Preservation Cataloger and Metadata Specialist
The Preservation Cataloger and Metadata Specialist serves as a member of the Library’s
Cataloging Department. Tasked with support for the Library’s Preservation and Conservation Program,
the Preservation Cataloger and Metadata Specialist supports the Library’s preservation reformatting
efforts through the creation and editing of bibliographic records for materials that will be
reformatted for preservation and access purposes, assists in establishing and maintaining
associated procedures in accordance with national standards, and overseeing assistants tasked with
Working in a Voyager environment, the Preservation Cataloger:
- Catalogs and edits materials in multiple languages and formats, following Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules (AACR2r), Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) and
classification, MARC21 formats for bibliographic and authority data, and local standards.
- Catalogs and edits serials in accordance with CONSER requirements
- Collates serial volumes for reformatting
- Creates original bibliographic records
- Edits bibliographic and holdings records produced by catalogers and bibliographic assistants
involved in preservation grant projects
- Generates metadata for digital preservation reformatting projects to acceptable national and
- Answers policies and reviews problems.
- Contributes to policy development through participation in departmental and university-wide
- Participate in policy development for preservation metadata of both
reformatted and born-digital objects
- Keeps current on rules changes, cataloging applications, technology changes, and updates to
local integrated library system
- Works with members of the reformatting program to facilitate cataloging
- As time permits, assists with batch updates and modification of records related to
- Assists the Head of Preservation and the Digital Services and Development Unit in developing
and planning preservation and access grants.
- Master of library and information science and relevant experience cataloging monographs and
serials using AACR2, LCSH, CONSER, MARC21. Experience in cataloging materials through a cataloging utility, such as OCLC or RLIN, in an
integrated library system environment. Familiarity with creating or contributing NACO
- Knowledge of non-MARC descriptive metadata standards such as Dublin Core and Metadata Object
Description Schema (MODS).
- Knowledge of current and emerging metadata standard such as METS and PREMIS.
- Experience in the use of electronic cataloging support tools such as Classification Web and
- Basic understanding of authority records.
- Working knowledge of at least one Western European language and familiarity with other
- Strong organizational skills
- Ability to prioritize and adapt to production schedules, meet deadlines, and achieve
- Must be flexible and able to work collaboratively with multiple individuals.
- Must have strong written and oral communications skills.