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E-Resources and Metadata Co-ordinator

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E-Resources and Metadata Co-ordinator

  • Location:

    South West London

  • Sector:

    Knowledge & information management

  • Job ref:

    DR - 26248

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  • Contact:

    Daniel Rose

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  • Duration:

    3 Months

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E-Resources and Metadata Co-ordinator

South West London

Up to £32,477

3-month Fixed Term Contract

Full Time – 35 hours a week

ASAP Start



About the company


Sue Hill Recruitment have been instructed by an Academic provider in South West London, who is looking for an experienced E-Resources and Metadata Co-ordinator on a 3-month Fixed Term Contract. The Metadata and E-Resources Co-ordinator will be responsible for the development and delivery of high-quality and customer-focused Metadata Services, to ensure information resources in all formats are easily discoverable. They will monitor and support the creation, supply, and use of high-quality bibliographic metadata to maximise discoverability of the libraries’ physical and digital collections via the library discovery systems and related technology services


What you’ll be doing

•         Manage web-based resource discovery, metadata and access systems including catalogues, journal knowledgebase systems, holdings management tools and link resolvers, to ensure resources are discoverable, displaying accurate, up-to-date data.

•         Manage the testing of access to e-resources and provide first-line support to help resolve any access or activation issues and monitor platforms to ensure they provide a high-quality student experience, liaising with IT services to provide technical support where necessary.

•         Monitor resource use, and analyse other data reports and statistical analyses, to actively support collection management and development.

•         Use initiative and experience to troubleshoot access problems and provide solutions to enquiries relating to use of the library’s electronic collections, referring to suppliers as appropriate.

•         Liaise with other library staff, and external suppliers to ensure high quality of metadata and work with colleagues to align efficient metadata mapping with acquisition workflows.

•         Design and document workflows, monitor, implement, and exercise quality control of relevant standards including AACR2, RDA, EAD, MARC and non-MARC standards, authority files and controlled vocabularies.

•         Responsible for the creation, quality control and maintenance of shelf-ready materials and electronic subscription records for all material formats.

•         Create original catalogue records as required.

•         Engage with e-resource users to ensure that the library’s digital offering is fit for purpose, and meets the expectations of our students and staff.

•         Plan, delegate and supervise metadata tasks and workflows for Collection Development Assistants.

•         Provide training for the Collection Development team members so that they develop skills, knowledge, and expertise to maintain quality metadata standards. This includes use of systems and procedures for core cataloguing and metadata management.

•         Contribute to the collection and reporting of relevant SLAs and other statistics to inform service developments.

•         Attend and contribute to meetings, briefings, projects, and committees.

•         Undertake any other appropriate duties in other sections of Library Services as required on occasion to ensure that the University’s core priority services are always maintained.



Why you will be hired

To be considered for this role you will require:

•Educated to degree level or equivalent

•Qualified or Chartered Librarian or significant professional experience in a similar role within an HE Environment

•Experience of managing metadata records such as MARC21, AACR2 for upload into an LMS

•         Cataloguing, metadata or records management experience

•Experience of using OCLC WMS beneficial although not essential

•Familiarity with Discovery tools, Talis Aspire Reading list software, CALM

•Experience of working with PURE

•Good understanding of issues, trends and developments in open access and research data within the higher education sector

•Knowledge and experience of library discovery tools and journals holding management system

•Experience of library acquisition workflows

•Experience of effectively managing e-resource access and troubleshooting issues

•Knowledge of workflows for metadata management of shelf ready items and digital content

•Good knowledge of library classification systems, preferably Dewey Decimal Classification

•Awareness of future developments in library metadata and linked data approaches

•Practical knowledge of library metadata and interchange formats, standards and concepts (e.g. XML technologies and standards e.g. Dublin Core, EAD)

•Practical knowledge of institutional repositories


Additional Information

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Librarian to assist with the ongoing development for E-Resource and Metadata services

If you are interested in learning more: Please get in touch on 020 7378 5469 or