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    Posted: 27/Apr/2018 at 6:48pm
Time-Based Media Metadata Librarian (Temporary Appointment)
Columbia University Libraries

The Columbia University Libraries seek a Time-Based Media Metadata
Librarian to provide original metadata creation, application, and
maintenance for a variety of time-based media projects (audio and video)
primarily from the Columbia Center for Oral History Archive (CCOH) and
to provide metadata remediation for legacy time-based media digital
projects. Reporting to the Metadata Coordinator, the incumbent creates
metadata to manage, preserve, and provide access to time-based media
digital content for Columbia's online catalog CLIO and for ingest into
the local Hyacinth metadata editor and Fedora. This includes conducting
consultations, creating and maintaining documentation, data analysis,
quality control, and data transformation. The Librarian works across the
organization to ensure and coordinate integration of digital metadata
with local and national systems and provide remediation of already
digitized items. This includes editing, restructuring, adding subject
and geographic access points, relationship designators, reconciling
against external authorities, merging and manipulating spreadsheets,
and/or updating MARC records.

This is a full-time temporary position ending on June 30, 2019 with
possibility of extension.

Minimum Qualifications:
- MLS or advanced degree in relevant field
- Ability to use technology creatively to continually improve processes
that support data provision, data quality, data transformation, and
long-term data management
- Ability to create MARC and non-MARC records for time-based media and
experience in providing technical services support for academic
repositories and quality control for diverse projects
- Working knowledge of XML/XSLT/XQuery, RDF and other metadata
standards, tools and systems.
- Experience in non-MARC metadata creation and curation
- Commitment to supporting and working with diverse populations
- Excellent verbal and written communication, organizational, and
project management skills

Preferred Qualifications:
- Aptitude for complex, analytical and detailed work
- Project management experience and ability to work across teams
- Working knowledge of identities management systems, including ORCID,
- Experience in subject analysis, name authority work, and
disambiguation strategies
- Experience with oral history and/or music cataloging

Apply online:

The search will remain open until the position is filled but review of
applications will begin immediately.

As one of the world's leading research universities, Columbia University
in the City of New York provides outstanding opportunities to work and
grow in a dynamic, multicultural, intellectual community. The Columbia
University Libraries are comprised of a diverse and engaged staff
committed to furthering the University's teaching and research mission
through innovation, collaboration, and a commitment to excellence.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
and strongly encourages individuals of all backgrounds and cultures to
consider this position.
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