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Job Ad: International Internet Preservation Consortium

Sunday, June 30th, 2013

Project Lead:   IIPC Wayback Open Source Project
The mission of the International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC) is to acquire, preserve and make accessible knowledge and information from the Internet for future generations everywhere, promoting global exchange and international relations. One of the ways in which it does this is by fostering the development and use of common tools to enable the creation of Internet archives. The Open Source Wayback Machine (OSWM) is one of these tools. Originally developed by the Internet Archive, a founding  member of the IIPC, it is a replay tool for web archives stored in ARC or WARC file  formats. It is unique to the web archive context and is a critical infrastructure component for most of the web archiving community. The Wayback OS project is Java based and can be operated as a standalone service and/or via integration with tools used to archive resources published to the Web, perform quality assurance routines and/or access archived web resources such as NetArchiv suite, Web Curator tool, Archive-It, WAS, and other institutionally specific service and tool implementations.
The IIPC has over 40 members comprised of national and regional libraries, research institutions and commercial web archiving providers from all over the world. Much of its development resource is provided on a voluntary basis from individual member institutions. In the case of the OSWM IIPC members have volunteered significant levels of developmental resource.
Job Description
The Wayback Project Lead is a two year contract position funded by the International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC) - The position will be based with an IIPC member institution and may be full or part time depending upon the sponsor institution/candidate fit and needs. The Project Lead will work in partnership with the IIPC Program Officer, IIPC working group leads and designated code committers to the Wayback open source project.
The IIPC seeks a smart, collaborative and resourceful individual to oversee/shepherd (and contribute to) development of the next generation Wayback OS tools. Compensation is commensurate with candidates experience and skills.
*        To facilitate developer relations and encourage code contributions from the community.
*        To gather requirements for the reorganization of the Wayback project
*        To drive the relaunch of the project as a community-based open source, development effort.
*        To develop and maintain a release schedule and roadmap for the Wayback OS tools that meets the needs of the IIPC community
*        To proactively manage the ongoing release lifecycle and roadmap for the
*         Wayback project such that it meets the targets and timescales agreed
*         Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Participation and Abilities)
*        Has led development projects/efforts, with strong project management skills and assumed responsibility/ownership for entire project components
*        Able to breakdown complex problems into manageable pieces and follow a structured process to resolve them.
*        Willing to communicate regularly with committers through online channels such as Forums, Mailing Lists, Blogs and IRC
*        Able to proactively, clearly, and openly share information and ideas with others; asks for, listens to, and uses feedback and input
*        Able to articulate and understand project use cases
*        Excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong interpersonal presence with the ability to educate, persuade, and influence others
*        Able to present to small or large groups, both via online/internet meeting and in person
*        Has direct experience building and motivating small tech teams to build tools and services leveraging the web Exposure to and an understanding of the following technologies:
*        Java software development models, including extensive Java development experience, ideally in relevant areas such as web applications, machine clusters, distributed systems, multi-threading and high volume data services
*        Source control repositories (Git, SVN, etc.)
*        Web application database back-end (SQL or NoSQL).
*        Latest web framework technologies, both JVM and non-JVM based, and trade-offs between them.
*        Web technology and protocols, including: sockets, HTTP, HTML and Javascript
*        Installation and basic systems administration of Linux systems
*        At least two of the following virtualization technologies (VMware, XenServer,
*         KVM, OracleVM, Microsoft Hyper-V)
*         The ideal candidate will also have one or more of the following:
*        Experience and good reputation as an active participant in open source projects
*        Experience with web crawlers and/or applications designed to display [archived] web content (especially server-side apps)
*        Experience with Hadoop, specifically HBase and Pig
*        Experience and/or interest in user interface design and information architecture
*        Familiarity with Apache SOLR or similar facet-based search technologies
*        Experience with the building/architecture of social media sites
*        A sense of humor, a big plus!
Other Requirements:
*        BS Computer Science, or equivalent work experience
*        Will travel as required. Presence at the annual General Assembly Meeting of the IIPC is mandatory. Meetings rotate between global regions (Europe, North America, & Asia/Pacific)
To apply or learn more: Sound interesting and exciting, but you don't know much about web archiving and what it involves? Contact for more information. Please send your resume and cover letter to with the subject line "Project Lead: Wayback OS". The IIPC thanks all applicants for their interest, but advises that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please!

PubMed Tips and Tricks (Boost Box Session)

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

Presenter:      Kate Flewelling, Outreach Coordinator, NN/LM MAR


Date:               July 9, 2013

Time:               Noon – 1 pm

No registration required.

No Comprende? Spanish Health Information Resources for English Speaking Librarian

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

Presenter:                        Lydia Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator, NN/LM MAR

Location:                          Online

Date:                                 July 15 – August 9, 2013


Disaster Planning in the Library and Beyond

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

Presenter:                           Missy Harvey, Technology & Communication Coordinator, NN/LM MAR

Location:                             Online

Date:                                      July 17, 2013


Summer Vacation? How to Prevent Requests from Routing to Your Library in DOCLINE

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

DOCLINE “Out of Office”

Summer vacation season has arrived so we would like to remind users that you can prevent requests from routing to your library during a closure by completing the ‘Out of Office’ request form in DOCLINE (Go to Institutions, Update, Out of Office page). Detailed instructions for use of this feature can be found at:

You can set a future ‘Out of Office’ date range and request RML approval at any time. However, we do suggest you submit your request for deactivation a few days in advance of your departure to allow your RML time to review.

Please note only one ‘Out of Office’ date range is permitted at a time; you cannot request a second deactivation period until the present period is past.

On the last day your library is active, please process as many requests as possible as ‘Filled’ or ‘Not Filled’.

At the end of the day, please receipt any new requests and process all outstanding requests as ‘Not Filled’ so they will immediately route on to the next potential lender.

If you have questions, you can call your RML at 800-338-7657.

Canadian libraries should call CISTI at 1-800-668-1222.

You can also reach DOCLINE customer support by clicking Contact Us in DOCLINE and filling out the Ask a Question form or at

Wishing you all a wonderful summer.


Now It Is Even Easier to Donate Journals to NLM

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

Since April, 2009, NLM’s Journal Donation System allowed DOCLINE libraries to determine whether NLM needs any volumes of print journals for which they have entered holdings information. Earlier this year, NLM launched Version 2 of the system. DOCLINE libraries are now be able to offer any title, including titles not owned by NLM. The system can be accessed at or by searching “Journal Donations” on NLM’s home page. In the journal donation system, click on “Help” for detailed instructions. For additional assistance, contact NLM at (301) 496-0081 or NLM will pay shipping via FedEx for volumes we need. To donate pre-1871 journal volumes to the History of Medicine Division, see

Thank you to DOCLINE libraries which have donated an estimated 6,000 volumes since the beginning of the journal donation program to fill in items missing from NLM’s collection. We hope that these latest enhancements will make it easier for libraries to donate materials.

Karen Sinkule, Coordinator
Journal Donation Program

Affordable Care Program at ALA Conference

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

NLM has been in conversations with several government agencies related to the ACA rollout October 1st.  There will be a panel at the upcoming ALA conference in Chicago to engage libraries in how they can participate in the rollout and to determine what type of resources do they need to participate.

Libraries & Health Insurance:  Preparing for October 1

Is your library prepared to deal with the rush of patrons who will need help completing Affordable Care Act health form applications this year? In October, library patrons are expected to come to libraries in great numbers to learn about the new insurance requirements and options available. Libraries will need to know about the resources that will help library patrons.

To learn how to serve patrons on the new health program, participate in informative session presented by Jackie Garner Medicaid consortium administrator; Susan Hildreth, director of Institute of Museum and Library Services; Ruth Holst, associate director at the National Network of Library of Medicine Greater Midwest Regional Medical Library at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Kendra Morgan, senior program manager, OCLC Webjunction.

Sunday, June 30, 2013, from 1:00–2:30p.m. in the McCormick Place Convention Center, Room South 501BCD.

Privacy and Security on the Web: How to Protect Yourself

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

Our TechTime session was a hit!  Check out the recording and presentation:

New Hurricane Evacuation Zones for NYC

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

Please find attached a press release from New York City announcing the new hurricane evacuation zones for NYC.  Additional resources can be found at the links below.


New Report Highlights Roles of Libraries and Museums in Preparing Young Children for Success

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

Libraries and museums are effective, but often overlooked, resources in our nation’s effort to turn around a crisis in early learning, exposing children to reading and powerful learning experiences in the critical early years and keeping them learning through the summer months, according to a report issued today by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading.

The report, Growing Young Minds: How Museums and Libraries Create Lifelong Learners, documents dozens of examples and 10 key ways libraries and museums are supporting young children. It provides a clear call to policy makers, schools, funders, and parents to make full use of these vital, existing community resources.

“We have to do everything we can to give all our children opportunities to get off to a strong start, and community institutions play a critical role. For parents and families, libraries and museums are a go-to resource that supports them as their child’s first teacher,” said Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education. “Public and school libraries as well as all kinds of museums, science centers and zoos are trusted, welcoming places where children can make discoveries, deepen interests, and connect their natural curiosity to the wider world — developing the skills they need for a lifetime of learning.”

As the nation commits to early learning as a priority essential to our economic and civic future, the report provides case studies and research documenting that libraries and museums are part of the solution.

“We know that we won’t close achievement gaps, reduce dropout rates or compete in the 21st century economy until more of our children are reading proficiently by the end of third grade,” said Ralph Smith, managing director of the GLR Campaign and a senior vice president at the Annie E. Casey Foundation.  “But right now, more than 80 percent of students from low-income families don’t achieve that critical milestone. Libraries and museums are playing a vital role in reaching families and children with support that can help turn around this deeply troubling trend.”

To support that goal, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) issued $2.5 million in grants last year to institutions seeking to improve early literacy.  IMLS has committed another $2.5 million for 2013.

“With built infrastructure in nearly every community, we must fully leverage the capacity of libraries and museums to provide opportunities for high-quality early learning,” said IMLS Director Susan H. Hildreth,. Museum and library professionals are adept at providing hands-on experiential learning; I urge the early childhood development community to reach out to libraries and museums and make full use of their trusted place in communities, their partnership capacity, and their skills and talents.”

For more information and the full report see

About the Institute of Museum and Library Services

The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. Our mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Our grant making, policy development, and research help libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive. To learn more, visit and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading is a collaborative effort by foundations, nonprofit partners, states and communities across the nation to ensure that more children in low-income families succeed in school and graduate prepared for college, a career, and active citizenship. The GLR Campaign focuses on the most important predictor of school success and high school graduation: grade-level reading by the end of third grade.