Data Librarian

Posted to IASSIST on: 2012-02-23

Employer: Bodleian Libraries, Oxford

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This 9 month post will be primarily dedicated to the Digital.Bodleian project, a JISC-funded project that aims to aggregate and open up, through both a graphical user interface and through open linked data, the Bodleian Library’s substantial collection of digital assets. You will be a member of the team within Bodleian Digital Library Systems and Services (BDLSS) that works with the applications and content in our Digital Asset Management System. You will work closely with the Imaging Systems Developer and the DAMS Developers to help support and organise the contents of the DAMS.

You will work with the imaging systems developer, metadata specialist, and other technical staff to gather together images and metadata from a range of existing Bodleian systems, standardise the images and metadata, and ingest this content into new storage, and the resource discovery system running on top of this storage. You may also be asked to perform other technically similar tasks within existing workflows.

You will need to be familiar with Windows and Unix file systems, at least at the level of file copying/moving/renaming on a large scale, and with the running of simple shell scripts and Windows batch files. You should also be familiar with databases and with XML, as well as possessing a working knowledge of existing library catalogue resources, bibliographic metadata and metadata standards. You will have good qualifications and/or experience working with metadata on a large scale and in an IT-related environment. Only applications received before midday on Monday 27 February 2012 can be considered. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 6 March. You will be required to upload a supporting statement as part of your online application.

Archived on: 2012-02-29