Metadata and Digital Initiatives Developer, Ball State University (Muncie, IN)

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Metadata and Digital Initiatives Developer

Professional position available immediately. Responsibilities: participate in the development of digital collections that serve the educational, instructional and research needs of the Ball State and broader research community; prepare digital assets for inclusion in Ball State’s Digital Media Repository or other content management systems through metadata creation, OCR processing, special programming, and management of digitization processes, quality standards, and personnel. Minimum qualifications: MLS/MLIS/MIS degree from an ALA accredited program or advanced degree in related information technology field at time of appointment; knowledge of metadata creation and manipulation techniques using XML schema such as Dublin Core and EAD, metadata harvesting concepts, crosswalks; knowledge of digitization equipment, techniques, and standards; experience with relational database development and knowledge of scripting languages, e.g., Perl, Python, VBScript, JavaScript, PHP, ASP, or other; working knowledge of basic Microsoft Office applications; effective oral and written communication skills; assignment may require working some evenings and/or weekends. Preferred qualifications: additional advanced degrees; experience with cataloging standards, such as AACR2, LCRI, LCSH or other controlled vocabularies; digitization standards, techniques, software; character recognition (OCR) processing; CONTENTdm, ePrints, or other content management systems; scripting languages; supervisory experience; working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite applications. Salary up to $43,325 plus excellent benefits.

Send letter of application, resume, transcript of graduate degree(s) (unofficial copies acceptable), and the names and contact information for three references (at least one of which is a current or former supervisor) to: Dr. Arthur W. Hafner, Dean of University Libraries, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306 or to Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. (

Ball State University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community.

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