This is a full-time Academic Professional appointment with responsibilities in both the Technical Services Division and in the Library Systems Office.
The Electronic Access Specialist position will report 50% time to the Head of Serials Cataloging and 50% time to the Head of Library Systems.
This position consists of responsibilities in two areas:
1) improving access to electronic resources and helping with the nascent collaboration between Cataloging, Acquisitions and Collections and the Digital Services and Development unit;
2) providing direct support to Library units for web content management.
1. E-resource Metadata Services :
· Provides bibliographic access to e-resources through cataloging, authority control, and holdings activities in the Voyager OPAC and through maintenance of the bidirectional data exchange between Voyager and our custom Online Research Resources system;
· Develops expertise in the use of multiple metadata schema and creates/manages metadata for e-resources, digital collections, and the institutional repository;
· Assists with the training of employees and the creation of documentation as new types of metadata and workflows are introduced in Technical Services;
· Assists Cataloging, Acquisitions and Collections in building a strong collaborative relationship with the Digital Services and Development unit as both strive to provide better access to the Library’s information resources.
2. Web Content Coordination :
· Works directly with web editors throughout the Library to implement current and future policies and best practices for the Library web environment;
· Provides user support for Library supported web content software tools.
· Provides training and documentation on relevant procedures, policies, technical standards, and best practices;
· Coordinates usability testing for the Library web;
· Participates in the evaluation, testing, and implementation of new tools for web content management;
· Participates in any groups the Library may establish to oversee Web content and technology ;
11 February 2005