Metadata Archivist

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Created: February 8, 2016


Establish intellectual control of digitized archival records--microfilm, photographs, and serials from the Young Women’s Christian Association of the USA records. Prepare digital assets for access by conducting quality control and creating digital object metadata in the digital asset management system. Review and enhance existing archival metadata in the archival information management system.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Metadata: Under the supervision of the Metadata and Technical Services Archivist, describe digitized archival records using accepted archival and digital library standards and best practices. Ensure consistency, accuracy, and completeness of required metadata fields. Review and enhance legacy archival metadata to complement digital asset metadata.

Other: Conduct quality control of digital assets by checking primary quality control and post-upload indicators, such as orientation, completeness of image, readability, display, etc. Provide feedback to enhance workflow efficiencies. Track progress of assigned activities. Participate in shared decision making for Special Collections. Other duties as assigned.


Education/Experience: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program; minimum 2 years of experience in archives and special collections; experience with archival description and cataloguing standards required; experience with digital collections preferred; or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience. Internships will be considered as experience

Skills: Strong research, organization, writing and communication skills; attention to detail; self-motivated, ability to work independently and as part of a team; familiarity with standard database systems--such as Archivists’ Toolkit, FileMaker Pro--and office software, such as Microsoft Word and Excel; knowledge of archival metadata and cataloguing standards and authorities, such as DACS, EAD, MODS, LCSH, and AAT; aptitude for learning new technologies and metadata standards.

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