Digital Services Librarian
University of Wisconsin-Madison
We need digital collection metadata help. Please pass this job opening around to fun people. http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/pvl/pv_070122.html
Full position listing below. Applications due May 13th.
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-- Eric Larson Digital Library Consultant University of Wisconsin Digital Collections Center email@example.com
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UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON Position Vacancy Listing PVL# 70122 Working title:
DIGITAL SERVICES LIBRARIAN
ACADEMIC LIBRARIAN(R04DN) or ASSOC ACAD LIBRARIAN(R04FN)
Degree and area of specialization:
Bachelor's degree MLS degree
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
- Experience using information processing applications such as Access, Microsoft Excel, or FileMaker Pro - Excellent oral and written communication skills - Experience working with metadata standards such as MARC, METS, MODS, PREMIS, TEI, or EAD - Demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team with both technical and non-technical staff - Flexibility in adapting to changing priorities and deadlines -Supervisory experience
- Project management experience, preferably in a production environment - Work experience in digital library production and services - Demonstrated knowledge of the processes involved in data migration or transformation - Demonstrated experience with the preparation of linked data for the semantic web - Experience applying data dictionaries, XML schemas, or controlled vocabularies
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries seek a creative, experienced, team-oriented professional to serve as Digital Services Librarian for the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections Center (UWDCC).
Working with UWDCC and other library staff and faculty, the successful candidate will coordinate the formulation and implementation of policies and standards for descriptive, structural, technical, and administrative metadata that are used to support the production and management of, and access to, the Libraries' digital collections. The Digital Services Librarian will work with librarians, faculty, and other project partners to determine appropriate methods of developing metadata for the libraries' digital collections, train project participants in all areas of metadata creation, and collaborate with appropriate librarians and working groups to advise on the application of current and emerging metadata standards to facilitate access to and preservation of digital content.
The Digital Services Librarian is responsible for overseeing the implementation of UWDCC's metadata strategies, profiling existing standards to meet current needs. This position will also collaborate in the development of metadata workflow processes; manage metadata entry, quality control, and data exports performed by UWDCC student and other staff; and coordinate production schedules with Reformatting Unit, ensuring efficient and timely workflows to meet project deadlines.
The Digital Services Librarian will conduct workshops and presentations on UWDC resources, tools and services and participate in other outreach activities.
A period of evaluation will be required
The University of Wisconsin Digital Collections Center
The UWDCC supports the educational and outreach missions of the University of Wisconsin System by providing professional leadership in the creation of quality digital resources from libraries and archives for faculty, staff and students, citizens of the state and scholars at large. Located on the UW-Madison campus, the UWDCC has digitized over 2 million objects, developed and implemented technologies to enhance digital collections, and partnered with a variety of content providers to create illustrative and valuable digital resources. For more information, visit the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections Center at http://uwdcc.library.wisc.edu/.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison
In achievement and prestige, the University of Wisconsin-Madison has long been recognized as one of America's great universities. A public, land-grant institution, UW-Madison offers a complete spectrum of liberal arts studies, professional programs, and student activities. Located in Madison, the campus spreads out along Lake Mendota, encompassing wooded hills, friendly shores, and lively city streets. Madison--the state's capital city with a population of 208,000--offers the perfect combination of natural beauty, stimulating cultural offerings, outdoor recreation, distinctive restaurants, unique shops, and vibrant nightlife. The university's location in south central Wisconsin makes for convenient access to Milwaukee (80 miles), Chicago (150 miles), and Minneapolis (270 miles).
A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring. A period of evaluation will be required ************************* Appointment type: Academic Staff Department(s): LIBR/DCPG STAFF Full time salary rate: Minimum $40,526 ANNUAL (12 months) Depending on Qualifications Term: This is a renewable appointment. Appointment percent: 100% Anticipated begin date: JUNE 01, 2011 Number of positions: 1 TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION
Application must be received by: MAY 13, 2011
HOW TO APPLY:
Unless another application procedure has been specified above, please send resume and cover letter referring to Position Vacancy Listing #70122 to
Patricia Erickson Phone: 608-262-2768 728 State St Fax: 608-265-2754 367 Memorial Library Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Madison, WI 53706-1418
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )
NOTE: Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding the names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be gu aranteed confidentiality.
UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
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