College of Charleston Libraries seek a metadata librarian, a faculty member in
the Technical Services Department, to work in a team-based environment to
coordinate the creation, maintenance, and enrichment of metadata representing
the college’s physical and digital collections. The Metadata Librarian
will be responsible for original cataloging of materials in multiple formats
(textual, media, and digital). Reporting to the Head of Cataloging, the
Metadata Librarian will work with colleagues in the Technical Services
Department, subject specialists, and digital library developers to define
departmental strategies for MARC and non-MARC metadata creation. He/She
will play a critical role in harmonizing the College’s descriptive metadata
practices to maximize discovery.
is a full-time faculty position starting July 1, 2015.
Master’s degree from an ALA accredited MLIS or MLS program
Experience in professional metadata creation in an academic
or research library or equivalent professional venue (e.g. museum, grant
project, historical society)
Knowledge of current standards, such as AACR2, RDA, LC
classifications, LCSH, DACS, etc.
Knowledge of XML-based standards (e.g. Dublin Core, EAD,
Knowledge of semantic web, RDF, and linked data
Original cataloging experience in multiple formats using
Ability to design and/or adapt XML schemas, XSLT
stylesheets, and RDF ontologies for digital projects
Demonstrated day-to-day technical services, cataloging and
metadata creation/management operations experience
Proven ability to work collaboratively in a dynamic,
complex and rapidly evolving environment and to learn new technologies and
adapt to changes in the profession
Knowledge of trends and issues in academic libraries,
scholarly communications, higher education, and publishing
Self-motivated and detail-oriented with outstanding
written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
Expertise in developing architecture for managing and
integrating heterogeneous metadata, including MARC and non-MARC formats to
facilitate interoperable discovery across systems
Experience in cataloging media
Experience with scripting languages, especially related to
Experience developing metadata crosswalks
Demonstrated project management and successful supervisory
Experience with Innovative Interfaces software
College of Charleston and the Libraries
Founded in 1770, the College of Charleston is a public liberal
arts and sciences university located in the heart of Charleston, South
Carolina. The College of Charleston serves approximately 10,000 undergraduates
and 1,500 graduate/certificate seeking students with more than 100 majors and
minors. In 2012, Charleston was ranked #1 City in the World by Condé Nast
Traveler and 5th among U.S. mid-sized cities for jobs by Forbes Magazine.
The College of Charleston Libraries are comprised of the Marlene
and Nathan Addlestone Library, the Avery Research Center for African American
History and Culture, the John Rivers Communications Museum, the Marine
Resources Library, and the North Campus Library. The combined annual budgets exceed
$5.6 million with a staff of 25 librarians and archivists, 28 full-time
employees, and 35 student and temporary employees.
The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group
on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age,
race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or
Applications must include cover letter, vita, unofficial graduate transcripts,
and contact information for three professional references. Please apply
online at https://jobs.cofc.edu/postings/3508.
Review of applications will commence on Jan. 30, 2015 and continue until
the position is filled. Questions regarding this position may be directed to
Martha Stackel, Head of Cataloging and search committee chair at email@example.com. Official transcripts and
background checks will be required for hiring.
Interim Head of Digital
Scholarship & Services, College of Charleston
Project Director, Lowcountry Digital Library
Early Weds after I drop someone off at h.s., I'm heading to Traverse for the annual Michigan Archival Association meeting. Jen and I will be presenting about our historic film preservation project, focused on the work she's done with Channel 9 & 10 News and our efforts to make the information more "discoverable" by patrons and researchers.
Here's our opening slide from our powerpoint, which follows the prescribed CMU presentation template and color codes. It's going to be a good conference.
Cassie has concluding her work on MI Supreme Court Justice Weaver's Campaign series. The series is 2 boxes (.75 cu.ft.) processed documenting Weaver's first campaign for MI Supreme Court. During this campaign, Weaver was a judge in the Appellate Court.
Now Cassie is beginning to process three dimensional objects related to Leonard Oil Co. There are glasses, dishes, a sewing kit, and other, varied materials. Much of this was featured in our Leonard Oil exhibit a few years ago. Cassie has experience and training working with objects, so she is a great choice to process the object collection.
The Clarke also has a historical collection of of the company, not the official records of the company, about 20 cubic feet which is processed and cataloged. For more information on the collection please see the finding aid here https://quod.lib.umich.edu/c/clarke/ehll--leonardhistorical?byte=5003348;focusrgn=summaryinfo;subview=standard;view=reslist
A female Chilean biochemistry graduate student experienced grad science labs in her university which lacked sufficient equipment for all college students to conduct scientific experiments. She added sensors to smart phones to provide students with equal access to conduct scientific experiments using the phone. Her program, created with a software engineer, is called Lab4U. Initially used in Chile, the use of Lab4U is spreading internationally. It helps provide access to students in poorly funded countries or schools to conduct scientific experiments. Lab4U is democratizing teaching and learning science and increasing access to scientific learning, and it allows students to easily repeat and relive the experiments. It doesn't require a lot of explanation, nor a lot of equipment. To see the brief, inspiring video click here https://paidpost.nytimes.com/toyota/mothers-of-invention-presented-by-women-in-the-world.html?tbs_nyt=2017-march-nytnative_hpmod&cpv_dsm_id=3002438#lab4u