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[InetBib] Ausschreibung Digital Content Curator Berlin

An die Kolleginnen und Kollegen

Für eine Forschungsabteilung am MPIWG suchen wir einen Digital Content Curator 
(s. u.).

Mit besten Grüßen
Urs Schoepflin

Urs Schoepflin
Leiter der Bibliothek
Max-Planck-Institut fuer Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Boltzmannstr. 22
14195 Berlin
Tel: +49-30-22667-190
Fax: +49-30-22667-291
email: schoepfl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

The Max-Planck-Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG) is seeking a

Digital Content Curator

Department III Artefacts and Action in Systems of Knowledge
Accountable to: Director, Head of Library, Head of Information Technologies 
Responsible for: communicating with depositors and potential depositors, 
curating, organizing the uploading, and review of digital and material 
resources on the History of Science, East Asia; further development of dynamic 
infrastructure for content management.
Tenure: A full time position with tenure, initially for 2 years.
Pay Scale: TVöD E13/E14, roughly comparable to assistant/associate professor. 
(For further reference see http://oeffentlicher-dienst.info/tvoed/bund/)

Job Summary:
The digital-content-curator will organize the content collection of historical 
sources on East Asian science and technology in close collaboration with the 
director of Dep. III, the head of library and IT. The curator will liaise 
independently with depositors and suppliers. S/he will be central to the 
development of a content-management-system for the storage, analysis and 
representation of data of diverse formats (paper documents, objects, 2 and 3D 
imaging, audio, video etc and digital databases). Duties include communicating 
with agents and depositors, uploading, processing and evaluating data, corpus 
management, diagnosis of problems, preparing web-presentation, researching and 
compiling information and reports about deposits. The content-curator will 
support the members of the teams with content-related and technical 
collaboration across the archiving and retrieval workflow.

-Background in East Asian Studies, Library and/or Information Sciences. 
-Familiarity with historical sources on East Asia (digital and material), 
library categories and database/ data management projects.
-Fluency in English and Chinese. Additional language skills are welcome. 
-Profound experience in independent and pro-active project management combined 
with a sense for team-work.
-Ability to manage the complete project life-cycle of digital documentation 
materials, their use and analysis.
-Proficiency in digital humanities working methods (Metadata standards, the 
application of semantic web technologies for the organization, ontologies). 
-Practical skills in the management of various data formats (texts, imagery, 
3D), document encoding and processing, data management techniques (GIS etc), 
and media file formats. Experience with the hard sciences welcome.
-Experience in software development and content-management systems. -Aptitude 
to create technical and training guidelines and documents.

The MPIWG is an international, interdisciplinary institute. International 
experience is highly desirable. There are no formal teaching obligations. 
Administrative responsibilities are decided in consultation with the Director 
and shared with other members of the scholarly staff. The MPIWG provides 
excellent support for research, including travel funds.

Scholars of all nationalities are welcome to apply; applications from women are 
especially welcomed. The Max-Planck-Society is committed to employing more 
handicapped individuals and encourages them to apply.

If after reading through this document and visiting our website (see 
http://www.mpiwg- berlin.mpg.de/en/research/projects/departmentSchaefer), you 
have further questions, please contact Prof. Dagmar Schäfer 
(dschaefer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx). For administrative questions concerning the 
position and the Institute, please contact Ms. Claudia Paaß, Head of 
Administration (verwaltungsleitung@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx), or Mr. Jochen 
Schneider, Research Coordinator (jsr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx).

Your application should consist of a one page covering letter that addresses 
key selection criteria, a brief CV, and the names and contact details of three 
professional referees – ideally, as a single Word or PDF document with your 
name and the position title as the document’s name. Please also provide a work 
sample (link or reference welcome).

Only electronic applications are accepted.

Applications should be submitted no later than September 10, 2013, by 4 pm 
(MEZ) to Ms. Nuria Monn: bewerbung3@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

While all applications will be acknowledged by email, only shortlisted 
applicants will be contacted personally, and we appreciate your patience during 
this time.

Candidates will be invited to a workshop and interview in the week 14-19 Oct. 
2013. If you already know that you are unavailable at this time, you must make 
mention of this in your covering letter.

Position remains open until filled.
Max-Planck-Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstraße 22, D-14195 

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