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Rice University is seeking a creative, dynamic, service-oriented Database &
Metadata Management Coordinator. The successful candidate will provide
leadership in performing and managing bibliographic data quality control,
database maintenance and problem resolution. The position reports to the
Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services in Technical Services.
Responsibilities: Coordinates authority control of both MARC and non-MARC
metadata to ensure that they meet local and national standards. Develops new
and effective approaches to quality control, consulting with various
stakeholders as appropriate. Serves as a liaison to authority and database
enrichment vendors and manages the loading and quality control for
vendor-supplied data. Collaborates with other staff to provide leadership in
transitioning the department to a post-MARC communication format as we
continue to contribute metadata to the local institutional repository and
proactively explore linked data, the semantic Web and BIBFRAME. Assists in
and/or manages special projects undertaken by the Department as assigned by
the Department Head. Participates in departmental and library-wide
committees and work groups established to further various aspects of the
Fondren Library mission. May lead project teams. Assists in other cataloging
activities as needed.
-ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library Science
-two years of successful related experience in quality & authority control
of MARC and non-MARC metadata
-some successful project management experience, preferably in an academic
-Excellent oral and written communication skills.
-Project management skills.
-Proven ability to solve problems.
-Leadership and training skills and an ability to reach consensus with
-Ability to recommend solutions in areas not under direct supervision.
-Flexibility in performing different tasks as library needs change.
-Commitment to enhancing services through teamwork.
-Ability to prioritize work to ensure that departmental and library goals
-Demonstrated commitment to staff development and continuing education.
-Ability to work without close supervision.
-Thorough knowledge of MARC and non-MARC metadata standards and practices
(e.g. Dublin Core, EAD, MODS, METS, etc.).
-Knowledge of emerging trends and practices with linked data, semantic web
applications, BIBFRAME, and authority/identifier initiatives (e.g. VIAF,
-Experience with vendor authority control processes, preferably Marcive
-Experience with loading large vendor record sets.
-Knowledge of database maintenance practices, including experience using
global changes to clean up data.
-Experience creating and manipulating data sets; experience with metadata
-Knowledge of the new cataloging standard, Resource Description and Access
-Knowledge of OCLC.
-Knowledge of integrated library systems, preferably Sirsi.
-High level of proficiency using MarcEdit.
-Knowledge of institutional repositories platforms, preferably DSpace.
Preferred qualifications: Experience with XML, XSLT, and/or other tools or
macros for large-scale editing/transforming of metadata; experience with
developing macros and/or scripts to enhance productivity
Salary & benefits: $52,000 minimum, with hiring salary commensurate with
experience and qualifications; no state or local income tax; 21 benefit
days; 8 study days; a range of retirement options including TIAA/CREF;
health and life insurance; and tuition waiver.
Environment: Rice University provides a stimulating work environment, with
opportunities to participate in the delivery of innovative library services
supported by leading edge technologies. Fondren Library
(http://www.rice.edu/fondren) is a research library with more than 2.8
million volumes and more than 141,000 subscriptions, including titles
available through aggregators. The Library has a state-of-the-art off-site
shelving facility. An active program of digital resource delivery and
development is grounded in successful collaboration among library and
University staff from Digital Scholarship Services, other library
departments and University information technology staff.
Houston is a vibrant, multicultural city, with world-class visual and
performing arts ranging from the traditional to the avant-garde. The fourth
largest city in the country, Houston enjoys a moderate cost of living and
easy proximity to the Gulf Coast. For more information, see:
Applications received by October 10, 2014 will receive first consideration.
Please apply with cover letter, resume, and the names, titles, addresses,
telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references at:
https://jobs.rice.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=54454. Inquiries: Melinda
Reagor Flannery at (713) 348-3773 or [log in to unmask] Rice University is an
Equal Opportunity Employer – Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual
Rice University, Fondren Library
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