Contribute to the intellectual infrastructure by building and maintaining the tools necessary for discovery of and access to rich and diverse collections in support of the university’s teaching, research and outreach missions. Collaborate with the university community by creating the metadata that provides global recognition of the intellectual and creative output of Stony Brook University.
Develop expertise in metadata standards and applications to serve as a campus resource for digitization projects and the university's institutional repository to make the library an integral and vital partner in the university's research endeavor.
Promote Academic Engagement
Collaborate directly with faculty, students and library staff on projects by contributing metadata and expertise and by participating in the planning and development of digitization projects.
Non-MARC metadata production will be fully integrated into the cataloging program with print and media formats.
Begin planning for a next-generation library management system that will enhance discovery and access to information resources and provide appropriate support for the library's acquisition, fiscal management and reporting needs.
Collaborate with Special Collections and University Archives to address the issue of hidden collections. Make use of staff language and subject expertise for unique collections.
Increase access to Stony Brook research and creative works to promote global recognition of the university's intellectual output.
Review and emphasize database maintenance and authority control program and include non-MARC databases to increase the quality, accuracy and interoperability of library databases.
Batchload cataloging records for electronic collection sets to provide access to individual titles in databases.
Provide librarians and staff with comfortable, quiet workspaces and appropriate tools and technologies to ensure a safe, healthy and productive work environment.
Provide suitable spaces for training, collaboration with internal and external entities, and professional development to encourage continual acquisition of knowledge.
Continually augment staff skills through training and mentoring.
Provide support for metadata creation by developing policies, best practices, training programs, etc. to support discovery of and access to library collections, projects and other initiatives.
Increase staff knowledge of Resource Description and Access (RDA) and develop specialists in using RDA to provided access to special materials in both analog and digital formats (e.g.., music, moving image materials, cartographic materials, serials, rare books streaming video, streaming audio, etc.).
Develop staff expertise in DCMI, Bibframe, XML and TEI and ensure that the staff has some expertise in additional metadata schemes (e.g... MODS, METS,EAD, and VRA).
Develop training sessions and guidelines to improve departmental skills with RDA, metadata schemes, etc. and design workshops, guides, etc. to familiarize other library areas with cataloging and metadata standards.
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