Nosatsu Digitization and Digital Humanities Specialist

Contact Information
Patrick Moore
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene
OR
97403
Phone: 
541-346-1894
Email: 
pmoore1@uoregon.edu
Deadline
Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 11:31am
Open Until Filled: 
yes
Open until filled, review begins on: 
Friday, May 5, 2017 - 11:31am
Department: 
Library
FTE: 
.49
Terms: 
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
Academic Year: 
2017
Duties: 
  • Assist in the preparation of rare and fragile materials for digitization
  • Assist in the digitization workflow established for the nosatsu project
  • Apply minimal descriptive, technical and administrative metadata to digitized objects according to international standards and best practices
  • Investigate and evaluate existing transcription software to meet the needs of the project and the Libraries
  • Assist in the recruitment and training of scholars from both within and outside UO in the translation and transcription of the nosatsu digital collection
  • Assist in the preparation of rare and fragile materials for digitization
  • Assist in the digitization workflow established for the nosatsu project
  • Apply minimal descriptive, technical and administrative metadata to digitized objects according to international standards and best practices
  • Investigate and evaluate existing transcription software to meet the needs of the project and the Libraries
  • Assist in the recruitment and training of scholars from both within and outside UO in the translation and transcription of the nosatsu digital collection

Graduate students pursuing any master’s or doctoral degree may apply.

Preferred Qualifications: 

Required:

  • Knowledge of metadata best practices and standards
  • High attention to detail and the ability to learn complex systems
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Ability to work well in a collaborative environment

Preferred:

  • Working knowledge of the Japanese language
  • Knowledge of Japanese history, literature, art history or folklore
  • Experience handling special collections materials
  • Knowledge of open source and proprietary crowdsourcing software
  • Knowledge of intellectual copyright principles as applied to digital collections
Application Procedure: 

Please email the following as PDFs to Patrick Moore, Human Resources Manager, University of Oregon Libraries. He may be reached at pmoore1@uoregon.edu

  1. Letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for working on this project
  2. Résumé or CV
  3. List of contact information for three professional/academic references

Our General Duties and Responsibilities Statement (GDRS), which includes our general appointment/reappointment process and criteria, is available online.

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