Job Posting: Metadata Assistant, Center for 17th & 18th Century Studies, UCLA


Reporting to the Curator of Manuscripts, the Metadata Assistant provides focused support for the eighteen-month, CLIR-funded project, “Digitizing British Manuscripts, 1601-1800, at UCLA’s William Andrews Clark Memorial Library.” Primary functions include editing and importing metadata for digitized manuscripts and their facsimiles; assisting with quality-control for both the digital image files and the metadata added to the UCLA Digital Library; preparing page-level spreadsheets for the collation of image files and respective book pages; editing, updating and enhancing library catalog records for digitized items. Support includes managing project workflow and preparing materials to be sent to Luna Imaging (retrieval and safe packing/unpacking of bound manuscripts); preparing conservation assessments and reports in consultation with Clark Library staff; and related tasks. Position is located off-campus in the West Adams District of Los Angeles.

The William Andrews Clark Memorial Library is one of UCLA’s major libraries. It is a rare books and manuscripts collection, with particular strengths in English literature and history (1641?1800), Oscar Wilde, and fine printing. It is located thirteen miles off campus, in the West Adams District of Los Angeles. The Clark Library is administered by UCLA’s Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies.

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