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Special Formats and Metadata Cataloger

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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks an innovative and knowledgeable librarian to serve in the position of Special Formats and Metadata Cataloger. The Special Formats and Metadata Cataloger reports to the head of Special Formats & Metadata with a dotted–line relationship to the head of Digital Repository Services. MARC cataloging is done using OCLC’s Connexion Client and the Library’s Innovative Interfaces local system; catalogers at the UNC Libraries contribute national-level cataloging through NACO, BIBCO and other PCC programs. The cataloger will also work with developers of the Library’s digital repository to develop metadata, crosswalks, and standards for XML-based metadata and will work collaboratively with technical services staff in both the general and special collections.The Special Formats and Metadata Cataloger is responsible for and maintains an understanding of issues involved in the cataloging of geospatial data, statistical datasets, cartographic resources, locally produced research data, and other data resources as needs arise. The Cataloger contributes to the professional dialogue to improve service and enhance access to library resources and contributes authority records to the national authority files. The Cataloger also helps support the growing workload surrounding non-MARC metadata in the Libraries, and researches metadata standards and best practices as they apply in a variety of disciplines. The individual in this position serves as a resource for staff in all campus libraries, advising on appropriate strategies for creating and managing metadata for a wide variety of digital media formats, including data sets, theses and dissertations, unpublished scholarly work, raw research data, images, audio, and video. The Cataloger participates in the design and development of tools and workflows to support long-term preservation and access to digitized and born-digital materials in the Carolina Digital Repository.

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