Contractor Position Description
ArchivesSpace Stylesheet Development
The ArchivesSpace Team seeks a stylesheet developer to develop Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL) stylesheets to be used with the ArchivesSpace software.
May 31, 2013, 5:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
ArchivesSpace (http://archivesspace.org/) is an open source software application under development that combines the functional strengths of two leading North American archival management systems: Archivists’ Toolkit and Archon. The project is a partnership between New York University, University of California San Diego, and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Statement of Needs
The selected contractor will provide development resources as needed to create XSLT and XSL:FO stylesheets used to transform exported records from the application. These resources will be under the direction of Katherine Kott, the ArchivesSpace Development Manager. The ArchivesSpace project is geographically distributed, and as such there is no location requirement for the selected contractor.
We expect the development to produce three specific deliverables:
- An XSLT stylesheet to transform EAD 2002 (Encoded Archival Description version 2002) finding aids to HTML;
- An XSLT stylesheet to transform EAC-CPF (Encoded Archival Context – Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families) records to HTML; and
- An XSL:FO stylesheet to transform EAD 2002 finding aids to PDF.
Each deliverable may be assigned a milestone date in consultation with the ArchivesSpace Development Manager.
The selected contractor will be expected to participate in weekly or bi-weekly check-in meetings with the Development Manager and/or Mark Matienzo, the ArchivesSpace Technical Architect.
To remain consistent with the software license for the ArchivesSpace software, all stylesheets must be licensed under the Educational Community License (ECL) version 2.0. The selected contractor, at their discretion, may adapt the EAD-related stylesheets packaged with Archivists’ Toolkit to be used with ArchivesSpace.
Applications should be submitted in PDF format and should include the following information along with a resume/CV and cover letter:
- Experience in working with XSLT and XSL:FO, as well as other relevant XML-based technologies
- Experience in working with EAD Version 2002 and EAC-CPF
- Experience or familiarity with other archival description standards
- Experience or familiarity with open source archives management systems
- Experience or familiarity with open source software development
Upon request, applicants may be asked to provide samples of XSLT and/or XSL:FO stylesheets and relevant source documents to be transformed. Applicants are encouraged (but not required) to include these as separate attachments when submitting their proposal.
Applications are due by 5:00PM EDT, May 31, 2013. Applications should be sent via email to Mark Matienzo, ArchivesSpace Technical Architect (email@example.com), and Katherine Kott, ArchivesSpace Development Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please format the subject line with the phrase “ArchivesSpace XSLT Application – [Name of respondent]”.
Work is to be performed no sooner than June 1, 2013.
Work is to be completed no later than August 31, 2013.
Work is to be performed at contractor’s address.
Contractor must be a US citizen.
Contractor is not related to, and has no past/current affiliation with, any University of California employee.
- Applications must be submitted by the due date.
- The contractor will enter into a contract with University of California San Diego on behalf of ArchivesSpace that is consistent with UCSD’s standard contracting policies and procedures.
- The University reserves the right to negotiate with each contractor.
- This will be a fixed price contract, not to exceed $3,000.00. There is no allowance for project expenses, travel, or ancillary expenses that the contractor may incur.
- Funds will be released per work Track upon acceptance of that Track. The University reserves the right to cancel the contract with no further payment if the work on any Track is past due by more than 20% of the scheduled period for that Track.
- Acceptance will include code review by ArchivesSpace project staff.