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[xml-dev] Vacancy

Department: Information Services
Institution: University of Glasgow
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Salary: ALC Grade 3  25,216-30967 per annum
Applications must be received by: 12 October 2001.


An exciting opportunity to join a lively and talented records and
information management team within Information Services at the
University of Glasgow developing better use of information in the
paper and digital order.  As part of a team, you will be expected to
play a significant role in future development of procedures for the
delivery of digital information across campus, particularly in
exploiting the potential of XML and domain specific dtds.  You will be
required to develop relations with projects addressing content issues
for delivering learning and furthering research in a number of
departments and to provide advice and help develop other projects.  If
appropriate you will be appointed a research fellow in the Humanities
Advanced Technology and Information Institute - HATII.

You will possess a degree, have experience in defining and applying
mark-up DTDs in SGML/XML and processing in DSSSL/XSLT, familiarity
with SGML/XML editors, understand the issues surrounding digital
documents and have excellent communication skills.  Familiarity with
TEI and skills in scripting languages - Perl, Tcl, PHP, Python is

This is a new post within Information Services in response to the
challenges posed by the increase in information in a digital form. It
builds upon previous initiatives and takes the work from the status of
project to that of service.  The tasks and objectives of the job are
given in the list below, however, at this level, the development of
the post will depend on the vision and skills of the person appointed.

 to drive on the developments following on from ERM project,

 to develop procedures to enable the University Calendar to be
  efficiently assembled,

 to make a contribution to Intranet development in the University,
  based on a thorough understanding of the nature of documents and
  multi-mode publishing,

 to provide an advice service and training to both Information
  Services and the wider University community, on document structure and
  multi-mode publishing and contribute to seminars on relevant topics in
  this field,

 to advise on management, updating and web delivery of xml catalogue
  documents and their delivery,

 to build bridges to the other people with SGML/XML skills in the
  University and with people who have a wide variety of views on the
  publishing of information in a digital form,

 to work on the problems of digital archiving in collaboration with
  Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute (HATII

 to contribute to developing cross domain searching/mapping of
  formats between domains (i.e. ead/marc/cimi),

 to represent Information Services at national and international
  meetings with the area defined by this job.

The post is permanent.

Further details at: 


Applications should be submitted to the Human Resources
Department (Recruitment Section), University of Glasgow, G12 8QQ,
not later than 12 October 2001. Each application should consist
of the following:

1. A fully collated and stapled curriculum vitae

2. A covering letter explaining why you wish to be considered for the
   position including a brief statement on the state of your health.

3. Applicant Information Form

4. Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form (in a sealed envelope addressed
   to Equal Opportunities, Human Resources Department).

Informal enquiries to James Currall, Computing Service, Tel.  0141 330 4855, 
email j.currall@compserv.gla.ac.uk.

 Name:	 Dr James Currall
 E-mail: J.Currall@compserv.gla.ac.uk
 Fax:	 (UK) 0141-330-4808
 Phone:	 (UK) 0141-339-8855 Ext 4855
 Post:	 Computing Service, University of Glasgow, 
 	 Glasgow G12 8QQ, Scotland.