Digital Public Library of America Metadata Librarian/Archivist

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Created: May 31, 2013


The University of Georgia Libraries seeks a Digital Public Library of America Metadata Librarian/Archivist who will be responsible to the DPLA Coordinator of the Digital Library of Georgia (DLG) for metadata and authority control, quality control, and other duties related to the development and upgrade of metadata as related to the Digital Library of Georgia’s participation in the Digital Public Library of America’s (DPLA) Hubs Project. As a hub for the DPLA, DLG will provide digital services to Georgia institutions such as digitization, metadata, data aggregation and storage services. In addition, the DLG will host community outreach programs to bring users in contact with digital content of local relevance. This position is a 21-month, grant-funded position. To view a full description of duties and qualifications and application procedure please go to

The University of Georgia and the UGA Libraries have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among our faculty and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage persons of color to apply for these positions. The University of Georgia is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

Required Qualifications:

ALA-accredited approved MLS, or relevant Master's degree; Knowledge of AACR2, LCSH, Dublin Core metadata standard and familiarity with MARC; Familiarity with HTML or XML; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; Excellent research, writing, and oral communication skills; Ability to function as a contributing team member in a production-oriented environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Familiarity with data content standards such as DACS and AMIM2, data structure standards such as EAD, METS, and MPEG7, and emerging preservation metadata best practices and guidelines preferred; Experience creating metadata, catalog records, or archival description preferably for non-book resources preferred; Digital library experience preferred; Degree in history, public history or American studies preferred.

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