National Parks Metadata Specialist

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Created: June 6, 2013


 *Job Summary*
Clemson University Libraries seeks experienced applicants for a full-time, temporary 2-year appointment as National Parks Metadata Specialist for the Open Parks Network (OPN), a large-scale digitization project funded through an IMLS National Leadership Grant.  The National Parks Metadata Specialist will be responsible for the creation, analysis, and workflow management of metadata and data structures for unique materials digitized through the Open Parks Network (OPN).  The incumbent will have the distinctive opportunity to play a key role in a project that brings many of the hidden treasures stored in the archives and museums of our National Parks and Historic Sites online and freely available to all.  If you want the chance to work first-hand with material form parks and historic sites – including Yellowstone, the Great Smoky Mountains, Mammoth Cave, Fort Sumter, and Andersonville – then apply now!

*Position Responsibilities*
  • Develop formal metadata framework and workflow practices for OPN projects.
  • Provide metadata description for original digitized material.
  • Work with Fedora Repository Programmer to develop standardized ingestion practices.
  • Collaborate with parks partners to migrate and map existing metadata or catalog records.
  • Collaborate with Digital Projects Manager to enhance and sanitize existing metadata records.
  • Collaborate with Director of Environmental Informatics to address geospatial metadata needs.
  • Supervise 1 FTE metadata assistant(s).

*Required Qualifications*
  • MLIS or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited school or institution. Years of experience or specialized certifications may be substituted for degree requirement.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience providing metadata services and resource description.
  • Knowledge of and experience with metadata services and cataloging standards and schema, especially qualified Dublin Core and LC Subject Headings.
  • Familiarity with XML, RDF, METS, and MODS.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and attention to detail.

*Preferred Qualifications*
  • Previous experience creating metadata for parks content or in a parks or museum setting.
  • Experience creating and encoding standards-based geospatial metadata.
  • Some supervisory experience.

$50,000 annual salary and generous benefits package.

*Application Process*
  • Prepare a resume and a cover letter outlining knowledge, skills, abilities, and professional interests.
  • Use an internet browser to access the Clemson University Human Resources website at
  • Select the ‘Internal Applicant Job Board’ link.
  • Scroll through the available positions and locate position ‘Library Manager II’ #12498.
  • Click to open the application box, fill out the application completely and attach the cover letter and resume documents.
  • This open position will close on July 1, 2013.

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*About the Open Parks Network*
The Open Parks Network is a large-scale project funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services that aims to digitize over 200,000 unique archival items and 1.5 million pages of bound gray literature held by the National Park Service. The Open Parks Network is building an online community based around this content that connects the highly distributed network of park managers, researchers, and scientists. For more information, visit the OPN beta web site:

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