Thursday, July 26, 2007

Internet Archive wants book-loving systems engineer

In the spirit of fraternal concern, I post that the Internet Archive is looking for a systems engineer with PHP experience for their book-scanning project. (Also they promised to send us their discards. We need one too.)

The help-wanted has some excellent provisions:
  • Love and respect for books; pride and care in your work
  • Not afraid of terabytes
If I had the skills, I'd be tempted to take it. The Internet Archive is a great institution. The people are great, and they have the best office space ever. LibraryThing's second-story apartment steps from the Portland waterside pales in comparison. They have this adorable jewel-box in San Francisco's Presidio, with the Golden Gate Bridge right outside the window.

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Anonymous lorax said...

"Not afraid of terabytes" -- I love it!

(I'm staring significant fractions of a petabyte in the eye here at $large_internet_company, so if I had any desire to move I'd be tempted by both of those.)

7/26/2007 7:07 PM  
Blogger Karen Coyle said...

I guess I should warn that said programmer might end up interacting with me... I'm doing the specs for their MARC import, and that's one of the things that the departing programmer is working on. And it helps to be able to work in a certain amount of chaos, so this isn't your typical library job. ;-)

8/03/2007 11:23 AM  
Blogger Tim said...

Are you sure this is the same job? You're doing it for OL, right?

8/03/2007 12:12 PM  

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