<>Position: Special Formats and Metadata Cataloger
Available: October 1, 2013

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks an innovative and knowledgeable librarian to serve in the position of Special Formats and Metadata Cataloger. The Special Formats and Metadata Cataloger reports to the head of Special Formats & Metadata with a dotted-line relationship to the head of Digital Repository Services. MARC cataloging is done using OCLC's Connexion Client and the Library's Innovative Interfaces local system; catalogers at the UNC Libraries contribute national-level cataloging through NACO, BIBCO and other PCC programs. The cataloger will also work with developers of the Library's digital repository to develop metadata, crosswalks, and standards for XML-based metadata and will work collaboratively with technical services staff in both the general and special collections.

The Special Formats and Metadata Cataloger is responsible for and maintains an understanding of issues involved in the cataloging of geospatial data, statistical datasets, cartographic resources, locally produced research data, and other data resources as needs arise. The Cataloger contributes to the professional dialogue to improve service and enhance access to library resources and contributes authority records to the national authority files. The Cataloger also helps support the growing workload surrounding non-MARC metadata in the Libraries, and researches metadata standards and best practices as they apply in a variety of disciplines. The individual in this position serves as a resource for staff in all campus libraries, advising on appropriate strategies for creating and managing metadata for a wide variety of digital media formats, including data sets, theses and dissertations, unpublished scholarly work, raw research data, images, audio, and video. The Cataloger participates in the design and development of tools and workflows to support long-term preservation and access to digitized and born-digital materials in the Carolina Digital Repository.

The Data Services section of Davis Library Research & Instructional Services collects statistical and geospatial data sets that directly support the research and classroom needs of UNC faculty, staff and students. The current statistical data collection is heavily weighted toward the social sciences, but patrons may request acquisitions in any subject area. The Library has a large and growing geospatial data collection that is international and interdisciplinary. Geospatial and other datasets are purchased from vendors, received via the Federal Depository Library Program, and collected from state and local data providers. The successful applicant will work closely with Data Services librarians and other subject specialists to provide accurate descriptions and correct holdings information for UNC's data resources.

The Carolina Digital Repository provides ingest, access, and preservation services for digital library collections, University archives, and research data created by members of the UNC community. The Cataloger works closely with development staff in the Library & Information Technology Department and with Library archivists to develop standards, create metadata, and transform researcher-supplied data into appropriate formats to provide access to the unique materials housed in the Carolina Digital Library.

Deadline for Application
Review of applications will begin on August 8, 2013. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to applications received by the begin review date.

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To Apply:
Please visit and complete the online application. Please include a letter of application, a resume and the name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number of three professional references, one of which must be a current supervisor. Additionally, please indicate in your cover letter where you first learned of this position.