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Temporary Cataloguer - 3 Months

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Temporary Cataloguer - 3 Months

  • Location:


  • Sector:

    Knowledge & information management

  • Job ref:

    DR - 26180

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  • Salary:

    £15.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Daniel Rose

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  • Posted:


  • Duration:

    3 Months

  • Startdate:

    June 2021

Temporary Cataloguer

Work from Home

£15.00 per hour

3 Month temporary contract

Monday to Friday (35 hours a week in the 1st month. 21 hours a week in Month 2 & 3)


About the company


Our client is a Higher Education provider who world class healthcare education at their specialist Centre of Excellence. They are also a leading provider for digital technologies.


This role will be a ‘Work from Home’ position


Purpose of the job


The Library and Learning services are undertaking a major overhaul of their library management infrastructure and is implementing ALMA, Primo and Leganto. The post holder will contribute to cataloguing duties to assist with this.


Based in the Resources and Library System Team, the person will be responsible for supporting the team with quality assuring MARC records and tidying of MARC records in the existing LMS KOHA and within ALMA. They will also be required to disseminate and upskill Library Resources Assistants who currently carry out catalogue functions within the team on the technicalities of cataloguing best practice and how these can be applied within ALMA.


The person will have access to ALMA essentials, KOHA guidance wiki and ALMA essentials training, including the

ALMA sandbox


Key Responsibilities


·         Implement changes following the mapping of Marc records in KOHA with Marc records within ALMA

·         Tidying of KOHA Marc record data within Marcedit identified in the migration of test data to ALMA

·         Quality assurance for existing records in KOHA for all item types in preparation for migration to ALMA

·         Assist with the identification of cataloguing skills requirements for Library Resources Assistants

·         Creation of guidance on cataloguing best practice that can be used post ALMA implementation

·         Assist in the troubleshooting of any further data discrepancies that may arise

·         Capability to communicate, troubleshoot and train remotely using Microsoft teams

·         Perform library and enhanced copy cataloguing as necessary via a broad knowledge of and value for local practice and adherence to national standards

·         Perform or oversee batch loading of resource records, as needed

·         Assist with training, oversight, and guidance to library staff performing cataloguing or metadata activities in the library.

·         Serve as an expert of MARC and raise awareness of non-MARC metadata guidance if required

·         Identification of enhancements to existing resource management workflows relating to the cataloguing and access to resources, and providing recommendations for best practice


Why you will be hired

To be considered for this role you will require:

·         Recent experience of cataloguing print and non-print formats preferably within Higher Education

·         Demonstrable knowledge of cataloguing standards and schema in particular MARC21, controlled vocabularies and experience classing materials using Dewey classification

·         An understanding of technologies associated with integrated library systems, preferably ALMA, and a familiarity with acquisitions, cataloguing, and serials processes including management of resource records, order records, and bib records in order to get to the root of an issue and improve work processes and techniques

·         Ability to develop a practical knowledge of unfamiliar library systems and processes using available support materials

·         Excellent knowledge and understanding of IT with proficiency in the use of web and office technologies for work and online communication

·         Excellent communication, team-working, interpersonal and negotiation skills, especially with respect to conveying complex information and identifying solutions

·         Excellent organisational skills, with a target-oriented approach and the ability to work under pressure

·         Analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to interpret data

·         Commitment to own personal development within the role

·         Ability to work on own initiative

·         Knowledge of best practices, current trends and issues in metadata strategies

·         Strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

·         Strong commitment to service delivery Have knowledge, be able to use and access Marcedit