Stanford is looking for an E-Resources Metadata Librarian in Palo Alto, CA. According to the post, “This position has primary responsibility for loading vendor-supplied records for electronic resources into the library’s SirsiDynix Symphony system. The incumbent will manage all aspects of this workflow, including detailed data analysis of record packages and documenting findings and solutions, data massaging through automated processes to ensure that incoming records conform to local and national standards, and the tracking of updates to ensure that new e-resources are accessible through the library’s discovery system with minimal delay. Roughly 25% time will be devoted to the role of ‘discovery analyst’ in support of Searchworks, the library’s discovery system.”

Qualifications for the position include: “Demonstrated knowledge and experience with these metadata standards: AACR2, RDA, MARC21, LC classification, LC subject headings. Demonstrated experience with batch processing of MARC21 bibliographic records (e.g. loading, batch-editing, transformation). Knowledge of the working of an ILS (integrated library system), the role of bibliographic records in it, and how this type of record is managed. Demonstrated experience with using tools such as MarcEdit, XSLT, or scripting languages (e.g. Perl, Python) to transform or remediate metadata. Advanced knowledge of XML and scripting. Knowledge and experience with MODS and other non-MARC metadata formats. Advanced knowledge of cataloging and authority control, including RDA and PCC guidelines and practices. Knowledge of RDF and linked data, and how semantic web technologies might be applied to bibliographic metadata.”

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