The Rutgers University Libraries seek an experienced, innovative, and service-oriented individual to fill the position of Metadata Archivist at the Institute of Jazz Studies, John Cotton Dana Library on the Newark Campus of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Reporting to the Head of Archival Collections and Services, the Metadata Archivist will take a leadership role in the description, cataloging, and discovery enhancement of the Institute’s holdings including artifacts, audiovisual recordings, and archival materials. This person will also develop the necessary metadata infrastructure in collaboration with the Digital Scholarship and Pedagogies Librarian and the Senior Archivist and Digital Preservation Strategist to plan for ongoing reformatting and/or digitization work to fulfill preservation and access needs in partnership and association with the RUL Central Technical Services and Shared User Services departments.
Working collaboratively with IJS faculty, the Metadata Archivist will:
Develop and implement policies, procedures, and workflows for best practices regarding metadata creation in schemas such as MARC, EAD, MODS, EAD, and PREMIS
Determine appropriate metadata standards and aggregation strategies for unified discovery and access to the Institute’s holdings
Identify metadata needs for the digitization of archival and at-risk audiovisual materials
Enhance the discoverability of IJS holdings by utilizing RUL system-wide tools like Alma, Primo VE, RUCore, and ArchivesSpace
Develop and implement digitization workflows following professional standards and best practices.
This full-time non-tenure track position reports to the Head of Archival Collections and Services and is a member of the Dana Library/IJS Faculty, a team of librarians committed to providing exceptional services to a diverse population of faculty, students and community users.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will have an ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent Master’s degree in archives management, a minimum of three years of experience with original cataloging/metadata creation. A working knowledge of metadata tools and systems along with emerging technologies and trends in this area is important. Demonstrated familiarity with best practices for digitization, digital preservation, and the associated metadata requirements. The candidate will have a strong command of non-MARC metadata schemas such as MODS, PBCore, VRACore, or Encoded Archival Description (EAD) and a working knowledge of MARC and RDA formats. Experience using a collections management platform and/or ILS that enables the creation and management of non-MARC metadata. Demonstrated experience using current and emerging technologies to improve access to library, archives, artifacts, or manuscript collections. The ability to work creatively and effectively, both individually and on a team. Excellent oral, written communication, and interpersonal skills. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of jazz or jazz history is highly desired. Experience with creating EAD finding aids and with non-book resource description practices. A working knowledge of MARC format and METS standard. Working knowledge of XML, metadata application profiles, and metadata transfer specification such as OAI-PMH or OAI-ORE, and RDF and other web service technologies. Experience with Alma and Primo VE and/or ArchivesSpace. Familiarity with identifier management systems, including LC/NAF. Demonstrated project management experience.
The Rutgers University Libraries (RUL), comprised of libraries on the University’s Camden, New Brunswick, and Newark Campuses, all reporting to the Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian, operate as a unified library system with coordinated public services, technical services, and collection development. The Libraries have a staff of 304, a budget of $21 million, and holdings numbering more than 3.6 million volumes. Rutgers University Libraries are a member of ARL, CRL, Metro, NERL, and VALE, and use SirsiDynix and OCLC as their primary bibliographic utilities. Rutgers University is a member of the Association of American Universities. The Newark Campus of Rutgers University is a doctoral-degree granting research institution that is a leading education and research center. Classified as a Carnegie Research Intensive institution, Rutgers-Newark offers 14 doctoral programs: American studies, applied physics, biology, chemistry, criminal justice, environmental sciences, global affairs, integrative neuroscience, management, mathematical sciences, nursing, psychology, public administration, and urban systems, and is the most diverse campus in the country. For ...more information go to the RUL website: http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu and to learn about the Dana Library and Newark Campus go to: http://library.newark.rutgers.edu. Rutgers is an ADVANCE institution, committed to increase diversity and the participation and advancement of women in the STEM disciplines.
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