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Archivist/Metadata Specialist

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LAC Federal (Library Systems & Services)
Washington, DC, USA


LAC Federal is seeking an Archivist/Metadata Specialist to work on-site at a federal agency in the Washington, DC area. The Archivist will be responsible for creating, updating, and maintaining metadata for physical and digital archives using a combination of DACS and Dublin Core. The Archivist will assist the agency in implementing an archival management system that will employ DACS and BibFrame to describe agency archives and publications. A knowledge of programming language including R, Python, and Java will be essential in working to implement the digital archives solution.

  • Provide leadership and coordination for implementing a digital archives solution using DACS and Dublin Core standards as a basis for a custom metadata schema tailored to agency needs
  • Plan and implement digital preservation solutions for the digital archives including implemention of preservation and administrative metadata
  • Assist with migration of digital records into a new digital archiving solution
  • Provide original description of archival materials
  • Using R, Java, Python and other programming language to assist will developing and implementing workflow automations, data management, and statistics

  • Master's in Library and Information Science with a focus on Digital Archives or Digital Preservation
  • At least 2-3 years of digital archives experience implementing, configuring, and maintaining digital archives solutions
  • Knowledge of DACS, BibFrame, PREMIS and other related metadata standards for digital archives
  • Knowledge of programming with Python, R, Java
  • Knowledge of and experience with some traditional library programs and standards such as RDA, Library of Congress Subject Headings preferred
  • Experience with library service platforms, especially OCLC WorldShare Management Services preferred

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Employer: LAC Federal (Library Systems & Services)
Location: Washington, DC, USA
Posted Date: 16/05/2024
Expiry Date: 16/09/2024
Type: Full-Time
Categories: Librarian / Information Professional / Archivist, Metadata / Taxonomy Designer
Ref: DN-JB-1819
Added by: DAM News Administrator
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