Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Are you a techy consultant who's into eBooks? If so, we may want to hire you...

We need to hire someone to help out with Enki.  Below is the job description (though this was originally done in January, and it's not so VuFind heavy now).  It can be done from anywhere, but please note that we'd love to have you involved in the (rare) face to face meetings we have with Contra Costa, that generally happen in our office in San Mateo.  So if you can travel to San Mateo from wherever you are, that would be best.  You don't need to be a librarian, but having a passion for literacy/ebooks/libraries is a big plus.  Email me with your resume/CV and current or expect rate.  The gig is part-time for now - probably about 20 hours/week.  Please send this post to anyone and everyone who might be interested - we want to hire someone awesome soon!


Job Description: The enkiLibrary is a shared open source eBook Network that allows California libraries to own and store purchased and free digital content, to share access to more content than any individual library can purchase on its own, to add features and functionality lacking in current third-party vendor models (e.g., renewing, suspending holds, donating, circulation data transferred to ILS, etc.), and to share access to unique local digitized content with other libraries within the Network. Califa and Contra Costa County Library partnered to co-develop an open source eBook Network, shared by, and accessible to multiple library systems in California. The platform is based on the Douglas County (CO) Libraries model, which utilizes the Adobe Content Server and the open source VuFindPlus, developed at Villanova University. The Quipu Group, a software development company, is developing the initial VuFindPlus interface.

Funding for this project is available through a Bay Area Library Information Systems (BALIS) Innovation Grant, LSTA monies, and Califa. This position will be part of the team making enkiLibrary happen through system administration and support of the Adobe Content Server (ACS) and the VuFindPlus open source software, including configuration, maintenance and customization of these two servers.

Working Knowledge and Experience with:
Open source software for next generation library catalogs and discovery tools.
Database administration (MySQL, Oracle, Solr)
User-facing web standards/platforms (HTML/XHTML, cross-browser CSS, Javascript, jQuery/AJAX, PHP, mobile web)
Search platforms (Apache Solr)
Library software applications and protocols (NCIP, SIP, APIs, user authentication, integrated library systems)
Web server software

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