[Metadatalibrarians] Job posting : Digital Scholarship Metadata Librarian, York University, Toronto ON Canada

Haiyun Cao hcao at yorku.ca
Wed May 2 10:42:57 PDT 2018

York University Libraries (YUL) seeks a highly motivated and 
collaborative individual for a 2-year contractually limited appointment 
to lend support to a number of metadata projects in the area of digital 

York is Canada's third largest university with a thriving community of 
over 60,000 students, faculty and staff who share a rich diversity of 
perspectives and a strong sense of social responsibility. Located in 
Toronto, Canada's most multicultural city, York is recognized for its 
commitment to interdisciplinary knowledge, social justice, equity, 
access, diversity, and sustainability.

The successful candidate will be situated in the newly established 
Digital Scholarship Infrastructure Department and will report to the 
Director of Digital Scholarship Infrastructure. The incumbent will also 
work very closely with the newly established Metadata, Discovery and 
Access Department and Library Digital Systems and Initiatives as the 
work of these departments is highly interconnected.

The Digital Scholarship Infrastructure Department centralizes staffing 
and support for digital scholarship within the Libraries and makes these 
supports available to the campus through the Digital Scholarship Centre. 
It supports the Libraries' scholarly publishing program, the YorkSpace 
(DSpace) and York University Digital Library (Islandora) repositories, 
digital authoring and exhibits, digital preservation, and furthers 
library initiatives including research data management and open 
educational resources (OER). The incumbent will work collegially with 
departmental members to manage assigned projects but will also 
contribute to the wider responsibilities of the Digital Scholarship 
Infrastructure Department. This will include sharing of expertise with 
faculty, staff and students.

The Digital Scholarship Metadata Librarian will primarily be responsible 
for metadata projects related to the YorkSpace and York University 
Digital Library repositories. These projects involve standardizing 
metadata for OpenAIRE compliance and preparation for Fedora migration. 
Project work may include providing assistance with metadata migration 
for other descriptive metadata projects, including AtoM archival 
descriptions and data cleanup in anticipation of OCUL Collaborative 
Futures. It is expected that the incumbent will be comfortable with 
experimenting with a number of tools and working with colleagues across 
departments to find creative solutions. The Libraries recognizes that 
this position is ambitious and the responsibilities are significant. 
Time and resources will be allocated to allow for on-the-job learning, 
team support and skill development to ensure candidate success. The 
ideal candidate will be a creative problem solver, will be comfortable 
with technology and have a keen attention to detail.

For more details:


Haiyun Cao

Head, Bibliographic Services Department
York University Libraries
Rm. 105C Scott Library
4700 Keele St. Toronto, ON M3J 1P3
Tel: 416-736-2100 Ext: 20458

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