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  • From: James Landrum <james.landrum@ndsu.nodak.edu>
  • Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2005 10:30:41 -0600
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Am forwarding this job announcement, gleaned from the Museum Computer 
Network list, in case you know of any candidates who may be eligible or 
interested in the position or the project. The DiGIR (Distributed 
Generic Information Retrieval) protocol also looks interesting.
PS. Happy Thanksgiving.

Plant Collections – A Community Solution (DiGIR) Technician

The Chicago Botanic Garden (CBG), in partnership with the American 
Public Gardens Association (APGA, formerly, AABGA), University of 
Kansas, has received a major three year grant from the Institute of 
Museum and Library Services to link living plant collections databases 
at 15 gardens across the US. The CBG is seeking an energetic and 
creative information technology professional to provide the 
technological skills necessary to link these databases using the DiGIR 
(Distributed Generic Information Retrieval) protocol.

The successful candidate will work closely with CBG staff, American 
Public Gardens Association (APGA) staff, consultants, University of 
Kansas (DiGIR developers), and individual gardens around the country to, 
among other tasks, (1) develop the schema to be used by all of the 
partners for serving data using DiGIR, (2) work with APGA to modify 
their existing website and integrate the DiGIR web portal for searching 
the collections, (3) customize and/or configure the DiGIR application 
for each institution to support the common schema used by all 
participants serving data to the portal, (4) work with IT 
representatives at each of the participating institutions to install 
servers, software operating systems and customized DiGIR, (5) perform 
server installation, software installation and DiGIR installation if no 
IT support is available, and (6) train staff within each institution to 
install, maintain and troubleshoot the DiGIR during the installation 
visit and through workshops and professional presentations, and assist 
with other management aspects of the project.

Candidates wishing to be given full consideration should hold a degree 
in computer sciences (with at least one year experience as application 
developer OR five years relevant industry experience), proficiency with 
XML and XML schema, expertise with Java programming language, experience 
implementing and administering J2EE applications, especially with Apache 
Tomcat servlet engine, knowledge of SQL and experience with construction 
and administration of relational databases, and excellent oral and 
written communication skills.

To apply, please send by January 6, 2006 a detailed resumé, descriptions 
of past and current project experience, and 3 letters of reference to: 
Dr. Christopher P. Dunn, Executive Director for Research Programs, 
Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL 60022. email: 
cdunn@chicagobotanic.org <mailto:cdunn@chicagobotanic.org>; fax: 
847-835-5484. The Chicago Botanic Garden is an Equal 
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

From the desk of James [Jim] E. Landrum III,
Archaeology Materials and Database Manager,
Archaeology Technologies Laboratory (ATL; http://atl.ndsu)
North Dakota State University (NDSU),
Digital Archive Network for Anthropology and World Heritage (DANA-WH; http://dana-wh.net)
Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA) 
CAA2006 Conference, Fargo, North Dakota, USA. http://www.caa2006.org


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