18.015 early bks/etext job (Michigan)

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Date: Sat May 15 2004 - 01:54:45 EDT

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                    Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 18, No. 15.
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             Date: Fri, 14 May 2004 07:21:09 +0100
             From: "Paul F. Schaffner" <pfs@umich.edu>
             Subject: early bks/etext job (Michigan)

    SUBJECT: early bks/etext job (Michigan)

    The University of Michigan Library's electronic-text group
    is looking for an editor/proofreader to work on the large etext
    projects that it is responsible for under the aegis of the
    'Text Creation Partnership,' namely the full-text components of
    Early English Books Online, Evans Digital Edition, and
    (prospectively) Eighteenth-Century Collections Online. EEBO
    produces structurally tagged electronic transcriptions of
    pre-1700 English books; Evans (just beginning) of
    pre-1800 American books; and ECCO (still in our future) of
    18th-century English books. EEBO alone, approaching 7000
    texts completed so far on the way to 25,000, is probably
    the largest corpus of its kind ever attempted; the three
    projects taken together are something quite unprecedented.

    The new editor will join six others similarly employed--three
    at Michigan, three at Oxford. The job is a modestly-waged
    library staff position, not a faculty position, but it does
    offer a chance to read extensively in early books, to use
    and expand subject knowledge and technical skills, and a congenial
    working environment.

    The official posting and job description can be found at:

    The official salary range (class 07) is $27,600 to $65,100,
    but candor compells me to say that the actual salary is likely,
    as usual, to fall towards the lower end of that range.

    The job is posted as a term appointment (through July of 06),
    with the possibility of extension dependent chiefly on
    the availability of funding.

    Paul Schaffner | pfs@umich.edu | http://www-personal.umich.edu/~pfs/
    316 Hatcher Library N, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI 48109-1205

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