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Cataloguing and Acquisitions Librarian (0.8FTE)

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This post is responsible for the creation, maintenance, and enrichment of metadata of physical and digital resources across all Library collections. Provide expertise in the development, implementation and assessment of cataloguing policies and procedures and adherence to cataloguing standards.

Responsible for day to day management of acquisitions of printed and digital materials, including books, e-books and Special Collections items.  Maintain effective policies and procedures to support the development of Library collections.

Main duties include:

Responsible for the creation of metadata for a wide range of resources including print and digital collections, including the loading of external data and manual creation of bibliographic records.

Responsible for original cataloguing of resources in the absence of any suitable external record, including monographs and exhibition catalogues.

Manage quality control of the library catalogue including processing error reports and making corrections to the bibliographic data, and checking authority data and processes. Work with colleagues to identify needs for remedial improvement of existing data, and support the planning and delivery of data improvement projects.

Ensure all records conform to recognised standards for descriptive metadata (e.g. RDA, AACR2, MARC21), controlled vocabularies (e.g. LCSH, Name Authorities), classification schemes (e.g. DDC), and interoperability (e.g. Z39.50). Support the planning for transition to new standards as required.

The role will include an evening and Saturday shift on a rota basis. This is a campus-based role with limited flexibility to work from home.

For more information on the role please see the Information Pack.  

Closing date: Midnight Friday 22nd July 2022

Interviews are likely to be held 16/17 August 2022

Further details: Information Pack  Email details to a friend

The Royal College of Art is an equal opportunities employer. The College particularly welcomes applications from all sections of the community and would particularly encourage members of minority groups to apply.  

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