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Metadata Analyst, Library (7198U) #27244 University of California
Berkeley, CA

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About University of California

Job Description

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness, freedom and acceptance-academic and artistic, political and cultural-make it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: July 23, 2019

Departmental Overview

The UC Berkeley Library provides scholarly information to faculty and students in support of the University's research and teaching mission. Library IT has primary responsibility for supporting and building UC Berkeley Library's Integrated Library System (ILS), Library website(s) (Drupal), and digital projects. Areas of current work include scalable digital library system architectures; efficient methods for creating digital library content; long-term preservation of digital materials; and standards for digital objects, digitization, and archival collection descriptions. This position is a member of the Library IT ILS Team and works closely with the Cataloging & Metadata Services unit, Acquisitions unit, and Digital Lifecycle Program to provide quality metadata for library resources.


Metadata analysts provide leadership in metadata record acquisition/extraction, analysis, specification writing, transformation, normalization, quality assurance, loading services, and data management. Responsibilities include:

* Coordinate metadata identification.
* Review and evaluate metadata records.
* Determine content errors, omissions, and ambiguities that may negatively affect access or aspects of user discovery.
* Collaborate with Library vendors on issues of metadata availability, delivery, and content.
* Work closely with multiple library units and stakeholders - notably Library IT and Cataloging & Metadata Services staff -- to ensure timely ingest and management of quality metadata across library information databases and systems.
* Collaborate with library staff to identify and plan metadata service projects, which may include advising units on metadata issues and workflows, participating in workflow analysis and optimization, and identifying and advising on standards and best practices.
* Engage in post-ingest metadata cleanup projects.
* Develops training and documentation.

Required Qualifications

* Experience with a variety of metadata standards and applications.
* Basic understanding of the MARC formats and standards for both bibliographic and authority data, including specific fields and their function.
* Experience with metadata transformation and mapping data from one metadata standard to another, or unformatted data to a specific metadata standard.
* Experience with OCLC and integrated library systems.
* Knowledge of data editing tools (such as MarcEdit or Open Refine)
* Excellent attention to detail for complex, detail-oriented work.
* Ability to communicate in a clear, concise manner with technical and non-technical staff.
* Demonstrated ability to use or proven ability to learn basic and advanced tools such as XSLT or scripting, to transform or remediate metadata.
* Ability to participate in multiple concurrent projects in a given timeframe, monitor project workflow, provide regular reports or updates, and meet project deadlines.
* Must be self-motivated and be able to work independently and as part of a team.

Preferred Qualifications

* Demonstrated ability to write technical specifications.
* Experience working with external vendors.
* Experience creating and editing MARC bibliographic records for monographs.
* Experience with library metadata standards and best practices, especially MARC and RDA.
* Knowledge of advanced tools such as XSLT or scripting, to transform or remediate metadata.
* Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
* Advanced knowledge of national cataloging standards and tools, especially: OCLC, Anglo American Cataloging Rules, RDA, Library of Congress classification and subject headings.
* Reading fluency in one or more Eastern or Western European languages.
* Knowledge of project management approaches and tools.
* Experience with automation of manual tasks.

Salary & Benefits

The hourly salary range of the position is $26.39 - $40.23, commensurate with experience.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

About University of California

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