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Electronic Access Specialist

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