Job Announcement: Senior Metadata Librarian

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Created: October 22, 2008


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Copyright Clearance Center is currently looking for a Senior Metadata Librarian. CCC is located north of Boston in Danvers, MA.


Senior Metadata Librarian

This position is located within the Data Systems group, which is responsible for the maintenance and specification of systems to support CCC's inventory of titles, rights, and associated usage fees. Data Systems represents business interests in projects and is currently involved in the design of a cutting edge system which will enable CCC to move from print-based textual works to digital text, multimedia and beyond. The Senior Metadata Librarian is a top-level contributor to the Data Systems team, and provides leadership on complex projects as a liaison between Data Systems & Services, IT Application Development and other CCC business units to provide technical solutions that meet user needs. RESPONSIBILITIES:

- Define and prioritize business requirements for internal and customer facing applications in accordance with metadata architecture and system strategy. - Advocate for streamlined business processes through assessment of existing practices and the development of process improvements. - Direct Data Systems work with the web-based rights management product Rightsphere, including software enhancement requests, daily operations, and testing of new releases. - Coordinate with Information Technology staff to produce functional specifications for Rightsphere, including auto-detection of content from metadata in e-journal sites. - Collaborate with technical teams to translate business requirements into functional specifications. Analyze information from customers and internal sources to document and prioritize software requirements for future product releases. - Develop communication and training plans for system enhancements in collaboration with other business managers to ensure effective understanding of available system functionality and business procedures.

- Track industry standards, technologies and related process activities in libraries, publishing and other knowledge industries to advise CCC management on applicability to CCC's systems and products.


- Experience with AACR2, MARC21, OCLC, and with an integrated library system as part of cataloging operations. - Highly developed organizational, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills, including the ability to manage multiple priorities, be sensitive to deadlines, and pay attention to detail. - Proven ability to take charge of and lead project meetings and strategy discussions. - Experience in modeling complex flows (work, process and data) along with extensive system design experience. - Experience in all aspects of design, management, and support of customer-facing information products and solutions. - Excellent leadership skills and extensive experience interacting with business users and stake holders. - Demonstrated ability in testing and documentation techniques, excellent planning and organizational skills, excellent oral and written communication skills. - Working knowledge of tools for analyzing, summarizing, and reporting on bibliographic and other data. - Ability to work effectively on/with cross-functional teams and interface successfully with various organizations and levels of management, in a professional manner.


Required: Bachelor's degree, and ALA-accredited MLS or ALA-recognized foreign equivalent or equivalent direct library or information center experience, or related advanced degree in Information Systems; 5 or more years experience working in an academic or business environment in a position with direct involvement with large, highly-structured, bibliographic database systems and applications, including library metadata and standards; project management experience.

Preferred: Prior experience and/or training as a Business Analyst; working experience with cataloging non-book materials; experience with a variety of other (non-bibliographic) database environments and systems.

CONTACT: Please submit resume to: Copyright Clearance Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to apply


Amber Meryman



Published: Wednesday, October 22, 2008 09:33 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:48 UTC