Principal Metadata Analyst

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Created: August 17, 2013


The California Digital Library (CDL) is a collaborative effort of the ten campuses of the University of California designed to enable UC's libraries to continue to meet the informational needs of UC's faculty and students in the 21st century. The CDL assumes a leadership role in providing digital content to the citizens of the state, develops systems that encourage resource sharing, and provides a focus for the development of strategies and initiatives that guide the University's libraries through the transformations necessary to succeed in the digital age.

The Metadata Analyst reports to the Director, Discovery and Delivery Services Group and will work primarily on the Hathi Trust Metadata Management and related systems to provide analysis, reporting, planning and coordination.  Hathi Trust ( is a collaborative digital repository for the nation's great research libraries bringing together the immense collections of partner institutions.  The Metadata Analyst will work closely with the Hathi Trust technical lead, and with other members of the Hathi Trust to recommend, design and implement appropriate metadata schemes for the Hathi Trust and other digital library projects.

In addition, this position may provide support to other projects for the Discovery and Delivery suite of services, as needed.  Many projects will involve collaboration with external partners.

Job Requirements
Bachelor's degree in information management, or a related field or an equivalent combination of education and 3 or more years of experience in information technology which includes metadata analysis and support in a production environment. Demonstrated experience in recommending, designing and implementing appropriate metadata schemes for digital library projects. Demonstrated ability to analyze digital project requirements and develop strategies for metadata capture, normalization, transformation, storage and output in support of project requirements. Demonstrated experience in working with files of metadata records, including machine-readable cataloging (MARC) records, Dublin Core, METS and other metadata. Demonstrated experience in automating and streamlining metadata creation, analysis and management using a variety of tools for metadata manipulation and scripting. Demonstrated ability to analyze and work with serials, print and e-journals holdings formats Demonstrated ability to create and maintain local documentation on metadata standards and metadata application guidelines. Demonstrated awareness of library standards (e.g. FRBR, AACR2, OAI, OpenURL, DOI, Dublin Core etc) and information industry organizations (e.g. NISO, CrossRef etc) Demonstrated ability to work successfully on collaborative projects Working knowledge of the use of cataloging principles, standards and tools. Excellent interpersonal skills as demonstrated by the ability to interact with others in a consistently positive manner, exercising discretion and tact. Excellent oral communications skills which demonstrate the ability to effectively convey and explain information, liaise with vendors and tactfully deal with diverse people, situations and ideas. Excellent written communications skills which demonstrate the ability to draft clear, concise and specifications, documentation and reports. Strong analytical skills as demonstrated by the ability to draw conclusions in a logical, systematic way. Demonstrated ability to plans assignments and monitor performance according to priorities as demonstrated by regularly meeting established deadlines. Demonstrated ability to perform competently under pressure, handling interruptions and changes without losing productivity.

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