Digital Projects and Metadata Librarian

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Created: December 1, 2014


The Chemical Heritage Foundation is recruiting for the newly created position of Digital Projects and Metadata Librarian.  The Digital Projects and Metadata Librarian will collaborate with CHF’s digital library team and other departments across the institution to improve existing metadata and imaging standards.  As the in-house metadata expert, the Digital Projects and Metadata Librarian will create and implement standards for CHF, and train staff on controlled vocabularies and best practices.  Additionally, the Digital Projects and Metadata Librarian will oversee the ingesting of diverse digital assets (images, audio and visual files, texts and 3D objects) into CHF’s new Hydra-based digital repository, assist with rights and reproductions requests, and participate in larger digitization projects across the institution.

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:
  • Masters degree in Library and/or Information Science, or other related field.
  • Minimum of 2 years work experience with digital collections.
  • Demonstrated record of success in managing the daily operations of a digital repository or asset management system is required; experience with born-digital materials is a plus.
  • Strong proficiency in XML, RDF, and non-MARC descriptive metadata schemas such as Dublin Core, MODS, CCO or PBCore.
  • Experience with preservation and rights metadata, preferably PREMIS.
  • Experience working with Bagit or related software is a plus.
  • Familiarity with national cataloguing standards (MARC and LC Authorities) and some knowledge of VIAF, VIVO, ISNI, ORCID or related Linked Data initiatives.
  • Proficient understanding of copyright law, including public domain and Creative Commons licenses.
  • Experience with troubleshooting open source library software, such as Islandora, Fedora Commons, Hydra or related DAMS is a plus.
To be considered for this position, please send cover letter with salary expectations and resume/CV to

– CHF is an Equal Opportunity Employer –

The Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) is a non-profit organization that preserves the history and heritage of science, technology and industry, with a focus on the sciences and technologies shaping material innovation.  In bridging science and technology with the humanities, arts and social sciences, CHF is committed to building a vibrant, international community of scholars; creating a rich source of traditional and emerging media; expanding the reach of our museum; and engaging the broader society through inventive public events.  CHF is located in the heart of beautiful Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia.  For further information, visit our website at

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