Dear colleagues -
The University of Wisconsin Digital Collections Center is hiring a
metadata librarian. See full description at URL below.
The minimum salary rate for this position is $39,338. The deadline to
apply is August 31, 2007.
Thank you for your interest!
UWDCC Metadata Librarian
Official title: ACADEMIC LIBRARIAN(R04DN) or ASSOC ACAD LIBRARIAN(R04FN)
Degree and area of specialization: MLS degree
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
Experience using database platforms such as Access, MySQL, or PostGres.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Experience working with metadata standards and protocols such as METS,
MODS, PREMIS, TEI, EAD, or OAI-PMH.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and as part
of a team with both technical and non-technical staff.
Flexibility in adapting to changing priorities and deadlines.
Project management experience, preferably in a production environment.
Work experience in digital library production and services.
Demonstrated knowledge of the processes involved in data migration or
Experience with data dictionaries, XML schemas, or Document Type
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries seek a creative,
experienced, team-oriented professional to serve as Metadata Librarian
for the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections Center (UWDCC).
Working with UWDCC and other library staff and faculty, the successful
candidate will coordinate the formulation and implementation of policies
and standards for descriptive, structural, technical, and administrative
metadata that are used to support the production and management of, and
access to, the Libraries' digital collections. The Metadata Librarian
will work with librarians, faculty, and other project partners to
determine appropriate methods of developing metadata for the libraries'
digital collections, train project participants in all areas of metadata
creation, and collaborate with appropriate librarians and working groups
locally and nationwide to advise on the application of current and
emerging metadata standards to facilitate access to and preservation of
The Metadata Librarian is responsible for planning and overseeing the
implementation of UWDCC's metadata strategies, profiling existing
standards to meet current needs while also researching emerging
standards for potential future adoption. This position will also
collaborate in the development of metadata workflow processes; manage
metadata entry, quality control, and data exports performed by UWDCC
student and other staff; and coordinate production schedules with
Reformatting Unit, ensuring efficient and timely workflows to meet
The Metadata Librarian will conduct workshops and presentations on UWDCC
resources, tools and services to librarians, faculty, and students, and
participate in other outreach activities.
The University of Wisconsin Digital Collections Center
The UWDCC supports the educational and outreach missions of the
University of Wisconsin System by providing professional leadership in
the creation of quality digital resources from libraries and archives
for faculty, staff and students, citizens of the state and scholars at
large. Located on the UW-Madison campus, the UWDCC has digitized over
1.3 million objects, developed and implemented technologies to enhance
digital collections, and partnered with a variety of content providers
to create illustrative and valuable digital resources. For more
information, visit the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
Center at http://uwdcc.library.wisc.edu/.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison
In achievement and prestige, the University of Wisconsin-Madison has
long been recognized as one of America's great universities. A public,
land-grant institution, UW-Madison offers a complete spectrum of liberal
arts studies, professional programs, and student activities. Located in
Madison, the campus spreads out along Lake Mendota, encompassing wooded
hills, friendly shores, and lively city streets. Madison--the state's
capital city with a population of 208,000--offers the perfect
combination of natural beauty, stimulating cultural offerings, outdoor
recreation, distinctive restaurants, unique shops, and vibrant
nightlife. The university's location in south central Wisconsin makes
for convenient access to Milwaukee (80 miles), Chicago (150 miles), and
Minneapolis (270 miles).
Send resume and cover letter referring to Position Vacancy Listing
365 Memorial Library
728 State Street
Madison, WI 53706
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Vicki L. Tobias
Digital Services Librarian
University of Wisconsin Digital Collections Center
218 Memorial Library
728 State Street
Madison, WI 53706
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