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*UCSD LIBRARIES – University of California, San Diego*

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*Metadata Librarian*


Preferred appointment level: Assistant Librarian I – Librarian I ($40,008 -


The 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

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.

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*Required Qualifications *

   - Professional degree from a library school, or other appropriate
   degree or equivalent experience in one or more fields relevant to library
   - 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**

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 [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:

UCSD is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Arwen Hutt
Metadata Specialist
Geisel Library
University of California, San Diego
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(858) 822-3876