I'm pleased to announce this four-year, term position within the 
Metadata Department at Stanford University.  The position is responsible 
for developing and recording consensus between the descriptive metadata 
stakeholders within the Stanford University Libraries.  It's a wonderful 
position at the center of a rapidly evolving metadata environment.  
Please apply via the Library's website: 

Philip E. Schreur
Head, Metadata Department
Stanford University
650-725-1120 (fax)


*Metadata Coordinator, Metadata, Stanford University Libraries-Position 



*This is a double posting at the 3P2/3P3 level. *

Responsible for the assessment and application of descriptive metadata 
principles and practices to information deposited to the Stanford 
Digital Repository (SDR). The focus will be to harmonize descriptive 
metadata structure and assignment across formats, projects, and programs 
to facilitate the goal of interoperability in discovery environments 
both within and outside of SUL, present and future.Coordinate and broker 
approaches and standards across descriptive metadata stakeholders within 

Ensure harmonization of descriptive metadata standards across the 
Stanford University Libraries (SUL) for resources deposited to the 
Stanford Digital Repository (SDR) to maximize discovery in a shared 
discovery environment(s).Proactively engage with Digital Library Systems 
& Services (DLSS) Project Managers in establishing appropriate 
approaches (both manual and automated) for the creation of descriptive 
metadata for individual projects. Coordinate those approaches with 
overall metadata strategies being developed in DLSS in support of the SDR.

Coordinate policies and procedures in support of the harmonization 
goals.Broker acceptance of mutually agreed upon descriptive metadata 
standards across relevant stakeholders in SUL.

Investigate and evaluate current and developing descriptive metadata 
best practices and their possible application to resources deposited to 
the SDR.Proactively ensure that SUL's descriptive metadata practices are 
complementary to national and international efforts to promote its 



  * Demonstrated experience with current cataloging procedures and
    principles as defined in RDA and AACR2, the MARC Bibliographic,
    Holdings, and Authorities formats
  * Demonstrated experience in formulating departmental policies and
  * Knowledge of current and emerging models and tools for resource
    discovery and access and developing communication standards such as
  * Ability to learn, analyze, and utilize existing and emerging
    metadata standards, such as Dublin Core, EAD, MODS, METS, OAI,
    TEI,and relevant thesauri or ontologies, as required by special
    projects. Ability to provide mapping between different metadata
    standards in a dynamic environment
  * Familiarity with RDF, XML, and other machine actionable metadata
  * Ability to successfully deliver mutually agreed upon policies and
    procedures in a timely fashion
  * Excellent analytical and problem solving skills combined with
    attention to detail for complex, detail-oriented work
  * High level of proficiency using PC-based applications (Windows, word
    processing, spreadsheets) and other computer applications (email,
    Internet, Integrated Library Systems); high level computer
    competency kept up to date through continuous learning
  * Excellent oral and written communications
  * Ability to work independently, as a team member, and across
    organizational boundaries in a fast-paced environment
  * Flexibility to be organized, productive and effective in a dynamic
    environment, involved with a variety of simultaneous projects
  * 3-5 years of job-related experience


  * Broad knowledge of library repository functions, services, and
  * Experience with metadata transformations and cross-walking tools
  * Familiarity with Stanford University Libraries and its Digital
    Library environment
  * MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited library school or the equivalent is
    highly desired