Job Requisition Number: 26424. In addition to maintaining the metadata within the Library’s catalog OskiCat, Catalog & Metadata Services is responsible for the cataloging and physical treatment of all new monographs and serials in all formats and languages (except Chinese, Japanese, and Korean) for the UC Berkeley Main and subject specialty libraries. The Department works closely with Library Information Technology (LIT) to load vendor records, on projects to improve catalog quality, and to identify and create non-MARC metadata for digital library projects.
The Metadata Analyst provides metadata analysis, ingest, and management services within the Catalog & Metadata Services Department and on behalf of other Collection Service units (e.g. Library Acquisitions). The Analyst identifies and resolves structural and content errors, omissions, and ambiguities that may negatively affect access to library research resources and broad aspects of user comprehension. The position engages in post-ingest metadata cleanup services and projects as needed. The Metadata Analyst collaborates with LIT staff to ensure timely ingest and management of quality metadata across Library information databases and systems. Liaises with Library staff to identify and plan metadata service projects. This may include advising Library units on metadata issues and workflows, participating in workflow analysis and optimization, and identifying and advising project or unit leaders on best practices. Works in partnership with Library research resource vendors on issues of metadata availability, delivery, and content.•Experience with a variety of metadata standards and applications •Basic understanding of the MARC formats and standards for both bibliographic and authority data, including specific fields and their function •Experience with metadata transformation and mapping data from one metadata standard to another, or unformatted data to a specific metadata standard, such as MARC •Experience with OCLC and integrated library systems, preferably Millennium •Experience with MARC editing tools, e.g., MarcEdit, basic familiarity with Linux, etc. •Strong analytical and design skills, including the ability to abstract information requirements from real-world processes to understand information flows in computer systems •Excellent attention to detail for complex, possibly repetitive, detail-oriented work •Demonstrated ability to communicate technical information in a clear and concise manner with both technical and non-technical staff •Demonstrated project management skills, understanding of project management approaches and tools. Must be able to clearly define project scope, phases, and schedule, and be able to manage resources and schedules. •Demonstrated ability to use or proven ability to learn basic and advanced tools such as XSLT or scripting, to transform or remediate metadata •Ability to participate in multiple concurrent projects in a given timeframe, monitor project workflow, provide regular reports or updates as necessary, and meet project deadlines •Must be self-motivated and be able to work independently and as part of a team
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