Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include three major museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.
General Purpose: Under the supervision of the Head of the Digital Services Unit, performs a variety of digital library functions including creating metadata, quality control and other enhancement activities. Creates digital library metadata for a wide range of materials in many languages and formats, including medieval, renaissance and modern manuscripts, photographs, books, serials, and maps. Uses MS Excel and Ladybird, YUL’s web-based application for processing digital library collections, to import and edit digital library metadata. To see samples from the Beinecke Digital Collections see: http://brbl-dl.library.yale.edu/vufind/
Using established procedures, create metadata records for special collections materials for ingest into the Beinecke’s Digital Library by importing data from cataloging systems (Voyager, ArchivesSpace). Search Orbis and other databases to obtain information for the description of materials including access points, appropriate subject headings, and genre term headings. Occasionally, create original metadata for Digital Library images.
Search Digital Library to check if items requested for digitization have been previously digitized.
Use both online interfaces and Excel spreadsheets to edit existing metadata for images in the Digital Library and resolve issues identified by staff and/or researchers.
Updates MARC and ArchivesSpace records with URL links to digital reproductions as needed.
Assist with Digital Library metadata maintenance projects as needed.
May help coordinate movement of materials for unit, in consultation with Access Services and Materials Transfer units. Retrieve and push heavy book trucks.
Perform other related duties as required.
Required Education and Experience: Six years of related work experience, four of them in the same job family at the next lower level, and high school level education; or four years of related work experience and an Associate's degree; or little or no work experience and a Bachelor's degree in a related field; or an equivalent combination of experience and education.
Demonstrated ability in using online library management system; knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet applications, and electronic mail. Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office applications and ability to adapt to technological change.
Accuracy and attention to detail related to data entry.
Demonstrated ability to interact and communicate, orally and in writing, tactfully and effectively with a wide variety of staff, and use correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation in written communications such as correspondence, reports, and documentation.
References must indicate excellent attendance and punctuality, a demonstrated ability to learn quickly and handle changes effectively, maintain accuracy and attention to detail despite interruptions, handle multiple projects simultaneously, meet deadlines, and to be an effective contributor to a fast-paced, production-oriented project environment.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Experience in the use of Orbis, ArchivesSpace, or a comparable library content management system. Previous experience working on digital projects and with digital reformatting technologies. Experience with library cataloging practice and procedures. Prior rare book library or special collections experience.
Application: For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at http://bit.ly/2zsWiGC. Please be sure to reference this website when applying for this position.
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Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.