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The University of California, Santa Barbara Library will be hiring a paid
consultant to assist the editors of the Discography of American Historical
Recordings <> (DAHR) in improving DAHR
metadata in three areas:


   Analyze the data structure of the DAHR to assess its compliance with the
   RDA cataloging standard and make recommendations for changes to bring it
   into compliance.

   Assess the emerging BIBFRAME standard and make recommendations on ways
   in which DAHR can eventually implement the standard, for example in the DAHR
   to MARC cataloging tool

   Study the technology behind the Library of Congress Linked Data Service
   (and possibly other name-based linked data services) and make specific
   recommendations so that DAHR programmers can implement this and make DAHR
   utilize URIs for name entities.

We welcome inquiries from metadata specialists interested in providing
these services or recommendations of people who might have these
qualifications. The deliverable is a report with sufficient detail to
execute the above 3 goals.

Please contact the project leaders David Seubert ([log in to unmask]) and Sam
Brylawski ([log in to unmask]) if interested or if you want further
information. Please provide a current resume, a brief statement of
qualifications in this area and hourly rate.

The Discography of American Historical Recordings (DAHR), is a database of
master recordings made by American record companies during the 78rpm era.
It is part of the American Discography Project (ADP)—an initiative of the
University of California, Santa Barbara and the Packard Humanities
Institute (PHI) that is edited by a team of researchers based at the UCSB
Library. The database comprehensively documents over 275,000 masters made
by over eight American record labels, and currently provides streaming
access to over 15,000 recordings. Current and future initiatives are to
provide library compliant catalog records for libraries and streaming
access to content from partner libraries and archives in collaboration with
the major record companies.

David Seubert
Special Collections
UC Santa Barbara Library
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9010
Tel: 805-893-5444