[WebCultures] New book on editing: includes interviews with digital publishers

S.Greenberg at roehampton.ac.uk S.Greenberg at roehampton.ac.uk
Wed Jun 3 15:35:57 CEST 2015

Dear colleagues,

I am not sure if you all consider this relevant to your interests, but I thought I might as well let you know about my new book on editing, which includes interviews with Prof Jerome McGann (for those interested in bibliogaphy and editing theory) and three people involved in digital publishing in one form or another: Peter Binfield of PeerJ; Evan Ratliff of Atavist; and Phoebe Ayers from the Wikimedia Foundation.

The reference is:

Greenberg, Susan. 'Editors Talk about Editing: Insights for Readers, Writers and Publishers'. New York: Peter Lang, 2015.

Also available on Amazon etc.

Many bests,

Dr Susan L. Greenberg
Department of English and Creative Writing
University of Roehampton
80 Roehampton Lane
London SW15 5PH
Specialist interests: publishing; editing; digital media; narrative nonfiction; poetics

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Subject: [WebCultures] Nice job opportunity at the Internet Archive
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   Web Archivist, Archive-It

   *About the Internet Archive*: The Internet Archive is a non-profit with
   a huge mission: to give everyone access in perpetuity to all knowledge --
   the books, Web pages, audio, television and software of our shared human
   culture. Our 150 engineers, archivists, librarians, and team members have
   built one of the Top 250 Websites in the world, https://archive.org.
   Internet Archive has the oldest and largest web archive in the world (475
   billion URLs and counting) and works with hundreds of national and
   international libraries, archives, museums, universities, non-profits, and
   others to build curated web archive collections.

   *Location: *San Francisco, CA

   *Job Classification: *Full-time, exempt

   *Job Summary*: The Internet Archive is seeking a Web Archivist for
   Archive-It. Come help us help others save the web! Archive-It is a web
   archiving service first launched in 2006 that enables our 350+ library and
   archive partners to capture, manage, preserve, and provide access to the
   highest quality content from the web. As the service continues to expand,
   we are looking for a resourceful, collaborative, and technically-savvy
   individual to join our team. You can find out more about the service at

   The Web Archivist is the first point of contact for partners that use
   Archive-It and has responsibility for interacting with partners, getting
   them started with the service, and supporting their work archiving the web.
   The role is responsible for fielding and managing technical questions and
   working with the Archive-It internal engineering team to resolve issues.
   The role will also participate in ongoing feature development for
   Archive-It and show leadership in improving partner support, documentation,
   reporting, and training,

   *Key Responsibilities:*
   - Perform first level and many second level technical support issues,
      advising and assisting librarians and archivists from a variety of
      institutions in troubleshooting issues and maintaining the quality of
      archived collections of websites and of the Archive-It service.
      - Work directly with other web archivists and engineers on technical
      issues and Archive-It application improvements including beta
testing with
      users and writing documentation.
      - Onboarding new Archive-It partners including conducting webinars,
      trainings, and managing account setup and maintenance.
      - Take the lead on marketing and external communications, including
      social media, blogging, website management, and other external-facing
      outreach and communication.
      - Represent Archive-It and promote web archiving via conference
      presentations, workshops, professional events, and active
participation in
      the web archiving, digital preservation, and library/archives communities.
      - Participate in special projects such as research, reporting,
      internal archiving and preservation projects, special collections, and
      multi-institutional collaborations.

   *Preferred Qualification and Skills:*
   - Masters degree in LIS/Archives or equivalent, or experience working
      with libraries, archives, museums and other memory institutions is
      - Two years technical support and/or public-facing reference or user
      service experience is strongly preferred.
      - Exceptional written, communication, and presentation skills.
      - Comfortable learning new tools and technologies and working with
      engineers and remote staff.
      - Must be able to manage multiple projects, deadlines, and
      - Technical knowledge of web archiving and/or web technologies is a
      - Ability to work in and enjoy a loosely-structured, creative work
      - Flexibility, a sense of humor, and in inquisitive spirit are

   References must be made available upon request.
   To apply: Please forward your cover letter and resume to
   jobs+webarchivist at archive.org

   Internet Archive is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Internet Archive
   complies with the Fair Chance Ordinance. Internet Archive is a 501(c)(3)
   non-profit library founded in 1996.


Susan Aasman

Universitair docent Eigentijdse Geschiedenis/assistant professor
Contemporary History

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen/University of Groningen

Faculteit der Letteren/Faculty of Arts

Geschiedenis/History department

Oude Kijk in't Jatstraat 26

9712 EK Groningen

Nederland/The Netherlands

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