University of California: Web Archiving Software Programmer

University of California

Position: Web Archiving Software Programmer

Deadline: Applications requested by August 23, 2007.

Help save the web! Libraries are currently struggling to save crucial publications that disappear from the web before they can be archived for researchers and the general public. The California Digital Library has an open Web Archiving Software Programmer position on "The Web-at-Risk" project to develop tools to capture, analyze and preserve web sites. This is an exciting national grant effort working with a creative team of developers at the California Digital Library, New York University and the University of North Texas. The Web Archiving Service is a Java application with a Ruby on Rails front-end that enables non-expert users to capture government and political information from the web for use by researchers and libraries. While work is well underway, there are some interesting problems ahead to work on, including developing end-user access to large web archives. We're looking for people with strong Java skills, particularly those interested in working with an integrated Java/Ruby application. Experience with web crawling and open-source projects would be great additional skills.

The California Digital Library (CDL) is a collaborative effort of the ten University of California campuses for the design, creation, and implementation of innovative systems that support the research, learning, and teaching of the UC system and its partners. The CDL assumes a leadership role in providing digital content to the citizens of the state, develops systems that encourage resource sharing, and provides for a focus for the development of strategies and initiatives that guide the University's libraries through the transition to the digital future.

The University of California (UC), one of the largest and most acclaimed institutions of higher learning in the world, is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and public service. The UC Office of the President is the corporate headquarters to the ten campuses, five medical centers and two Department of Energy National Labs and enrolls premier students from California, the nation, and the world. University benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance effective on the first day of employment, a generous sick, vacation and paid holiday program, an excellent retirement savings and investment plan, and more.

To apply for this position, please be prepared to attach your resume and cover letter as part of the application process.

HOW TO APPLY: For a complete job description or to apply for this position, please visit the University of California Office of the President employment website at or you may use the following quicklink for this position -