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Subject: PhD Position Opening in Digital Library research
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Reply-To:BIBLIST - Topics in Nordic research library user services <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Tue, 14 Jan 2003 18:20:19 +0100

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 Below you'll find an announcement of a  PhD position opening in Digital
Library research in Lund/Sweden. If you are not interested personally please
forward this to other interested parties.

PhD Position Opening at Department of Information Technology, Lund
Institute of Technology, Sweden (
This position is funded for a period of 3 years.

A PhD position is available to conduct research within the field of
Digital Libraries.  The student will join a newly started
interdisciplinary Digital Library project with participants from Dept. of
Information Technology (Anders Ardö), NetLab(*), Lund University Library
(Traugott Koch) and BTJ(**) (Michael Ovnell).

The project involves areas like
 * architectural implementation aspects on a distributed,
   multi-layered Digital Library
 * interaction between components and architecture in a
   distributed Digital Library
 * integration of heterogeneous resources
 * data mining, information retrieval, artificial intelligence
 * semi-intelligent information search agent with Web harvesting,
   automatic subject classification, text categorization
 * subject specific search engines
 * user interface aspects

Main focus is to improve resource discovery methodology with the help
of techniques from different areas like semantic web (including
thesauri, ontologies, etc) and computer science/engineering.
Experimental facilities include a Linux cluster with some 10 computers
and a fast Internet connection.

The specific area for this position will be adapted to the applicants
interests and skills.

The applicant should have a relevant education, typically a master
degree in computer engineering, computer science, informatics,
library science, information retrieval, computational linguistics or
similar. Experience with Digital Library problems and/or computer
engineering/science is an advantage.

More information will appear at

Contact Anders Ardö, [log in to unmask] for more information.

A preliminary expression of interest should include a short
description of your research interest, why you are interested in the
work, and a CV. The working language could be Swedish or English.

(*) NetLab - - is the Research and
    Development Department at Lund University Libraries.

(**) BTJ - - develops, refines and supplies information
     services and media products to libraries, booksellers, publishers,
     companies and institutions.

Best regards
--------   Anders Ardö
Department of Information Technology,   Lund University
Tel: +46 46 2227522   URL:

| TRAUGOTT KOCH, Senior librarian, Digital Library Scientist
| NETLAB, Knowledge Technologies Group. Lund Univ. Libraries
| P.O. Box 134.  S-221 00  Lund, Sweden
| Tel: int+46 46 2229233    Fax: int+46 46 2223682
| E-mail: [log in to unmask]
| Personal homepage:

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