJAX, PHP, mobile web)
Search platforms (Apache Solr)
Library software applications and protocols (NCIP, SIP, APIs, user authentication, integrated library systems)
Web server software

Location: can be remote, though the ability to travel to meetings several times a year in San Mateo, CA is a plus.  We can use Skype so being remote wouldn't disqualify a candidate. 

Hours/duration of contract: approx 20 hours/week.  Contract will start for 6 months, with an option to renew.

Pay: Please send your rates.

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