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Graduate Hourly: Email Archives Task Force Assistant

Graduate Hourly: Email Archives Task Force Assistant


This position will support the work of a Task Force on Technical Approaches to Email Archives.  The assistant will attend all meetings of the Task Force and its Executive Committee and will support the co-chairs, working groups, and Task Force members in research, meeting facilitation, recording meeting minutes, and preparation of the Task Force’s final report.    The Task Force is co-chaired by Christopher Prom, (Andrew Turyn Professor, University Archives) and by Kate Murray, IT Specialist at the Library of Congress.  It is sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Digital Preservation Coalition and includes representatives from major cultural heritage organizations, as well as industry partners (Microsoft and Google).



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Up to 600 hours of work (about 13 hours per work week on average) will be expected over a 13 month period from October 1, 2016 to November 1, 2017. Preference will be given to a candidate who can commit to serve in the role for this entire time period, and filing the position is contingent upon anticipated receipt of funding.  Interested candidates should apply directly to Chris Prom (prom@illinois.edu).