Indiana University Data Curation Postdoc in Latin American & Caribbean Studies

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Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 7:00pm

The Indiana University (IU) Libraries, with support from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) through a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, are seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to work on advancing scholarly and research data curation practices and services across various disciplines in Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

The fellow will be based organizationally in the Indiana University Libraries, and will also hold Affiliated Researcher status at the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) and within the School of Global and International Studies at Indiana University, and will work closely with librarians, technologists, faculty, and graduate students to further knowledge in data curation across various disciplines including but not limited to archeology, anthropology, ethnomusicology, folklore, history, linguistics, and literature with a special focus on audio/video content. The fellow will assist in identifying best practices and defining workflows to ensure a robust approach to data curation throughout the research lifecycle, and ultimately, will extend IU support for digital humanities in this broader geographic, multi-disciplinary space.

The fellow will initially focus on the data migration of the Archivo Mesoamericano (,a digital archive of annotated historical and ethnographic video materials created in collaboration with the Center for Research and Advanced Studies in Social Anthropology (CIESAS) in Mexico, the Institute of History of Nicaragua and Central America (IHNCA) in Nicaragua, and the Museum of the Word and the Image (MUPI) in El Salvador, each of which hold the source materials.


The full position description can be found:

Information about eligibility can be found:

Applications are due 30 December 2016.


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