Metadata Librarian

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Created: September 17, 2012


To be responsible for the creation of metadata, associated authority and quality control, and maintenance of digital materials.

Minimum Qualifications
Master’s degree in Library Science (from an ALA accredited program) or related field; experience creating, capturing, and processing images/textual materials; knowledge of metadata standards, such as Dublin Core, METS, and TEI; excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; Working knowledge of Dspace and/or Digital Commons or similar platform

Preferred Qualifications
Experience working in an academic library; minimum one year experience writing metadata; knowledge of digital libraries, institutional repositories, and digital preservation; Experience using Adobe Acrobat Pro and Photoshop; Knowledge of conventional cataloging (MARC, AACR2, LCSH, and RDA) and principles of authority control.

To preserve the safety and security of the campus community and to maintain the integrity of university operations, it is the policy of Wright State University before making an employment offer at the final stage to verify whether a job applicant has a criminal record. Additionally, an administrative review shall be conducted whenever the university learns that an employee is charged with or convicted of a crime (except for minor vehicle violations). A conviction is not an automatic bar to employment.

Essential Functions and percent of time:
Metadata Creation and Maintenance – 65% Responsible for the creation, according to accepted national and local standards, and ongoing maintenance of descriptive and technical metadata for digital collections produced by Digital Services

Metadata Oversight – 10%
Participates in the development, evaluation, and implementation of metadata policies, standards, goals, procedures, and workflows in cooperation with necessary stakeholders, such as individual faculty members, academic departments, subject librarians, and Special Collections and Archives staff

Preparation of Digitized Materials for online access – 15%
  • Crop, edit, and manipulate images according to specification required for project using image editing software
  • Make text based documents machine readable with optical character recognition software
  • Convert text to PDF and make accessible
  • Quality check digitized materials

Digitization of Materials – 5%
  • Digitize and store materials from WSU Libraries, WSU faculty and staff, and community at-large according to established standards, for inclusion in Campus Online Repository (CORE), CORE Scholar, or other resource tool, exhibition, and patron orders
  • Maintain security of materials while being scanned
  • Practice archival handling procedures for all materials

Other Related Duties – 5%
Participate in professional development and continuing education activities; serve on library and University Committees as required.

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