Havana Archive Project Metadata Assistant

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Created: October 3, 2016


Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and
member of the Five College consortium, is seeking a Havana Archive Project
Metadata assistant to create metadata for the ca. 4722 photographs of a
photographic survey of 1,055 significant buildings in the Historic Center
of Havana, Cuba. This is a 10-month, grant-funded position with possibility
of continuation dependent on future funding.

Reporting to the systems and discovery librarian, The Havana Archive
Project Metadata assistant will create object-level metadata for all image
files. Images will be described using a scheme based on MODS XML, which the
Hampshire College Library uses for all collections in its digital
repository. Metadata will include descriptive, technical, and
administrative elements, and will be created using appropriate name and
subject authorities including DACS, NACO, AAT, LCSH, and TGN. Additional
duties will include digitizing materials from Archives & Special
Collections, creating MODS XML metadata records, and special digital
projects as needed. The metadata assistant will take an active role in
training and supervision for digitization work by undergraduate student

A graduate degree from or enrollment in an accredited Library Science
graduate program is required. Successful candidate should have an interest
in pursuing a career in digital librarianship, metadata, and/or archives.
This position also requires excellent oral and written communication,
organization, technology, and problem-solving skills. Preferred
qualifications include experience handling archives/special
collections/institutional records; completion of Cataloging, Metadata, XML
or related graduate level coursework demonstrating knowledge of relevant
standards and best practices; and knowledge of Library of Congress subject
headings in Spanish database (http://lcsh-es.org/) as well as knowledge of
the Spanish language. A commitment to working with people from diverse
backgrounds is essential.

This 16-hour/week, non-benefited position begins immediately. Please submit
a cover letter, resume and the names/phone numbers of three professional
references via our website at https://jobs.hampshire.edu


Hampshire College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to
diversity and inclusion in education and employment.


Published: Saturday, March 18, 2017 14:50 UTC

Last updated: Saturday, March 18, 2017 14:50 UTC