Job Posting: ILS and Discovery Systems Specialist, NYU Libraries

New York City
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Created: August 7, 2009


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ILS and Discovery Systems Specialist

The NYU's Division of Libraries seeks the ideal candidate for the ILS and Discovery Systems Specialist position. This position will play a lead role in implementing new technologies for both inventory control and discovery systems. The selected candidate will collaborate with the Metadata Services Librarian, Web Development team and Database Administrator to develop workflow and criteria for importing and exporting data and metadata to/from various systems including the Integrated Library System (ILS), web-based discovery system, federated search tool and open URL resolver. This newly created position plays an integral role in supporting both virtual and physical access to the Libraries collections, irrespective of format or location. This position reports to the Metadata Services Librarian

Initially, the position will be focused on stabilizing and optimizing the ILS environment. The successful candidate will perform data analysis on metadata record structures in various applications, databases and external formats, including ExLibris and III catalogs, federated search tools, DSpace, Luna, ARTstor, SOLR, flat files (.txt, .xml, .csv), spreadsheets, Archivists Toolkit, etc. as well as design and implement routines, scripts and methods for record extraction and transformation into various output formats (MARC, XML, .txt, etc.).

Additionally, the work will contribute to the development of new ILS functionality, implementation of upgrades and extend the scope and reach of library search interfaces. The ideal candidate will contribute to research and development, prototyping and implementation of initiatives and projects that serve to integrate Library Applications and library data with other web services and with the digital library.

The ideal candidate for this position will possess a Bachelor's degree in computer science, information science, library science or similar field, as well as 3 years' related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Other requirements are:

* Must include demonstrated experience with XML and XSLT, * Experience working on Linux / Unix servers, * Experience doing data analysis on a variety of data formats, and knowledge of metadata standards, including MARC and Dublin Core. * Experience working in a library environment and knowledge of library technology protocols such as OpenURL, OAI-PMH, Z39.50, SRU/W, * Experience with SOLR, experience writing scripts in Perl, PHP, or bash or with writing applications in Java or Ruby and knowledge of database architecture and SQL are all preferred.

NYU offers a superior benefits package, which includes free NYU tuition for self and eligible family members, generous vacation, medical, dental and pension plans. For more information and to apply for this position online (20090495), visit our web site at: (Please copy URL to your browser.) Please select "N2" when asked, "How were you referred to NYU?" We accept online applications only.

NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

-- Corey A Harper Metadata Services Librarian New York University Libraries 20 Cooper Square, 3rd Floor New York, NY 10003-7112 212.998.2479

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