Metadata Librarian

Baton Rouge
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Created: September 3, 2015


50% - Coordinates and manages the development and implementation of metadata strategies that support the discovery and management of the Libraries' digital context, such as research data, digital scholarship, born-digital archives, digitized content, and digital humanities projects. Leads the selection and development of relevant metadata standards, ontologies, policies, procedures, and workflows for digital resources. Provides expertise on metadata standards and practices.

25% - Engages in authority control processes to provide intellectual control over the application of personal names, corporate names, and place names as components of the metadata process.

15% - Works to fulfill tenure and promotion requirements.

10% - Participates in outreach opportunities; works with the Data Management librarian and the Scholarly Communications librarian to address topics such as data curation and scholarly communications to audiences within and outside of the Libraries. Provides leadership and training for staff in Cataloging who are responsible for the creation and management of metadata.

Required Qualifications:

Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited master's degree program. Knowledge and experience using relevant metadata standards used in libraries and in scholarly publishing; knowledge of current and emerging trends, and practices related to linked data, semantic web and RDF; also, MARC, RDA, AACR2; demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate, organize and lead projects.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with tools for managing digital assets or repository software such as ContentDM, DSpace and Fedora; experience using scripting languages such as Java, Perl, PHP; knowledge of and/or experience with metadata transforms; and, experience with OCLC and an integrated library system.

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