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Metadata Librarian

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Cardiff Metropolitan University
Cyncoed and Llandaff, Wales, UK

The opportunity

You will have a lead role in defining appropriate and effective metadata and discovery policies for Cardiff Met’s Library Service and ensuring successful adoption / evaluation of such.

You will be responsible for the creation, sourcing and maintenance of high-quality metadata.

You will work collaboratively, contributing to and monitoring sector developments and changing requirements to ensure the library adheres to best practice and maintains efficient workflows.

What we are looking for

  • Degree qualification in a Library, information science or management discipline.
  • Experience of cataloguing to international cataloguing standards and classifying using Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC).
  • Sound understanding of emerging cataloguing standards, metadata workflows and current national initiatives, e.g. Plan M and the NBK, would be desirable.
  • Proficient IT and data handling skills.
  • Experience in using library technologies that support metadata management workflows, e.g. OpenRefine or MarcEdit would be desirable.
  • Ability to problem solve, and to identify and implement practical solutions.
  • Evidence of undertaking continuous professional development (CPD).
Why join Cardiff Metropolitan University?

We're delighted to have recently won two prestigious awards – the Times Higher Education UK and Ireland University of the Year 2021 and The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide Welsh University of the Year 2021.

The Library Services team are central to the student experience at Cardiff Met. Library Services are designed and delivered with the needs of the entire Cardiff Metropolitan University community at their heart.  We connect with and enable our communities’ work and ambitions through our provision of collections and spaces and how we work in partnership to share our knowledge.   

As Metadata Librarian you will join Technical Services, we are a small, friendly, high performing team within Library Services and we have expertise and specialisms in Acquisitions and E-resource Management, Library Systems, Copyright and Licensing, Interlibrary Loans and Metadata.  

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Employer: Cardiff Metropolitan University (@cardiffmet)
Location: Cyncoed and Llandaff, Wales, UK
Posted Date: 22/09/2022
Expiry Date: 22/01/2023
Type: Full-Time
Categories: Librarian / Information Professional / Archivist, Metadata / Taxonomy Designer
Ref: DN-JB-995
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