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Metadata Encoding Specialist
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
University Libraries
Metadata Encoding Specialist
Major Responsibilities:
Responsible for encoding texts, finding aids, images, or other digital materials using various metadata
schemes, such as the ext Encoding Initiative (TEI), Encoded Archival Description (EAD), Metadata
Encoding and Transmission Standard (METS), Metadata Object Description Schema (MODS), Dublin
Core, and RDF, and using extensible Mark-up Language (XML). Folio\/\ international metadata
standards or best practices for encoding. This position requires highly technical skills. Work will be
posted on highly visible websites on the Internet.
Responsible for encoding documents and images using a variety of metadata schemes, such as the Text
Encoding Initiative (TEI) document type definition (OTO), Encoded Archival Description (EAD) ,
Metadata Object Description Schema (MODS), Dublin Core, Rich Data Format (RDF), Metadata
Encoding and Transmission Standard (METS), METS/ALTO, Geographic Markup Language (GML),
MARC, and extensible Mark-up Language (XML). Responsible for learning and communicating
international standards for metadata creation of others affiliated with CDRH and DISC. Involves working
with humanities scholars and pther Center for Digital Research in the Humanities faculty and staff on
innovative research projects relating to digital scholarship, including grant funded projects. Serve on
research teams to help define and implement metadata encoding guidelines or standards, schemas, tagging
elements, subject terms, and versioning needs of projects. Help define fields for databases.
Assist in project management of research projects in the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities.
Provide assistance to faculty and graduate students in understanding encoding, ranging from theories to
software used for encoding, such as Note Tab Pro or oXygen. May involve training, classroom
presentations and one-on-one consultation.
Supervise student assistants, graduate research assistants, and volunteers in the Center. Responsible for
hiring, training, scheduling, evaluating, and terminating student employees. Maintains student budget for
E-Text and CDRH.
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