Responsible for the assessment and application of descriptive metadata
principles and practices to information deposited to SDR. The focus will be to
harmonize descriptive metadata structure and assignment across formats,
projects, and programs to facilitate the goal of interoperability in discovery
environments both within and outside of SUL, present and future. Coordinate
and broker approaches and standards across descriptive metadata stakeholders
Ensure harmonization of descriptive metadata standards across the Stanford
University Libraries (SUL) for resources deposited to the Stanford Digital
Repository (SDR) to maximize discovery in a shared discovery environment(s).
Proactively engage with Digital Library Systems & Services (DLSS) Project
Managers in establishing appropriate approaches (both manual and automated)
for the creation of descriptive metadata for individual projects. Coordinate
those approaches with overall metadata strategies being developed in DLSS in
support of the SDR.
Coordinate policies and procedures in support of the harmonization goals.
Broker acceptance of mutually agreed upon descriptive metadata standards
across relevant stakeholders in SUL.
Investigate and evaluate current and developing descriptive metadata best
practices and their possible application to resources deposited to the
Stanford Digital Repository (SDR). Proactively ensure that SUL's descriptive
metadata practices are complementary to national and international efforts to
promote its interoperability.
* Knowledge of traditional cataloging standards (AACR2/RDA) and communication format (MARC).
* Knowledge of and experience with other descriptive metadata schemas such as MODS and Dublin Core.
* Familiarity with of XML, RDF and other machine actionable metadata languages
* Four-year college degree or equivalent, with 3-5 years of work experience
* MLS degree preferred
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