Metadata Coordinator provides leadership in a team environment with other staff to evaluate and apply appropriate metadata schemas to provide description and access to various digital projects of the Library and Rice University.  Responsible for associated authority and quality control.  Assists in development and ongoing review of local policies and procedures for such applications.  Stays up-to-date with national metadata standards and schemas and is responsible for interpreting and adapting those for local purposes.  Acts as liaison for metadata projects with other departments within the library and/or other campus groups and individuals.  Provides training or technical advice to library staff regarding resource description and metadata assignment.

Metadata Coordinator also assists and/or manages special cataloging projects undertaken by the Department as assigned by the Department Head.  May lead project staff.  Participates in departmental and library-wide committees and work groups established to further various aspects of the Fondren Library mission.  Assists in other cataloging activities as needed.



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