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I Say This Of My Own Free Will… California Digital Library is a very groovy organization. My Place Of Work has partnered with them on projects, and CDL folks are always a joy to work with. CDL collects some of the best brains in librarianship (or librarianship-friendly fields), at least those that want to live in Northern California (and who doesn’t?). Nifty offices, great location central to the Bay Area and the Peninsula, and a fascinating job… if this job matches your skills and interests, do not delay, shoot them a c.v. NOW.


Web Archive Programmer
California Digital Library
Oakland, CA
Job # 2323-05
CLOSE DATE: June 30, 2005
3 year contract position

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Web Archive programmer work will focus on a national project developing capacity to capture and preserve web sites.

The focus will be on the identification, analysis, reporting on and development of tools for the harvest and analysis of web-based content:

the crawlers, creation of digital objects from the crawled sites, analysis, and presentation (viewing) of harvested content. This includes recommending the purchase and/or modification of third party software or the development of new software using Java, Perl and/or Python programming languages.


• Bachelors degree or equivalent in an appropriate area such as library and information science or computer science.
• 3 years experience developing software in production environments, web protocols (HTTP, SOAP, LDAP, etc.), and common web formats (HTML, PDF, GIF, etc).
• Experience working with and communicating with diverse staff including technical and non-technical staff teams.
• High level proficiency and at least 2 years experience in the Java, Perl and/or Python programming language.
• Proficiency in XML, XSLT and CSS.
• Demonstrated ability to review, assess, and communicate findings related to software evaluation (evaluate reasonable alternatives, translate findings into recommended changes, actions or strategies.
• Excellent analytical, written and oral communication skills.
• Demonstrated ability to track, organize and prioritize workload and request resources and information needed to do the job.
• Demonstrated flexibility in accommodating changing priorities.

• Knowledge of the Internet Archive’s web archive format, and knowledge of web harvesters (e.g. HTTrack, Heritrix, Curl).
• Knowledge of web browser plug-in and Mozilla/Firefox programming.
• Knowledge of digital repository architectures (e.g. OAIS) and association of content with persistent identifiers (e.g. PURLs, ARKs).
• Knowledge of digital library standards for description, transmission and access (e.g., METS, OAI, HTML, Dublin Core, TEI, SGML, MARC).

ABOUT: The California Digital Library (CDL) is the 11th university library of the University of California. It was established in 1997 to build the university’s digital library, to encourage campus libraries to share their resources and holdings more effectively, and to provide leadership in the application of information technology to the development of UC’s library collections and services. Its mission is to harness technology and innovation, and leverage the intellectual and cultural resources of the University of California to support the assembly and creative use of the world’s scholarship and knowledge for the University of California Libraries and the communities they serve.

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