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NOTICE OF COMPETITION
MI'KMAQ HOLDINGS ONLINE THEMATIC GUIDE PROJECT

The Board of Trustees, Public Archives of Nova Scotia, has received
funding under the Young Canada Works in Science and Technology Program to
produce an electronic, online thematic guide for archival and library
materials held at the Archives, relating to the Mi'kmaq in Nova Scotia.  A
Project Intern will be employed for 26 weeks to assist in the development
and delivery of this specialized resource tool.

Position Start/End Dates:
17 September 2001 - 15 March 2002 (26 weeks)

Duties:

The Project Intern will assist in a variety of duties, including but not
limited to: identification and description of relevant primary-source
archival holdings; review of existing file and item lists for identified
holdings; technical integration of descriptions and lists into the PANS
BosaNova Holdings Database and into a separate dedicated database;
identification of relevant print material within the existing PANS Library
database and migration of these records into a separate dedicated
database; selection of suitable items for digitization; provision of
in-house digitization work and assistance/liaison with out-sourced
activities; provision of text writing, image captioning and related
technical information;  design and technical conversion of final text plus
scanned images into electronic format (the 'virtual exhibit' component);
editing and proof-reading; liaison with stakeholder groups; and
development of appropriate public and media-relations strategies.

Qualifications:

Candidates should hold a Master of Library Science degree (MLS or MLIS)
from an ALA accredited library school, or an undergraduate degree in
Information Technology.  Candidates offering an undergraduate degree plus
completion of a recognized two-year program in Information Technology or
Library Technology at the community-college level will also be considered.
Related technical-services experience would be an asset.  Candidates must
demonstrate abilities in keyboarding and the use of computer hardware,
standard software (including database applications) and automated systems.
Skills in digitization, website and database activities (design and
management) would also be a definite asset.  Strong verbal and written
English-language skills are required, as well as the ability to work
effectively in a team-oriented environment, or independently with a
minimum of supervision.

Salary:
$13.46/hr. ($942.20 bi-weekly) + benefits

Closing Date for Applications:
Friday 31 August 2001

This project is funded under the Young Canada Works in Science and
Technology Program; applicants must be registered with the National
Graduate Register.  The Board of Trustees, Public Archives of Nova Scotia,
is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Prospective candidates should submit a
curriculum vitae with covering letter and the names of three references,
to:

Lois Yorke, Manager, Public and Support Services
Public Archives of Nova Scotia
6016 University Avenue
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 1W4
Phone: (902) 424-6068
E-mail: [log in to unmask]
Web Site: www.gov.ns.ca/nsarm