Metadata Creation manager

Full time

Created: October 6, 2017
Cambridge, MA
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Description

Harvard Library is seeking candidates for the position of Metadata Creation Manager.

Under the supervision of the Head of Metadata Creation (MC) and as a member of the MC managers’ team, the incumbent facilitates timely access to Harvard Library collections by ensuring the creation and maintenance of discovery metadata for library content in multiple languages and formats.

Leading a team of eight staff, and under the supervision of the Head of Metadata Creation (MC), the incumbent works collaboratively with managers throughout ITS to develop department-wide strategic and operational plans, policies, and best practices for technical services in the Harvard Library. The incumbent will complement the skills of other members of the MC section by contributing non-MARC metadata expertise and diversifying ITS metadata strategies. Working closely with the Metadata Technologies Program Manager and the Metadata Creation Section managers, and in consultation with curators and other stakeholders, the incumbent takes a leadership role within ITS in instituting new metadata production methods, with a particular emphasis on emerging areas beyond traditional MARC practice. The incumbent engages staff in adopting innovative metadata practices, and helps guide ITS’s strategy to reframe and expand existing skills and extend staffing flexibility to meet the long-term discovery needs of Harvard Library collections. The incumbent’s role includes developing new projects and participating in multi-institutional pilot initiatives such as the Linked Data for Libraries project and the PCC ISNI pilot.

Information and Technical Services<http://library.harvard.edu/sites/default/files/images/Harvard%20Library_Held%20in%20Common%20Functions_Org%20Charts%20for%20ITS-%20Scott%20Wicks.pdf> (ITS) actively supports the teaching and research mission of the Harvard Library by managing monograph, serial and e-resource acquisitions, metadatacreation, and metadata management for the Harvard Library.

For further details please see the full posting here:
http://bit.ly/2fwLMZd

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The position will remain posted until filled. However, applications will be reviewed beginning October 30, 2017.


Last updated: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 15:33 UTC

How to apply

Contact:

Chew Chiat Naun
Head, Metadata Creation
Information & Technical Services, Harvard Library
625 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139


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Published: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 15:33 UTC