Metadata Cataloger-LAC Group
LAC Group is seeking a Metadata Cataloger for an opportunity with a government library located in Washington, D.C. This is a full-time, long term position (40 hours a week; Monday to Friday). On-site work is preferred, however remote work will be considered for the right candidate.
Catalog and provide metadata for digital objects added to the client’s digital repository
Participate in the development, maintenance, and documentation of the library’s catalog using: client’s indexing and retrieval information tool, client’s Dublin Core schema, client’s MARC to Dublin Core mapping, client’s authority file, and digitization specifications
Support client’s digital document management functions, which include but are not limited to support for the client’s Digital Repository (including backlog of technical reports and other items), operation of the electronic journal maintenance system, and file systems
Support expansion of media within the client as audio, video, still image, data series, or other content may be added
Provide digitization services for identified collections, delivering products adhering to the accessibility standards of Section 508
Investigate and evaluate new software applications to facilitate client’s Technical Services functions such as processing documents into the client’s Digital Repository, machine-aided indexing, metadata extraction, and digital preservation
Provide publications support, such as editors, desktop publishing professionals, editorial assistants, and graphic designers to assist client’s reports, informational materials, and other documents in print and electronic formats for print publishing or publishing on the Web
Continue in-progress improvements to client’s Integrated Search Database
Provide special collection views in the client’s Catalog as required for government agencies holding to be accessed upon the request of the agency. These special views are an important delivery method for client’s content to special providers and customers;
Provide and maintain metadata design and functionality consistent with national and international standards for Open Archives Initiative (OAI), Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI), information retrieval, data visualization, and developing client related standards for metadata.
Additional Responsibilities include the following:
Copy catalog items
Proactively research and acquire new datasets
Authority control and catalog maintenance activities
Configure new or existing software or development of new web applications that leverage datasets or collections
Participate in activities with stakeholders (user training, answering questions, committee meetings, outreach through social media, etc.)
Master's degree in Library and Information Science is required
Experience with Metadata and Data Catalog Management such as Dublin Core, MARC, DCMI, etc.
Familiar with common metadata standards used in libraries such as MODS, PubMed JATS, RDA
Knowledge of library automation/cataloging platforms
Familiarity with Section 508 Compliance a plus
Excellent analytical and communication skills.
Creative problem-solving abilities.