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Contents:
1. New address for BACS
2. Boundaries, Passages and Sanctuaries - registration
3. Call for Proposals: British Association for Canadian Studies Database Project - deadline extended
4. Her Na-rra-tion, Women's Narratives of the Canadian Nation
5. Canadian Cinema: book offer
1. New contact details for BACS

British Association for Canadian Studies
Administrator: Jodie Robson
Office Address: 31 Tavistock Square London WC1H 9HA Tel and voicemail: 020 7862 8687
Address for urgent mail: BACS, c/o 2 Ancroft Southmoor, Berwick-upon-Tweed TD15 2TD
Tel: 01289 387331
Mobile: 07772 111 638
Fax: 020 7117 1875
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Website: http://www.canadian-studies.net


For times when the office is open see http://my.calendars.net/bacs2

2. Boundaries, Passages and Sanctuaries
Joint conference of the British and Italian Associations for Canadian Studies, 27-29 October, University of Genoa
Registration and accommodation information information can be downloaded from
http://www.canadian-studies.info/main/content/view/65/28/

3. Call for Proposals: British Association for Canadian Studies Database Project
Database and Web Developing Consultant
Deadline: 8 September 2006

Project Specification
The British Association of Canadian Studies (BACS) aims to create a relational searchable database to be accessible and searchable via an internet interface. The topics will include British Academics involved in Canadian Studies, publications relating to Canadian topics, pathways/programmes covering Canadian topics, modules/courses covering Canadian content, and Canadian Studies Associations and affiliated groups.
All of the content of the database must updatable by the BACS Administrator. Registered users must also be able to modify their own information with limited general public access.
The search capabilities will ideally be searchable from any of the fields. For example, if a user wishes to search institutions, they will have the option of viewing all related data, such as academics working within the institution, courses offered, general categories with which it is concerned, or particular scholarships or funding opportunities that are offered. This search capability will be organised according to general categories that can be searched from a pull down menu, or by classic keyword searches.

Project Timeline
The contract will ideally begin on immediately and extend to completion of the project, which is projected to be 31 October 2006.

Duties
1. Designing a database to fit the parameters of the project in conjunction with the Project Coordinators.
2. Designing and implementing security and access protocols necessary for differing levels of access.
3. Designing the website for interface with the database.
4. Working with the Project Research Assistants and the BACS Administrator to set up and implement the establishment of the working database. To problem solve, if and when required, any difficulties associated with the setting up and running of the programme and website.
5. Training the Project Research Assistants and the BACS Administrator in using the database and in methods of updating and maintaining the database.

Skills and Qualifications
The candidate will normally be expected to:
 


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