BitCurator Access Software Developer Needed!

Would you like to help build software to automatically redact private and sensitive information from large data objects such as disk images?
The BitCurator Access team is looking for a software developer to join us during the summer.

The Software Developer will write, test and document software to redact – at both the block level and the file level – patterns identified within born-digital materials. S/he will report to Kam Woods, the Technical Lead of the BitCurator Access project.

– At least one year of Python development experience
– Working knowledge of file system structures and modern file system metadata
– Working knowledge of XML schema design and Python libraries/wrappers to manipulate XML structures (e.g. Expat, ElementTree)
– Must be comfortable using revision control with git and GitHub
– Working knowledge of Linux development environments

– Prior experience with open source digital forensics libraries and tools (e.g. The Sleuth Kit, libewf, Digital Forensics XML)
– Familiarity with Python scientific and data analysis libraries (SciPy and Pandas in particular)

Up to $25 per hour based on experience. Work to be performed over the summer.

About BitCurator Access:
BitCurator Access is an Andrew W. Mellon grant-funded project housed in the School of Library and Information Science at UNC. Our team is working on bringing tools and techniques from the world of digital forensics to libraries, archives, and museums, enabling long-term access to complex legacy digital materials.

If you have any questions about this position, please contact us at

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and welcomes all to apply regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
We also encourage protected veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.

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BitCurator Consortium Internship

The BitCurator Consortium (BCC) and The Educopia Institute are looking to hire an intern. To learn more about this opportunity, please read below!

Responsible to: Educopia Executive Director

The BitCurator Consortium intern will be responsible for the management of programmatic activities for the BitCurator Consortium (BCC). The intern will be a self-starter with a passionate belief in the importance of digital preservation activities in archives, libraries, and museums.

This position will bear responsibility for a variety of administrative and research-oriented tasks, including: proofreading documents, managing scheduling, taking minutes at meetings, assisting with event hosting, assisting with outreach activities, drafting and updating documentation, and researching best practices for model policies.

The intern will be expected to work 10-15 hours per week, and will be paid $12 per hour.

Responsibilities include:
1. Maintaining content on the BCC website and affiliated resources (e.g., training videos and presentations, bibliography)
2. Making arrangements and sending reminders for meetings with members
3. Recording and disseminating detailed meeting minutes
4. Preparing BCC outreach communications and instruments for conferences and other hosted events
5. Assisting with the creation and population of a library of model documents (policies, workflows, contracts, etc)
6. Assisting with the update and revision of training materials and “how to” resources
7. Assisting with the creation of training and professional development activities/proposals

– Exceptional written and oral communication skills
– Demonstrated interest and involvement in the digital library and digital preservation communities
– Ability to work under pressure, to adjust to change, to handle multiple tasks, and to coordinate the work of extended groups of member representatives

– Experience in managing collaborative projects
– Proven ability to produce/execute reports and project plans

Instructions to applicants
Please submit a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to Katherine Skinner (Executive Director, Educopia): Application deadline is May 29, 2015. Candidates will be considered until the position is filled.

The Educopia Institute is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution committed to diversity in its employment and educational programs, thereby creating a welcoming environment for everyone.