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Adams Papers Control File Digitization Project
The Massachusetts Historical Society seeks qualified candidates to fill a one-year part-time position
on the Adams Papers Control File Digitization Project, a grant-funded project to convert
item-level descriptions of more than 100,000 Adams documents into an online XML database.
Preliminary conversion was completed in 2009; the Encoder/Verification Specialist will begin
January 2010 and will report to the Project Manager on the production of XML-encoded files for
online delivery. This is a humanities computing project that requires a combined technical and liberal
arts background. This project is designed not only to create an online database but also to develop
guidelines for similar archival catalog conversions; therefore individuals with new and creative
approaches to offering enriched metadata online and resolving cross-platform digital content
will be preferred.
◊ Inputs changes, edits tagging and content, and enriches XML-encoded files in an XML editor.
◊ Applies XSLT and other schemas for quality assurance as needed.
◊ Applies and verifies authority records to XML database records.
◊ Communicates with other team members to insure consistency in process and guidelines.
◊ Participates in project team meetings and offers input about workflow, encoding anomalies,
database structure, and navigation issues.
◊ Bachelor’s degree
◊ MLS or significant progress toward the degree preferred
◊ Demonstrated experience with markup languages (XML or HTML) and/or schema and DTDs.
◊ Some experience with XSLT and CSS preferred; experience in creation of XSLT a plus.
◊ Familiarity with cataloging, archival records, or database construction a plus.
◊ Ability to learn and follow specific guidelines and instructions.
◊ Keen eye for detail.
◊ Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
*This is a one-year (beginning Jan. 2010) grant-funded position for 20 hours per week at $20.40
Please send a cover letter and resume to Mary Claffey, Digital Production Editor, Adams Papers,
Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215; applications may also
be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin immediately.
Peter J. Wosh
Director, Archives/Public History Program
New York University
53 Washington Square South
New York NY 10012
Phone: (212) 998-8601
Fax: (212) 995-4017