Dryad Librarian

Chapel Hill
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Created: January 22, 2014


Dryad is a curated general-purpose repository that makes the data underlying scientific publications discoverable, freely reusable, and citable. The Dryad team works with stakeholders from journals and scientific societies to develop data sharing policies and ensure the long-term sustainability of the repository. The Dryad project is seeking a detail-oriented person with good analytical and communication skills. This position performs a variety of curatorial and metadata-specific tasks, manages assistant curators, collaborates with Dryad development team members to improve curatorial procedures, and advises on future design and testing of repository system functionalities. 

Minimum Qualifications: Required Qualifications:
  • Experience with library cataloging and metadata standards, such as Dublin Core (DC), Darwin Core (DwC), Ecological Metadata Language (EML), or the Anglo-American Cataloging Rules (AACR2).
  • Working knowledge of metadata principles, authority control practices, controlled vocabularies, and classification systems.
  • Exposure to scientific data and data repositories.
  • Demonstrated experience with project management, including planning, documentation, and team leadership.
  • Critical thinking skills, including individual and collaborative problem-solving.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Desired Qualifications:
  • Background in research science.
  • Knowledge of the Semantic Web, linked data, and knowledge organization systems.
  • Exposure to metadata models, such as the Resource Description Framework (RDF), Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR), and Open Archives Initiative Protocol-Object Exchange and Reuse (OAI-ORE).
  • Exposure to digital curation practices and data life-cycle management.
  • Knowledge of digital preservation standards and best practices.Masters degree (MSLS/MLS or MSIS/MIS) from an ALA accredited program

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