[metadataLibrarians] Newbie question about metadata librarian skills and training
tom.tideswell at gmail.com
Wed Jan 4 04:41:31 PST 2006
I'd be very interested in hearing how folks on this list acquired the skills
that make up their jobs.
I have a library degree, but currently do something else. I've been seeing
positions advertised for metadata (or catalog & metadata) librarians, and am
intrigued by them. They certainly didn't teach metadata librarianship (as
such) at *my* school, and when I look at websites for various library
schools and iSchools, I see a wide range of classes that have *something* to
do with metadata, but nothing about metadata librarian practice per se. I
guess that's not surprising, since it's a new area.
So, for those of you who are willing to answer naive questions:
How did you become a metadata librarian?
What skills do you use?
How did you acquire the skills and knowledge that are involved in your job?
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