Digital Metadata Librarian

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Created: October 8, 2014


The University of Cincinnati Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Digital Metadata Librarian, a tenure-track, 12 month Faculty Appointment.  The change in UCL from a project-based mode to a comprehensive program for digital collections has increased the demand for metadata services (e.g. descriptive, administrative, and structural) and the concurrent need to develop and document associated policies and procedural standards.  As more data types are represented in library collections, there is a growing need to harmonize descriptive metadata policies and practices across all resources.  The successful candidate will participate heavily in non-MARC metadata and establishing practices and standards for non-MARC metadata creation across the libraries.

This position delivers metadata services in collaboration with other library departments, university partners, and external collaborators; works with diverse constituents to support the discovery of and access to the Libraries' licensed and locally created digital content and analog collections; participates in facilitating the ingestion and harvesting of metadata records and establishing approved data models for the next generation repository under development; works collaboratively in the development, implementation, and evaluation of metadata policies, goals, and procedures for print and digital collections; performs original and complex copy cataloging to describe, expose and enrich library collections in a variety of languages and in all bibliographic and physical formats, including serials, media, electronic resources, and digital collections; and participates in experimental and innovative programs in support of eScience, eLearning, digital social sciences and humanities, data analytics, and data mining.

The University of Cincinnati Libraries are a charter member of the Association of Research Libraries. A Strategic Plan launched in 2014 positions the libraries to become the globally engaged, intellectual commons of the university, the hub for collaboration, digital innovation and scholarly endeavor on campus. The libraries provide access to research collections from 10 locations which include more than 4.4 million volumes, an online digital repository of over 500,000 local digital objects, 148 thousand e-journals and 1.3 million e-books.  The University of Cincinnati is also a founding member of the OhioLINK Library Consortium, providing access to resources available across the state. Visit:

Review of applications will begin November 17th and continue until the position is filled.  Applications, including cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references, must be submitted online at:  (position #  214PV9239)


Published: Wednesday, October 8, 2014 13:22 UTC

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