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Digital Collections Developer at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

From: Michael L.
Sent on: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 11:08 AM
I hope some of you will seriously consider looking at this position yourself and/or re-posting it and/or sharing about it with your colleagues. I'd like to add to the job posting a hint of what an excellent opportunity this is. You would be joining a small team doing innovative work to make available digitized historical archival materials, photographs, oral histories, historical film, library records, object descriptions and photos, and tens of millions of pages of digitized archival materials. The environment includes the Blacklight Ruby on Rails gem (, and will include bringing EAD archival descriptions using Archon (soon to be ArchivesSpace) into Blacklight, and interfacing with an open source digital asset management system, ResourceSpace ( I've shared here on code4lib the first cut of our Blacklight implementation: ( -- a more full-featured version is available on-campus) but there is so much more to do. There is plenty of room for your energy, intelligence, creativity, and your good software development practices. Our institution is on the brink of being able to do so much more with our amazing collection data along the lines of crowd-sourcing, and investigating possible collaboration with other institutions with data sharing. We need serious programming development chops in some combination of PHP, Ruby/RoR, and there's room for other toolsets (e.g. Python). Contact [address removed] to apply. 

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Please, no agents--only individual applicants, please reply to [address removed]

Michael R. Levy   Director, Digital Collections    [masked]
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

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