Serials Specialist and Lead Metadata Analyst
Center for Research Libraries
A recently awarded grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has enabled the
Center for Research Libraries (CRL) to continue to expand its analysis and
planning to shape a data-centered international strategy for archiving and
digitizing historical journals and newspapers.
We are seeking a creative, self directed professional with project management
& team-lead capabilities focused on achieving top-notch results and meeting
production objectives. Position involves collaborating closely with internal
database teams as well as outside partners & publishers to develop standards
of metadata capture, creation and normalization of bibliographic and holdings
data for serials and newspapers.
Duties and Responsibilities:
* Developing & monitoring processes for ensuring existing metadata is accurate and complete and coordinating the augmentation of existing data as necessary
* Develop and implement a system to verify accuracy of all required data fields in incoming records.
* Working with data sources to improve the quality of data as needed.
* Investigate opportunities to expand capability of existing databases and opportunities in linked data environment
* Provide guidance to a team of metadata specialists and data entry personnel.
* Monitoring production to ensure project goals are met.
* Ensuring data analysis team's goals and tasks are recorded in project management software and that team members use software to log progress or record notes.
* Creating regular written project reports.
* Strong analytical skills, with experience analyzing dataflow, data patterns and work flow.
* Prior project management and team lead experience.
* MLS or MLIS required
* A minimum of 3 years serials cataloging experience, CONSER level preferred
* Expertise developing and maintaining databases
* Experience using PERL, JAVA or other programming languages to normalize text and applying API's to harvest or capture data.
* Ability to document and explain standards
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