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From: (unknown charset) Thomas Krichel <T.Krichel@surrey.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 17 May 1996 14:37:48 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <9605171337.AA01109@central.surrey.ac.uk>
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  Thomas Krichel                               mailto:T.Krichel@surrey.ac.uk


  Project Manager, WoPEc project
  Salary: 16628-21519 pounds per annum
  A project manager is sought to work on the WoPEc project, funded by the
  Electronic Libraries Programme. WoPEc is an international electronic
  library of research documents in Economics, comprising a  bibliographic
  database with WWW links to the distributed original papers.  The Project
  Manager will be responsible for building and documenting a set of perl
  scripts to develop the system, liaising with users and contributors to
  increase coverage and awareness, and supervising conversion staff. She or
  he should have a degree in computing, library science or economics.
  Familiarity with Unix, html and perl development are essential; an interest
  in building a catalogue and enthusiasm in promoting the internet as a means
  for scholarly communication would be welcome.  The post is for 18 months
  (subject to probation), with possible extension if funding is available.
  Applications by 31 May with CV & covering letter to the Personnel Office,
  University of Surrey GU2 5XH (ref JB/MM/WoPEc). Interviews will be held on
  6 June 1996 For further particulars contact Thomas Krichel, email
  T.Krichel@surrey.ac.uk, phone (01483)300800x2785, or at URL


  PROJECT MANAGER - WoPEc - Job Description
  Fixed term 18 month contract
  Academic related Grade 2
  Salary: 16628-21519 per annum
  The Project Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the
  project, working under the supervision of the project director.
  Her or his tasks will include
      *   collecting input from remote working papers servers and translate the
      metadata into the IAFA/whois++ format used for the project. For large
      remote holdings this could involve the use of perl scripts.
      *   programming maintenance scripts for the system. These scripts concern
      the interrogation of the database, the control of quality of the data,
      statistics for the usage of that system. All these scripts will be 
      written in perl.
      *   designing and creating documentation for the system. This will be 
      made available on the web and in print using an appropriate tool. Both 
      the user aspects of the system and the provider aspects of the system 
      need to be documented.
      *   liaising with end users and providers of information. This includes a
      study on UK user needs.
      *   organising three user and contributor meetings. These will be held
      towards the end of the project at three locations in the UK.
      *   supervise the programme of collecting input. In addition to providing
      links to existing servers, the project will collect papers to be  scanned
      in or to the published from disks. The postholder will  administer this
      programme with clerical assistance being provided from project funds.
  The project manager will be based at the library of the University of
  Surrey. She or he will work on a dedicated PC running Unix, and have the
  support of technical and clerical staff in the University's Information
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