Workstudy at the DSU

Students of UTSC! Sticking around for the summer? Why not come and work at the Digital Scholarship Unit. You can view and apply for the unit's work study jobs through your Career Centre Online account, searching the Work-Study Job Board with the Job IDs listed below. There are 13 postions available in the unit.

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Publishing and Research Assistant - Bioline (2 Positions)  Job ID 34433

Bioline International is an electronic publishing centre located in the Department of Social Sciences. As a publishing and research assistant at Bioline International, the successful applicant(s) will be involved in a variety of day-to-day activities and special assignments relating to the conversion of journal content and the addition of this content to the Bioline website. He or she will also participate in various activities related to the management and organization of the Bioline International project and may assist with the organization and implementation of research projects. Applicants should be generally comfortable with computers and have a high-level of confidence in using most standard, popular office programs as well as Internet applications. Applicants must be able to communicate effectively through written formats such as email.

Metadata Improvement Assistant - Bioline (2 Positions) Job ID 34431

Bioline International is an electronic publishing centre located in the Department of Social Sciences. As a metadata improvement assistant, the successful applicant(s) will work to identify, improve and reload legacy metadata for Bioline journals. He or she will improve access to valuable research published in the developing world by updating and reorganizing existing metadata, adding new journal metadata to the Bioline website, and performing quality control activities. He or she may participate in facilitating metadata exchange projects with collaborating groups. A general comfort level with computers and the web and a strong attention to detail is required - no prior programming experience necessary. 

Research Assistant - Bioline (2 Positions) Job ID 34416

Bioline International is an electronic publishing centre located in the Department of Social Sciences. As a research assistant, the successful applicant(s) will refine the list of applications to join Bioline International using eligibility and inclusion criteria to determine whether journals are published in developing or transitional countries, articles are peer reviewed, publishers are willing to offer their journals on an open access basis, and are ready and willing to work actively with the Bioline staff. He/She will regularly survey Bioline’s collections to identify inactive journals and areas in which additional materials are needed. Applicants will keep abreast of health and agriculture related information and potential journals for addition to the collection. The successful applicant(s) will also be involved in a variety of day-to-day activities and special assignments relating to the conversion of journal content and the addition of this content to the Bioline website as they arise. Applicants should be generally comfortable with computers and have a high-level of confidence in using most standard, popular office programs as well as Internet applications. Applicants must be able to communicate effectively through written formats such as email.

DSU Archives Assistant (3 Positions) Job ID 34434

As the DSU Archives assistant, the successful applicant(s) will provide support for the maintenance, creation, and description of DSU special collections and provide other support for scholarly publishing initiatives as required.  The successful applicant(s) will also be involved in a variety of day-to-day activities and special assignments relating to the digitization of items and the addition of this content to the unit’s online Drupal/Islandora/Wordpress systems. Applicants should be generally comfortable with computers and have a high-level of confidence in using most standard, popular office programs as well as Internet applications. Applicants must be able to communicate effectively through written formats such as email.

Gunda Gunde Project - Image Processing and Metadata (4 Positions) Job ID 33618

The successful candidate will assist with the digitization of an archival collection in the UTSC Library, including entering basic descriptive metadata, complete basic editing of existing files using Photoshop, and ensure that archival files are saved to a shared directory. The student will gain insight into the role of the Digital Scholarship Unit, which enables access to research and provides a secure storage space for materials.