“You will be responsible for our library systems, including our web site, federated search tool, and online catalog. We will need you to assess new information technology, develop innovative information programs, and evaluate the effectiveness of existing and proposed information technology. You will conduct research using a variety of print and online sources and synthesize your findings to ensure that executives are making well informed decisions for their technology initiatives.”
Full posting at https://fidelity.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=304598&lang=en&sns_id=mailto#.UAm4jgXr5Wg.mailto
Senior Manager, FCAT Library
Fidelity Center for Applied Technology
The Newport Cultural Coalition, a partnership between five Newport, Rhode Island-based cultural institutions, seeks a metadata professional to assist in the planning phase of a collaborative database project. The successful candidate must produce an implementation plan for a web-based database of museum objects and archival materials to be known as NewPortal.
The Preservation Society of Newport County, Newport Art Museum, Redwood Library and Athenaeum, The Newport Restoration Foundation, and The Newport Historical Society have joined forces to develop a shared, web-based database of museum objects and archival materials related to the history and culture of Newport, Rhode Island. The goal of this collaboration is to engage the public in the story of Newport’s vibrant cultural heritage and to encourage scholarship by promoting open, seamless access to the historical materials documenting that story in spite of their geographic and administrative separation. Our web portal will facilitate access for users who now must travel to the individual institutions to research collections, and make possible the serendipitous discovery of connections between the cultural artifact holdings throughout the city. This project seeks to reveal Newport’s hidden collections systemically and cost-effectively by combining resources and working collaboratively.
Project objectives and deliverables include:
Meet with project partners on a regular basis (including video conferencing), with a minimum of one on-site visit to each institution.
Evaluate the records and metadata each organization uses, including identifying commonalities and inconsistencies. Guide partners in selecting common taxonomies/controlled vocabulary/thesauri for use in new metadata schema.
Create a set of shared metadata fields using industry standards.
Create a metadata map from each partner’s different existing collection management systems to new metadata schema.
Determine how to export and organize data, and create an export plan.
Research and make a recommendation on the type of collections discovery tool to build or purchase, and develop use cases.
Creation of a working or static template of the web-based database.
Demonstrate in a presentation and report the feasibility and sustainability of proposed implementation plan within budget and staffing limitations of the Newport Cultural Coalition.
This is a grant funded partnership and our consultant will be paid a one-time fee of up to $7000 for services rendered and travel-related expenses. Lodging accommodations can be arranged.
Candidate must understand metadata architecture and have knowledge of many different metadata schemas, including but not limited to Dublin Core, MODS, and METS, as well as ability to develop specifications for custom programming to perform data conversion operations. The candidate should also have a firm comprehension of data conversion with the ability to advise on needs for the programming requirements of the implementation phase of this project. The nature of this project requires a commitment to collaboration and a desire to work in a team environment.
The planning phase of this project is August 27-October 31, 2012.
Applicants should demonstrate competency in the above requirements by submitting testimonials and access to examples of previous like work. Send letter and resume/portfolio to Newportal.RI@gmail.com. Deadline for application is August 3, 2012.
A business unit here at Fidelity is looking for someone with an LIS degree to manage their digital library of executive content. See full posting here.
The Berkman Center for Internet & Society and the Harvard Law School library seek a full-time Project Manager to advance their joint project, H2O. H2O is an online platform for textbook development and distribution, currently in a pilot stage. H2O is based on the open source model ? instead of locking down materials in formalized textbooks, we believe that course books can be free (as in free speech) for everyone to access and, equally important, build upon.
Using H2O, professors can freely pull together materials for a course by selecting cases, editing those cases to the sections that are most relevant, and grouping them into readings. Once the materials are assembled, they can be copied in part or in whole by other interested faculty and then edited further. H2O has been successfully piloted in Jonathan Zittrain?s 1L Torts class, and will be rolling out further over the coming year.
H2O?s project manager will play a leading role in shepherding H2O into its next phase, which will focus on developing new materials and incorporating additional features, in order to expand the platform beyond its law school roots.
The Project Manager will be housed at the HLS Library and work in close collaboration with lead members of the Library Innovation Lab team; he/she will also work closely with the Berkman Center and current H2O teams.
More information about the position can be found below, and applications must be submitted through the HLS Human Resources Website at: https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/asp/tg/cim_jobdetail.asp?partnerID=25240&siteID=5341&AReq=26463BR&ei=ODigT9WvAYHpggetpbDhDQ&usg=AFQjCNGwvgV8sxK_e05G1XAx5aDupTjgiQ
Please do not listen to Moddle about grades. I just tell you what your grades are in Moodle – Moodle does not calculate your final course grade – even if it thinks it does. I do that in an Excel spreadsheet.
Did someone leave a green coffee mug in the class room this morning? I turned it in to the lab.
Is in eLearning.
Are in Moodle.
From my friend Betsy –
Please share with any interested students or alums. A roommate from undergraduate school works at this library. Salary listed is a guideline, friend says it can be more depending on qualifications and experience.
Reminder that we party tomorrow. I have cutlery, champagne flutes, and glasses, and we can always find napkins. People who were bringing champagne, orange juice, and something non-aloholic, don’t forget.
Also, first 15 minutes will be spent in back of Tech Lab doing evaluations.