Time Commitment: 10 hours/week | Work Dates: January 2019 - April 2019 | Rate: $20/hour


The Division of Libraries, Center for Data Science, and Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University seek graduate student to work on an innovative, IMLS-funded project working to preserve interactive web applications for data journalism. These applications have two parts: the back-end typically consisting of a database, and a front-end consisting of visualizations and other interactive web technologies. To fully capture these disparate parts, the Project Team will work to integrate ReproZip (an open source tool for reproducible research) front-end web crawlers (e.g. Webrecorder) into one tool to fully capture functionality of modern interactive web applications. The project team includes data journalists, librarians, and software engineers.

For this project, the Graduate Assistant will work specifically on testing the functionality of the prototype, documenting the experience. The Graduate Assistant will work with like-minded and very talented students, research scientists, and faculty to improve web archiving and digital preservation.


The Graduate Assistant will work with the ReproZip developers to test the prototype, add cataloguing metadata, and plan for additional refinements to new functionality added to ReproZip. Reporting to the Project Manager, the Graduate Assistant will be tasked with completing two essential parts related to this project work:





Please submit your CV, unofficial transcript, and references to [email protected].