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 62719



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 SUL.


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 interoperability.