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UCSD LIBRARIES – University of California, San Diego


Metadata Librarian

Preferred appointment level: Assistant Librarian 
I – Librarian I ($40,008 - $66,756)
The <http://libraries.ucsd.edu/>Libraries of the 
University of California, San Diego Libraries 
invite applications from service-oriented, 
broadly skilled, and innovative metadata experts 
wanting an opportunity to contribute to the 
development, application, and management of 
metadata for the UCSD Libraries’ digital assets 
and to participate in the advancement of metadata 
expertise in the profession.


Responsibilities of the Position

The incumbent will:
·        Identify and apply appropriate metadata 
format and content standards, formulate METS 
profiles for object classes, and develop metadata 
crosswalks for digital objects for the UCSD Libraries
·        Plan, monitor, and assess metadata 
migration, transformation, and enhancement projects
·        Provide ongoing data review and analysis 
of digital objects and their metadata, including quality assurance
·        Collaborate with the UCSD Libraries’ 
data providers and repository managers to develop 
cost effective and efficient strategies and 
reliable data streams for producing and 
normalizing metadata and importing it into the Digital Asset Management System
·        Contribute, under the guidance of the 
Unit Head and Department Head, to the formulation 
and implementation of policies and standards for 
descriptive, administrative (technical, source, 
and rights), and structural metadata used to 
support the production, management of and access 
to UCSD Libraries’ digital assets
·        Maintain metadata documentation, in 
print and web formats, for the UCSD Libraries’ 
digital projects and for unit activities
·        Participate in the ongoing development 
of metadata standards and best practices, 
including attending appropriate conferences and 
meetings and collaborating with other groups similarly engaged.


Required Qualifications

    * Professional degree from a library school, 
or other appropriate degree or equivalent 
experience in one or more fields relevant to library services
    * A minimum of two years experience working 
with metadata in a digital library environment
    * Demonstrated knowledge of principles and 
practices in organizing information, including 
key metadata format and content standards
    * Demonstrated knowledge of the issues and 
trends in digital library development and metadata standards
    * Experience with data preparation and 
analysis and with data processing tools, including experience using XML
    * Excellent oral and written communication skills
    * Excellent analytic and problem solving 
skills, including an aptitude for complex, analytical, and detailed work
    * Ability to plan, coordinate, and implement 
projects and to participate successfully in multiple, simultaneous projects
    * Excellent organization skills; both initiative and follow through
    * Ability to work independently as well as 
collegially in a complex, rapidly changing and 
culturally diverse environment with various groups of library staff

Desirable Qualifications
    * Experience in an academic library environment
    * Experience with library systems that manage 
and provide access to digital objects
    * Experience with workflow analysis and representation
    * Familiarity with schema development
    * Familiarity with the OAIS reference model
    * Familiarity with the Resource Description Framework (RDF)


For complete details see 
<http://orpheus.ucsd.edu/fac/Metadata.htm>http://orpheus.ucsd.edu/fac/Metadata.htm


Application consideration begins February 12, 
2007 and will continue until the position is 
filled. Send application letter including a 
statement of qualifications, a full resume of 
education and relevant experience, and the names 
of at least three persons who are knowledgeable 
about your qualifications for this position to 
<mailto:[log in to unmask]>[log in to unmask] 
or to UCSD, Stacey McDermaid – Library Human 
Resources, 9500 Gilman Drive Dept. 0175-H, La 
Jolla, CA 92093-0175. Telephone: 858.534.1279; Confidential Fax: 858.534.8634.
UCSD is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.






Bradley D. Westbrook
Metadata Librarian and Digital Archivist
UCSD Libraries 0175-K
UC, San Diego
La Jolla, CA  92093-0175

Phone:  858-822-0612
Fax:       858-822-0349
Email:     [log in to unmask]