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Position Announcement: Cataloging and Metadata Quality Control, Univ. of Va. Mary R. Prendergast 02 Jun 2000 14:24 UTC

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Cataloging and Metadata Quality Control

The University of Virginia Library seeks a creative,
enthusiastic leader who will help to shape the future of
the Library�s cataloging and metadata endeavors in a
dynamic and changing environment.The Quality Control
Coordinator will promote quality in the existing MARC
environment and participate in developing metadata
standards for the emerging digital library. The University
Library wishes to attract individuals whose interest,
presence, and contributions will expand our commitment and
ability to serve an increasingly diverse campus population.


The Library is a leader in developing the digital library,
with electronic centers for texts; digital images, music
and media; geospatial and statistical data; and rare books
and manuscripts.The Library system consists of eleven
libraries, with independent libraries for health sciences,
law, and business. The libraries serve 12,000
undergraduates, 6,000 graduate students and 1,600 teaching
faculty. The Library�s homepage can be accessed at Jefferson�s Academical
Village and the historic Grounds provide a gracious
backdrop for teaching, learning, and research.


The Quality Control Coordinator has general faculty status
and reports to the Director of Cataloging Services;
coordinates authority control in VIRGO (the University's
online catalog); serves as the NACO (Name Authority
Cooperative project) coordinator for the Library; and
coordinates VIRGO maintenance and enhancement projects.The
Coordinator develops authority control tools and procedures
for the Digital Library, working with the Digital Library
Research & Development Dept. to develop prototype and
production methods for standardization of metadata from
diverse sources.The Coordinator creates original cataloging
records, and original non-MARC metadata records, and is a
member of the Cataloging Supervisory Team.The full position
description can be found at


Master's degree in library science (preferred) or master's
degree in a related field required. Experience with
Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, Library of Congress
subject headings, authority control, MARC formats, and
automated library systems.Experience with NACO
desirable.Supervisory and/or management experience
preferred.Familiarity with established and emerging
metadata standards (TEI, EAD, Dublin Core, etc.). Effective
organizational, communication, and interpersonal
skills.Strong service orientation. Commitment to
professional growth and development.Basic knowledge of one
or more foreign languages preferred.

Salary and Benefits: Salary competitive, depending on
qualifications, from $31,000.The University of Virginia
offers excellent benefits.

Applications received by July 10 will receive first
consideration.Send letter of application, resume, and
names, postal and electronic mail addresses, and phone
numbers of three references to:

Ms. Gail Oltmanns
Associate University Librarian
Alderman Library
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903-2498

The University of Virginia is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities are
encouraged to apply.