Position: Metadata Analyst, UC Berkeley, California USA

Lisa Rowlison de Ortiz lrowliso at LIBRARY.BERKELEY.EDU
Mon Sep 28 20:00:59 EDT 2015

Please see: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/LHRD/currentjobs.html#20535

Metadata Analyst #20535

   - Job ID: 20535
   - Location: Main Campus-Berkeley
   - Full/Part Time: Full-Time
   - Regular/Temporary: Regular
   - Department: Library Administration
   - *Application Review Date:* The First Review Date for this job is *October
   1, 2015.*

About Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic
teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a
perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and
social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's
culture of openness, freedom and acceptance-academic and artistic,
political and cultural-make it a very special place for students, faculty
and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a
high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty
and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at
Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of
the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at
Departmental Overview

In addition to maintaining the metadata within the Library’s catalog
OskiCat, Catalog & Metadata Services is responsible for the cataloging and
physical treatment of all new monographs and serials in all formats and
languages (except Chinese, Japanese, and Korean) for the UC Berkeley Main
and subject specialty libraries. The Department works closely with Library
Applications & Publishing to load vendor records, on projects to improve
catalog quality, and to identify and create non-MARC metadata for digital
library projects. The Library Applications & Publishing Group (LAP)
provides technical support for Library, including developing, purchasing
and/or supporting all types of hardware platforms and software
applications. LAP has primary responsibility for supporting and building UC
Berkeley Library’s Integrated Library System (ILS), Digital Library, and
web presence.

Reporting to the Metadata Management Unit within the Library's Catalog &
Metadata Services Department (C&MS), this position works with a workleader
in the Library Applications and Publishing (LAP) unit within the Library
Systems Office (LSO). The Metadata Analyst position serves as an important
bridge between the two Library units. The Metadata Analyst provides
metadata analysis, ingest, and management services within the Catalog &
Metadata Services Department and Library Applications & Publishing.
Resolves structural and content errors, omissions, and ambiguities that may
result in problems that affect access to library research resources and
broad aspects of user comprehension. Engages in post-ingest metadata
cleanup services and projects as needed. Within the Metadata Management
Unit, collaborates with others to ensure the creation and management of
quality metadata across Library information databases and systems. Liaises
with Library staff within and beyond C&MS and LAP to identify and plan
metadata service projects. This may include advising Library units on
metadata issues and workflows, participating in workflow analysis and
optimization, and identifying and advising project or unit leaders on best
practices. Works in partnership with Library research resource vendors on
issues of metadata availability, delivery, and content.
Required Qualifications
- Experience with a variety of metadata standards and applications,
especially MARC and RDA.
- Knowledge of OCLC and integrated library systems, preferably Millennium.
- Basic understanding of the MARC formats and standards for both
bibliographic and authority data, including specific fields and their
- Requires knowledge of data management systems, practices and standards.
- Must have knowledge relating to logical data design, data warehouse
design, data integration or the management of web content or other
unstructured data.
- Must be able to prepare simple data models under guidance of more senior
- Must be familiar with important types of data models, such as
logical/relational models, dimensional models and document models.
- Strong analytical and design skills, including the ability to abstract
information requirements from real-world processes to understand
information flows in computer systems.
- Critical thinking skills and attention to detail.
- Good interviewing and listening skills.
- Written and oral communication skills. Must be able to communicate
technical information in a clear and concise manner with both technical and
non-technical staff.
- Requires basic knowledge of data management operations, including data
definition, data modeling, data analysis, data base administration &
support, data conversion and management of content or unstructured
- Excellent analytical and problem solving skills together with attention
to detail for complex, possibly repetitive, detail-oriented work.
- Demonstrated project management skills, understanding of project
management approaches and tools. Must be able to clearly define project
scope, phases, and schedule, and be able to manage resources and schedules.
- Demonstrated ability to use or proven ability to learn basic and advanced
tools such as XSLT or scripting, to transform or remediate metadata.
- Ability to participate in multiple concurrent projects in a given
timeframe, monitor project workflow, provide regular reports or updates as
necessary, and meet project deadlines.
- Must be self-motivated and be able to work independently or as part of a
team.Preferred Qualifications

   - Demonstrated ability to write technical specifications.
   - Advanced knowledge of national cataloging standards and tools,
   especially: OCLC, Anglo American Cataloging Rules, RDA, Library of Congress
   classification and subject headings.
   - Detailed understanding of MARC formats and standards for both
   bibliographic and authority data, including specific fields and their

Salary & Benefits

   - The hourly salary is $25.14 - $31.13

   For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the
   University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when
Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected
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Lisa Rowlison de Ortiz
Head, Catalog & Metadata Services
The Library
University of California Berkeley
250 Moffitt #6000
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
lrowliso at library.berkeley.edu
phone: (510) 643-2038
fax: (510) 642-4956


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