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Digital Library Consultant
University of Wisconsin Digital Collections Center
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UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
Position Vacancy Listing
DIGITAL SERVICES LIBRARIAN
ACADEMIC LIBRARIAN(R04DN) or ASSOC ACAD LIBRARIAN(R04FN)
Degree and area of specialization:
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
- Experience using information processing applications such as Access,
Microsoft Excel, or FileMaker Pro
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Experience working with metadata standards such as MARC, METS, MODS,
PREMIS, TEI, or EAD
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and as
part of a team with both technical and non-technical staff
- Flexibility in adapting to changing priorities and deadlines
- Project management experience, preferably in a production environment
- Work experience in digital library production and services
- Demonstrated knowledge of the processes involved in data migration
- Demonstrated experience with the preparation of linked data for the
- Experience applying data dictionaries, XML schemas, or controlled
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries seek a creative,
experienced, team-oriented professional to serve as Digital Services
Librarian for the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections Center
Working with UWDCC and other library staff and faculty, the successful
candidate will coordinate the formulation and implementation of
policies and standards for descriptive, structural, technical, and
administrative metadata that are used to support the production and
management of, and access to, the Libraries' digital collections. The
Digital Services Librarian will work with librarians, faculty, and
other project partners to determine appropriate methods of developing
metadata for the libraries' digital collections, train project
participants in all areas of metadata creation, and collaborate with
appropriate librarians and working groups to advise on the application
of current and emerging metadata standards to facilitate access to and
preservation of digital content.
The Digital Services Librarian is responsible for overseeing the
implementation of UWDCC's metadata strategies, profiling existing
standards to meet current needs. This position will also collaborate
in the development of metadata workflow processes; manage metadata
entry, quality control, and data exports performed by UWDCC student
and other staff; and coordinate production schedules with Reformatting
Unit, ensuring efficient and timely workflows to meet project deadlines.
The Digital Services Librarian will conduct workshops and
presentations on UWDC resources, tools and services and participate in
other outreach activities.
A period of evaluation will be required
The University of Wisconsin Digital Collections Center
The UWDCC supports the educational and outreach missions of the
University of Wisconsin System by providing professional leadership in
the creation of quality digital resources from libraries and archives
for faculty, staff and students, citizens of the state and scholars at
large. Located on the UW-Madison campus, the UWDCC has digitized over
2 million objects, developed and implemented technologies to enhance
digital collections, and partnered with a variety of content providers
to create illustrative and valuable digital resources. For more
information, visit the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
Center at http://uwdcc.library.wisc.edu/.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison
In achievement and prestige, the University of Wisconsin-Madison has
long been recognized as one of America's great universities. A public,
land-grant institution, UW-Madison offers a complete spectrum of
liberal arts studies, professional programs, and student activities.
Located in Madison, the campus spreads out along Lake Mendota,
encompassing wooded hills, friendly shores, and lively city streets.
Madison--the state's capital city with a population of 208,000--offers
the perfect combination of natural beauty, stimulating cultural
offerings, outdoor recreation, distinctive restaurants, unique shops,
and vibrant nightlife. The university's location in south central
Wisconsin makes for convenient access to Milwaukee (80 miles), Chicago
(150 miles), and Minneapolis (270 miles).
A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.
A period of evaluation will be required
Full time salary rate:
Minimum $40,526 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
This is a renewable appointment.
Anticipated begin date:
JUNE 01, 2011
Number of positions:
TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION
Application must be received by: MAY 13, 2011
HOW TO APPLY:
Unless another application procedure has been specified above, please
send resume and cover letter referring to Position Vacancy Listing
728 State St
367 Memorial Library
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Madison, WI 53706-1418
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS:
800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further
NOTE: Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information
regarding the names of applicants must be released upon request.
Finalists cannot be gu aranteed confidentiality.
UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We
promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified
individuals to apply.