Job Ad for Shakespeare’s Quartos

The Maryland Institute of Technology in the Humanities (MITH) at the
University of Maryland in College Park is seeking a full time
programmer for at least a year to work on the NEH/JISC funded
Shakespeare’s Quartos project. This exciting digital humanities
initiative, an international collaboration among MITH, the Folger
Shakespeare Library, Oxford University, the British Library, the
Huntington Library, and the Scottish National Library, aims to create
a digital archive of all the extant quartos of Shakespeare’s plays
beginning with Hamlet. The successful candidate will at the minimum
have a bachelor’s degree and be an experienced web programmer familiar
with PHP, JavaScript, MySQL, XML, and XSLT to develop both the user
interface and the database back-end for this interactive archive.
Ideally, the candidate will also have a background in textual
criticism and/or Shakespearean scholarship.

Located in McKeldin Library at the heart of the campus, MITH is the
University of Maryland’s primary intellectual hub for scholars and
practitioners of digital humanities, new media, and cyberculture, as
well as the home of the Electronic Literature Organization, the most
prominent international group devoted to the writing, publishing and
reading of electronic literature. MITH’s house research includes
projects in text mining, tool building, visualization, digital
libraries, electronic publishing, and digital preservation. We
collaborate actively with allied campus units, including the
University Libraries, the College of Information Science, and the
Human Computer Interaction Lab. Situated just outside of Washington
DC, MITH also offers all of the opportunities that come from the
libraries, museums, and cultural institutions of the area.

Salary range, $50,000 – $55,000. To apply, please send a letter of
application, CV, and contact information for three references. Best
consideration by April 9, 2008. Application materials may be sent
electronically to or to Neil Fraistat, Director, MITH,
McKeldin Library, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742.
Consideration of applications to begin immediately. Applications from
women and minorities are encouraged.

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