Staff 

 

e-Resources Licensing Coordinator

Description: The Ohio State University Libraries is seeking an innovative professional to fill the position of Electronic Resources Licensing Coordinator. The individual in this position will serve as an integral member of the Acquisitions Department (Content & Access Division) with a focus on managing the licensing of electronic resources workflows in the unit; reporting to the Electronic Resources Officer, the successful candidate will oversee the licensing process, including reviewing and negotiating licenses for new and continuing electronic resources; rposition works collaboratively across OSU departments, including Legal Affairs, and liaises with vendors in the development of acceptable agreements.

Required qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience; 2+ years of experience in the areas of licensing or contracts; knowledge of electronic resources such as online journals, databases, electronic books, streaming media, etc; knowledge of legal terminology in the areas of licensing or contracts; ability to manage projects and perform complex problem solving; excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated ability to work collaboratively to complete complex tasks; aptitude for learning new technologies or software.

Desired qualifications: Experience negotiating license agreements for electronic resources or similar products; experience working with document management systems and/or library management systems.

Please apply online at https://www.jobsatosu.com/postings/75906 from January 14, 2017 through January 29, 2017.


Migration Metadata Coordinator (2-year Term)

Description: Working on a project team under the direction of the Special Collections Processing Manager and in close collaboration with the Special Collections Migration Project Collections Coordinator, this position is responsible for performing activities to improve intellectual control over and access to special collections materials held at the Ohio State University Libraries (OSUL); reviews existing archival collections metadata in many formats (EAD, MARC, multiple databases, PDF, HTML, Word, Excel, etc.), evaluates integrity of data and determines strategies for migrating data to Archivists’ Toolkit; performs all production tasks involved in migrating collections data, including many repetitive tasks and workflows, with a high degree of concentration and accuracy; reformats metadata as necessary for successful transfer between systems, via Extract-Transform-Load (ETL) methods such as SQL queries, complex spreadsheet manipulations, shell scripting, or XML transformations; reviews metadata for compliance with Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS) and the OSUL guidelines for archival description, identifies when revisions are necessary and performs or oversees revisions; exports EAD records from AT for all collections and follows existing workflow to upload and publish completed finding aids to the OSUL website; collaborates daily with the Special Collections Migration Project Collections Coordinator to identify when metadata revisions will impact physical collection materials and ensures that description is updated accurately in conjunction with any physical collection maintenance; creates or assists in the creation of archival description for materials lacking description, as identified by project team members; searches OSUL’s ILS (III Sierra) for companion catalog records for each archival collection, updates or creates catalog records in MARC as needed and ensures that description in finding aids corresponds appropriately with companion catalog records; works under the general supervision of the Special Collections Processing Manager, in consultation with the Head of Special Collections Description & Access, members of the OSUL?s Applications Development & Support Department, and directly with 3-5 additional team members involved in this project; consults and collaborates with others throughout the library as appropriate; may perform other duties as assigned.

Required qualifications: Bachelor’s or education/experience equivalent; considerable experience writing and editing archival description in EAD and following DACS, with thorough knowledge of EAD and DACS rules; experience processing archival collections, including experience processing collections of various sizes, formats, and complexities; applied experience performing successful transformations with archival metadata, using processes such as SQL queries, shell scripting, XML transformations, or complex spreadsheet manipulation; prior experience using an archival collection management system, particularly Archivists Toolkit; prior experience creating and editing MARC records for archival collections; solid knowledge of professional archival standards and practices; ability to communicate this information effectively; strong organizational skills and high level of attention to detail; aptitude for solving complex problems efficiently; ability to work effectively in a highly collaborative environment; strong oral, written, and interpersonal skills.

Desired qualifications: 3-5 years’ experience writing and editing archival description in EAD; experience in project management or workflow development/documentation; previous experience working in a collaborative archival setting.

Please apply online at https://www.jobsatosu.com/postings/75905 from January 14, 2017 through January 29, 2017.


Migration Collections Coordinator (2-year Term)

Description: Working on a project team under the direction of the Special Collections Processing Manager and in close collaboration with the Special Collections Migration Project Metadata Coordinator, this position is responsible for supervising and performing activities to improve intellectual and physical control over and access to special collections materials held at the Ohio State University Libraries (OSUL). Reviews all existing description for designated archival collections and all physical materials associated with each collection; compares description to physical contents and makes any necessary revisions, additions, or deletions according to Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS) and OSUL?s description guidelines. Following the More Product, Less Process (MPLP) model, identifies collections that may be candidates for minimal processing during the course of the project; may perform or oversee processing activities if processing is approved for selected collections. Ensures containers are labeled correctly and verifies that container shelving locations have been recorded in all appropriate systems. Assists in leading on-going shelf reads and other location maintenance projects. Supervises one full-time project staff member and several student assistants, assigning and reviewing all of their work activities. Collaborates daily with the Special Collections Migration Project Metadata Coordinator to ensure that description of collections worked on by the project team are recorded accurately in Archivists’ Toolkit and OSUL?s ILS (III Sierra), with finding aids for collections published to the OSUL website. Works under the general supervision of the Special Collections Processing Manager, in consultation with the Head of Special Collections Description & Access, and in daily collaboration with 3-5 additional team members involved in this project. Consults and collaborates with others throughout the library as appropriate. May perform other duties as assigned. 

Required qualifications: Bachelor’s or education/experience equivalent; considerable experience writing and editing archival description following DACS, with thorough knowledge of DACS rules; diverse experience processing archival collections, including experience processing collections of many sizes, formats, and complexities; experience processing collections according to MPLP guidelines with strong comprehension of MPLP principles; solid knowledge of professional archival standards and practices; ability to communicate this information effectively; strong organizational skills and high level of attention to detail; ability to work effectively in a highly collaborative environment as a member of a team project; strong oral, written, and interpersonal skills; works in archival storage conditions where temperatures are approximately 62 degrees F; must be able to lift 40 lbs. and push a cart weighing up to 80 lbs.

Desired qualifications: 3-5 years’ experience processing and describing archival materials following archival best practices; prior supervisory experience (particularly supervision of archival arrangement and description activities); experience in project management or workflow development/documentation; experience writing and editing EAD and MARC; experience using an archival collection management system; previous experience working in a collaborative archival setting.

Please apply online at https://www.jobsatosu.com/postings/75908 from January 14, 2017 through January 29, 2017.


Migration Assistant - Metadata (2-year Term)

Description: Assists with various projects to improve intellectual and physical control over and access to special collections materials held at the Ohio State University Libraries (OSUL). Under the supervision of the Special Collections Migration Project Collections Coordinator, reviews all existing description for designated archival collections and all physical materials associated with each collection; compares description to physical contents and makes any necessary revisions, additions, or deletions according to Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS) and OSUL’s description guidelines. Following the More Product, Less Process (MPLP) model, performs clean-up activities on archival collections, including re-housing collections and other light processing activities. May assist with in-process physical inventory management projects. All projects will heavily utilize Archivists’ Toolkit and other computer-based metadata management tools in use by OSUL. Works under the general supervision of the Special Collections Migration Project Collections Coordinator, in consultation with the Special Collections Processing Manager and the Special Collections Migration Project Metadata Coordinator. Consults and collaborates with others throughout the library as appropriate. May perform other duties as assigned. 

Required qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education/experience; minimum of one years’ experience writing and editing archival description following DACS, with thorough knowledge of DACS rules; minimum of one years’ experience processing archival collections; strong organizational skills and high level of attention to detail; ability to work effectively in a highly collaborative environment; strong oral, written, and interpersonal skills; works in archival storage conditions where temperatures are approximately 62 degrees F; must be able to lift 40 lbs. and push a cart weighing up to 80 lbs.

Desired qualifications: Experience processing collections according to MPLP guidelines; experience creating and editing EAD (Encoded Archival Description); experience using an archival collection management system; previous experience working in a collaborative archival setting.

Please apply online at https://www.jobsatosu.com/postings/75718 from January 7, 2017 through January 29, 2017.

 

Non-Roman Languages Cataloging Coordinator

Description: The Ohio State University Libraries is currently seeking applications for a Non-Roman Languages Cataloging Coordinator within the Content and Access Department to coordinate, plan, develop, evaluate, and supervise the Non-Roman languages cataloging section within the University Libraries; develop, implement, evaluate, and manage special departmental projects; identify staff needs and conduct relevant trainings; perform original and complex copy cataloging of materials representing all levels of difficulty, subjects, and formats according to RDA, LCRIs, LCSH, LC classification and MARC formats; participate in the NACO, SACO, and BIBCO components of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) and performing authority work in accordance with local and national standards and guidelines; develop and implement workflows, policies, and procedures to efficiently and effectively catalog Non-Roman collections material; manage daily cataloging operations, including distribution of materials to section staff, serve as a resource for cataloging questions and carry out quality control; provide training for section staff and students in cataloging rules, policies, and procedures; coordinate receipt and review of newly acquired materials, including collaborating with Acquisitions, Languages and Areas Studies, Special Collection and Description, and Preservation to verify receipt and determine priority and processing plans; participate in the department special projects, as assigned.

Required qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in History, Non-Roman languages or related field, or equivalent combination of education/experience; demonstrated awareness of national trends in cataloging of Non-Roman Languages materials; 2 years’ experience with original and copy cataloging of library materials across various levels of difficulties, subjects, and formats; experience with project planning and development of workflows; strong communication skills and attention to detail; knowledge and experience in standards used for library cataloging including RDA, MARC, AACR2 or an equivalent combination of education/experience; experience with NACO, SACO, and BIBCO components of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC); experience performing authority work in accordance with local and national standards and guidelines; previous supervisory experience demonstrating the ability to manage a diverse group of catalogers and students.

Desired qualifications: Excellent English communication skills; reading knowledge of 1 Non-Roman language; facility w/ other Non-Roman languages; experience in an integrated library system (e.g., Millennium or Sierra); experience with training development and facilitation; experience in building and cultivating essential partnerships with key stakeholders to promote organizational goals; demonstrated initiative with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively across the organization; experience planning and overseeing cataloging in several foreign languages; experience supervising, delegating, and motivating a team; strong organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills.

Please apply online at https://www.jobsatosu.com/postings/75930 from December 31, 2016 through January 22, 2017.

Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, natural sciences, physical sciences, or related field or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience; A demonstrated understanding of the research processes used in a range of disciplines, especially in sciences, with particular focus on the research lifecycle of data; Experience developing user-centered instruction including work with scalable solutions and online delivery mechanisms; Familiarity with data management requirements of federal agencies, such as the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and others; Familiarity with the DMPTool or the DMPonline; Experience with data management and curation, with a focus on research practices relating to data organization, metadata schemas for data sets, format migration, preservation, reuse and retrieval; Excellent communication skills including the ability to clearly and concisely express complex work and ideas in everyday language; Ability to work with faculty and research support staff in a higher education setting.