Metadata Coordinator

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Created: May 2, 2014


Responsible for the assessment and application of descriptive metadata principles and practices to information deposited to SDR. The focus will be to harmonize descriptive metadata structure and assignment across formats, projects, and programs to facilitate the goal of interoperability in discovery environments both within and outside of SUL, present and future. Coordinate and broker approaches and standards across descriptive metadata stakeholders within SUL.

Ensure harmonization of descriptive metadata standards across the Stanford University Libraries (SUL) for resources deposited to the Stanford Digital Repository (SDR) to maximize discovery in a shared discovery environment(s). Proactively engage with Digital Library Systems & Services (DLSS) Project Managers in establishing appropriate approaches (both manual and automated) for the creation of descriptive metadata for individual projects. Coordinate those approaches with overall metadata strategies being developed in DLSS in support of the SDR.

Coordinate policies and procedures in support of the harmonization goals. Broker acceptance of mutually agreed upon descriptive metadata standards across relevant stakeholders in SUL.

Investigate and evaluate current and developing descriptive metadata best practices and their possible application to resources deposited to the Stanford Digital Repository (SDR). Proactively ensure that SUL's descriptive metadata practices are complementary to national and international efforts to promote its interoperability.

  • Knowledge of traditional cataloging standards (AACR2/RDA) and communication format (MARC).
  • Knowledge of and experience with other descriptive metadata schemas such as MODS and Dublin Core.
  • Familiarity with of XML, RDF and other machine actionable metadata languages
  • Four-year college degree or equivalent, with 3-5 years of work experience
  • MLS degree preferred

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