We are excited to be continuing to build the amazing Digital Development Team! From the position description: As a member of the Library Technology Services Department, Digital Development Unit, the Web Developer II (Digital Collections Front-End Web Programmer) position is being recruited to perform duties related to the creation and support of software applications for the Libraries’ Digital Support Services and Digital Partnerships & Strategies Departments, and to develop web applications and services with an emphasis on user experience. The Library Technology Services Department serves as the focal point for planning, managing and coordinating technology-based Information Resources that support Library operations. The Digital Development Unit is an agile development group that supports internationally recognized digital libraries of critical importance for research, preservation, and culture, including the Florida Digital Newspaper Library, the Digital Library of the Caribbean, and over 300 other outstanding digital collections that comprise the UF Digital Collections (UFDC), containing over 14 million pages.
The Florida Digital Newspaper Library, Digital Library of the Caribbean, and other collections in the UF Digital Collections are fantastic! The collections have millions of pages and files (photos, posters, newspapers, audio, movies, letters, manuscripts, maps, and more!) with rich metadata, and all are fully and freely open to the world! Yet, our interface is a decade old. The initial work to update the system will allow these materials to super shine. The millions of users every month, from scholars to school children to members of the public all around the world, will benefit from an updated and mobile responsive interface. After the interface update, we have so much more to do with next steps for this and the intergated tools and our larger web ecosystem with connected digital scholarship. We are a great team, and this is great work!