uiowaThe University of Iowa is looking for a Metadata Analyst in Iowa City, IA. Responsibilities of the position include the following: “Lead the Cataloging-Metadata Department’s efforts to provide non-MARC metadata for the Libraries’ resources, explore innovative ways to enhance existing metadata, and contribute to making the Libraries’ digital content more readily discoverable. Recommend and develop descriptive and administrative metadata schemas appropriate for diverse digital collections in collaboration with Special Collections and Preservation Department personnel, subject specialists, catalogers, and staff from the Libraries’ Digital Research and Publishing Department, serving as a resource for colleagues on metadata issues and practices, the definition of data elements, metadata usage, and mapping between metadata schemas.”

Qualifications for the position include: “Knowledge of a variety of tools and techniques used in creating, extracting, and transforming metadata. Knowledge of Semantic Web technologies and familiarity with one or more related standards such as RDF, RDFS, OWL, and SPARQL. Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment. Demonstrated understanding of the mission of a research university and the mission and functions of a large research library. Demonstrated involvement in an area or areas of professional interest, including participation in related professional or scholarly associations. Demonstrated commitment to diversity in the workplace or community.”

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