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The Division of Libraries at New York University seeks a graduate student to work on an innovative project that seeks to investigate and archive the scholarly work hosted on Git hosting platforms. The project will explore how to more closely align the Git hosting platforms with the needs of academics, and how LIS professionals can effectively archive and make accessible the scholarship and scholarly ephemera hosted on these platforms. The results from this project will help inform the way code and annotations on Git hosting platforms move from a phase where they are highly active and collaborative, to a state where they are stable, permanently citable, and under active preservation from a professional.
Working with the Librarian for Research Data Management and Reproducibility, the LIS Research Assistant will help to design and execute an external environmental scan investigating the current archival processes, tools, and standards for archiving Git repositories via harvesting from the web. This study will look at state-of-the-art web archiving and source code archiving techniques, tools, standards, and workflows.
The main activities will include: