The Claremont Colleges Library (CCL) is vitalizing its programs and services for collecting, preserving, and making discoverable digital content. The Claremont Colleges Digital Library (CCDL) and Scholarship@Claremont, our digital publishing platform and institutional repository, contain rich collections including faculty and student publications and primary resources. We are seeking skilled individuals with enthusiasm and passion to work with faculty, students, and librarians to create collaborations in the creation and use of digital resources in research, teaching, and learning. The CCL’s digital asset collections, including original content and open educational resources, will grow as our partnerships with intercollegiate programs, such as Digital Humanities, Envirolab Asia, and the Center for Teaching and Learning, mature. We are looking to create a robust technical and staffing infrastructure to support these activities, and the Original Cataloging and Metadata Team Leader (OCMTL) will play a role in leading the way.
The OCMTL provides leadership, vision, and strategic direction for the description and discoverability of the Claremont Colleges Library’s (CCL) information resources. The OCMTL supervises two cataloging staff assistants in creating metadata for information resources in all formats, including physical and electronic materials in the general collections, special collections, and the library’s growing digital assets. The OCMTL ensures metadata support for current and future modes of scholarly communication. The successful candidate will have a clear vision for the future of metadata and resource discovery and access, and will work to achieve that vision in a technological environment that includes the CCL’s integrated library system – OCLC’s WMS — and other digital platforms. Working closely with colleagues in digital asset management, the OCMTL will manage workflows for metadata creation and quality control for growing collections of content in the Claremont Colleges Digital Library and Scholarship@Claremont, the institutional repository.
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