Metadata Copy Cataloger Library Assistant

by Delaware State University Job Feed on December 5, 2013

in University Jobs

Delaware State University Vacancy Announcement - Metadata Copy Catologer Library Assistant University Libraries Division of Academic Affairs Apply online at www.desu.edu Applications will be accepted until position is filled THIS IS A 100% GRANT FUNDED POSITION General Description of the Job Hours are Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. and extended hours as necessary. The position is 12-month Title III grant-funded.   Essential Functions The following are the functions essential to performing this job. Assists coordinator of Technical Services with digital projects as assigned. Properly handle fragile, brittle rare library materials. Scan microforms (microbooks, microfilm, microfiche, monographs, etc.). Keeps abreast of developments in electronic publishing, networking and indexing to design methods for including off-site access to electronic documents in library’s OPAC, including images, full text, etc. Assists in the quality control functions for the Library Digitization project. Edits digital images for consistent look using digitization software. Correct color and manipulate images as required using provided software. Record technical, item, and structural metadata in Excel spreadsheet format. Scan and rescans original documents as needed. Copy catalog library materials. Assists in the creation of metadata for digital images. Prepares digital files for upload into Library Server. Organizes, prepares, and submits statistics and other reports as required. Ability to operate a computer, flatbed scanner, ALOS Microfiche Reader and Zeutschel book scanner. Working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet and database software applications preferred. Integrates production of metadata into the work of the Technical Services Division. Knowledge of libraries, library content, library industry standards, and library information retrieval systems. Ability to work in a start-up environment with a skeleton staff. Other tasks as assigned as it relates to abilities and experience.   Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities The individual in this job must possess these skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that they can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities. Scan and edit digital images for consistent look using digitization software. Record technical, item, and structural metadata information in spreadsheet format. Ability to operate a computer, flatbed scanner, ALOS Microfiche Reader and Zeutschel book scanner. Ability to use Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) and Paint.net. Copy cataloging experience. Familiarity with integrated library system(s) cataloging module. Working knowledge of metadata schemes other than MARC (e.g. XML, DC). Experience working in an academic university environment. A strong combination of Library of Congress (LC) MARC bibliographic records and technical skills. Effective oral and written communication. Knowledge of emerging library technologies.   Qualifications Education: Bachelor’s degree from four-year College or university. Proficiency using Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program), Paint.net , and other digitizing software. Working knowledge of flatbed scanner s , ALOS Microfiche Reader and Zeutschel book scanner. Copy cataloging experience. Working familiarity with integrated library system(s) cataloging module. Working knowledge of metadata schemes other than MARC. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite. Performance Standards The criteria for evaluation in this position include, but are not limited to, the following: Demonstrate knowledge of the DSU Fundamentals   Note:  The University reserves the right to change or reassign job duties as provided in policy and negotiated agreements.  

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