The Koninklijke Bibliotheek (KB), the National Library of the Netherlands,
gives everyone access to the knowledge and culture of the past and the
present by providing high-quality services for research, study and cultural experience.
The collection gives access to the living memory of written, printed and electronic publications.
The Research & Development division is looking for a
European Library Technical Assistant
THE ORGANIZATION The Research & Development Division (HR&D) initiates and
executes innovative research projects in the field of digital technologies, web services and
the preservation of the written, printed and digital Dutch heritage. HR&D co-operates closely
with other (national) libraries, heritage institutions, companies, external patrons, expert centres
and standardisation organisations. Its current research curriculum deals with digital preservation
and permanent access, digitisation, metadata schemes, technical and semantic interoperability,
benchmarking and preservation microfilming.
The Conference of European National Librarians (CENL) has created a pan-European resource
discovery service called The European Library, to provide access to the digital and printed
collections of its 43 members. The European Library is to be launched in March 2005, with 9
National Libraries having provided access to their collections. This service is a follow-up to the
EC-funded project The European Library (www.europeanlibrary.org). Over the next 2 years
The European Library will add access to the rest of the 43 members. For this reason the Office is
looking for a second Technical Assistant.
JOB DETAILS You will provide technical support for all tools used for The European Library service
(data storage, indexing, metadata registry, implementation of networking protocols such as Z39.50,
SRU, and OAI-MPH and authority mechanisms). You will be jointly responsible for the development and
maintenance of the portal infrastructure and for the harvesting and processing of new content.
You will be the contact person for the participants regarding technical infrastructure and converting or
harvesting metadata. You will develop tools for improvement of access to the service and maintain statistical tools.
SKILLS REQUIRED You should have formal training in ICT, followed by a minimum of 2 years experience
with developing or maintaining web-based services. You have good skills with at least two of C, C++, Java,
or Perl, strong XML and parser development skills and familiarity with database management. You should
have analytical & problem solving skills. Additionally, you will need good English language skills, verbally
and in writing. Finally, you should be a team player who is flexible and committed.
BENEFITS The CAO (Collective Labour Agreement) of Dutch Research Institutions is applicable.
According to this CAO, the gross monthly salary is a minimum of € 2.143,- and a maximum of € 3.396,-
(scale 10 full time, excl. 8% holiday bonus and 4,1% 'December bonus'). On offer is a full time job for two years.
The KB offers favourable additional conditions of employment.
FURTHER INFORMATION For further information about this job, you can contact Jill Cousins
(Head of The European Library Office) at [log in to unmask], phone: +31 70 3140 952
TO APPLY FOR THIS JOB You can apply for this job by sending a letter with your cv under
ref. nr. 2005029 to Koninklijke Bibliotheek, P.O. Box 90407, 2509 LK Den Haag, The Netherlands,
for the attention of drs. W. Camphuis, head Human Resources. You can also send it by e-mail
to [log in to unmask] The closing date of this job vacancy is 8 March 2005.
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