Head of Metadata Research

at University of Pennsylvania (view profile)
Location Philadelphia, PA
Date Posted February 27, 2019
Category Academic
Job Type Full-time
Apply Here https://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/43778
Twitter Handle @upennlib


The Head of Metadata Research will lead linked data and metadata projects and research for the Libraries. Working collaboratively across the Libraries, the incumbent will develop a vision for the services, technologies and policies to enhance discovery of collections, following international standards and best practices for linked data and metadata. She/he will work towards implementation of the vision, including transformation of existing library metadata into new schemas, and training of cataloging and metadata librarians in the creation and use of linked data.

* Graduate degree from an ALA-accredited program and a minimum of 5 years of experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, are required.
* Project management experience. Ability to take initiative, establishes priorities, implement efficient workflows, and create documentation. Exceptional organizational skills.
* Familiarity with library linked data standards and applications, including BIBFRAME.
* Proficient with metadata in a digital library environment; familiarity with traditional MARC-based systems.
* Ability to use technology in creative ways to solve problems. Working knowledge of metadata processing, batch-loading and transformation tools such as MarcEdit, Oxygen XML Editor, OpenRefine, and XSLT.
* Strong service orientation. Demonstrated support for diversity initiatives and a desire to create a welcoming and inclusive environment.
* Ability to flourish in a high-intensity work environment and manage change.

* Experience in resource description and authority control using international cataloging standards, principles, and identifier schemas (e.g., RDA, LRM, AACR2, LCSH, NACO, SACO, LC Classification, MARC 21 formats, VIAF, ORCID, and ISNI). Working knowledge of bibliographic utilities, integrated library systems, and cataloging tools.
* Knowledge of one or more non-English languages.

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