Digital Content Metadata Librarian

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Created: July 23, 2015


The Johns Hopkins Libraries and University Museums invite applications for the Digital Content Metadata Librarian position. The position provides leadership and expertise in developing creative, collaborative, and sustainable solutions for providing and managing metadata for locally hosted digital resources.

For additional information about the position and to apply, visit Locate Job #300059 and click “Apply.”  To be considered for this position, you must complete an online application.

Primary duties and responsibilities include:
  • Evaluates, designs, oversees the creation and management of  metadata  for the digital initiatives of the Libraries and University Museums
  • Defines strategies and creates guidelines/best practices,  policies, procedures  for the authoring, harvesting, enhancement, remediation, and transformation of digital metadata including metadata supplied by end users or crowd sourced to support its use and re-use
  • Collaborates with colleagues across the institution to develop  metadata specifications to ensure consistent practice,  including the selection of metadata schema , data elements, thesauri, crosswalks, and style sheets to make resources accessible for digital collections in diverse formats including text, image, audio, video, and research data sets
  • Assists with digital metadata creation, transformation, and maintenance including quality control
  • Provides training in metadata management, linked data, semantic web applications,  and ontologies
  • Evaluates new technological platforms in regard to the descriptive, administrative, structural, and preservation metadata needs supporting the storage, discovery, and delivery of the Libraries and University Museums’ locally hosted digital resources
  • Coordinates metadata local ingest as well as its sharing with diverse systems across the institution and with outside entities such as HathiTrust, Digital Public Library of America, and Academic Preservation Trust
  • Collaborates with library colleagues and the larger institution in the application of name and place identity management across data stores to provide consistency of use and to facilitate end user searching

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