Thursday, October 15, 2015

George Washington Univ.: Korean Project Cataloger

The GW Libraries seeks a project cataloger with Korean-language fluency
The GW Libraries seeks a Korean-language project cataloger to process the Professor Young-Key Kim-Renaud (YKKR) collection on Korean language, linguistics and culture and to prepare the materials for web-based exposure and discovery within an open linked-data environment.  The wage-hour, project cataloger position has been created as part of a two-year Korea Foundation grant awarded to the GW Libraries. The project cataloger will:
●    Review, organize, and catalog the unprocessed Korean and English-language YKKR library, including original and copy cataloging;
●    Understand the principle and practice of RDA and create RDA compliant records;
●    Identify and apply Uniform Resource Identifiers (URIs);
●    Manage the overall processing of the collection, including creating corresponding holding and item records, attaching barcodes and making the title ready for physical preparation ;
●    Ensure accessibility and discoverability;
●    Coordinate efforts with the GW Libraries Resource Description group;
●    Coordinate efforts with the GW Libraries' Scholarly Technology Group (STG) who will develop code to integrate linked data views into the Libraries OPAC, making the URI encoded catalog records globally accessible over the Internet;
●     Apply RDA standards and incorporate URI’s into previously cataloged Korean-language items in the Libraries’ catalog, as time permits.

Required Qualifications:
●    Reading and writing fluency in Korean.

Desired Qualifications:
●    Ability to perform original and copy cataloging following RDA standards within an integrated library system and using OCLC Connexion;
●    Familiarity with Library of Congress classification and subject headings;
●    Proven experience in using open source tools and/or free software such as MarcEdit, etc.
●    Familiarity with Semantic Web Linked data (e.g. BIBFRAME, RDF vocabulary, OWL, etc.)
●    Excellent oral and written English-language skills;
●    Detailed-oriented with good organization skill, and demonstrated ability to be self-motivated and to work creatively, independently, collaboratively,

Time and Wage Rate: 20 hours/week at $30/hr
Term: 2-year project

Cathy Zeljak, Director, Global Resources
George Washington University Libraries
2130 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052
202-994-0124 (direct line)