As you are probably aware, we like to be as helpful as possible to those in the fields of taxonomy, indexing, ontology, etc., by sharing career opportunities that we find with our readers. However, one career opportunity find actually sparked a topic of its own. This interesting information came from in their article, “Digital Projects and Metadata Librarian.”

The Chemical Heritage Foundation is recruiting for the newly created position of Digital Projects and Metadata Librarian. The Digital Projects and Metadata Librarian will collaborate with CHF’s digital library team and other departments across the institution to improve existing metadata and imaging standards. If you are interested, you can find much more information available on the other side of the link.

What sparked my curiosity was the term “metadata librarian”. The job posting states that as the in-house metadata expert, the Digital Projects and Metadata Librarian will create and implement standards and train staff on controlled vocabularies and best practices. This may be but one sentence, but that is a lot of work.

Standards are what drives consistency and optimization. It is the cornerstone for making content findable. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.