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DLF-ANNOUNCE  January 2004

DLF-ANNOUNCE January 2004

Subject:

Search for Metadata Librarian

From:

"Kristine R. Brancolini" <[log in to unmask]>

Reply-To:

DLF Digital Library Announcements <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Fri, 23 Jan 2004 11:04:04 -0500

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Please excuse cross-postings.

INDIANA UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES BLOOMINGTON
METADATA LIBRARIAN

The Indiana University Bloomington Libraries are seeking an innovative and
dynamic individual to lead the university in the analysis and use of
metadata.  This position reports to the Associate Director for Projects
and Services of the Digital Library Program.

The Digital Library Program at Indiana University (www.dlib.indiana.edu)
has created more than 300,000 digital objects to date in many formats,
including electronic text, digital images, and sound. It is dedicated to
the creation, maintenance, delivery, and preservation of a wide range of
high-quality networked resources for scholars and students at Indiana
University and elsewhere.  The Digital Library Program is a collaborative
effort of the Indiana University Libraries, the Office of the Vice
President for Information Technology, the School of Library and
Information Science, and the School of Informatics. This collaboration
capitalizes on the institutional capabilities of the university, focusing
university resources on digital library projects that support the teaching
and research of IU faculty, support the learning and research of IU
students, and foster research about the digital library.

The Indiana University Bloomington Libraries are one of the leading
academic research library systems in North America, providing strong
collections, quality service and instructional programs, and leadership in
the application of information technologies. The Bloomington campus
includes approximately 35,000 students and 1,575 faculty. The IU
Bloomington Libraries are active members of regional and national
associations and consortia, including the Committee on Institutional
Cooperation, the Association of Research Libraries' SPARC project, the
Digital Library Federation, the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) Consortium,
the Center for Research Libraries, and the Research Libraries Group. There
are some twenty libraries on campus, including seven science libraries and
seven humanities and social science libraries, in addition to the Lilly
Library of rare books and manuscripts.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Reports to the Associate Director for Projects and
Services, Digital Library Program, and works closely with a variety of
constituents within the library system and the university.  Advises on the
application of appropriate metadata schema for digital objects and assists
in defining digital project parameters. Provides descriptive,
administrative, and structural metadata needed to support the university's
expanding digital collections.  Hires, trains, and supervises other staff
who will also be creating metadata.  Works with others to plan for the
translation of metadata between formats and participates in the
integration of metadata from a variety of sources for search and display
within and across collections.  Participates in local efforts to educate
the university community on digital library issues.  Participates in
national metadata initiatives and library committees, communicating with
relevant selectors, curators, subject specialists regarding metadata in
digital libraries.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Required:  ALA-accredited master's degree in library or
information science or equivalent combination of degrees and experience.
Knowledge of the concepts and applications used in the standards and
practices of organizing information. In addition to MARC, experience with
one or more of the following metadata standards: EAD, TEI, VRA Core,
Dublin Core, RDF, CIDOC, or others. Experience with creation and/or
management of digital objects in various text, image, sound, and/or video
formats.  Ability to work independently as well as collegially in a
complex, rapidly changing and culturally diverse environment with various
groups of library staff. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Ability to plan, coordinate, and implement projects. Good organization
skills and an aptitude for complex analytical and detailed work. Ability
to meet the requirements of a tenure-track appointment. Preferred:
Experience in one or more of these areas: SGML and/or XML; computer
programming languages, particularly Perl and Java; working with multiple
computer platforms, including Linux, UNIX, Windows, and MacOS; and
applying for or managing grants.

TO APPLY: Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2004. The position
will remain open until filled. Please send letter of application,
professional vita, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of four
references to:

Karen Sweeny
Acting Libraries Human Resources Officer
Indiana University Libraries
Main Library 201A
Bloomington, IN 47405
812-855-8196
Fax: 812-855-2576
e-mail:[log in to unmask]

Indiana University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer
strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The
university actively encourages applications and nominations of women,
persons of color, applicants with disabilities, and members of other
underrepresented groups. Individuals with disabilities desiring
accommodations in the application process should contact the Libraries
Human Resources Office at (812) 855-5988 or [log in to unmask]


Kristine R. Brancolini, Director, Digital Library Program
Main Library E170, 1320 E. Tenth Street
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN  47405
Phone: 812.855.3710 | Fax: 812.856.2062 | Web: www.dlib.indiana.edu

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