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Position: Metadata Strategist
Location: Cornell University Library
Application deadline: 2016-02-15

Cornell University Libraryís Metadata Services unit seeks a Metadata Strategist who will, under the general direction of the Head of Metadata Services, provide strategic and technical guidance on metadata practice for Cornell University Library's (CUL) digital, physical and virtual collections within the broader context of CUL's digital and programmatic needs.  The Strategist will provide consultation and advocacy to both CUL colleagues and the community more broadly; this effort demands a strong knowledge of well-established and evolving metadata standards as well as their practical implications. 
 
CUL has a history of innovative metadata practice on which the Metadata Strategist will collaborate to advance. A key responsibility will be to develop long-term strategies for improved MARC and non-MARC metadata management, interoperability and resource discovery based on principles of integration and reusability of metadata across platforms and collections. The Strategist will play a central role in positioning Library Technical Services (LTS) in strategic CUL initiatives such as the the Kuali OLE implementation and its development in relation to CULís Blacklight discovery and other systems and the Andrew W. Mellon funded Linked Data for Libraries project, as well as in assessing and expanding on their long-term impacts. 
 
In cooperation with other library staff, the Strategist provides metadata expertise to CUL while monitoring external developments and changing needs in these areas. The Strategist participates in the library's research and development efforts and in local and national discussions relating to access, retrieval, description and management of library resources. The Strategist plays an active role in professional organizations inside and outside of the Cornell University Library community.

For more information and to apply: https://cornellu.taleo.net/careersection/10164/jobdetail.ftl?job=30627
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