Department: University Library
Position Summary: The Special Formats and Metadata Cataloger reports to the head of Special Formats & Metadata with a dotted line relationship to the head of Digital Repository Services. MARC cataloging is done using OCLC's Connexion Client and the Library's Innovative Interfaces local system; catalogers at the UNC Libraries contribute national-level cataloging through NACO, BIBCO and other PCC programs. The cataloger will also work with developers of the Library's digital repository to develop metadata, crosswalks, and standards for XML-based metadata and will work collaboratively with technical services staff in both the general and special collections. The Data Services section of Davis Library Research & Instructional Services collects statistical and geospatial data sets that directly support the research and classroom needs of UNC faculty, staff and students. The current statistical data collection is heavily weighted toward the social sciences, but patrons may request acquisitions in any subject area. The Library has a large and growing geospatial data collection that is international and interdisciplinary. Geospatial and other datasets are purchased from vendors, received via the Federal Depository Library Program, and collected from state and local data providers. The successful applicant will work closely with Data Services librarians and other subject specialists to provide accurate descriptions and correct holdings information for UNC's data resources. The Carolina Digital Repository provides ingest, access, and preservation services for digital library collections, University archives, and research data created by members of the UNC community. The Cataloger works closely with development staff in the Library & Information Technology Department and with Library archivists to develop standards, create metadata, and transform researcher-supplied data into appropriate formats to provide access to the unique materials housed in the Carolina Digital Library.
Education Requirements: ALA accredited master's degree in library or information science
Qualification and Experience: REQUIRED ALA accredited master's degree in library or information science. Demonstrated knowledge of electronic resources cataloging. Working knowledge of online library systems, OCLC, AACR2R, LCRI, LCSH, MARC21 formats and authority control. Knowledge of non-MARC metadata standards such as MODS, Dublin Core, DDI, and FGDC. Solid computer skills including scripting, spreadsheets, and database applications. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Effective organizational and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as cooperatively and flexibly with a wide variety of staff in a rapidly changing environment. Must be able to adapt or design XML schemas and XSLT stylesheets. PREFERRED Cataloging experience in an academic or research library setting. Knowledge of emerging RDA standards. Experience cataloging cartographic resources. Experience with MarcEdit software and working with batch data. Familiarity with electronic resources standards and related initiatives, and with NACO, BIBCO or other PCC programs. Experience with electronic cataloging support tools such as Classification Web and Cataloger's Desktop. Familiarity with XML and protocols for transfer of metadata. Understanding of linked data and its potential in library environments, the role of persistent identifiers, and the use and management of controlled vocabularies. Ability to work with a wide variety of metadata formats--both standard (MARC, DC, DDI, TEI, EAD, METS, MODS, for example) and ad hoc formats. Ability to design metadata crosswalks to integrate metadata from a variety of formats and sources.
Department Contact Name and Title: Tiffany Allen, Director of Library Human Resources
Department Contact Telephone Number or Email: Tiffany_Allen@unc.edu