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Data Import Specialist

Company: Stanford University
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: September 17, 2023

Job Description:

Stanford Libraries is seeking a full-time Data Import Specialist to join the Metadata Services in a 2-year fixed term position. The Libraries values are rooted in a commitment of mutual respect, the idea that every member of the staff has something to contribute, and that learning is constant.We seek a team member who is ready to share their skills and perspectives. This position is eligible for a hybrid work schedule. About Stanford Libraries: Stanford Libraries is a network of over 15 libraries with over 400 employees. We are committed to fueling the teaching, learning and research across Stanford by acquiring, stewarding, and making available a robust collection, currently in excess of 12 million items. Everyone in the organization plays a vital role in fulfilling that objective. Our dedication to discoverability and information management also has us engaged in dynamic global partnerships. We are constantly building and strengthening our organization, and we recognize striving for excellence is a marathon and not a sprint. We are constantly trying to strike the right pace, and admit there are times when we find ourselves at a fast jog. While we hope to always find candidates who fit within our organization, what we truly seek is someone who will add to our culture, our profession as well as the greater academic arena. We are invested in the success of our teams and the individuals who represent Stanford Libraries. About Metadata Services: Metadata Services creates, enhances, remediates, and transforms descriptive and discovery metadata in multiple schemas to provide discovery and access to library resources in SearchWorks (our Blacklight implementation) and the Stanford Digital Repository, through the integrated work of four units: Metadata Creation, Metadata Design, E-resources Control and Data Control. The E-Resources Unit is charged with the pre-processing and ingest of vendor-supplied e-resource packages, batch metadata remediation and other large-scale batch processes within our library system. Staff members are also participating in our linked data projects and are instrumental in our move to our new library services platform, FOLIO. About the Position: The Data Import Specialist will be responsible for the loading and remediation of vendor-supplied bibliographic records for electronic resources into FOLIO (Stanford's new library system). The Specialist will collaborate with other E-Resources staff in identifying issues in batch loading, and determining and creating workarounds, reporting needs, and gaps in functionality as we develop new workflows for FOLIO. This will require contributions to the development and testing of automation scripts for tasks, scheduling and other functions using MarcEdit, XSLT or other scripting languages, documentation review and updating, and participation in testing future versions of the FOLIO Data Import app. Core Duties*:

  • Perform tracking, loading, and remediation (complex maintenance and/or enhancement) of vendor-supplied records through FOLIO, especially e-resources.
  • Participate in testing of FOLIO Data Import, including developing and testing new workflows, versions, and documentation.
  • Participate in developing and testing automation scripts for batch loads
  • Communicate internally with Stanford Libraries units and collaborate with partners across the Stanford Libraries. * - Other duties may also be assigned The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS Education and Experience: - Bachelor's degree plus three or more years of experience in an academic library, or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience. - Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    • Ability to work with a variety of e-resource content and languages.
    • Basic experience with, or ability to quickly learn, MarcEdit, XSLT and/or scripting languages (e.g., Perl, Python)
    • Experience using or ability to learn one or more library automated systems; experience with FOLIO and/or SIRSI Symphony preferred
    • Excellent analytic and problem-solving skills.
    • Ability to work effectively in a dynamic, production-oriented environment and the ability to adapt quickly and work under pressure to meet deadlines and production goals.
    • Demonstrated ability to maintain consistent accuracy and attention to detail while maintaining a very high level of productivity
    • Good keyboarding skills and physical tolerance for at least six hours per day of keying
    • Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing
    • Ability to process materials in a wide variety of foreign languages and subjects.
    • Demonstrated experience with cataloging at the copy and/or derived original level according to standards such as: AACR2, RDA, CONSER, MARC21 bibliographic and holdings formats -
    • Demonstrated ability to effectively search OCLC.
    • Ability to work with a variety of non-MARC metadata formats.
    • Ability to follow and apply the content rules for creating metadata records as specified for individual projects.
    • Demonstrated computer proficiency with word processing, spreadsheets and communication software such as email -
    • Record of excellent attendance Other relevant Knowledge, Skills and Abilities May Include:
      • Experience with batch processing of MARC21 bibliographic records (e.g. loading, batch-editing, transformation)
      • Experience with using tools such as MarcEdit, XSLT, and/or scripting languages (e.g. Perl, Python) to transform or remediate metadata.
      • Familiarity with Atlassian's Jira and Confluence software for bug tracking and documentation. Physical Requirements:
        • Ability to push a cart weighing up to 650 lbs. that requires an initial push force up to 70 lbs.
        • Ability to work in an environment that is dusty and or moldy
        • Ability to lift books that are up to 10 pounds
        • Ability to kneel and reach
        • Must be able to stand for many hours * - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job. Working Conditions: - May work in confined spaces and at heights 4-10 feet; be exposed to dust and mold; work extended hours, evenings and weekends. Work Standards: - Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations. - Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned. - Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University's research, teaching and clinical missions. We believe Stanford's future success will be shaped by the diverse perspectives, unique experiences, and inclusive culture of its community. The expected pay range for this position is $72,000 to $88,000 per annum.Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, geographic location, and external market pay for comparable jobs. Why Stanford is for You: Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with: --- Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, and course auditing. Join a TedTalk, watch a film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak. --- A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources. --- A healthier you. Choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We provide excellent health care benefits. --- Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums. --- Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more. University Libraries, Stanford, California, United StatesUniversity Libraries, Stanford, California, United StatesUniversity Libraries, Stanford, California, United StatesWe're always looking for people who can bring new perspectives and life experiences to our team. Found the perfect role and ready to apply? Learn more on what to expect next.

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