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Metadata Librarian

Job Summary
The incumbent's duties will include performing original cataloguing conforming to the latest international standards; • classifying material using a variety of classification schemas; and more.

Stellenbosch University

Library and Information

Metadata Librarian
(Metadata Management, Stellenbosch University Library)

Ref. BIB/265/0919

Working hours: Monday to Friday 08:00-16:30


  • Performing original cataloguing conforming to the latest international standards;
  • Classifying material using a variety of classification schemas;
  • Maintaining standards with regard to copy cataloguing, authority creation and control, data input, linked data and database maintenance;
  • Performing other duties and projects as assigned.

Job Requirements:

  • A degree in Library and Information Science, or equivalent thereof;
  • At least three years' cataloguing experience;
  • Excellent computer proficiency in a Windows environment and other office applications;
  • An in-depth knowledge of the following cataloguing standards and tools: Dewey Decimal classification, MARC21, RDA, LC Subject Headings and LC Name Authorities;
  • Accuracy and attention to detail;
  • Sound judgement and the ability to solve problems;
  • Good interpersonal skills;
  • Good written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to work effectively both as a team member and independently.


  • Knowledge of integrated library systems and content management systems;
  • Experience with using the Alma computer system, OCLC Connexion, Dublin Core metadata structure, DataCite or other metadata standards and schemas;
  • Experience of working in an academic or library or the library of a research institution;
  • Experience with NACO (Name Authority Cooperative Programme).

Enquiries regarding job content: Mr. Philip de Villiers on 021 808 4888, or at pdv@sun.ac.za

Enquiries regarding remuneration/benefits as well as technical assistance with the electronic application process: Human Resources Client Service Centre on 021 808 2753

Closing date: 14 October 2019

Commencement date: 1 January 2020

The University will consider all applications in terms of its Employment Equity Plan, which acknowledges the need to diversify the demographic composition of the staff corps, especially with regard to the appointment of suitable candidates from the designated groups.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment.

Your application, comprising a comprehensive curriculum vitae (including the names and e-mail addresses of at least three referees), must reach the University before or on the closing date of the advertised post.

Apply online at http://www.sun.ac.za/english/careers

The University reserves the right to investigate qualifications and conduct background checks on all candidates.

Should no feedback be received from the University within four weeks of the closing date, kindly accept that your application did not succeed.

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