[Web4lib] Position announcement: Digital Repository Programmer, Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries

Jessica Branco Colati jessica at coalliance.org
Thu Nov 2 14:54:05 EST 2006

Digital Repository Programmer, Alliance Digital Repository


The Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries is beginning a project to
develop a shared technical infrastructure to create a Fedora-based digital
object repository for its member libraries.  The repository will store,
preserve and manage digital images, text, audio files, video, and other
content, plus a set of tools and services to support ingestion, search and
discovery, digital object delivery and presentation, and preservation of
digital content.


Working closely with the Project Director and other staff from the Alliance
and member institutions, the Digital Repository Programmer designs,
develops, implements, and maintains tools and applications for use in
support of a digital object repository at the Colorado Alliance of Research
Libraries.  Works with other Alliance staff to define requirements for tools
to support delivery of image and text collections; evaluates potential
commercial and open-source solutions; designs and tests user interfaces;
designs, codes and tests software; and defines and implements interfaces
with other systems in the consortium.  Writes documentation, attends project
meetings; participates in relevant conference and meeting presentations.


Position open until filled; application review begins November 15, 2006.


Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements:

*	Bachelor's degree in computer science, information science, or a
related technical discipline, and two years of experience in the development
of complex software systems including work in Java and/or Perl 
*	Extensive knowledge of and experience with Web Services programming 
*	Demonstrated experience with database technology such as MySQL 
*	Demonstrated experience with SGML/XML and related technologies and
*	Demonstrated experience with Service Oriented Architecture 
*	Facility with UNIX 
*	Demonstrated experience with writing documentation 
*	Ability to work with a team of developers and librarians in a
diverse work environment 
*	Excellent verbal and written skills 



*	Fedora Experience 
*	Knowledge and use of protocols such as: Open Archives
Initiative-Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH), SRU, openURL, library
metadata standards (e.g. METS, MARC, Dublin Core), encoding formats such as
TEI and EAD, character encoding standards such as Unicode; and image formats
such as TIFF and JPEG2000. 
*	Experience with library systems and metadata standards, digital
image, audio, and video formats 
*	Knowledge and use of version control systems in software development

*	Web user interface design 
*	PHP 



Commensurate with training and experience.  This is an "at will" employee of
the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries and includes full benefits.


About the Alliance


The Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries is a non-profit consortium of
eleven libraries in Colorado and Wyoming.  It is a 32 year old partnership
of academic, special and public libraries with a history of working in
concert to share resources through cooperative purchasing, special projects,
systems management and consulting services.  Member Libraries include:
Auraria Library, Colorado College, Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State
University, Denver Public Library, Regis University, University of Colorado
at Boulder, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, University of
Denver, University of Northern Colorado and the University of Wyoming.
http://www.coalliance.org <http://www.coalliance.org/>  


About Fedora


Fedora open source software gives organizations a flexible service-oriented
architecture for managing and delivering their digital content. At its core
is a powerful digital object model that supports multiple views of each
digital object and the relationships among digital objects. Digital objects
can encapsulate locally-managed content or make reference to remote content.
Dynamic views are possible by associating web services with objects. Digital
objects exist within a repository architecture that supports a variety of
management functions. All functions of Fedora, both at the object and
repository level, are exposed as web services. These functions can be
protected with fine-grained access control policies.  http://fedora.info


Please send cover letter, resume, and list of three references to:


Alan Charnes, Executive Director

Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries

3801 E. Florida, Suite 515

Denver, CO  80210

(303) 759-3399 (phone)

(303) 759-3363 (fax)

alan at coalliance.org 

http://www.coalliance.org <http://www.coalliance.org/>  



Jessica Branco Colati
Project Director
Alliance Digital Repository
Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries 
3801 E. Florida, Suite 515 
Denver, CO 80210 
t: (303) 759-3399 x113
f: (303) 759-3363
e: jessica at coalliance.org 
w: http://www.coalliance.org 


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