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


Degree and area of specialization: MLS degree

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Required qualifications:
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, 
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.

Desired qualifications:
Supervisory experience.
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 

Principal duties:
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 
digital content.

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 
project deadlines.

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.

Additional Information:

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

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 
#57030 to:

Sandra Guthrie
365 Memorial Library
728 State Street
Madison, WI 53706
Email: [log in to unmask]
Phone: 608-262-8190
TTY: 608-263-2473
Fax: 608-265-2754


Vicki L. Tobias
Digital Services Librarian
University of Wisconsin Digital Collections Center
218 Memorial Library
728 State Street
Madison, WI  53706
(608) 265-6381
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