Vacancy Details

Cataloguer (Hebrew)

A temporary Cataloguer opportunity that requires knowledge of Hebrew.

Sue Hill Recruitment
Date Posted 04/05/18
Reference: VM/25213

About the company

A Central London university is looking to hire an experienced Cataloguer with a good knowledge of Hebrew.

What you'll be doing

This role is full-time and temporary for two months starting as soon as possible. The post chiefly involves the cataloguing of a Jewish Studies collection of printed monographs held at the university. Working as part of the Retrospective Cataloguing Team, the post holder will be required to produce high-quality bibliographic records for works in chiefly in the Hebrew language according to recognised international standards (AACR2, MARC21, LCSH) on the Aleph library management system.

Some of the main Responsibilities are:
- To create, edit, and supply descriptive metadata for print collections using internationally recognised cataloguing standards, currently AACR2 and MARC21 using Aleph, the library management system.
- To check authority terms for names and subjects using internationally recognised cataloguing standards (LC Names for names and LCSH for subjects) and amend and upgrade these as appropriate.
- To acquire data from external sources for inclusion on UCL's systems from the RLUK and OCLC z39.50 databases on Aleph.
- To contribute high quality bibliographic metadata to the wider library community, including COPAC, the RLUK database and OCLC WorldCat.
- To create and edit bibliographic metadata chiefly in Hebrew.
- To maintain and collate statistics and documentation of work undertaken.

Why you’ll be hired

You will have substantial experience of cataloguing to current recognised standards on a modern Library Management System.
To be considered for this role you will require:
A good knowledge of Hebrew. A recognised qualification in librarianship or information science and a thorough knowledge of cataloguing standards, including: AACR2, MARC21 and LCSH.

Why you should apply

This is a challenging role within a supportive team.
If you are interested in learning more: Please get in touch on 02073785468 or on [email protected]

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