Jobs: Editorial and Technical Specialist, XML/metadata, University of Virginia Press

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The University of Virginia Press seeks to hire an Editorial and Technical Specialist within our Rotunda division (http://www.upress.virginia.edu/rotunda/), which publishes peer-reviewed born-digital scholarly works. The incumbent in this position will be working primarily on SAH Archipedia (http://sah-archipedia.org/), an ongoing reference work authored by the Society of Architectural Historians. Secondary duties will involve our Founding Era collections (http://www.upress.virginia.edu/rotunda/collections/american-founding-era/ and http://founders.archives.gov/) and other Rotunda publications.

All our Rotunda publications are XML-based, usually deriving from TEI-encoded texts and delivered via a MarkLogic server. Work on Archipedia will involve processing new content (delivered as XML or transformed from other file types), doing validation and quality control, and adding or verifying the metadata connected with building entries (geospatial data, controlled subject vocabulary terms, event history, etc.), in collaboration with other Rotunda staff and SAH editors and volunteers. Incumbents who have or can acquire skills in Web development and XML programming will also participate in extending the functionality and feature set of SAH Archipedia.

The successful candidate will have a solid background in digital humanities and/or digital library skills and projects. Experience with XML and XML editing is a requirement, and ideally with related programming technologies such as XSLT and XQuery; familiarity with geospatial metadata and GIS or geocoding applications highly desirable. Other relevant skills would include general Web development and programming (HTML/CSS, PHP, JavaScript, Drupal administration), database skills, and experience with metadata standards and controlled vocabularies such as the Getty AAT.

The University of Virginia has a long tradition of excellence in the digital humanities and digital library work, hosting groups and projects such as the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities, the Scholars’ Lab, SHANTI, NINES, and the Rossetti Archive.

Following is the text of the position description at UVA Human Resources (https://jobs.virginia.edu/ , “Search Postings” and search for Posting Number 0612615).

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The University of Virginia Press is seeking to fill the position of Editorial and Technical Specialist for its Electronic Imprint. This position is responsible for technical editing and quality control of digital documents for the ROTUNDA imprint, and managing workflow of files received from authors and conversion vendors. It is also responsible for assisting with technical architecture and planning of ROTUNDA publications, and for development of tools and procedures to be used in production workflows and publications.

For more information about the University of Virginia Press, please visit our website at http://www.upress.virginia.edu/. Our ROTUNDA imprint is described at http://www.upress.virginia.edu/rotunda/.

This position is a restricted position. Continued employment in this position is contingent upon satisfactory performance and the availability of funding.

To apply, applicants must complete a staff application through Jobs@ (https://jobs.virginia.edu), search for posting number 0612615 and electronically attach the following: a cover letter of interest, a resume and contact information for three references.
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The University of Virginia Press and the University of Virginia welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities; we seek to build a culturally diverse intellectual environment and are committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and to the principles of affirmative action in accordance with state and federal laws.

David Sewell, Editorial and Technical Manager
ROTUNDA, The University of Virginia Press
PO Box 400314, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4314 USA
Email: dsewell@virginia.edu Tel: +1 434 924 9973
Web: http://rotunda.upress.virginia.edu/

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