Princeton University Library has an opening for an Islamic manuscript cataloger for 9 months. For fuller details about the position and to submit applications,
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This is a nine-month term position.
The Princeton University Library comprises a large central library and nine specialized libraries that are heavily used by an academic community of 6,400 students,
1,100 faculty members, and many visiting scholars. To support the diverse needs of its users, the Library holds some seven million printed volumes, ranging from incunabula to current imprints, and provides access to many other records of human knowledge, such
as ancient papyri and cylinder seals, modern literary manuscripts, and recently produced electronic databases and journals. The Library employs more than 300 professional and support personnel, complemented by a large student and hourly workforce. Please consult
the Library Web site at http://library.princeton.edu/ for more information.
As part of the Yemeni Manuscript Digitization Initiative (a grant-funded project) the Library seeks a Near East Studies specialist to serve as our Islamic Manuscript Cataloger. The Islamic Manuscript Cataloger will create online records with descriptive and
structural metadata for manuscripts digitized as part of the initiative based on preliminary Arabic-script data prepared in Yemen. The Cataloger will enhance the preliminary data with Romanization, authority control, and subject headings. Using already-prepared
scripts, s/he will crosswalk the data between Excel, MODS and MARC and convert preliminary data to create a METS structMap. The Cataloger will provide quality control on manuscript metadata in the digital library site.
Applications should include a resume/cv, cover letter, and a list of three references with full contact information.
Excellent reading knowledge of Arabic. M.L.S. or M.A., along with a strong academic background in classical Near Eastern Studies. Candidates must be able to apply
ALA/LC Romanization tables, have strong technical skills, and have demonstrated ability to meet production deadlines and work collaboratively.
Scholarly or bibliographic work with pre-modern Islamic manuscripts. Familiarity with classical Islamic texts and paleography. Familiarity with XML is highly desirable.
ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS degree or equivalent combination of education and professional experience in a research library setting.
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